About Us

The Pacific Skyline Council of the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated in 1994 out of a merger between the San Mateo County Council and the Stanford Area Council.

Council building and statue montage

Pacific Skyline Council serves all youth in San Mateo County and the northern part of Santa Clara County as far south as Mountain View.

The council operates 3 camp properties and 2 service centers and shops for the use of local Scouting programs:

  • Cutter Scout Reservation is located in the Santa Cruz Mountains and provides an excellent place for Scouts to have outdoor adventures
  • Boulder Creek Scout Reservation is located near the town of Boulder Creek in the coastal redwood forest, and is an easily accessible camp for quick weekend outings and other events
  • Camp Oljato is located in the High Sierra on beautiful Huntington Lake. This seasonal camp is a great place to go for summer adventures
  • The council operates two service centers and shops for Scouts. They are located in Foster City and Palo Alto.

The Pacific Skyline Council’s territory (see map here) includes all of the communities from Daly City and South San Francisco in the north, to Los Altos and Mountain View in the south, to the coast on the west.

Every year, about 200 Scouts in the council achieve Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout. In order to achieve this prestigious award, the Scout must earn 21 merit badges, develop and lead a service project to better their community and demonstrate leadership within their Troop. Nationally, less than 5% of all Scouts ever achieve this award.

In 2022, the council served 4,593 Scouts in 139 local units, including Cub Scout Packs, Scouts BSA Troops, Venture Crews, Sea Scout Ships and Explorer Posts.  If you would like to find the location of a Scouting Unit near you, please go to www.beascout.org and enter your ZIP code.

The council is governed by a volunteer Executive Board made up of many of the leaders of the local communities. The program is guided by a staff of full-time professional Scouters and supported by dedicated full- and part-time support staff members.

Annually, the council operates on a budget of about $2.6 million, which is funded through contributions from Scout families, community supporters, camping and activity fees, popcorn sales and investment income.

Read about Pacific Skyline Council’s history