Hubert Eaton Scout Reservation & Activities

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2018 Camp Big Horn at HESR Summer Resident Camp Week 1

 June 10-16

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2018 Camp Big Horn at HESR Summer Resident Camp Week 2

 June 17-23

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2018 Camp Big Horn at HESR Summer Resident Camp Week 3

 June 24-30

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2018 Camp Big Horn at HESR Summer Resident Camp Week 4

 July 1-7

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2018 Camp Big Horn at HESR Summer Resident Camp Week 5

 July 8-14

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2018 Camp Big Horn at HESR Summer Resident Camp Week 6

 July 15-21

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2018 Camp Big Horn at HESR Summer Resident Camp Week 7 / GLAAC LDS Session

 July 22-28

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2018 Camp Big Horn at HESR Summer Resident Camp Week 8

 July 29-Aug. 4

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2018 HESR Summer Guide Version 4 as of 2-28-18

Rifle and Shotgun permission form

There is a lot going on at Camp Big Horn this summer.  Here is what we have going on!

What’s New:

We are offering new merit badges this summer so that every scout, even if they have attended Big Horn many times in the past can come away with new knowledge and skills year after year.  Or new merit badges for the 2018 Season are:

  • Search and Rescue
  • Chess
  • Game Design
  • Movie making
  • Photography
  • Geology
  • Insect Study
  • Weather

Come and take these awesome new merit badges while we have them, because every year we rotate some of our merit badges to offer something new!

We have taken our Advanced Camper Experience (ACE) to the next level.  Our improved program takes the participant (scout or Adult Leader) and immerses them in fun.  They will group up to form their own unit, and will camp together for the entirety of the week.  They will not take merit badges, but they will participate in some incredible ACE only activities like:

  • A horseback overnighter
  • An overnighter on the iconic Pacific Crest Trail
  • Mountain Biking
  • Shooting sports activities such as black powder and tomahawk throwing

Exploration Day has been expanded to include other meaningful scout experiences other than hiking.  Hiking is an important part of a scout’s development, both physically and mentally, but we understand that units are looking for other ways to check these boxes of development, so we are now offering other opportunities such as:

  • An all new geocaching trail, that will test your units orienteering and problem-  solving skills
  • A native American and mountain man cultural experience
  • An immersive wildlife and natural resources experience

Everybody likes to shoot, but let’s face it, if you’re not trying to qualify for your merit badge on one of the ranges, poking holes in paper can get a bit dull.  So, we are making general improvements to our ranges and adding aspects like a roving archery range where you can take your bow onto the trail and practice your skills on different and challenging targets.  We are also adding an arcade style shooting aspect to the rifle range where you can shoot at different types of targets that spin, swing and sound off when you hit them!

Alright adults, we recognize that you have taken the time to bring these scouts up to camp, but now you are here and don’t know what to do once you’re here.  Check out our new line up of adult leader trainings, as well as a few of the classics.

  • Safe Swim Defense
  • Safety Afloat
  • Climb on Safely
  • BSA Life guard
  • IOLS
  • Camp health officer training
  • Merit badge counselor training
  • Adult Leader Merit Badge
  • Now you have no excuse of too much time on your hands, if it’s possible that you had that anyways!

Our facilities are continuing to see new life here at camp, and here are a few of the ongoing projects that are happening right now.

Campsite restrooms are being finished up (that means fresh new individual stalls in all the campsites)

The adult leader restrooms on the dining hall are getting a total renovation, to include new showers and fixtures, a better layout and a much cleaner finish.

  • We are working to bring you substantial improvements to the campsites in aesthetics, safety, and layout.
  • Improvements to the C.O.P.E. and climbing facilities
  • Improvements to the Ranges


All these new things sound amazing, but we still offer many incredible things at Camp Big Horn that you should know about.

A horse program that is run to ensure safety, while giving scouts an enjoyable and meaningful experience with horses, from the Horsemanship merit badge to horse rides in the afternoon.  It is a program that should not be missed.

Up on top of the hill at the end of the Wyandot Trail is the often-forgotten Observatory.  Here we house one of the premier observation programs in California.  This program is assisted by Mike Grow a volunteer that utilizes our state of the art equipment to take scouts to the rings of Saturn and the Moons of Jupiter.  Our night sky offers viewing of stars like you cannot experience anywhere else!

Take the Honor Trail, and learn how the Scout Oath really impacts us as scouters on an evening of inflection and growth.  This is a time of reverence and an experience that is totally unique.

Looking for a program for the younger scout that needs to pass off advancements and progress towards First Class Rank.  Let our professional staff in the Trail to First Class (TTFC) program take care of your scouts and work with them to pass off many of the requirements needed to advance.

Everything that we offer at Camp Big Horn is about the scout, and is delivered in a high energy, action packed program that the scout will love. 




Annual Health & Medical Record

Medical Form

Camp Staff - Work at Camp

Greater Los Angeles Area Council hires nearly 200 enthusiastic seasonal camp staff annually to serve as handicraft assistants, sports instructors, shooting sports assistants (archery, .22 caliber rifle, BB gun, skeet and black-powder), trading post operators/managers, maintenance and food service assistants, nature instructors and Scout skills instructors, lifeguards and aquatic instructors. Apply by completing the: 2018 Summer Camp Staff Application

Interview Notice and Job Fair

Camping Department Support:

Danette Verdugo   Ext. 241
Sonia Guerrero Kagan    Ext. 249

2018 Campership Application

2018 Winter Camp Dates

Winter camp is a unique and awesome experience for the scout.  Especially for us in beautiful Southern California, where we so rarely get to experience the wonder of snow.  An opportunity to learn new skills and experience new challenges, while having fun sledding and building snowmen is incredible.  Join us at Hubert Eaton Scout Reservation for a winter camping experience like no other. 

“Activities are awesome & helpful life skills.”  “Staff are courteous, friendly :) and engaging!”  -Troop 358

We know that snow is a major component to Winter Camp and is often the highlight of the experience, but our staff provides a solid program that ensures that every scout that comes to camp will enjoy themselves with or without snow.  Enjoy activities like climbing, rifle and archery, while testing your scout skills to evade the oncoming zombie apocalypse!  Enjoy evening programming like a digital campfire, and an opportunity to do some stargazing.  Our wonderful staff will make sure that your winter camping experience is taken to the next level!  Just ask Troop 241.

“Very much enjoyed the program & staff. Troop 241 had a good time despite the lack of snow.”  -Troop 241

We still have Boy Scout weekends at Winter Camp on February 17-18th as well as February 24-25th. Sign up now for Winter Camp.