Golden Gate Area Council

Pack 1015 is part of the GGA Council.  

A Brief History of Alameda Council BSA

Previously Pack 1015 was part of the Alameda Council which was rolled into the Golden Gate Area Council 

The council included 34 BSA units, including Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Varsity Scout teams, Venturing crews, and Sea Scout ships.  There were also have several explorer posts and Learning for Life education-based programs.  The council provided leadership training, ongoing support, program materials, unit service, insurance protection, and various resources essential to quality Scouting programs.  The chartered organizations provide the unit meeting places and approve volunteer leadership.

Alameda Council was organized in December 1916, and chartered by BSA in January 1917, with 7 Boy Scout troops organized in the first few months.  Since then, the council  added Sea Scout ships in the 1920’s, Cub Scout packs in the 1930’s, Explorer posts in the 1940’s, Varsity Scout teams in the 1980’s, and Venturing crews and Learning for Life groups in the 1990’s.  Because most Venturing crews, Sea Scout ships, Explorer posts, and Learning for Life groups are co-educational, 300 girls among the more than 1,000 youth we serve annually.

Over 19 percent of available youth in Alameda are BSA youth members (available youth being all boys grades 1-8, and girls and boys in grades 9-12).  It was the largest youth-serving non-profit organization in the city of Alameda.  Alameda Council has earned the BSA Journey to Excellence Gold Award for four consecutive years (2011 to 2014), meaning that collectively the programs rank in the top 20 percent of all BSA councils for youth membership, quality program, youth development, and volunteer leadership.

You can find additional information about the Alameda Council on Wikipedia.