May 2021: Fire season has started early in Herms District. See Safety menu and new Fire Safety links page for links to more information.

April 2021: Scoutbook: On April 12th, 2021, all adults who were not registered as a member in the BSA were removed from your unit’s Scoutbook adult roster. This also affects Internet Advancement. More information is at: https://discussions.scouting.org/t/unregistered-adult-change-in-scoutbook-april-12/231509

Service Area

Herms District is a geographically defined district in Golden Gate Area Council BSA (GGAC) and serves units in the communities of Albany, Berkeley, and West Contra Costa County  (including Crockett, North Richmond, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Hercules, Kensington, Pinole, Richmond, Rodeo, and San Pablo) in northern California.

Website Purpose 

The purpose of this website is to support units and volunteer staff in the Herms District. This website is a child website of Golden Gate Area Council, BSA (GGAC).  For information about what the units in the district have been doing see our facebook timeline or facebook site at https://www.facebook.com/herms023/. for most  program information please see the GGAC sites.

Camp Herms, located in the district, has a separate site accessible via the GGAC Camp Facilities page.

Both the camp and district are named after William B. Herms.

Unit Programs Supported by GGAC

Cub Scout Family Scouting, Scouts BSA, Venturing BSA, Sea Scouts BSA, Career Exploring, Scoutreach.  STEM Nova Awards, Distinguished Conservation Service Award, and other award programs.

(Fall 2020: Scoutreach is not active in Herms District. STEM Scouts units are not yet available in Herms District. Expected national release of program was 1 January 2021.)

Herms District
Herms District extends from Berkeley in the south to Port Costa in the northeast in California
Journery to Excellence Distgrict Award 2019 badge

Welcome,  The Herms District Website is under construction.

We’ll be adding content as quickly as we can so please keep checking back. And, when you do we hope you’ll find something useful or fun or both!

Herms District Website Menu

The website navigation menu and home page Quick Links list consists of both local pages and custom links to pages and services on other sites. Most of the menu titles are also active links to information.

District Communications

  • Units:  Contact information for units is available at the BSA Be A Scout “Scout me in” site.  Deadline for Herms District units to update their Be A Scout map pin information was 1 August 2020.
  • Scouting BSA Merit Badge Counselors (MBC): All Merit badge counselors (MBC) and approved badges are automatically uploaded to Scoutbook from the BSA registration database in ScoutNET via the daily membership upload process (MU.)  Unit leaders (such as Scoutmasters) may obtain MBC contact information via Scoutbook. Due to the council merger and Covid-19, MBC registration was renewed in May 2020 without annual MBC information being reviewed.  MBCs with expired youth protection training (Y01) are not displayed at Scoutbook.
  • District: For security reasons per order of Ed Gray on 6 Aug 2020 district contact information has been removed from or not added to the district websites. Bill Wells is investigating using contact forms. Most communications with units is via telephone, email, and Zoom virtual meetings.

Coronavirus Pandemic Resources for Herms District


Sea Scouts




Shooting Sport


Scouting for Food

Order of the Arrow