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Upcoming Events

The simple roadmap to the successful recharter of your unit should help in completing the charter renewal process in a timely fashion. Recharter on time and avoid losing your unit charter from BSA - no advancement or recognition for youth, no insurance for adults for unchartered units. click here for renewal process.


Recycle Your Bicycle Workshop Days will once again collect, refurbish (or re-cycle) and distribute bicycles for children and young adults in the Arizona foster care system for the holidays. Click here for details.


Scouts enjoy an exciting day of NFL action with the Arizona Cardinals vs. Kansas City Chiefs on December 7th. Click here for details.


Calling all 2014 Eagle Scouts! The Eagle Scout Reception will be held on December 13th. Click here for details.
To sponsor a Scout or table at the 
The 2014 Eagle Scout Reception Click here for details.


Arizona Coyotes Scout Night is December 13th. Watch the Coyotes vs. the Wild with your fellow Scouts. Click here for details.


The Arizona National Guard Muster will be on December 7th. Click here for more info.


Finish off a great Scouting year by being a banner carrier in the Fiesta Bowl Parade, Saturday December 27th. The Grand Canyon Council’s Parade Committee and Fiesta Bowl Parade Banner Committee needs your help to carry banners in front of each parade entry. For more information, click here


Come enjoy an exciting opportunity with your fellow Scouts at one of four Harlem Globtrotters Scout Night on 2/5 in Prescott Valley, 2/6 in Flagstaff, 2/7 in Phoenix and 2/8 in Glendale! Click here for more information.


Scout-O-Rama - February 28, 2015, University of Phoenix Stadium. Please put February 28th on your calendars to participate in Scout-O-Rama. Check out these great Scout-O-Rama videos from 2013 and 2012 on YouTube: (2013) or (2012)


Visit the Commemorative Air Force Airbase AZ! All uniformed Scouts enter free of charge! Click here for more information about the museum.


The home of the largest butterfly atrium in the United States, Butterfly Wonderland invites Arizona’s Scouts and Leaders to experience the wonders of more than just butterflies! Click here for details.


A World of Musical Journeys field trip program at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) provides a unique, multifaceted museum experience to youth groups in Arizona. Click here for details and discount pricing.


Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Glenn A and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout service project of the yearClick here for details.

Youth Clinics/Activities

Game Design Merit Badge Thank you to the Microsoft Store in Scottsdale for sponsoring the Game Design Merit Badge clinics. Click here for details and to register.

Robotics Merit Badge Thank you to the Microsoft Store in Scottsdale for sponsoring the Robotics Merit Badge clinics. Click here for details and to register.

Golf Merit Badge Clinic is being offered by The First Tee Phoenix. Click here for date and details.

  CS Golf Belt Loop/Pin Clinic is being offered by The First Tee Phoenix. Click here for date and details.

Sustainability Merit Badge Clinic Thank you to for sponsoring the Sustainability Merit Badge this year. Click here for dates and to register.

Workshop & Cycling Merit Badge Clinic. Click here for detail and to register.

Weather Ready National Scout Day is January 4th. Boy Scouts can earn the Weather Merit Badge at this free event. Click here for details.

Have Fun Earning the Stamp Collecting Merit Badge (2 Workshops) February 21st OR 22nd. Click here for details.

Archery Boy Scout AM Sessions will be held at Heard Scout Pueblo. Click here to register.

  Archery Cub Scout PM Sessions will be held at Heard Scout Pueblo. Click here to register.

National Youth Leadership Training is an intense, 6 day, outpost adventure outdoor leadership training experience for youth troop leaders age 13 or older and 1st class.

Alumni Association

The council is now accepting applications for the Council Alumnus of the Year Award. This is the Scouting Alumni Association’s highest council recognition. Click here for the form.

How can you earn the Alumni Award Knot? Click here for details.

The Grand Canyon Council has over 19,000 Scout Alumni. We want to invite you to join the FUN at our recently created alumni committee. Please join us by logging on to: and clicking on Alumni in the upper right corner.  Fill out the survey and tell us how you would like to help. Alumni not only include scouters, but ANYONE who has been affected positively by scouting. The committee meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Council at 7:00 pm. Contact Sheldon Allred at or 602-741-8949Like us on Facebook here.

Join the Grand Canyon Council Alumni Association and get involved today.
Commemorative Alumni Patches

Scout Shop

Are you a large unit or a group of units that need items from the Scout Shop? We can set up a recruiting event or stay open late one night to uniform your unit. Contact Cassandra Doris at the scout shop for more information.

Council Information

Council Service Center & Scout Shop
2969 N. Greenfield Rd, Phoenix 85016
(602) 955-7747

Mesa Scout Shop
1061 N Dobson Rd, Ste 109, Mesa 85201
(480) 926-0345

Safford Field Office & Scout Shop
301-A West Main St, Safford 85546
(928) 428-1976

Yuma Field Office & Scout Shop
1950 W. 3rd St, Yuma 85364
(928) 782-1896

Flagstaff Field Office & Scout Shop
2224 E. Cedar Ave, Flagstaff 86004
(928) 774-0685

Check out our page for up-to-date information.
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Scout Executive Minute

Baden-Powell is quoted as saying, “every boy deserves a trained leader”.  Today’s world of Scouting, I would say that every youth deserves a trained leader.  Trained leadership would include both adults and youth.
    Wood Badge for adults and NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training) for youth leaders are fine examples of the advanced leader training provided.  The Grand Canyon Council has multiple courses offered throughout the year for adult leaders, Boy Scout youth leaders and Venturing youth leaders.  All of these courses emphasize leadership skills that can be used in Scouting and in daily living, as well.  Both Wood Badge and NYLT are becoming recognizable and important resume items.
    For more information click here

Larry Abbott, Scout Executive




Adult Training

Trainer's EDGE is designed as a replacement for Train the Trainer Courses and Trainer Development Conference. This course will give you a better understanding of the training process. Click here

The primary purpose of the Wood Badge experience is to strengthen Scouting in our units, districts, and local councils, by training adult leaders. Click here

The Leave No Trace Trainer Course will be held on March 20-21, 2015 at the Heard Scout Pueblo. For more information click here.

NRA Certified Muzzleloading Rifle Instructor Course will be held January 2-4 at Heard Scout Pueblo. Click here to register

NRA Certified Rifle Instructor Course will be held March 13-15 at Heard Scout Pueblo. Click here to register

NRA Certified Range Safety Officer Course will be held April 4th. Click here for details and to register

Powderhorn will be held April 15th-18th. Registration opens soon. Click here for details.


  Registration is open for Cub Scout Winter Day Camp! Scout age siblings may register to participate in this event. Click here for details.

  Registration is open for Cub Scout Spring Day CampClick here for details.

  Registration is open for Camp GeronimoClick here for details and to register.

  Registration is open for Camp RaymondClick here for details and to register.

All camp staff interviews will be held March 7th at Heard Scout Pueblo. Click here to register for an interview.

The Leader's Downhill Meeting will be held March 7th at Heard Scout Pueblo. Click here for details.


The Grand Canyon Council will be taking 7 Troops and 1 full Crew to the 2017 National Jamboree and you can be part of the adventure. Click here for detail and to register.

Aquatics Training

The Verde River Trip and Whitewater Canoe Training Course is designed for venturing-age youth (14 yrs.) wishing to earn Whitewater Merit Badge and leaders who will provide the requisite leadership for the trip. For details click here.

The Gila River Trip and Whitewater Canoe Training Course is designed for venturing-age youth (14 yrs.) wishing to earn Whitewater Merit Badge and leaders who will provide the requisite leadership for the trip. For details click here

Other Information

PROGRAM - The GCC's Program Department has created a “Google Group” list that you can join to get current information on program changes at both the National and Council levels. To join: You can also try emailing If you have problems, email with your name and email address and he will add you directly.


Eagle Scout Kits for Kids ProjectClick here for flier and Click here for program kit information


The Salvation Army and the Boy Scouts of America are working together to address the problem of hunger in our nation - one volunteer, one family, one community at a time. Click here for more information.


With the introduction of the new Supernova awards comes a fresh opportunity for volunteer positions. Supernova Mentors must be 21 or older and be subject matter experts in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) field. Click here to apply.


Special awards are available through the National Court of Honor for Scouts who have shown Lifesaving and Meritorious actions and skills. Leaders should be aware of any events of their Scouts which merits such actions as described in the criterion for these awards. Click here for form.


From July 28 to August 8, 2015, more than 30,000 Scouts and leaders from 161 countries around the world will converge on Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi, Japan, on reclaimed land in southwestern Japan for the 23rd World Scout Jamboree. Click here for more details. Click here for brochure.


Get a Boy Scout License plate!
The Grand Canyon Council will receive $17 for each plate that is purchased. Get yours now!


For information on Planned Giving and Endowment Programs of the Grand Canyon Council click here.


The Arizona Game and Fish Department recognizes Scouts for accomplishing the rank of Eagle by offering a discounted annual Youth Combination Hunting and Fishing License.


Council Calendar - If you are looking for more activities for your scouts or training for adult leaders please see the council calendar. Click here.

Service Hours

We want to share with our communities how many hours Scouting gives back to the public. Please help us by recording your community service hours at the following link!  Link to record service hours: Link for new user instructions: