Council Merger Information

New Golden Gate Area Council (GGAC)
The newly formed Golden Gate Area Council (GGAC) starts June 1, 2020. It is the merger of Alameda, Mt. Diablo Silverado and San Francisco Bay Area Councils.  Look for email details on the big online kick off on June 1 at 7:00 p.m. and please join us!

John C. Fenoglio Selected as Scout Executive of Golden Gate Area Council

Please join us in congratulating John C. Fenoglio who will serve as the Scout Executive of the newly formed Golden Gate Area Council in Pleasant Hill, CA, effective June 1, 2020.

John began his Scouting career in 1987 as a District Executive at the Crossroads of America Council in Indianapolis, IN. He moved on to become the Director of Programs at the Indianhead Council, St. Paul, MN. John continued his career as Director of Field Services, in Mid-Iowa Council in Des Moines, IA and then was selected to serve as Scout Executive at the Anthony Wayne Area Council in Fort Wayne, IN. He most recently served as Scout Executive of the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council, Pleasant Hill, CA.

John is an Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow and Rotarian, who enjoys golf, traveling, and fishing.  John and his wife Stephanie, have three children, Charlie (Eagle Scout), Lydia and Elena.

Please join us in congratulating John as he joins in partnership with the volunteers and staff of the Golden Gate Area Council to deliver quality Scouting experiences to the young people of the communities they serve.


Monday, April 27, 2020

On behalf of the Alameda, Mt. Diablo Silverado and San Francisco Bay Area Councils, we have the results of the merger vote:

30 Ballots were cast by Alameda Council: 18 For / 12 Against
120 Ballots were cast by Mt. Diablo Silverado Council: 106 For / 14 Against
75 Ballots were cast by San Francisco Bay Area Council: 74 For / 1 Against

The Golden Gate Area Council Board will begin in May to set a new course for Scouting!

Honorable Benjamin Reyes, President – Alameda Council
Tom Weibert, President – Mt. Diablo Silverado Council
Dan Walters, President – San Francisco Bay Area Council


Click on the links below for past meeting details.

Town Hall Meetings – Merger Update

The in-person Town Hall meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday night (March 24, 2020) has been rescheduled as a Zoom Meeting. In fact, we are scheduling two Zoom Meetings – March 31 and April 2, both meetings start at 7:00 pm. This is a great opportunity for you to ask questions about any concerns you have about this merger.

Ask a Question form

Past Town Hall Meeting – March 23

Past Town Hall Meeting – March 31

Past Town Hall Meeting – April 02

Merger Information Brochure


Programs & Training Flyer

Merger Analysis: Financial Projections and Assumptions  – This document provides an overview of the projected financial picture for the merged Councils

Merger Analysis: Risks & Opportunities – This document outlines the risks and opportunities that have been identified for the merged Councils