Gold Rush Adventure

Gold Rush lassoing

**NEWS FLASH** Gold has been discovered in Boulder Creek! Join Gold Rush Adventure at Boulder Creek Scout Reservation.

Fri-Sun, Sep 29-Oct 1, 2023
Fri-Sun, Oct 6-8, 2023
Featured Programs:
Experience the “gold fever” of pioneers flocking west to find their fame and fortune. Do you have what takes to stake and work your claim? Pan for gold, shoot archery and muzzleloading rifles, start a fire with flint & steel, make candles, rope, and bullets, lasso a steer and cut wood for your cabin!

Selected Scouts will compete in the Gold Rush Challenge!

We have a custom silk-screen with this year’s Gold Rush Adventure logo. Bring a plain T-shirt (any size, any color – we have black and white ink) and take home a custom T-shirt!

Gold Rush Adventure is a Cooperative Event

In order to attend each unit must help by running at least one station per 15 participants.


$60 per participant (Scout, Webelos II/Arrow of Light Scouts or Adult)


Capacity this year is 300 participants per weekend.Each unit limited to 30 participants.


Two nights camping, cracker barrel, a patch, and all event materials.

Webelos II/Arrow of Light Scouts:

May attend as guests of a troop and must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. May participate in all events except tomahawks and muzzleloading rifles (air rifles and slingshots are available as substitutes).

Important documents:

Complete and bring with you – Health Form Parts A, B1, and B2 (fillable PDF)
Complete and bring with youCA Shooting Sports Permission form PDF (updated 8/25/21)

Important Dates:
  • Thu, Aug 17: Kick-off meeting from 7-9PM – Each unit must send one adult
  • Fri, Aug 25: Registration opens at 9AM – Both weekends open to all, limit 30 people/unit
  • Thu, Sep 14: Planning meeting from 7-9PM – Review event readiness, each unit must send one adult
  • Fri, Sep 22: Registration unlimited – Both weekends open to all, first-come, first-serve
  • Fri, Sep 22: Late registration – Late fees of $5/person apply
  • Fri-Sun, Sep 29-Oct 1: Gold Rush Adventure! – Week 1
  • Fri-Sun, Oct 6-8: Gold Rush Adventure! –  Week 2
To Register:

Scouts – please contact your Sheriff (adult leader) to sign up.


Contact Chi-Ray Chien at or (617) 943-3880