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The Alameda Council is a local council (#022) of the Boy Scouts of America located in the state of California. It consists of the territory of the city of Alameda, and the council itself is a membership of 20 chartered organizations along with council members-at-large. Chartered in January 1917 and incorporated in April 1926, Alameda Council BSA is the largest youth-serving non-profit organization in the city of Alameda, serving over 1,000 youth in traditional programs, plus over 500 youth in Exploring posts and Learning for Life groups.

Council History

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Alameda Council was organized in December 1916, and chartered by BSA in January 1917, with 7 Boy Scout troops organized in the first few months. Since then, we have added Sea Scout ships in the 1920's, Cub Scout packs in the 1930's, Explorer posts in the 1940's, Varsity Scout teams in the 1980's, and Venturing crews and Learning for Life groups in the 1990's. Because most Venturing crews, Sea Scout ships, Explorer posts, and Learning for Life groups are co-educational, we are pleased to include over 300 girls among more than 1,000 youth we serve annually.

Alameda Council is one of the seven smallest Boy Scout councils in the United States, serving youth in the city of Alameda. It was first organized in December 1916, shortly after the organization of BSA councils in Berkeley and Oakland, making it the third oldest BSA council in Northern California. It is one of six BSA councils that serve the San Francisco Bay area.

Scout Units

All Scout units are located in the city of Alameda unless otherwise noted. For more information visit the Council Roundtable.

Cub Scout Packs

Cub Scouts holds weekly activities for youth ages 6-10. Contact either the unit or it's sponsor to get more information back in 72 hours.

Pack # Charter Org Status Location Notes
Pack 2 First Presbyterian Church of Alameda Active Alameda CA
Pack 8 [ Saint Joseph Basilica] (Catholic Scouting) Alameda CA
Pack 14 [TDH Engineers of Alameda] Active Alameda CA
Pack 78 [ Saint Albert Catholic Church] (Catholic Scouting) Alameda CA
Pack 97 Bay Area Chinese Bible Church Active Alameda CA
Pack 1015 Alameda Elks Lodge BPOE #1015 Active Alameda CA Home of the World Record: “Most Cub Scouts in A Tree”
Pack 1076 Harbor Bay Realty Active Alameda CA

Scout Troops

Boy Scouts Weekly meetings / monthly outtings / annual summer adventure trips. Scouting builds life and leadership skills for boys ages 11-17. Contact either the unit or it's sponsor to get more information back in 72 hours.

Troop # Charter Org Status Location Notes
Troop 2 First Presbyterian Church of Alameda Active Alameda CA (Mon) - the oldest Boy Scout Troop in the Alameda council, with a long history of excellence and service for more than 95 years.
Troop 3 Buena Vista United Methodist Church (Methodist Scouting) Alameda CA
Troop 6 Immanuel Lutheran Church (Lutheran Scouting) Alameda CA
Troop 9 Island Yacht Club Active Alameda CA (Wed) Affilated with Scout Ship Sea Fox (see below). Operates as a traditional troop but also works on some Sea Scout requirements. Joint activities with Sea Scouts.
Troop 11 Rotary Club of Alameda Active Alameda CA Troop 11 is special because we are a tolerant, casual, fun and family-oriented group with an emphasis on doing the right thing and having fun.
Troop 73 First Baptist Church of Alameda Active Alameda CA
Troop 78 Saint Philip Neri - Saint Albert Catholic Church (Catholic Scouting) Alameda CA
Troop 89 Oakland Machine Works Active Alameda CA
Troop 1015 Alameda Elks Lodge BPOE #1015 Active Alameda CA (Tue) - "The Most Active Troop in Alameda". Over 75 years old and having produced nearly 123 Eagle Scouts,

Venturing Crews

Venturing hold weekly activities for youth ages 14-20. Most units are co-ed and have a venturing theme. Contact either the unit or it's sponsor to get more information back in 72 hours.

Crew # Charter Org Status Location Notes
Crew 2 First Presbyterian Church of Alameda Active Alameda CA
Crew 11 Rotary Club of Alameda Active Alameda CA
Crew 122 White Stag Leadership Development Academy Active Alameda CA
Crew 379 FF Marketing/Order of the Arrow Active Alameda CA
Crew 512 First Baptist Church of Alameda Active Alameda CA
Crew 601 Community Service Venturing Active Encinal HS Encinal HS
Crew 602 Community Service Venturing Active Alameda HS
Crew 603 Community Service Venturing Active ACLC & Nea HS
Crew 604 Community Service Venturing Active ASTI

Exploring Posts

Exploring Posts hold weekly activities for youth ages 14-20. Most units are co-ed and have a venturing theme. Contact either the unit or it's sponsor to get more information back in 72 hours.

Post # Charter Org Status Location Notes
Post 76 Encinal High School Band & Orchestra Active Encinal HS

Sea Scouts

Sea Scouts hold weekly activities for youth ages 14-20. Most units are co-ed and have a venturing theme. Contact either the unit or it's sponsor to get more information back in 72 hours.

Ship # Charter Org Status Location Notes
Ship 9
SSS Sea Fox
Island Yacht Club Active Alameda CA (Wed) Also sponsors Troop 9. Ship Nine operates three training vessels: the 44-foot former US Navy Admiral’s Gig Sea Fox (formerly Morningstar), the 36-foot racing sailboat Pegasus, and the 17-foot competition Malibu ski boat, For Fox Sake. Ship Nine also owns and operates a small sailboat and has access to kayaks and canoes.
Ship 700
SSS Makai
[Falconer Inc.] Active Alameda CA (Thu) Operates vessels including a 65 foot power boat and a 45 foot sailboat. The Makai crew goes on day cruises, overnight trips, and the annual summer cruise. Crew does all planning and navigating for the trips, and operates the vessels. The Makai works on rank advancement and participates in regional regattas.

Camping

Council Camps

Currently this council operates no scout camps of its own. See Scouting in California for Regional Scout Camp information.

  • Camp Cedarbrook (closed 1999)

Local Camping

Resources

Scouting Attractions

Local Adventures

  • Sea Plane Lagoon Kayaking Tour - ​Get to know a hidden gem while we explore the area checking out the local harbor seals, USS Hornet, migrating pelicans and other shorebirds, & much more!


Local Hiking Trails

  • Bay Area Trail System - 500 mile loop of the Bay Area. Hiking, Biking, Running and more. Link to Campgrounds. (Alameda-Oakland-SF BayTrail.com - Discover ports, beaches and scenic views.)
  • Bay Area Ridge Trail - 550 mile trail connecting camping, hiking, biking, running and more.
  • Bay Farm Island Loop Trail - 6 mile moderately trafficked flat loop trail located near Alameda, California. Great protected pathway for walking, running and biking with excellent views of San Francisco.
  • Crown Memorial State Beach - Includes 2.5 miles of Alameda Beach. Only sailboards, kayaks and car-top inflatables are permitted at Crown Beach.
  • Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary - at the east end harbors aquatic birds and other salt marsh creatures.
  • Crab Cove Visitors Center - at the north end is a marine reserve where all plant and animal life is protected.

Community Service

Eagles Nest

Listing of outstanding Community Service Projects:

OA Lodge

Kaweah Lodge 379 - Order of the Arrow - Brotherhood of Cheerful Service:

The Order of the Arrow (OA) is the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America for Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Scouters elected by their fellow Scouts according to OA membership requirements, and inducted into membership by an OA lodge. The OA has been providing cheerful service to others through youth and adult OA members (known as "Arrowmen") in various lodges and councils throughout the USA since July 1915.

Kaweah Lodge 379, Order of the Arrow, was chartered to the Alameda Council in February 1948, and has served local Scouting continuously over the past 68 years. Our lodge consists of over 80 youth and adult Arrowmen cheerfully serving Scouting and the Alameda community.

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