About Piedmont Council BSA

The Piedmont Council has proudly served our community since 1910 when the first troop overnight event was held in Redwood Canyon in Oakland. The council was chartered eleven years later, in 1921. Although it is the smallest council in the nation, with its tradition of service and quality programs, it is widely recognized for its excellence.

Year after year more than 50% of our eligible youth participate in the council’s many programs—this currently comprises more than 1000 of our young citizens. In support of these youth are some 300 adult volunteers and three full time staff members.