Scouting is many children’s first introduction to the great outdoors, and most importantly, a lesson on their place in it. Outdoor adventure is the promise we make when a child joins Scouting. Camping is how we fulfill that promise. Take a look at our premier camping facilities and all that they offer for your Scouting adventure.
This 210-acre outdoor education center, owned and operated by the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America, is located in Orange, California, and accessible through Irvine Regional Park. The Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center (IROEC) features half-day through five-day academic and recreational programming, including wacky science experiments, mine immersion, archery, bb gun shooting, and ziplining! Our hands-on approach to outdoor education allows participants to explore the outdoors while developing creativity, leadership skills, and a respect for the environment.
The Newport Sea Base is where sunlight, sailboats, and sea lions are part of the day. With a commitment to developing character, our desire is to inspire a love for the marine environment in the hearts of youth. From youth sailing and STEM programs, to a competitive rowing team, the mission of the Newport Sea Base is to provide a marine-oriented public education and recreation facility for youth and young adults for substantial public benefit in the form of enhanced knowledge, awareness, and understanding of the marine environment and aquatic recreation.
The Schoepe Scout Reservation at Lost Valley is located in the Warner Springs Area of San Diego County, California. It is a wilderness camp with 1,400 acres of oak, pine, and chaparral, bordered by the Cleveland National Forest and the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. The camp facilities include: 22 cabins; two swimming pools; a two-acre lake; rifle, archery, and shotgun ranges; horse stables; mountain bike center; observatory; two handicraft centers; an Indian Village; and a nature center. Camp goers can also choose to participate in High Adventure programs, with challenges ranging from climbing the sixty-five foot rock face to rappelling, black powder shooting, and High COPE
Oso Lake Boy Scout Camp is a volunteer-run facility located in Rancho Santa Margarita on the border of Mission Viejo. Easy access from the 241 toll road makes the facility easily accessible to all units. The camp is surrounded by O’Neill Regional Park and features a 100-acre lake, 15 acres of land and is capable of supporting 300 campers.
Follow these 3 simple steps and begin your Scouting journey.
Select your preferred program(s) (i.e., Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing), enter your zip code, choose your nearest unit, and select APPLY NOW.
Create an account with my.scouting.org, complete the application, and make a payment.
Download the My Scouting app, contact your unit’s leader, and begin your Scouting journey!