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This is Scouting in the OC

For more than 100 years, Scouting in Orange County has helped build future leaders by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun and adventure in the outdoors. We care passionately about what is happening to kids and our communities – and are dedicated to supporting an exciting, quality program that builds better young people and our future leaders.

Here in Orange County, Scouting continues to improve families and our community by serving more than 20,000 youth. The Orange County Council is divided into seven geographical areas called districts. Each district is made up of local Scouting units called Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Venturing Crews, and Exploring Posts that are chartered to a local school, religious organization, or community center. Scouting activities happen all year-long in your local neighborhood or at one of our beautiful scout camps.

If you’d like to learn more about the History of the Orange County Council, click HERE.

If you would like to get involved with Scouting, or have a question about the exciting opportunities Scouting offers, please contact us at 1-800-20-SCOUT.

Scout Campus

The Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America’s operations are at the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center. Scouting thrives in the great outdoors and volunteers, Scouts, the community, and Council staff are immersed in Scouting and the outdoors every time they visit the Scout Campus. This location allows the Orange County Council to focus on introducing more youth to the outdoors through the life-changing programs provided by Scouting.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the relocation date take effect? 

  • The OCBSA staff have already relocated their offices to the IROEC. The Santa Ana Scout Shop will remain open (more details below).  

What are the new Scout Campus office hours? 

  • Call your District Executive to set an appointment and receive a gate code to enter the property. 

What is the new address to mail things? 

  • The Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center address is 2 Irvine Park Rd, Orange CA 92869. 

 What is the phone number to reach staff/DEs/etc.? 

  • The office phone numbers are (714) 546-4990 or (714) 546-8558.

Where do volunteers drop-off paperwork/items?  

  • Volunteers can schedule a time to meet with a staff member to exchange or discuss items at either the IROEC or the Santa Ana Scout Shop. The staff member will provide a gate code to enter the IROEC property.

Does this affect the Santa Ana Scout Shop located on 1211 East Dyer Road? 

  • The Scout Shop, located in the office building on 1211 East Dyer, will remain open for purchasing Scout merchandise. This location will also be available for our volunteers to drop-off important items, including paperwork, money, etc.. Please be sure to notify your District Executive if you leave items there for them.

Scout Shop: Orange County

The Orange County Scout Shop New Hours
Get into gear! The Orange County Scout Shop is open seven days a week.

Monday-Friday:  10am-6pm
Saturday:  10am-5pm
Sunday:  10am-4pm

Store Address:
1211 East Dyer Road
Santa Ana, CA
(714) 979-4554
Shop Manager: Karl Rusmisel

Shop 24/7 from the comfort of your home for in-store pick-up, contactless curbside, and shipping options.


Follow these 3 simple steps and begin your Scouting journey.


Find a Scouting Unit

Select your preferred program(s) (i.e., Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing), enter your zip code, choose your nearest unit, and select APPLY NOW.


Complete a Youth Application

Create an account with, complete the application, and make a payment.


Start Scouting!

Download the My Scouting app, contact your unit’s leader, and begin your Scouting journey!


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