Welcome to Royaneh Village - The village of the Indian Chief
Communities Served: All of San Francisco & the Northern half of Daly City
Royaneh Village serves the Golden Gate District of the San Francisco Bay Area Council.
With a history of service that dates back to 1944 we continue to provide leadership
and service to the Packs, Troops, District and Council. Our village name "Royaneh"
originated from Royaneh Lodge which in turn got its name from the term the San Francisco
Council used in the 1940’s to describe their two council camps.
The name Royaneh comes from a scout by the name of George Hart from San Francisco
Troop 54 who won a competition in 1925 to name the new Scout camp. George indicated
that the meaning of the word “Royaneh” came from the Iroquois Indians that meant
“Camp of Joy” or “Meeting Place of the Tribes”.
That name in turn comes from the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederation, where the
Royaneh were those chiefs who were exemplary spokesman for the people, and answerable
to them for decisions made for their families, clans, nations, and the confederation
as a whole.