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Council Districts
1916 - 1964
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Starting in 1916 the Oakland Area Council was made up of many Scouting Districts.  Each district was in essence based on the section of town that the Scouts lived in.  Areas such as Stonehurst, Allendale, Webster, Park Blvd, Washington, Santa Fe and Pleasant Valley were some of the names of the districts back in the 1920’s and early 1930’s.


From the mid 1930’s until the mid 1940’s the council changed to more of a division type of layout as the council continued to grow outwards.  The Scouting divisions eventually morphed into the formal districts that encompassed a much wide area.


By the 1950’s all of the Oakland Area Council districts were set.  During this timeframe there were 10 districts each encompassing a different area of Alameda County (except Piedmont and Alameda).  During the 1950's, the Oakland Area Council adopted one of the national BSA recommended numbering sequences--adding the district number as a prefix to the unit's original two-digit local number to create a three-digit troop number. The council did this for all the units in districts 2 through 9.  Each district was assigned a number to represent a district.  For instance Troop 19 that was located in the Castle District became Troop 419.  Troop 12 in the Lake district became Troop 212 and so forth.  The only exception to this rule was district 10, the Twin Valley district which used the number 9 to designate its new troop numbers.



1940’s District Organization:

Alcatraz, Claremont, Golden Gate, Hoover, Lowell, Pleasant Valley, Sante Fe, Washington, Mosswood

Brooklyn, Dimond, Cleveland, Echo Lake, Garfield, Glenview, Hamilton, Mandana, Park Blvd

Allendale, Castlemont, Elmhurst, Frick/Seminary, Lockwood, Maxwell Park, Redwood, San Leandro, Webster

Hayward (Hayward, Castro Valley, San Lorenzo), Washington Township (Fremont), Eastern (Pleasanton, Livermore)


1950’s District Organization until merger with San Francisco Council in 1964:

Covers West Oakland, North Oakland and Emeryville

Known as District 1

Troops in this district were renumbered using the district # such as 105

Covers Northeast Oakland, Montclair and Grand Lake area

Known as District 2

Troops in this district were renumbered using the district # such as 206

Covers Central Oakland

Known as District 3

Troops in this district were renumbered using the district # such as 305

Covers East Oakland

Known as District 4

Troops in this district were renumbered using the district # such as 419

Covers San Leandro except Washington manor

Known as District 5

Troops in this district were renumbered using the district # such as 538

Covers Washington Manor and San Lorenzo

Known as District 6

Troops in this district were renumbered using the district # such as 615

Covers Castro Valley

Known as District 7

Troops in this district were renumbered using the district # such as 726

Covers Hayward

Known as District 8

Troops in this district were renumbered using the district # such as 818

Covers Union City, Fremont and Newark

Known as District 9

Troops in this district were renumbered using the district # such as 917

Covers Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, Sunol and Mountain House

Known as District 10

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