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Camp Lassen
Location 21359 Scout Road, Forest Ranch, Ca 95942
Website
http://www.gec-bsa.org/camping-/camp-lassen/63197

Camp Lassen was started in 1933 by the Mt. Lassen Area Council. The site had been the location of two early lumber mills before the Blue Diamond Match Company acquired it in 1907. It was the origin point for Butte Flume and Lumber Company’s V-flume, which followed Big Chico Canyon for 33 miles to Chico. Millions of board feet of rough lumber were shipped to Chico from mills along this route from 1872 to 1874.

It is Located 45 minutes east of Chico off Highway 32 near the community of Butte Meadows, at an elevation of 4,200 feet.

Activities

The traditional camping experience is available to all Scouts with some added special features. The horsemanship merit badge and overnight horse treks are available as part of the summer camp program. Camp Lassen is one of the few camps to offer a comprehensive mountain bike program for Scouts, biking on camp roads or taking overnight bike treks through the scenic Lassen wilderness.

Boy Scouts can take advantage of one of the best C.O.P.E. courses available anywhere. The camp’s climbing wall offers Boy Scouts an opportunity to learn skills in climbing and rappelling. The Climbing merit badge is offered to Scouts through our climbing program or Scouts can climb for fun.

Mt Lassen Hi-Adventure

A High Adventure opportunity can be experienced through the Lassen to Lassen backpacking trek, a hike of over 50 miles.

GEC Council

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Golden Empire Council (GEC) (local council #047) of the Boy Scouts of America operates this scout camp. It serves a large section of Northern California, primarily the Sacramento Valley and the northern Sierra Nevada mountains. As of 2017 they serve over 15,000 youth members.