About the Southern Sierra Council

The Southern Sierra Council provides Scouting resources to over 1,500 youth in Kern, Inyo, and Mono counties. Services provided by the Council directly benefit local Cub Scout Packs, Scouts BSA Troops, Venture Crews and Explorer Posts.


Recognized by the Greater Bakersfield Chamber – Beautiful Bakersfield Awards as best 2021 Humanitarian Group.


Link to Pack & Troop Recruiting Resources


The Scout Office & Trading Post hours are 12 pm-5pm

Monday through Friday.



What happens in Scouting?

Take a look at the link below for the next year’s program

 Dates at a Glance_Council_2023-2024




Back for 2023… the Badger Troop!

The Badger Troop is the Southern Sierra Council’s recurring gift club.



Funding Your Scouting Adventure

2023 Popcorn Plan



Get Yours While They’re HOT!!  2023 Jamboree Patch Set

Contact Cindy at cbasham3504@gmail.com to order.  $40 for the set.



Click above to see current & past newsletters




Nationwide Council Events Calendar

Find events, trainings, etc. in councils across the U.S. – full search & filtering feature.



Upcoming Council Activities

2023 Pushmobile Races

Location: Valley Baptist Church – Olive Drive Campus
5500 Olive Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93308

Saturday, December 2, 2023

Check-in – 7:30-8:30 AM

Races start at 9:00 AM

$10.00 registration cost per racer





Registrations accepted up to & including Race Day
(If not registered by 12/1/23 at 5:00 pm – you must bring registration form on Race day with cash or check payable to BSA, No Exceptions)


***No Refunds – Races are rain or shine***
REMEMBER AB Medical Form required for everyone in attendance
These forms are required for participation.
Races occur in the west parking lot
Parking in the east lot
This event will happen rain or shine. 
A snack bar will be available to purchase snacks before and throughout the event.
Pushmobile car and race specifications are being used for this Council event are available on the SSC website at http://www.sscbsa.org and attached to this registration.
Cars not meeting specifications will be permitted to race but will not be eligible for awards.
Questions call:
Event Chair: Brent Wuertz at 661-599-2487 or
Council Staff Advisor – Randy Saunders at 661-325-9036


Lodge Leadership Development & Banquet

Saturday, December 9 @ Centennial Elementary

(15200 Westdale Dr., Bakersfield, CA  93314)

9:00 am to 2:30 pm

Check-in opens at 8:30 am


This year at our Lodge Leadership Development we will be having our training sessions for scouts and leaders on the following topics:
  • – Conversion – The Induction Process to Brotherhood
  • – Time Management
  • – Membership Retention
  • – Unit Relations (Adult)
The LLD will also include activities for Arrowmen, Scouts and Scouters to enjoy in collective fellowship.  The Afternoon Banquet will include Meal, Awards, Recognitions and appointment of new Key 3 Youth Leaders.

Training sessions are open to all Southern Sierra Scouts BSA members

Registration opens Friday 11/24/23 
Register here – https://scoutingevent.com/030-LLD23
Cost is $20 per person


Scout Night at the Condors

Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 9 @ 7:00 pm

Doors open at 6:00 pm – Pregame activities at 6:30 pm

Scouts attending the game will be able to participate in the fan tunnel welcoming the team onto the ice before the game.  Scouts will also serve as the Color guard during the National Anthem.
Popcorn top sellers will be recognized during intermission.  Following the game, Scouts will be able to be part of the group photo on the ice.
All Scouting families are invited to participate in Scout Night at the Condors.   Tickets for the Scouts section are available for purchase online.

Purchase Condors Tickets Here

Ticket cost is $18.00 per ticket.  Deadline to order tickets is Sunday, December 3 – 11:59 pm.
Units & families will be seated together.  Starting December 4, tickets will be available for your unit representative to pick up and distribute.
Scouts that sell at least $1,000 during the popcorn sale will earn 2 tickets for this game.  Families are invited to purchase additional tickets and will be seated with their scout.


Upcoming Eagle Advancement Workshop

Life to Eagle Process 

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Scout office – 2417 M Street

Registration opens January 1, 2024.


Upcoming Training Opportunities

Link to Council Training Dates


Incident Reporting Tools 





For all of your Recruitment Resources, Click the image below


Den Leader Resources?

Where can a parent go to learn about being a den leader? Where can you get all the information you need to be a Den Leader? Check out the new Den Leader Resource page on Scouting.org. On this site are links to rank specific pages for Den Leaders that give quick how to videos, links to resources, and everything they need to get started.

Click Here 





Become a Friend of Scouting by clicking the link below. This years theme is $100 for 100 Years of the Southern Sierra Council!


 Help by purchasing needed supplies off of our Amazon Wishlist. This allows us to focus funds on the youth of our community


For the first time in its 100+ year history, the iconic program of the Boy Scouts of America is open to both young men and young women.

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