About Us

Ventura County Council

The Ventura County Council serves more than 8,130 youth throughout the county and contributes thousands of service hours annually in community service through the annual Scouting For Food drive, Eagle Service Projects, and other unit, District, Council, and Order of the Arrow service projects.

The Hal Watkins Scout Center located at the C. J. Daily Ranch in Camarillo is the home of the Council office. The Service Center has a Scout Store that stocks uniforms, books, supplies, and awards for the units throughout the county. The Council’s Scout Store and Conference Center provides three meeting rooms and houses the Scout Store.

Our Purpose

The purpose of the Ventura County Council, chartered in 1921, is to provide and educational program for youth within the county, to build character, to train the responsibilities of particpiating citizenship, and to develop personal fitness.

Our Mission

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Our Vision

It is the vision of the Ventura County Council to be regarded by the communities we serve as the premier provider of youth character development achieving the mission of the Boy Scouts of America. We will positively impact our local neighborhoods by recruiting and equipping deeply involved chartered organizations and adult leaders at all levels who build values, skills and leadership in our youth. Through Scouting we will fully prepare leaders whose values will have a profound impact on the community.