Welcome to Gila River District!

We are the Southern area of the Grand Canyon Council in Arizona. The northern part of our district includes Tempe, Chandler, and Ahwatukee and extends south to Casa Grande, Maricopa, and further to Yuma.

Big Fundraiser in Yuma in December

Gov. Doug Ducey and Jonathon Lines



Gov. Doug Ducey and Jonathon Lines

Special thanks to our Volunteers in Yuma who had a great fundraiser that raised over $34,000 for Scouting on December 5th.  

April 17-19, 2020
District Canoe Float in Yuma

When in the desert, do what Yuma does…… Go to the water!

It is the first-ever District canoe float! There will be events for Cub Scouts and Scouts of all ages complete with a food competition, canoe float and canoe wars, obstacle course and a hunt for the legendary Croc of the Colorado River. Games and competitions will be open to Scouts from across the District – Canoe float registration will be required.

Mark Your Calendar Now!

April 17-19, 2020 @ Yuma West Wetlands Park

No wannabees…….Are you tough enough to have this much fun?

Watch for more information to come.

Western Region Leadership Week

Special Training Options available at Philmont in 2020

Download the Flier and see the calendar event for more details!

Questions about Scouting?

Contact our District Executive:
Andrew Knudsen

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Upcoming Events


The Boy Scouts of America believes in empowering our leaders by providing them the knowledge, confidence, resources, and skills they need to better serve our youth, save time, and have fun! 

The safety of every Scout is our number one priority.

Every Scouting volunteer must complete Youth Protection Training before they can register.

Basic level trainings can be completed online at My.Scouting.org at your leisure.

Additional trainings, such as advanced leadership courses, skills courses, Wood Badge,  and more occur throughout the year upon request and availability of our trainers, who are volunteers themselves! Be sure to check here regularly for new courses that have become available, and feel welcome to ask about opportunities for trainings that you would like to be a part of! 

Every Unit Leader should be trained before they start working with the scouts.  They will not be able to re-register in the fall if they are not trained for their scouting position.