Crews, Ships and Posts of California

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BSA Scouting - Venturing Crews, Sea Scout Ships and Exploring Postings in California High adventure exchange network.

Some of the most popular activities for older scouts is a combined activity with another unit.

Golden State Jamborees

  • California Scouts (Facebook) - Latest news on all sorts of joint activitiews for older scouts in the Golden State. Please "Like" our FB Page today!
  • Camp Chesebrough Mountain Man Rendezvous (Sept) - Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council - Annual event for high-adventure troops and crews. 1840’s event emphasizing the lifestyle of the old trapper days. Where else can you shoot black powder rifles, throw tomahawks and knives, and live like a mountain man? Bring: Tents, chairs, candle lanterns, tables, and 1840’s era dress and camp equipment for judging.
  • Long Beach Invitational Regatta (3rd Weekend in March?) - Long Beach Area Council Sea Scouts sponsors this unique test of sailing and navigational skills.
  • Mataguay International Camporee (3rd Weekend in May) - This is a unique weekend event sponsored by San Diego-Imperial Council. Every year over 1000 participants come to Mataguay Scout Ranch from the United States, Mexico and other countries. The International Camporee will provide a venue and opportunity for Scouts from all over to meet each other and share their customs, traditions and scouting experiences. (This event is very popular for English and Spanish speaking scouts - bilingual staff operates this camp.)
  • Laguna Mountain Rendezvous (Sept)] - (Organizer: Laguna Mountain Shooting Club - Held at Mataguay Scout Ranch. Enjoy an authentic pre-1840s Rocky Mountain Fur Trader’s encampment. Become part of our historic past as part of the Laguna Mountain Rendezvous, the finest mountain man encampment in the Western U.S. You will experience demonstrations of primitive survival skills such as cooking, tool making, tomahawk throwing and black powder target shooting that make this rendezvous an unforgettable experience.
  • International Rendezvous (1st Week of August) - RENDEZVOUS 2020 is the 10th "mini-World Jamboree" hosted by Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council. This is your chance to experience the World Brotherhood of Scouting without extensive travel or expense. First, we will spend an exciting and fun-filled week at Camp Hi Sierra, with many special activities. Previous International Rendezvous have been attended by Scouts from Austria, Canada, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania and Trinidad. In 2020, we expect approximately 150 Scouts (boys and girls) representing 12-14 nations.
  • (Lat Dec) - Many Volunteers needed to help decorate floats for the annual Rose Parade in So. Calif.

Venturing Crews of California

BSA Venturing crews typically like to focus on having fun in the outdoors, whether it be hiking, camping, backpacking, rock climbing, rafting, canoeing, caving, or other high adventure activities. Most crews are co-ed units open to young men and women between the ages of 14 - 20. Don't be shy - Reach out and contact each other!

ID# Council Home WebLink Notes
0007 SDIC Poway CA Web High Adventure Treks
0016 SDIC San Diego CA Web High Adventure Treks
0027 PSC San Mateo CA Web High Adventure Treks
0136 GEC Sacramento CA Web The Zoo Crew - charterd by Sacramento Zoological Society. High Adventure and Service to the Zoo! The Crew for scouts that love animals of all shapes and sizes.
0401 SVMBC Sunnyvale CA Web High Adventure Treks
0479 SVMBC Sunnyvale CA web High Adventure Treks
0494 SVMBC Cupertino CA web High Adventure Treks
0566 SVMBC Saratoga CA web High Adventure Treks
0580 GEC Natomas CA Web High Adventure, STEM, Sports, Arts and anything Fun!
0626 SDIC Penasquitos CA Web High Adventure Treks
0651 SDIC San Marcos CA Web High Adventure Treks
0709 SDIC Vista CA Web High Adventure Treks
0860 GLAAC Manhattan Beach CA High Adventure Treks
0985 SDIC Tierrasanta CA Web High Adventure Treks
9333 VCC Frazier Park CA FB Summer Crew Staff for Camp Three Falls

Sea Scout Ships of California

Welcome aboard—to the fun and adventure of Sea Scouts, a program combining the traditions of the past with the technology of the future. Sea Scout units, called “ships,” focus on sailing and cruising either sailboats, power vessels or paddle sports. During the boating season, Sea Scouts learn to maintain and operate vessels, with a focus on learning the safe and proper methods of handling boats. Whether you look to the sea for a career or lifelong hobby, Sea Scouts is for you. To join, you must be 14 years old (or 13 years and completed the eighth grade) but not yet 21.

Sea Scouts are well known for its fleet of larger ex-military craft capable of long cruises on open water, and very large gatherings of its Sea Scouts at competitive regattas, joint-unit long cruises, and social events. But our strength comes from the frequent practice of skills developed by getting on the water as often as possible with smaller boats and applied learning projects. More units are also adding STEM projects, sailing, rowing and paddle sports. The program works best in sustainable balance of traditions, learning, and most importantly, fun.

  • WestWind - Western Region Sea Scouts Newsletter
ID# Council Home WebLink Notes
0001 GYC Stockton CA FB S.S.S. Point Weber -
0002 GYC Modesto CA [ Web]
S.S.S. Tuolumne ' - Ship docked in Stockton, Unit meets in Modesto.
0033 PSC Redwood City CA Web S.S.S. Gryphon - Our main vessel is ship T-439, a 65 foot Army transport vessel from the Korean War.
0051 PSC Palo Alto CA Web S.S.S. Intrepid - The Olympic Venture is our main vessel. A 95 foot ex-U.S. Coast Guard Cape Class Cutter formerly known as the "Cape Wash" WPB 95310.
0052 ? Richmond CA Web S.S.S. Northland (male only crew) - They are adjacent to the Red Oak Victory museum ship.
0099 GYC Merced CA FB Lake Yosemite Sailing Association
0300 SVMBC San Jose CA Web / FB S.S.S. Spartan - chartered by the South Bay Yacht Club, Alviso (San Jose)
0550 LBAC Long Beach CA Web S.S.S. Malolo - The Malolo Youth Sailing Association is an aquatic youth program that provides maritime opportunities in sailing, boating, aquatic recreation, marine safety and marine life conservation.
0618 GLAAC Redondo Beach CA Web King Harbor Yacht Club
0669 SVMBC Santa Cruz CA Web S.S.S. Steeves -built in 1962, a 63 foot Welded Steel Hull Diesel Yacht-Motor Trawler.
0711 OCC Newport Beach CA Web S.S.S. Del Mar - Stationed at Newport Beach SeaBase.
0753 SDIC Chula Vista CA Web South Bay Sea Scouts
0789 SDIC Camp Pendleton CA Web Santa Margarita Yacht Club
0936 OCC Orange County CA Web Mariners 936
1001 SDIC Fiesta Island CA Web SSS Fiesta Island
1886 SDIC San Diego CA Web S.S.S. Astra
9201 VCC Channel Islands Harbor CA Web Chartered with the Pacific Corinthian Youth Foundation, famous for its top-notch summer sailing program. Through the PCYF, Ship 9201 has access to a huge fleet of sail boats, kayaks, paddle boards, and water bikes for regular activities and on-the-water fun.

Explorer Posts of California

Community service, leading people, and exploring careers all fit into our Exploring motto Learning For Life.

  • Central Valley Police Explorer's Competition - Annual event each July where some of the top Law Enforcement Explorer Posts come to California's Central Valley. 2018 Winners / FB.
  • C.H.P. Explorer Posts - Many post stations around the state. Develop the skills and knowledge needed to serve the people of California through discipline and a commitment to serving their community. Explorers assist the CHP both in office and out in the field. The experience they obtain here will be directly applicable to a future in law enforcement, while building relationships - with other Explorers, in the community they serve, and within the CHP. Explorers receive physical fitness training, medical training, organizational, and clerical training. As an Explorer, you'll attend Community Service events, staff DUI Checkpoints, participate in a ride along in the field, and compete in Explorer Competitions.
  • Border Patrol Law Enforcement Explorer Posts -Founded in 1973, is a worksite-based program for young men and women who plan to pursue careers in law enforcement. With more than 700 Explorers, CBP has one of the largest law enforcement Explorer programs in the federal government. The Border Patrol has 28 posts, primarily in Texas, Arizona, and California.
ID# Council Home WebLink Notes
0120 SDIC Palomar Airport /
Carlsbad CA
Web Palomar Aviation Post #120: Discover many careers of Aviation: including: airline pilots, air traffic controllers, airport managers, airframe & powerplant mechanics, drone operators, private jet services, corporate aviation and military aviation.
0241 GYC Tracy CA FB C.H.P. Explorer Post #241 -
0357 CIEC Ontario CA PDF Ontario Fire Explorer Post #357 A non-funded City-sponsored program that benefits from the use of Ontario Fire Department facilities, equipment, personal protective clothing, donations from fundraising and community service organizations.
0558 OCC California National Guard
Huntington Beach CA
Web Post 558 Infantry Explorer's mission is to educate, train and inspire our cadets to help prepare for a career of professional excellence and leadership in a civilian or military profession. Military enlistment is not a requirement to join Post 558.
0700 LPC Lompoc CA web Lompoc Police Explorer Post #700 - Explorers participate in many fun and interesting police and civic activities.
0884 CIEC Temecula P.D. Web Temecula Police Explorer Post #884: Learn about the criminal justice system, las, police tactics and what it takes to join law enforcement.
0911 VCC Ventura County Web / FB VC Medical Explorer Post gives explorers an opportunity to gain medical experience, from emergency medicine to ride alongs in the ambulance. Explorers will experience practicing with faculty members in hospitals, ambulance companies, and more!
2328 SDIC La Mesa CA Web The Mission of Heartland Fire & Rescue Explorer Post 2328 is to provide a safe and positive learning environment that exposes all members to the Fire Service fundamentals.
2910 VCC Simi Valley CA web / FB Simi Valley Police Explorer Post 2910 - explorers have the ability to attend a modified law enforcement academy, assist the Simi Valley Police Department in various tasks, work community events, attend Explorer Competitions and participate in patrol ride-a-longs.
2911 NAC Susanville CA web Susanville Fire Explorer Post #2911 - oldest explorer post in Northern California.