Attention All California Units and Volunteers

AB-506 Update

We have been conditionally approved by the California Department of Justice and are awaiting full approval which is expected to take a few more weeks. We are expecting to receive our Nevada Area Council ORI code which you will need for your LiveScan (fingerprinting) service.

Your District Executive will keep you posted. Please take the time now to ensure that your adult volunteers have taken the necessary training required by California law.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Mandated Reporter Training, print the certificate at the completion of the course.

Volunteers will need to upload this to the Nevada Area Council.  Volunteer Compliance Policy

Click Here for the Background Check Consent form.  

We DO NOT YET have a “ORI” code for the Nevada Area Council for the Live Scan Service. This means you won't be able to get fingerprinted until we have our ORI code. Please contact your District Executive for questions or details.

This will be required in addition to Scouting's Youth Protection Training (YPT) as it has Scouting-specific information.

Thank you for your attention to this very important matter.

The Council Marketing Committee needs a volunteer to help with Social Media and blogging about Council events and programs.  If you love to write, have a knack for social media and can spare a few hours a month please contact Tracy Ladd at 

Immunization Policy is on Hold
Earlier this year we informed our membership that National set forth a new immunization policy effective June 2022 that required all participants attending events, activities, program or camps to be up to date on all required immunizations. That decision has been paused for further review. We’ll keep you posted on further decisions on this matter.

Dare To Rebuild

The Nevada Area Council will be working with Plumas County Environmental Health to determine the next steps needed to get started on removing dangerous materials from Camp Fleischmann. This is not a simple process, it is very detailed which includes soil sampling as well as removing debris from camp.  Until this crucial first step is completed any action at camp in terms of rebuilding is on hold.  If you are interested in serving on a committee related to the rebuilding, please click on the Rebuild link below.


Register for Kickoff
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Save the Date
On April 23rd we'll be offering an American Heritiage Merit Badge Fair that will offer instruction in American Heritage, Law and Geneology. It will be held from
 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and lunch will be provided. Stay tuned for more information.  Questions, contact Tammy Rodeback at

Did you know Smith's has a local charity program? Smith's will donate to local Scouting programs through Nevada Area Council by giving a small percentage of the dollars spent by you to the council. Funds are given based on the shopping you do every day. Once you link your card to Nevada Area Council, all you have to do is shop at Smith's and swipe your Shopper's Card. That's Easy!!!

COVID-19 Council Update

Read the latest COVID Scouting update for the Nevada Area Council here by scrolling to the bottom of the page.

Boy Scouts of America COVID-19 statement.
Find the CDC COVID-19 updates here.
Aged 12 or older? Schedule your COVID vaccination!  Nevadans  Californians

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March 26th 10 am - 3 pm
Closed March 11th

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***Trading Post hours are separate from Office hours.

BSA News

Key Changes in the 2021 Guide To Advancement - Find out here.


March 9   Camp Card Kick-off Meeting
March 25 Sierra Nevada District Dinner
April 2     Sierra Nevada District Pinewood Derby
April 9     Zephyr District Pinewood Derby
April 23   American Heritage Merit Badge

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