San Francisco Bay Area Council

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San Francisco Bay Area Council #028
San Francisco Bay Area Council #028
Location 1001 Davis Street, San Leandro, CA 94577-1514

The San Francisco Bay Area Council is local council (#028) of the Boy Scouts of America located in the state of California. It is one of six such councils in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

Council History

This council was formed by a merger of the San Francisco Area and Oakland Area Councils in February 1964.[1] Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving the cities of Colma, Daly City (northern section), San Francisco, Emeryville, Oakland, San Leandro, Hayward, Fremont, Union City, Newark, Pleasanton, Dublin, and Livermore, as well as unincorporated communities such as Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, and Sunol.

Headquartered in San Leandro (1001 Davis Street), the council surrounds both the Piedmont and Alameda Councils. SFBAC is one of the six councils that serves the San Francisco Bay area.[2]

In June 1916, the Oakland-Piedmont Council (#021) was chartered, changing its name in 1921 to the Oakland Area Council after Piedmont elected to organize their own council. In January 1917, the San Francisco Council (#051) was chartered, changing its name in 1924 to the San Francisco Area Council.[3]



  • Camp Royenah - CR is located nearby the historic lumber town of Cazadero, and scenic coastal redwoods of Sonoma County.
  • Wente Scout Reservation (WSR) - one of the largest Scout Camps on the West Coast. Wente Scout Reservation offers a chance to hike, backpack, sail, mountain bike, fish, ride horses, andgo rock climbing all in one week.
  • See Also Scout Camps in California.

Order of the Arrow

Achewon Nimat Lodge - Order of the Arrow SFBAC is served by this Order of the Arrow Lodge. 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.


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