Sage Hill Campground - November 17 & 18, 2018
Sage Hill Campground is set in the Foothills, northeast of Santa Barbara at about 1000 ft elevation within the Los Padres National Forest (last refuge of the California Condor.) Nearby is the Santa Ynez River which is the longest stretch of free-flowing river accessible to the public in Southern California. The group campsite is located in an established oak grove with plenty of shade. This is a favorite campground of parents, and once again -- FRIED TURKEY will be on the menu. There are flush toilets, picnic tables, and potable water. Evenings are COLD at Sage Hill. Watch out for snakes!
Exit the 101 North in Santa Barbara at Highway 154. Follow signs to "Cachuma Lake", taking a right turn as directed shortly after exiting the 101. You will then proceed up into the mountains. After 10 miles and near the end of a long downhill grade, turn right (east) onto Paradise Road. Follow Paradise Road east for about 4 1/2 miles to the Los Prietos Ranger Station. Turn left at the ranger station; the entrance to the campgrounds is behind the station and across a ford.
Campouts -Boys leave from Lincoln Middle School Basketball Court at 1501 California Avenue in Santa Monica at 7:00 a.m. Saturday, April 17. All boys should bring a sack lunch for Saturday and about $5.00 to buy lunch on the trip home. Boys are returned to their homes Sunday afternoon, usually between 2-4p.m. Scouts must be in full uniform traveling to and from camp and are responsible for bringing the required gear. With advance arrangements, equipment such as tents can be shared. Patrol leaders are responsible for arranging food for the patrol and costs are shared. Scouts not yet in patrols need to report to the assistant scoutmaster in charge of their rank.