John Wayne Outpost
Cynthia D King (cdk7552@JUNO.COM)
Thu, 24 Apr 1997 18:56:57 EDT
Here's the information on the John Wayne Outpost Camp, provided by one of
our great Scouters in California. Thanks, J.H.!
Forest Lawn Scout Camp, Lake Arrowhead, Ca
Los Angeles Area Council
Boy Scouts of America
2333 Scout way
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 413-4400 Ext. 257 (Camping)
Forest Lawn Scout Reservation is located in the heart of the beautiful
Bernardino Mountains, 95 miles from Los Angeles at an altitude of 5,000
The 2,000 acres of evergreen forest, quiet streams, developed camping
and rugged wilderness provide a perfect environment. There are several
located on the reservation.
The John Wayne Outpost Camp was established in 1979. The outpost offers
mountain man treks and is the base for the C.O.P.E experience. Other
on the reservation include Camp Big Horn, opened in 1952, now known as
Circle X Ranch; Camp Cedar, later renamed Camp Pitchess, opened in 1953;
old Outpost Camp, converted to Northrop Camp in 1955 (now a staff housing
area; Camp Pepperdine, opened in 1960 (used to a Cub Resident Camp but I
understand they are changing it this year); and John Wayne Outpost,
established in 1979. There are trails that go all over the reservation
allow many opportunities for hiking skills to be developed. Over the
years most campers have enjoyed trips onto the National Forest land that
borders the reservation for a visit to the beautiful area at Deep Creek.
John Wayne Outpost is a Mountain Man Adventure featuring: backpacking,
oven cooking, night hiking, black powder rifle shooting, tomahawk
This program is for second year Boy Scout Campers that are 13 or older.
C.O.P.E. course (Challenging Outdoor Personal Encounter) consists of a
and high ropes course, the low course enhances groupskills and teamwork.
high course is by invitation only and develops individual skills through
exciting events among the high trees.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City