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Upcoming Events

Merit Badge University will be held on October 10th. Click here for details.

The Annual Grand Canyon Council Golf Tournament will be held on December 4th. Click here for details and registration.

Baden-Powell University will be held on November 7th. Click here for more information.

Cub Scout Olimpix will be held this year on Saturday, August 15. For more details and information, click here.

IT'S POPCORN TIME!!! The popcorn system is open and now is the time to place your orders. Click here for more Popcorn information. Contact your District Executive if you need to sign up to sell popcorn.

Open Pool Days at the Heard Scout Pueblo are held throughout the year. Click here for for details and to register.

AmazonSmile is a website (smile.amazon.com) operated by Amazon that donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to charitable organizations like the Grand Canyon Council, BSA. Shop and donate all on one site!

Youth Clinics/Activities

Automotive Maintenance Badge Clinic is being offered by  Larry H. Miller Dodge Ram Avondale. Look for new dates soon.

Soil and Water Conservation Merit Badge is being offered by Central Arizona Project. Click here for more details and to register.

Digital Technology Merit Badge is being offered byGPS Insight. Look for new dates soon.

Electricity Merit Badge is being offered by JACT. Look for new dates soon.

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.

Soil & Water Conservation Merit Badge is being offered by Freeport McMoRan copper & gold. Click here for details and to register.

Metalwork Merit Badge is being offered by Sheet Metal Workers International Association. These are currently FULL, look for new dates soon.

Nuclear Science Merit Badge is being offered by APS Energy Education Center. These are currently FULL, look for new dates soon.

Plumbing Merit Badge and Welding Merit Badge are being offered by Pipe Fitters Union Trades and Local 469. Look for dates soon.

Robotics Merit Badge and Game Design Merit Badge are being offered by Microsoft Store in Scottsdale. These are currently FULL, look for new dates soon.

Sustainability Merit Badge Clinic is being offered by Planet Donate.org. Look for dates soon.

Oceanography Merit Badge Clinic is being offered by Sea Life. Look for dates soon.

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

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.



Alumni Association

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: http://www.grandcanyonbsa.org 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. Contact us at gccalumn@gmail.comLike us on Facebook here.

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

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

Welcome back, Campers!
I truly hope you all had a wonderful time learning valuable skills about the outdoors. I'm very happy to have you all back home safe, I look forward to hearing from all your camp adventures.

I want to thank everybody that could make it to our Pop-Corn Kickoff. I hope you all learned new strategy skills and are eager to put them into practice. 
To learn more about Pop-corn, click here!

Larry Abbott, Scout Executive

Adult Training

Click here to view the Grand Canyon Council main training page.

Cub Scout Pow Wow / Baden-Powell University will be on November 7th! This is the biggest single day of training the Grand Canyon Council has to offer with a wide range of classes for every Scout leadership position you can think of, Cub Scouts through VenturingClick here for details and to register!

High Adventure Trek Training (HATT) course covers skills and techniques for taking youth on high adventure treksClick here for dates and to register.

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.

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

 College of Commissioner Science & District Studies. This annual training event offers 5 levels of courses to build your skills at serving Scout units, which will apply toward earning each degree and/or certificate. Click here for more information.

 Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOOThis is an energetic training that covers everything you need to know to plan and run a pack overnighter. Click here for more information.

Merit Badge Counselor Orientation. This will guide new potential councelors through the responsibilities in the role as well as an understanding of the methods of counceling Scouts. For more information, click here.


Registration is open for Raymond Ordeal 2015. Click here for details.

Heard Ordeal 2015 registration is now open. Click here for details.

Winter Day Camp will be on December 28-30. Registration will be opening soon!

2017 Jamboree

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.

Other Information

We would like to thank the following sponsors of the Governor’s Breakfast: Arizona Benefit Plans, Ed and Jeanne Arnold, Fennemore Craig, P.C. - Tony Ehmann and C.W. Cross, John and Lisa Keegan, Northern Trust, Phoenix Formulations/21st Century Healthcare, Inc., The Boren Family Foundation, Willis Property Company, LLC.


The Eagle Palm process has been streamlined. For additional information, click here.


Scouts in the News: Share the successes of your Scout projects, activities, events and FUN that impact and serve our community! If you have a story and photos to share, please email them to: 10marketing.webmaster@scouting.org so we can all celebrate YOUR Scouts in the News Today!


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. You can also try emailing grandcanyonbsa-program+subscribe@googlegroups.com. If you have problems, email ehiser.BSA@gmail.com 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



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.


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.

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: https://servicehours.scouting.org/UI/Security/Login.aspx Link for new user instructions: https://servicehours.scouting.org/includes/files/popHelp.htm#firsttimeusers