Mount Diablo Silverado Council

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Mount Diablo Silverado Council #023
Mount Diablo Silverado Council #023
Location 800 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, CA 94583

Mount Diablo Silverado Council is a local council (#023) of the Boy Scouts of America is one of six councils that serves the San Francisco Bay area in California. The council's office is located in Pleasant Hill, California. It serves chartered organizations and BSA units in Contra Costa County, Lake County, Napa County, Solano County (except the cities of Dixon, Rio Vista, and Vacaville), and the cities of Albany and Berkeley in northern Alameda County.

Council History

The Mount Diablo Silverado Council (#023) was formed in 1992 as the result of a merger between the former Silverado Area Council (#038) and the former Mount Diablo Council (#023).[1]

The Mount Diablo Silverado Council can trace its history back to the Berkeley Council (#023). The Berkeley Council received its charter from the Boy Scouts of America in March 1916.[1][2][3][4] The Berkeley Council expanded to become the Berkeley-Albany Council and in 1932 merged with the Contra Costa Council to become the Berkeley-Contra Costa Council[1][4] which was renamed the Mount Diablo Council in 1951.[5]

In 1916 the Berkeley Council was the first council in Northern California to receive a charter from the Boy Scouts of America National Council. The Oakland-Piedmont Council followed later in 1916.[6] The San Francisco Council and also the Alameda Council followed in 1917.[5][7] The Silverado Area Council was founded in 1917 as the Napa Council, changing its name to the Napa County Council in 1922, and again in 1928 to the Silverado Area Council. The Luther Burbank Council (#034) merged into Napa County in 1927.[1]

In 2012, the Mount Diablo Silverado Council voted against a merger with the San Francisco Bay Area Council.[8]


  1. Briones District - covers the cities of Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek
  2. Chief Solano District - covers the cities of Fairfield, Suisun City and Travis Air Force Base.
  3. Diablo Sunrise District - covers the cities of Antioch, Bay Point, Bethel Island, Brentwood, Byron, Knightsen, Oakley and Pittsburg.
  4. Herms District - covers the cities of Albany and Berkeley and West Contra Costa County (including the cities of Crockett, East Richmond, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Hercules, Kensington, Pinole, Port Costa, Richmond, and San Pablo.)
  5. Lake District - covers the cities of Clearlake, Clearlake Oaks, Kelseyville, Lucerne, Lakeport, Lower Lake, Middletown, Nice and Upper Lake
  6. Meridian District - covers the cities of Alamo, Danville, Diablo and San Ramon.
  7. Muir District - covers the cities of Clayton, Concord, Martinez and Pacheco
  8. Silverado District - covers the cities of American Canyon, Angwin, Benicia, Calistoga, Napa, St. Helena, Vallejo and Yountville.


  1. Camp Herms is located in El Cerrito, California. This camp serves as a year-round camp with Cub Scout Day Camp during the summer. It is situated atop the El Cerrito Hills and can be used as the hub of local historical site visits to San Francisco and the surrounding area. Camp Herms was originally named Camp Berkeley and opened for use in 1930. The camp was renamed Camp William B. Herms in 1939.
  2. Camp Lindblad (closed in 2017)
  3. Camp Silverado (closed) is located on Silver Lake near Kit Carson, California.
  4. Camp Wolfeboro is a resident boy scout summer camp located on the north fork of the Stanislaus River near Bear Valley. Operates a eight week summer program followed by a six week fall program. Home of the Wolfeboro Pioneers.

Order of the Arrow

Ut-in Silica Lodge - Order of the Arrow This Council is served by this Order of the Arrow Lodge.

Wolfeboro Pioneers


Wolfeboro Pioneers is one the last surviving local BSA honor society in the United States that has not been absorbed by the Order of the Arrow, the others being Tribe of Mic-O-Say, Firecrafter, and Tribe of Tahquitz The Wolfeboro Pioneers is a Boy Scout camping honor society based out of Camp Wolfeboro near Arnold, California. The society was founded in the summer of 1929 by returning Scouts and Scouters who were devoted to creating and preserving the camp's unique tradition.

See Also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Hook, James; Franck, Dave; Austin, Steve (1982). An Aid to Collecting Selected Council Shoulder Patches with Valuation Guide. 
  2. Rickles, Rena (March 7, 2005). "Attachment D to Ward Hill letter". Retrieved 14 February 2013. 
  3. Dobkin, Marjorie (2005). "citing Lindbald, Victor. circa 1965". History of Mt. Diablo Council Boy Scouts of America. Mount Diablo Silverado Council, Boy Scouts of America (BSA). 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Lindbald, Victor. 1958 Some Historical Data on Camp Herms Template:Webarchive, pp. 2–3, 8
  5. 5.0 5.1 San Francisco Bay Area Council History 1964–2008
  6. Oakland-Piedmont Council History 1910–1921
  7. San Francisco Council History 1917–1964
  8. "MDSC and SFBAC Merger: Voted No". Mount Diablo Silverado Council. 2012.