The Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America has moved its office of operations to the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center forming a new Scout Campus. Earlier this year the Board of Directors of the Council accepted an offer to purchase the building in Santa Ana. Over the past several weeks volunteers and council staff have been busy clearing out the Santa Ana office and setting up the new Scout Campus.
Scouting thrives in the great outdoors and now volunteers, Scouts, the community, and Council staff will be immersed in Scouting and the outdoors every time they visit the Scout Campus. The move allows the Orange County Council to focus 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). Staff are continuing to primarily work remotely with hopes of returning to fully in-person work at the Scout Campus this spring.
- 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. Social distancing protocols will be enforced; 6ft physical distancing, face covering, and temperature check.
- Does this affect the Santa Ana Scout Shop located on 1211 East Dyer Road?
- The Santa Ana 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 (paperwork, money, etc.) throughout the rest of the year. Please be sure to notify your District Executive of the items distributed. Social distancing protocols will be enforced; 6ft physical distancing and face covering.
- Does this affect the Anaheim Scout Shop?
- The Scout Shops located in Anaheim will not be affected and will continue to operate as normal. Please review the Scout Shop hours here.