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.


Awards and Recognition Dinner
February 22nd


Awards and Recognition Dinner
February 29th

Camp Card Sales

Camp Card Leader’s Guide
NEW for 2020: A leaders guide with all the details you need for a successful fundraiser, including step by step guide to the sale, a unit kickoff agenda, determining unit budget and goals, and much more!

PDF Document      Word Document 

Yuma Canoe Float
April 17-19

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 Field Director: 
Jose Rodriguez

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.