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Dimond-O
Fun Facts
1926 - 1979

Fun Fact

Description

$3,800 Dollars

Purchase price for all the buildings and cabins from the United Commercial Company of San Francisco to create Dimond-O (c 1925)

$400.00 Dollars

Cost per year to lease the Dimond-O land (1926 – 1967)

34660 Evergreen Rd, Mather

Dimond-O, Address

49’er Treks

Dimond-O, Five Day hikes from camp

Acres, 88 (originally 40)

Dimond-O, amount of acreage at camp

Alder Creek

Dimond-O, Ranger Troop cabin name (c 1932)

Aspen Valley Ranger Station

Dimond-O, Ranger Troop cabin name (c 1932)

Bald Mountain

Dimond-O, Hiking spot

Bear Flat

Dimond-O, Campsite (c 1959 – 1978), 60 person max

Bee Hive

Dimond-O, this was the first night camp on trek to Miwok Lake

Birch Lake

Dimond-O, when the river was too frigid, the Camp Mather swim area was used

Blue Ox

Dimond-O, Campsite (c 1959 – 1978), 38 person max

Boot Hill

Dimond-O, location where Vigilantes “buried” their outstanding campers and was in front of the Vigilante cabins

Brett Hardt

Dimond-O, Vigilante Troop cabin name (c 1932)

Buckskin Camping

Dimond-O, Meals prepared in Dinning hall

Bugs Cain Special

Dimond-O, Jam and canned milk mixed into a cup of snow

Bull Pin

Dimond-O, naturalist BC Cain led sessions regarding anything “outdoors”

Bull Sessions

Dimond-O, naturalist BC Cain led sessions regarding anything “outdoors”

California Peach And Fig Growers Association

Original property leaser of forestry land that became site of Dimond-O

Campsites, 10

Dimond-O, number of tent campsites

Carson City

Dimond-O, Ranger Troop cabin name (c 1932)

Cedar

Dimond-O, Campsite (c 1959 – 1978), 38 person max

Chinook, Upper & Lower

Dimond-O, Campsite (c 1959 – 1978), 38 person max

Chinquapin Ranger Station

Dimond-O, Ranger Troop cabin name (c 1932)

Church In The Wildwood

Dimond-O, location of where interdenominational services where held

Clouds Rest

Dimond-O, Mountaineers Troop cabin name (c 1932)

Coraner

Dimond-O, Vigilante Troop cabin name (c 1932)

County “Jale”

Dimond-O, Vigilante Troop cabin name (c 1932)

Craft Corral

Dimond-O, Craft area

Crane Flat Ranger Station

Dimond-O, Ranger Troop cabin name (c 1932)

Danse Hall

Dimond-O, Vigilante Troop cabin name (c 1932)

Deadwood

Dimond-O, Campsite (c 1959 – 1978), 38 person max

Dimond O Ranger Station

Dimond-O, Ranger Troop cabin name (c 1932)

Dimond-O

Scout camp of the Oakland Council from 1926 to 1979 (“O” stood for Outpost). Located in the Sierras near Mather.

Dimond-O Day

Dimond-O, Patrol competition in camp-craft and aquatics

Dimond-O Players

Dimond-O, The camp staff would put on plays for the scouts.  In the early years they were known as the Tuolumne Players.

Dirty Mouth Jones


Distance, 175 Miles

Dimond-O, distance from Council Office (c 1968)

Doc’s Rock

Dimond-O, Rock named after Dr. Lum longtime camp doctor

Dog Lake Or Birch Lake

Dimond-O, Campsite (c 1959)

Emigrant Hikes

Dimond-O, four day hikes from camp – baggage by trucks

Emu Pit

Dimond-O, cooking pit at Miwok lake where the meal was cooked underground for 24 hrs and served on Saturday night to all Miwoks and their guests

Emu Pit Recipe

Dimond-O, 70 Pounds of Beef Loin (Boneless and trimmed), 50 lbs. Potatoes, 25 lbs Carrots, 25 lbs Onions, Salt And Pepper. Cooked underground for 24 hrs. Put in the ground Friday and then removed Saturday evening for Miwok closing.

Evergreen Lodge

Dimond-O, Main lodge in the town of Mather

First Aid Station

The first aid station was financed and constructed in May of 1938 by the Oakland Rotary club.

Fourth-a-dayo

Dimond-O, the name of the camp-wide events (c 1940)

Fremont

Dimond-O, Vigilante Troop cabin name (c 1932)

Frog Derby

Dimond-O,

Frontiers Man

Dimond-O, Campsite

Frontiersmen

Dimond-O, Camping Area (c 1940)

Frontiersmen Trek

Dimond-O, two week annual hike (c 1930  - 1945)

Gallons, 1500

Capacity of septic tank for the new Health Lodge

Gentry Ranger Station

Dimond-O, Ranger Troop cabin name (c 1932)

Gluefoot

Dimond-O, wooden horse used in the camping merit badges to teach scouts how to pack and tie the diamond hitch (c 1945)

Gold Hill

Dimond-O, Campsite (c 1959 – 1974)

Hail to Dimond-O

Dimond-O, Dimond-O camp song

Hangman’s Tree

Dimond-O, Vigilante Troop tree (c 1932)

Health Lodge

Dimond-O, Name of the Medical building

Hogmouth Hansen

Dimond-O, during the early 1930’s a camper with bad table manners was hung in effigy.  This started the Vigilante Boot hill tradition of burying the honorable.

Indian Days

Dimond-O, the name of the third camping session and the campers wore Indian costumes.

Jawbone, East & West

Dimond-O, Campsite (c 1970 – 1978), 38 person max

John Marshall

Dimond-O, Vigilante Troop cabin name (c 1932)

John Muir

Dimond-O, Vigilante Troop cabin name (c 1932)

Jungle Joe

Nickname of longtime Dimond-O camp director Joe Remlinger

Kraft Korral

Dimond-O, Area where crafts were worked on (c 1944)

Last Chance

Dimond-O, Campsite (c 1959 – 1970)

Lost Claim

Dimond-O, Campsite (c 1959 – 1978), 38 person max

Mark Twain

Dimond-O, Vigilante Troop cabin name (c 1932)

Mather, CA

Dimond-O’s location

Meadow Woggle

Dimond-O, the name of the second camping session.  Also camp wide games including spaghetti throwing (Javelin toss) (c 1945)

Merced Grove Ranger Station

Dimond-O, Ranger Troop cabin name (c 1932)

Mill Run

Dimond-O, Campsite (c 1959 – 1970)

Miwok (Training)

Dimond-O, Weeklong leadership training course to prepare Scouts for leadership positions.  Required for working on <O> Staff (c 1940 – 1979)

Miwok Lake

Dimond-O, Name of the lake the Miwok members hiked to for training

Mountain Camp

Dimond-O, unofficial name of the camp used by many

Mountain Men Trek

Dimond-O, Week long hike from Dimond-O to Hetch Hetchy and beyond (c 1970 – 1978)

Mountaineer Troop

Dimond-O, Troop Camping area (c 1932)

Mountaineers Totems

Dimond-O, Totem Poles at the Mountaineers campsite

Mt. Clark

Dimond-O, Mountaineers Troop cabin name (c 1932)

Mt. Diablo

Dimond-O, Mountaineers Troop cabin name (c 1932)

Mt. Hamilton

Dimond-O, Mountaineers Troop cabin name (c 1932)

Mt. Lassen

Dimond-O, Mountaineers Troop cabin name (c 1932)

Mt. Lyle

Dimond-O, Mountaineers Troop cabin name (c 1932)

Mt. Ritter

Dimond-O, Mountaineers Troop cabin name (c 1932)

Mt. Shasta

Dimond-O, Mountaineers Troop cabin name (c 1932)

Mt. Tamilpias

Dimond-O, Mountaineers Troop cabin name (c 1932)

Mt. Whitney

Dimond-O, Mountaineers Troop cabin name (c 1932)

Mt. Wilson

Dimond-O, Mountaineers Troop cabin name (c 1932)

Narrow Gauge

Dimond-O, Campsite (c 1959 – 1970)

Nature Center

The center was built from funds donated to the council in memory of Scouts that lost their lives in WWII.  The building was located on the hill southeast of the shop and faced the Mess hall. It was designed by BC Cain and erected in 1946.

Phone: Never

Dimond-O, the camp never had a phone, had to drive to Evergreen Lodge for a phone

Pioneer Camping

Dimond-O, Troops that provided and prepared their own food/cooking

Plainsmen

Dimond-O, Camping Area (c 1940)

PO Box Mather

Dimond-O, Post Office Box

PO Box Star Route 150

Dimond-O, Post Office Box number

Prospector Treks

Dimond-O, three day hikes from camp

Ranger Spring

Dimond-O, Ranger Spring was straight out from the side door of the Mess Hall. The spring ran all year and had a built up rock wall surrounding it.

Ranger Troop

Dimond-O, Troop Camping Area (c 1932)

Red dog Saloon

Dimond-O, Vigilante Troop cabin name (c 1932)

Robert E Bradley, Consultant

Dimond-O, recommends disposal of camp due to inefficiencies (Jan 10. 1978)

Saw blade Bell

Dimond-O, at meal times the saw blade would be rung, also during the 1935 fire

Sierra Camp

Dimond-O, name used to describe the future camp in March 1922 by Homer Bemiss

Sierra Flat

Dimond-O, campsite (c 1977 – 1978)

Snake Derby

Dimond-O,

Star Route 150, Groveland

Dimond-O, Mailing Address for Camp (c 1974)

Sugar Pine

Dimond-O, Campsite (c 1959 – 1978)

Sunrise Peak

Dimond-O, local site where vesper services were done

Sutter

Dimond-O, Vigilante Troop cabin name (c1932)

Swing Man

Dimond-O, a staffer that would be used in multiple program areas

Tamarack

Dimond-O, Campsite (c 1959 – 1978), 38 person max

The Shop


Thunder Cloud

Dimond-O, Campsite (c 1959 – 1970)

Toothless Joe

Dimond-O, name used to describe long time Dimond-O Scouter Joe Remlinger one summer due to a tooth being removed before camp.

Tribune Carriers

The fourth session of camp was a special session for paperboys of the Oakland Tribune.

Tuolumne County

Dimond-O, County the camp is located

Tuolumne Players

Dimond-O, Each year at the Scouters Moot a group of Scouters would put on a theatrical play for the attendees such as the 1944 rendition of “School Daze”.  In later years the Tuolumne Players would become the Dimond-O Players.

Tuolumne Ranger Station

Dimond-O, Ranger Troop cabin name (c 1932)

Tuolumne River, South Fork

Dimond-O, mountain river that ran through camp and was dammed for swimming

Vigilante Troop

Dimond-O, Troop Camping Area (c 1932).  Name comes from various old west vigilantes

Wacky Do

Dimond-O, Friendly little chipmunk

Welcome Corral

Dimond-O, The Welcome Corral was to the right of the Camp Office. It had a large barrel filled with punch and cooled with Ice for all incoming Campers and family, when they checked in on Sunday.

Wells Fargo

Dimond-O, Vigilante Troop cabin name (c 1932)

Woodland Theater

Dimond-O, Old outdoor theater (c 1930)

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Historical Documents Timeline Dimond-O Leather Patch (c 1933), Image courtesy of the Adam Lombard Collection