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Grand Canyon Council

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Grand Canyon Council #010
Grand Canyon Council #010
Location 2969 N Greenfield Rd, Phoenix, Arizona 85016-7715
Website
https://www.grandcanyonbsa.org/

The Grand Canyon Council is a local council (#010) of the Boy Scouts of America located in the states of Arizona and New Mexico.

Council History

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Districts

In 2017, Grand Canyon Council underwent a realignment, reducing the number of districts to six each "traditional Scouting" or (Community Districts) and LDS Scouting districts. In 2019, the council plans to absorb Catalina Council in Tucson as the LDS will be creating their own youth movement.[1]

2019 Community Districts

  • Central District (GCC) (AKA: Camelback District)
  • Gila River District (GCC) - Southern area of the Grand Canyon Council in Arizona. The northern part of our district includes Tempe, Chandler, and Ahwatukee and extends south to Casa Grande, Maricopa, and further to Yuma.
  • Lost Dutchman District (GCC) - Eastern Area - Mesa, Gila, Superstition, San Tan, and Desert Wells districts.
  • Mountain Community District (GCC) (AKA: Route 66 District) - Flagstaff and Northern Arizona -
  • Pinnacle Peak District (GCC) - service area includes Northeast Phoenix, North Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Cave Creek, Carefree, New River, and Fort McDowell, and serves approximately 60 Packs, Troops, and Crews and 2,300 Scouts!
  • Sonoran Sunset District (GCC) - covers a large area including many west valley cities like Peoria, Surprise, Goodyear and Avondale. It also goes as far north as Wickenburg and Congress and nearly as far west as Quartzite.

2019 LDS Districts

  • Agave District
  • Coronado District
  • Desert Mountain District
  • Mogollon District
  • Pioneer District
  • South Mountain District


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 District Notes
Ship 3500
Rock of Ages
Coed Ship Lake Pleasant Camp Annual Long Cruise - Join us…, live the adventure in, on, and under the water…!

Camps

  1. Camp Geronimo - 200 acre pine forest camp located north of Payson at the base of the magnificent Mogollon Rim. Over 5,000 acres of ponderosa pine forest surround the camp. Camp Geronimo is a year-round facility. In addition to the Boy Scout summer camp program, Camp Geronimo hosts a number of events ranging from unit courses and district events.
  2. Camp Raymond - 30 miles southwest of Flagstaff . Situated along the northern edge of the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Area, Camp Raymond occupies more than 160 acers of ponderosa pine and scub oak forest. Camp Raymond offers an adventure program that a Scout will not soon forget.
  3. R-C Scout Ranch (AKA: Camp Theodore Roosevelt) - located east of Payson, along the banks of Christopher Creek, R-C Scout Ranch occupies 75 acres of tall , cool ponderosa pine. R-C Scout Ranch is home to the council's Cub Scout resident camp.
  4. Heard Scout Pueblo - at the base of South Mountain, with 120 acres including trails back into the mountain.The Heard Scout Pueblo is home to the council's Day Camp, summer and winter.
  5. Lake Pleasant Camp - this aquatics base is secluded on a hillside of pristine Sonoran desert located at the Desert Outdoor Center on the east side of lake Pleasant, 20 miles northwest of the Valley. The scenic lake and majestic mountains provide a beautiful backdrop for all the exciting activities packed into this day camp.
  6. Little Grand Canyon Ranch -

Lodge

The council is served by the Order of the Arrow - Wipala Wiki Lodge. Our lodge was formed in 1950 and is going strong 69 years later. Our lodge makes up one-fourth of Section W-6W, and is apart of the Western Region.

See Also

Grand Canyon Council

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Grand Canyon Council (GCC) (local council #010) of the Boy Scouts of America operates this scouting district. It serves a large section of Arizona, with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. As of 2017 they serve over 15,000 youth members.

References

  1. Joint 5/9/18 statement from LDS & BSA: "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Boy Scouts of America have been partners for more than 100 years. The Scouting program has benefited hundreds of thousands of Latter-day Saint boys and young men, and BSA has also been greatly benefited in the process. We jointly express our gratitude to the thousands of Scout leaders and volunteers who have selflessly served over the years in Church-sponsored Scouting units, including local BSA districts and councils. In this century of shared experience, the Church has grown from a U.S.-centered institution to a worldwide organization, with a majority of its membership living outside the United States. That trend is accelerating. The Church has increasingly felt the need to create and implement a uniform youth leadership and development program that serves its members globally. In so doing, it will be necessary for the Church to discontinue its role as a chartered partner with BSA. We have jointly determined that, effective on December 31, 2019, the Church will conclude its relationship as a chartered organization with all Scouting programs around the world. Until that date, to allow for an orderly transition, the intention of the Church is to remain a fully engaged partner in Scouting for boys and young men ages 8–13 and encourages all youth, families, and leaders to continue their active participation and financial support. While the Church will no longer be a chartered partner of BSA or sponsor Scouting units after December 31, 2019, it continues to support the goals and values reflected in the Scout Oath and Scout Law and expresses its profound desire for Scouting's continuing and growing success in the years ahead."