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Camp Royaneh
Fun Facts
1925 - Present
Boy Scouts of America, San Francisco Bay Area Council • 1001 Davis Street, San Leandro, CA 94577-1514, (510) 577-9000

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95421

Camp Royaneh, Postal Code

2600 Scanlon Road, Cazadero

Camp Royaneh Address

46579 Deed

Number of the Deed to Camp Royaneh as filed on April 20, 1925 in Santa Rosa

49rs

Camp Royaneh, Campsite (c 1926 – 1985), Original campsite at Royaneh, Torn down to make way for handicap accessible shower house

Acres, 16

Camp Royaneh, Russian Gulch Outpost Camp

Acres, 345 (originally 120)

Camp Royaneh, amount of acreage at camp

Alumni Night

Camp Royaneh, 5th week Friday night when alumni & staff return for socializing

Andrew Hallidie, Cabin 1

Camp Royaneh, 49rs Campsite cabin name (c 1940)

Aqua-neh

Name of the swimming pool program area at camp Royaneh

Austin Creek (East)

Camp Royaneh, Creek adjacent to Camp once dammed and used as waterfront

Baden Powell Scouts

Camp Royaneh, program designed for first year campers

Bar H Ranch

Adjoining Camp Royaneh was the horse program for overnight pack trips and adventure away from the modern camp.  (c 1942)

Bear Gulch / 49er

Camp Royaneh, campsite (c 2008) above Kiwanis Grove

Bill Hickock, Cabin 3

Camp Royaneh, Frontiersmen Campsite cabin name (c 1940)

Bob’s Bend

Camp Royaneh, name of area at bottom of Scoutcraft hill (c 2008) in honor of Bob Animo longtime staffer

Brete Harte, Cabin 2

Camp Royaneh, 49rs Campsite cabin name (c 1940)

Buddy Point

Camp Royaneh, Campsite (c 1971 – present), 22 person max

Buffalo Bill, Cabin 2

Camp Royaneh, Plainsmen Campsite cabin name (c 1940)

Buffery Flats

Name of one of the Cairn trail markers at Camp Royaneh

Cairn Boot Trail

Camp Royaneh, 24 sites around camp containing stamps the Scouts collect

Camp Moore

Camp Royaneh, camp renamed in 1939 in honor of first Council President.  Officially known as Camp Royaneh of the CC Moore Scout Reservation. Name never stuck. (c 1939 – 1951)

Camp of Joy

The meaning of the word “Royaneh” from the Iroquois Indians.  In 1925 George Hart from SFC Troop 54 won a competition among Scouts to name the new camp.  

Camp Royaneh

Scout camp of the San Francisco Council from 1925 to present.  Located near Cazadero.  Camp was named by George Hart during a competition of SF scouts in 1925. Royaneh is an Iroquios Indian name that means “camp of joy” or “Meeting place of the tribes”

Campsites, 14

Camp Royaneh, number of tent and cabin campsites

Canoe Base

Camp Royaneh, Name of the boating area that was dammed during summers

Capt. Armstrong, Cabin 4

Camp Royaneh, Frontiersmen Campsite cabin name (c 1940)

Capt. Watson, Cabin 6

Camp Royaneh, Pioneers Campsite cabin name (c 1940)

Cazadero, CA

Camp Royaneh’s location

Chalet

Camp Royaneh, Handicraft building

Chiefs Room

Camp Royaneh, Scoutmasters room in honor of naturalist Uncle Ed Dike

Clark Grove

Camp Royaneh, grove of Redwoods in honor of ???? Clark.  A tree from this Grove fell on the original dinning hall in 1981 collapsing the main support beam

Col. Andrew Rowan, Cabin 1

Camp Royaneh, Plainsmen Campsite cabin name (c 1940)

Col. John Freemont, Cabin 6

Camp Royaneh, Plainsmen Campsite cabin name (c 1940)

COPE

Camp Royaneh, Course (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience)

Critter Of The Week

Camp Royaneh

Daniel Boone, Cabin 5

Camp Royaneh, Frontiersmen Campsite cabin name (c 1940)

Davy Crockett, Cabin 3

Camp Royaneh, Plainsmen Campsite cabin name (c 1940)

Dead Horse Flats

Camp Royaneh, Area of camp down near East Austin Creek

Dead Horse Flats

Name of one of the Cairn trail markers at Camp Royaneh

Diamond R Corral

Camp Royaneh, Corral operations , corral dedicated in 1960

Distance, 1.5 Miles

Distance from Royaneh to Northwestern Pacific train station in Cazadero in 1927

Distance, 91 Miles

Camp Royaneh, distance from Council Office (c 1968)

Eagle Eye

Camp Royaneh Ghost (c 1929 – 1938)

Emma Watson

Camp Royaneh, Original land owner of the Camp Royaneh property

Fern Glen Falls

Name of one of the Cairn trail markers at Camp Royaneh

Five Brothers

Name of one of the Cairn trail markers at Camp Royaneh

Forester

Camp Royaneh, Campsite (c 1926 – present), Original campsite at Royaneh, 56 person max

Forty-Niners

Camp Royaneh, Campsite (c 1968) located above original Plainsmen shower house.  Site was torn down to make way for new handicap accessible shower house.

Fricot Meadow

Camp Royaneh, campsite (c 1971 – present), 26 person max

FrontiersMen

Camp Royaneh, campsite (c 1926 – present), Original campsite at Royaneh, 48 person max

Gallons, 155,000

Camp Royaneh, “L” shaped pool approximately 100’ x 60’

Gallons, 20,000

Camp Royaneh, holding capacity of main septic tank under soccer field

Gen John Sutter, Cabin 3

Camp Royaneh, 49rs Campsite cabin name (c 1940)

Gen. Custer, Cabin 4

Camp Royaneh, Plainsmen Campsite cabin name (c 1940)

George Hart

Scout from SFC Troop 54 who provided the name Royaneh for the camp.  A competition was held in 1925 among the Scouts in San Francisco for naming the new camp.  Royaneh is an Iroquois Indian word meaning “camp of joy” or “meeting place of the Tribes”

Gnarled Maple

Name of one of the Cairn trail markers at Camp Royaneh

Handyman

Camp Royaneh, Scouts who complete any handicraft project can turn it in to be judged

Harry Ross, Cabin 6

Camp Royaneh, Frontiersmen Campsite cabin name (c 1940)

Haunted Tree

Name of one of the Cairn trail markers at Camp Royaneh

Hidden Springs

The name of a spring located on the hillside near Mountain Man

Holy Stone

Name of one of the Cairn trail markers at Camp Royaneh

Jack Laws Trail

Camp Royaneh

James Lick, Cabin 3

Camp Royaneh, Pioneers Campsite cabin name (c 1940)

James Marshall, Cabin 4

Camp Royaneh, 49rs Campsite cabin name (c 1940)

Jedediah Smith, Cabin 2

Camp Royaneh, Frontiersmen Campsite cabin name (c 1940)

John Audubon, Cabin 2

Camp Royaneh, Foresters Campsite cabin name (c 1940)

John Burrough, Cabin 3

Camp Royaneh, Foresters Campsite cabin name (c 1940)

John Geary, Cabin 4

Camp Royaneh, Pioneers Campsite cabin name (c 1940)

John Larson, Cabin 6

Camp Royaneh, 49rs Campsite cabin name (c 1940)

John Muir, Cabin 1

Camp Royaneh, Foresters Campsite cabin name (c 1940)

Kashaya Pomo Indians

The band of Indians that once inhabited the Camp Royaneh area

Kit Carson, Cabin 5

Camp Royaneh, Plainsmen Campsite cabin name (c 1940)

Kiwanis Grove

Camp Royaneh, campsite (c 1971 – present), 26 person max.  Named in honor of the Kiwanis Club of San Francisco.

Knights of Dunamis Memorial Grove

Knights of Dunamis Grove, dedicated to its founder and late San Francisco Scout Exec Raymond O. Hanson.  Located on the hill between the amphitheater and Scanlon ridge campground

Leaders Point

Name of one of the Cairn trail markers at Camp Royaneh near the play field

Lions Den

Camp Royaneh, campsite (c 1971 – present), 29 person max

Lonely Tree

Name of one of the Cairn trail markers at Camp Royaneh

Louis Kern

Contractor who constructed the original buildings at Camp Royaneh in 1925 including the large 500 seat mess hall.

Luther Burbank, Cabin 1

Camp Royaneh, Pioneers Campsite cabin name (c 1940)

Madrone Ghost

Name of one of the Cairn trail markers at Camp Royaneh

Maintenance Shed/Garage

Located next to the rangers cabin (c 1953 – 1990)

Mark Twain, Cabin 1

Camp Royaneh, Frontiersmen Campsite cabin name (c 1940)

Meeting Place of the Tribe

This is the loosely translated Iroquois name for Camp Royaneh from 1925 when the camp was named.  See Camp of Joy.  Name translation also applies to Royaneh lodge 282.

Millers Retreat

Camping area near Watson Ranch used for SF Council (predecessor to Royaneh)

Moon Bench

Camp Royaneh, bench at base of Scoutcraft hill (c 1968)

Mountain Man

Area of camp where black powder rifle, axe throwing and other activities designed for the outdoors are held (c 1993)

Murphy’s Gulch

Camp Royaneh, campsite (c 1971 – present), 34 person max

Narrow Gauge

Name of one of the Cairn trail markers at Camp Royaneh.  This is where part of the Sonoma Magnesite rail line was located from 1917 until 1937.

Nature Glen

Camp Royaneh, Nature area

Old Bunk House

Camp Royaneh

Old Narrow Gauge

Name of one of the Cairn trail markers at Camp Royaneh

Olive Grove

Name of one of the Cairn trail markers at Camp Royaneh

Order Of The Rattlesnake

Camp Royaneh, Nature Glens highest honor

Oxen Flume

Name of one of the Cairn trail markers at Camp Royaneh

Peter Donohue, Cabin 5

Camp Royaneh, Pioneers Campsite cabin name (c 1940)

Peter Lassen, Cabin 2

Camp Royaneh, Pioneers Campsite cabin name (c 1940)

Phone: 707-632-5291

Camp Royaneh, phone number for camp (c 1974)

Pinnacle peak

Name of one of the Cairn trail markers at Camp Royaneh

Pioneer

Camp Royaneh, Campsite (c 1926 – present), Original campsite at Royaneh, 56 person max

Plainsmen

Camp Royaneh, Campsite (c 1926 – present), Original campsite at Royaneh, 48 person max

PO Box 39

Camp Royaneh, Post Office Box Number

Pole Mountain

Camp Royaneh, Russian Gulch outpost camp hiking

Red & Fred

Names of the mules at Royaneh that ranger Jim Wilkins used to pull wagons and saddle (c 1977)

Redwood Giant

Name of one of the Cairn trail markers at Camp Royaneh

Rifle Camp

Camp Royaneh, Campsite (next to rifle range) (c 1977 – present)

Rock Bottom

Name of one of the Cairn trail markers at Camp Royaneh

Rodeo Ring

Camp Royaneh, Corral

Roman Plunge

Name of one of the Cairn trail markers at Camp Royaneh.  Also the jumping rock area when river was dammed to form a boating area (c 1968)

Rotary Rancho

Camp Royaneh, campsite (c 1971), 22 person max.  Named in honor of the Rotary Club of San Francisco.

Russian Gulch

Camp Royaneh 16 acre outpost camp and trek for senior scouts (c 1969 – 1989)

Sam Duncan, Cabin 4

Camp Royaneh, Foresters Campsite cabin name (c 1940)

Sanctuary

Location of the Chapel near the Pioneer campsite

Scanlon Ridge

Camp Royaneh, campsite (c 1971 – present), 30 person max

Schneider Property

127 acres of additional land was purchased in 1969 from this family to add to the Camp Royaneh property.  The property is adjacent to the camp along East Austin creek

Sherwood J Hall

Land owner who donated 16 acres of land to the San Francisco Council in the Russian Gulch area.

Sonoma County

Camp Royaneh, County the camp is located

Sonoma Magnesite Company

Name of the company that built a small rail line along East Austin Creek through parts of Camp Royaneh from 1917 until 1937.

Stephen Kearney, Cabin 5

Camp Royaneh, 49rs Campsite cabin name (c 1940)

Stephen Mathey, Cabin 5

Camp Royaneh, Foresters Campsite cabin name (c 1940)

Tevis Memorial Hospital

Medical cabin at Royaneh (c 1938), originally located between the amphitheater and the pool

The Roya Nehan

Newsletter of camp Royaneh (c 1927) also became the name of the newsletter for the Royaneh Lodge (c 1950)

Thunderbird

Camp Royaneh, Mascot and Logo, first makes its appearance in 1958

Tie Maker

Name of one of the Cairn trail markers at Camp Royaneh

Top O’ Rock

Name of one of the Cairn trail markers at Camp Royaneh

Trail of the Thunderbird

Camp Royaneh, Activities in program areas that get more difficult each year

Tree Haven

Camp Royaneh, campsite (c 1971 – present), 24 person max

Twin Peaks

Name of one of the Cairn trail markers at Camp Royaneh

Uncle Ed Dike

Camp Royaneh, naturalist who coined “Have fun in the sun at Camp Royaneh”

Uncle Stan’s Social

Camp Royaneh, Monday night adult social after taps

Upper Loop Trail

Camp Royaneh

Vista View

Name of one of the Cairn trail markers at Camp Royaneh

Watson Ranch

Camp Royaneh, Sarah and Charles Watson were the original owners of the land that sold their ranch to the SF Council were Camp Royaneh is now located.

White Water Creek

Name of one of the Cairn trail markers at Camp Royaneh

Wm. Gurene, Cabin 6

Camp Royaneh, Foresters Campsite cabin name (c 1940)

Woodland Grotto

Name of one of the Cairn trail markers at Camp Royaneh

Woodpecker Delight

Name of one of the Cairn trail markers at Camp Royaneh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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