In 1914 “The World Almanac” made the first telephone call across the United States when it phoned Charles C. Moore (who at that time was President of the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco) regarding the opening of the Worlds fair in San Francisco. In 1919 Charles C Moore was elected President of the San Francisco Council after the sudden death of its first President Jesse Lilienthal. Moore would serve as President of the San Francisco Council from 1919 until 1928. During this time Charles Moore was instrumental in opening its first permanent Scout Camp at Pine Lake, acquiring the Watson Ranch in Cazadero for use as a Scout camp in 1925 and acquiring the Kent Estate in Fairfax for another Scout Camp. Moore would also serve as the Vice-President of the National Boy Scouts of America in 1928 and in 1930 he would be presented with the Silver Buffalo award, the highest honor that the National Boy Scouts of American can present. Charles Moore died in April of 1932.
Camp Royaneh is officially renamed Camp Moore
At the April 13, 1938 board meeting of the San Francisco Council, the camping committee recommended to the Executive Board to change the name of Camp Royaneh to Camp C.C. Moore in order to “perpetuate the name of Mr. Charles C. Moore”. The motion passed the board thereby officially changing the name of Camp Royaneh to Camp C.C. Moore. Although Moore died in 1932 an unsubstantiated rumor has it that the board was expecting the wife of Charles Moore to eventually leave the Moore estate to the Council either when she died or at some other time. It is unknown if this is true or not, but the name of Camp Moore was no longer being used after 1950-1951. This may be due to the dedicated staff, campers and other persons associated with Royaneh that would not let the name Royaneh (named by Scout George Hart in 1925) disappear.
However from 1938 until 1950 the name Camp Moore was used on all Council literature when it referred to the camp formerly known as Royaneh. The name of “Royaneh” never disappeared as the term was still used by the San Francisco Council to refer to their two camps (Camp Moore and Camp Lilienthal) as “Royaneh Camps”. The patch used at both Camp Moore and Camp Lilienthal was the same patch however if you attended Camp Moore you received an “M” to attach to your patch or an “L” if you attended Camp Lilienthal. This lasted until the 1950’s when patches specific to Camp Royaneh and Camp Lilienthal were released after the name of Camp Moore disappeared for good.