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* Inland Empire Boy Scouts *

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    Inland Empire Scout Activity Guide

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    Turn your next youth activity into a super fun adventure. Boy Scouts emphasize wholesome recreational opportunities, building strong values and creating memorable events.

    The Boy Scouts of America is the nation's foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training.

    Scout units typically hold weekly activity/training meetings, monthly field trips and annual summer camp adventures. Cub Scout Packs accomodate boys ages 7-10. Boy Scout Troops cover boys ages 11-18. Venturer Crews are co-ed groups for ages 16-20. Most units are sponsored by volunteer organizations and encourage direct parent involvement. Big emphasis on outdoor activity.

    California Inland Empire Council [CIEC]
    1230 Indiana Court, Redlands, CA 92374; 909-793-2463; Council Website;

    The Boy Scouts of America has been serving youth of the Riverside and San Bernardino Counties since at least 1918. California Inland Empire Council was formed in 1973 through the merger of the Arrowhead Area, Grayback and Riverside Councils. In 2006, a portion of the Old Baldy Council merged into the California Inland Empire Council.

    Council territory includes all of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, and stretches from Fort Irwin and Death Valley to Temecula and Indio; Ontario and Barstow to the Arizona and Nevada borders! The area we serve covers some of the fastest growing metropolitain areas in the nation, National Parks and Forests, rural farmland, military bases, and open desert.

    Inland Empire Boy Scout Districts
    Sub-units of the Council - Local Scouting Leadership Resources:

    • Mt. Rubidoux District - Riverside
    • Tahquitz District - Murrieta, Hemet, Temecula, Idyllwild
    • Temescal District - Corona

    Merit Badge Program Guides
    Really Awesome Activity Planner
    The 135+ BSA Merit Badges are a critical element of the Scouting Program. When done right they can be very fun and educational!

    Every Scout deserves a well planned program to help him get the best experience from each scouting adventure.

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* CEIC Cub Scout Packs *

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    Inland Empire Cub Scout Packs [Ages 7-10]
    The cub scout program builds desirable qualities of character, citizenship, fellowship and personal fitness through a local community organization. Phe Pack (all the dens) meet approximately 4 times a month for meetings, fun activities, and trips.

    Pack 18 - Hesperia CA - Cottonwood Elementary School
    Pack 29 - Mira Loma - chartered by VFW#10267 in 1974 with over 40 boys split into 8 dens.
    Pack 41 - Norco CA
    Pack 62 - Riverside CA - Washington Elementary School
    Pack 89 - Lake Arrowhead CA - Church of the Woods
    Pack 97 - Riverside CA -East Hills Community Church - families from the greater Orangecrest, Woodcrest, and Mission Grove Areas.
    Pack 318 - Murrieta CA - Cole Canyon Elementary School - Big Annual Events are the Pine Wood Derby, Camping and the Cub Scout Olympics.
    Pack 322 - Beaumont CA - The Beaumont Grange Scouts are chartered by Beaumont Lions Club.
    Pack 421 - Corona CA - has ten dens and approximately 80 boys from the neighborhoods around Foothill, Eisenhower, and Franklin Elementary Schools in south central Corona. Chartered by Elks Lodge #2045.
    Pack 555 - Fontana CA - “The Triple Nickel” serves the northern part of Fontana,
    Pack 614 - Murrieta CA - Murrieta Rotary Club
    Pack 2216 - Chino Hills - Chino Hills Kiwanis Club
    LDS Church Packs - Many LDS Church Congregations sponsor smaller family size Pack Units
    Catholic Church Packs - Many Catholic Parishes sponsor traditional Pack Units

Official Cub Scout Handbooks-

Order online, fast and easy. Helpful hints to completing requirements. New books for as low as $5/each.

  • Tiger Cub Handbook
  • Wolf Cub Handbook
  • Bear Cub Handbook
  • Webelos Handbook

Cub Scout Special Programs

Camp Wiley - Cub Scout Summer Camp at Boseker Scout Reservation
Tribe of Wisumahi - 2nd Year Webeloe Scouts that live the life of Native American tribesmen.

* CEIC Boy Scout Troops *

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BSA Handbook
Boy Scout Handbook
Centenial Edition

Touted by some Scouts as the ultimate adventure manual, the 12th edition Handbook teaches preparedness and responsibility in both traditional and new ways.

Scout Shop Supplies
Mess kits / camping supplies / uniforms / scout handbooks / sleeping bags / much more. Order online with group rate discounts.

* CIEC Venturer Crews *

    Inland Empire Venturer Crews [Co-ed 16-21]
    BSA Crew 107 - Corona CA - chartered by St. John's Episcopal Church - Troop and Crew Units.
    BSA Crew 148 - Temecula CA - is chartered by the Knights of Columbus of St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Parish. Traditional backpacking and regular horizon-expanding events such as aviation, canoeing, cycling, local and wilderness camping are highlighted.
    Crew 772 - Scuba BSA - CIEC Deep Sea Adventure Crew
    Crew 800 - Yucaipa CA - Outdoor Adventures, Amateur Radio, Public Service.

* CIEC Order of the Arrow *

    BSA Order of the Arrow
    Boy Scout Fraternity Group - Advanced Scouting

    Order of the Arrow - BSA Official Website - National Jamboree Events

    Cahuilla Lodge
    CIEC Order of the Arrow - Lodge #127

    Scout Center, Redlands, CA; Lodge Website;

    Cahuilla Lodge was founded in 1982 and has since several awards in excellence for Camping and Community Service.

    This is the honor camp group for CIEC and travels to Camp Emerson for service projects each summer. Some Lodge members also participate in the Rising Sun Singers and Drum Team which performs at national events.

    The Cahuilla Indians are the earliest known residents of this region and their history can be traced back 2500 years. Their resourcefulness in digging wells allowed them to prosper in this dry climate and they were also highly skilled basket makers.

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* Scout Camps - Inland Empire *

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    BSA Camp Emerson CIEC
    BSA Mountain Camp in Idyllwild

    Set amongst towering pine trees, high in the mountains overlooking Southern Califonia, Camp Emerson features a complete BSA Summer Camp program including shooting ranges, scoutcraft, nature, and other merit badge programs. Lake Gallaher usually holds more than 3 acre feet of water, making it big enough to support canoeing, rowing, fishing, and other water activities. Klondike Derbies happen regularly during winter weekends in the snow. Other activities include the Tahquitz Peak Hike, and Brown High Adventure Area.
    Camp Helendade CIEC
    BSA Mountain Camp near Big Bear Lake

    Boy Scout summer camp founded in 1960. It was partially burned in the California October 2007 fires and is currently undergoing a major rebuilding process.

    Log Cabin Wilderness Camp - Inyo [LAAC]
    High adventure scouting base camp of the Los Angeles Area Council located in the Inyo National Forest at 9640 foot elevation. The camp is near the Tioga Pass Road on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada bordering the Hoover Wilderness and Yosemite National Park. COPE Course and one-week backpacking trips into the Yosemite Wilderness. 18 preplanned trek itineraries available that include peak climbing, day hikes, rock climbing, trail cooking, Ranger Training, great fishing and peak bagging.

    Firestone Scout Reservation - Diamond Bar [LAAC] BSA Los Angeles Area Council Scout Camp
    Firestone Scout Reservation is nestled in Tonner Canyon just east of SR-57 between Brea and Diamond Bar, California. Facilities include wilderness trails, archery and gun range, orienteering, camping and wildlife. Popular large outdoor wilderness that is freeway accessible to most of Southern California. Firestone has sites for small groups as well as those needing space for over 1,000 people.

    Lake Arrowhead Scout Camps [LAAC]
    Forest Lawn Scout Reservation - FLSR

    FLSR is a group of Boy Scout and Cub Scout Resident Summer Camps located 3 miles east of Lake Arrowhead, California on more than 2,000 acres in the San Bernardino National Forest. They offer a wide range of Merit Badges and activities. Areas include Ecology/Conservation, Handicrafts, Swimming, Scout Craft, Path finding, Horsemanship, C.O.P.E., Climbing, John Wayne Outpost, Loggers Jamboree outpost, Archery, Shotgun Shooting, and Riffle Shooting to name a few. This facility also operates winter camps and Mountain Man Thunder in November and a Cub Scout resident summer camp.

    Holcomb Valley Scout Reservation [SGVC]
    BSA Wilderness Camp - Big Bear

    San Bernardino Mountains High Country Camping - Holcomb Valley Scout Reservation is located on a high country meadow near Big Bear and surrounded by tree covered hills and mountains. Holcomb Valleyprovides programs for all ages and stages of Scouting. Programs include horsemanship, rock climbing and mountain biking.

    California BSA Scout Camps - There are many Summer Camps, Scout Reservation and Sea Scout Bases in the Southern California area.
    BSA Online Resources

BSA Fieldbook
BSA Fieldbook
Outdoor Trek Guide

Based on experiences of millions of Scouts and leaders, this book holds essential information for every outdoor enthusiast. A comprehensive reference, this handbook includes sections on trek, preparation and adventures, appreciating our environment, and more.

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California Nature Handbook
The Nature of California
Introduction to Common California Plants, Wildlife and Outstanding Natural Attractions

An outstanding resource for the local nature lover or tourist. It is an agreeable overview of animals and plants casual hikers and campers are likely to encounter.

* Scouting Adventures - Inland Empire *

    Other Area Scouting Adventures

    Boomers FunParks
    Boomers is a popular place for kids entertainment and activities including gaming arcade, mini-golf, go-karts and kids cafe. Special events include birthday celebrations, YMCA day camps and scout night.

    Inland Empire Recreation Guide - More Local Camping Info

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2010 Klondike Derby @ Camp Emerson

* Merit Badge Expo - Inland Empire *

Merit Badges / Belt Loops

Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center

Scouting Badges: - A number of merit badge presentations for young Boy Scouts and Webeloes - Art, Bird Study, Archeaology, Chemistry, Geology, Insect Study, Engineering, Traffic Safety, Nuclear Science, Forestry, Radio, Weather & Nature.

Scout Camp Weekend - Multiple Activities
Shooting Sports / Aquatics / Camping / Wilderness Survival / Scoutcraft. Spend the weekend at any of the local Scout Camp facilities to work an outdoor merit badge.

Joshua Tree NP - Backpacking / Rock Climbing
Wide open rugged terrain and many unusual plants provide inspiration for many scouts. The best time to visit is early spring when a big array of desert wildflowers reach full bloom.

Yucaipa Merit Badge Fair - [JAN/MAR]
Every year the Grayback District hosts a merit badge fair at the LDS Church on 12100 - 6th Street in Yucaipa. Advanced registration required. Multiple merit badges offered.

Big Bear California Resorts Big Bear Lake - Watersports / Wintersports
Scenic Mountain and Lakefront Resort Community - Camp overnight and pursue popular watersports in the Summer and wintersports in the Winter.

Orange Empire Railway Museum -
Railroading Merit Badge

Explore Southern California's railroading history.

San Diego Zoo - Animal Studies
Located in beautiful Balboa Park, the 100-acre World-Famous San Diego Zoo cares for more than 4,000 individual animals representing 800 different species. Camp overnight at BSA Camp Balboa which is located adjacent to the zoo.

LDS Family History Center - Genealogy M.B.
There are several FHC locations in this area. Easy Merit Badge. Free admission. Most centers are open for scout night, midweek, weekends, and evenings.
Pre-requisites: Bring the info on three or more older relatives (ie grandparents) to get started : approximate name, birthplace, birthyear.

County Museum Workshop [MAR] Multiple Activities
Every year, the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands hosts a Merit Badge and Belt Loop Workshop with a variety of activities to choose from. Advanced registration required.

Anza-Borrego Desert SP - Astronomy / Backpacking
The largest state park in the contiguous United States where visitors can traverse canyons full of desert palms, ancient pictographs, majestic cactus and early spring wildflowers. Camping, hiking, ORV Trails.

BSA Merit Badge Series Booklets -
Order online, fast and easy. Boy Scout study guides for over 130 different merit badges available. Helpful hints to completing requirements.

* Scouting Resources - Inland Empire *

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