Beaumont Scout Reservation
In Southwestern St. Louis County, sits 2,400 acres of wooded, rolling hills and adventure called the Beaumont Scout Reservation. This multi-use property is located just off Highway 44 at the Beaumont-Antire Road exit.
Beaumont Scout Reservation offers countless activities and facilities for Scouts, featuring Cub World, Nagel Base (home of the council’s horses), cabins, a climbing tower, mud cave exploration and a swimming pool.
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6480 Beaumont Reservation Drive
High Ridge, MO 63049
(at Highway 44 and Beaumont/Antire Road)
Ranger: Abby Wilson | 636-495-5898 | email@example.com
A new program and timeline will be used for 2022-2023 unit camping reservations. To reserve the treehouses and adirondacks at S-F Scout Ranch and adirondacks at Beaumont Scout Reservation, units will need to have one leader apply for a unique code that will allow them to complete the reservation and not reserve the facility more than once. With the new “code” process, leaders can login to the system at their convenience and complete their reservation on a first-come first-served basis once the reservation system opens. Units will be limited to one treehouse or adirondack reservation until all remaining facilities and camping areas open for reservations. The timeline for this process is:
- Apply for Code – June 15 – July 25, 2022. Apply via https://scoutingevent.com/312-20222023treehouseandadirondackreservations.
- Treehouses & Adirondack system open – First Monday of August – August 1, 2022
- All remaining facilities and camping areas open – Second Monday of August – August 8, 2022
This is on a first-come first-served basis via the reservation portal – https://campreservation.com/312/Home.
Beaumont has eight cabins for unit use.
Cabin A and B: These log structures near the Camp May Parade Field are our newest additions. They each house 20 in bunks and are joined by a breezeway. Each have a wood-burning fireplace, stove, refrigerator,, sink, indoor plumbing, and showers. Units provide their own firewood and cooking gear.
Cabins McBride, Jordan, Lantz, , and Third Baptist: These four cabins have enough bunks to accommodate 20 people each. Each cabin contains a fireplace, woodstove, refrigerator, cookstove and dry sink. Water and latrines are outdoors. McBride and Jordan cabins are side-by-side should your unit need room for more than 20.
Beckett Cabin: This cabin is right behind the Emerson Center and houses 14 people in bunks. The smallest cabin available, it is heated by a furnace. The cabin has indoor plumbing, refrigerator, cookstove and sink. It does not have a fireplace or woodstove.
Wohl Lodge: This lodge is located next to the Emerson Center. It has a flushable toilet, a shower, and a full kitchen. This lodge sleeps 22.
- Camp Grizzly
- Cub World (Map of Cub World)
- Camp May (Map of Camp May)
- Nagel Explorer Base
Camp May hosts summer camp each year at Beaumont. It includes the Emerson Center, swimming pool, and program areas.
Camp Grizzly Cub World
Camp Grizzly Cub World is a favorite for Scouts and parents alike. Designed specifically for Cub Scouts and families, the area contains:
- Akela’s Council Ring: This ceremonial site is a great facility
for pack and den awards ceremonies, or for having a
fun‑filled Scout‑type campfire.
- Cub World Activity Building: A large meeting room is
available for pack meetings.
- Cub World Pavilion and shelters
- Cub Scout Family Camp: There are campsites available
for dens and packs to enjoy tent camping. Each campsite
has a picnic table, fire ring with cooking grate, and trash
can. A shower facility with indoor toilets is also available
- Eagle’s Nest Tower: Located on one of the highest points
of Beaumont Reservation is the Eagle’s Nest Tower. A
three‑level tower more than 20‑feet high offers a spectacular
view of the surrounding countryside.
- Fort Hussmann: This area provides Scouts the chance to
dream about life in a frontier fort. The area contains a fort,
fire ring, and picnic tables.
- Lost Beaumont Mine: Sand and tunnels abound in this
unique area. A miner’s cabin with a potbelly stove is a major
feature, along with an ore wagon and panning for gold in
- Sea Wolf Pirate Ship: Relive the days of Blackbeard the
Pirate. The ship contains cannons, a deck, and a lower level.
- Sports Field: A sports field exists for softball or other
sports activities in which your Cub Scout pack or den wants
- Play Area: Swing sets, rope climbing, boulder wall climbing,
and playground equipment.
Lane, Shippey, Laemmli, and Nusser: areas with water and latrine facilities.
Blackberry Hollow and Toad Hollow for troop hikes.
Nagel Explorer Base
The Nagel Explorer Base is the home of the council’s popular horse program. Packs can come out and enjoy a picnic before boarding the wagons for horse-drawn hayrides.
Troops, crews and posts can schedule a horseback trail ride. Additionally, units can take advantage of 14 adirondacks shelters for rent. Adirondacks are three-sided structures that each have four bunks. Units can also choose to tent camp.
The Nagel Rec Hall is available for rent to all units. Use it for pack meetings or rent it out for the weekend. The hall includes 12 bunks, a refrigerator, cookstove, fireplace, and dry sink. Water and latrines are outdoors.
Take a self-guided tour through one of the most popular spots on the property- Mud Cave! This natural cavern will take your unit into the cool depths of beautiful rock formations and limestone deposits. Mud Cave is kept locked when not in use so be sure to make a reservation through the camping department.
- BB guns
- Challenge Course
- Climbing tower
- Horseback riding (August-May)
- Orienteering course (map & compass)
- Pioneering kit
From September until May, several opportunities exist with the Greater St. Louis Area Council’s herd of horses. Come out and enjoy a trail ride, horse camp, or a tractor-drawn hayride!
To reserve a spot for tractor-drawn hayrides, visit our online portal: Online Reservations
Scouts BSA, Venturers, and Explorers can hit the trail, beginning and ending at Nagel Base located on Beaumont Scout Reservation. There is a 5-horse minimum and maximum of 12 horses. There must be two Unit Leaders per ride. Trail Rides are available for 1 and 1/12 hour, 3 hour, 6 hour of an overnight trail ride. We have horses that handle for your experience level.
All Trail Rides are available Saturday and/or Sunday during the months of September thru May.
• For March Trial Rides are only available on Sunday.
• Overnight rides are only available during the months of April, May, September, October.
All rides begin and end at Nagel Base Camp located at Beaumont Scout Reservation.
All rides are weather permitting (i.e. rain, snow, severe cold, extreme heat).
Again, a minimum of five and a maximum of 12 horses can be reserved for trail rides. There must be two Unit Leaders per ride.
Trail Ride Recommendations – All riders must be a minimum of Scouts BSA age 11 or older.
1 1/2 hour and 3 hour rides are for Scouts/Venturers 11 and older.
6 hour and overnight rides are recommended for Scouts/Venturers.
For safety reasons no one can ride who is over the maximum weight limit of 230 pounds. Weight will be checked at camp. Rangers and/or trail guides have the authority to restrict any person from taking part in a horse-related activity who may pose, in their opinion, a safety risk to themselves, others, or the horses.
Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance at a Greater St. Louis Area Council office or by clicking here.
HORSEMANSHIP MERIT BADGE SKILL CENTER
The Horsemanship merit badge skills center will provide Scouts with the knowledge of how to care for, groom, and ride a horse. In addition to the riding, Scouts who take this merit badge will gain an understanding of horse instincts and behaviors to better their horsemanship.
We are excited to offer a Horsemanship Merit Badge skill center this March! The skill center consists of an online orientation and 3 sessions of in-person instruction.
Orientation: March 7 via zoom meeting
Session 1: Saturday, Mar. 9
Session 2: Saturday, Mar. 16
Session 3: Saturday, Mar. 23
Registration Coming Soon!
Come down to Nagel for a tractor-drawn hayride! This is a great outdoor activity for Scouting units of all ages. There is one wagon available and each hayride wagon holds a maximum of 20 people. A minimum of two adults for the wagon is required. Hayrides can be reserved in one-hour blocks and come with the use of a picnic area.
- March 1 through May 15 & Sept. 1 through October 31
- Saturday: 5-6 p.m., 6-7 p.m., 7-8 p.m.
- Sunday: 5-6 p.m., 6-7 p.m., 7-8 p.m.
- $50 per wagon
Hayrides are not offered on Saturday nights during heavy camporee weekends.
A maximum of 20 people are allowed on a hayride wagon.
Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance at a Greater St. Louis Area Council office or online by clicking here.
HORSE CAMP July 23-29, 2023
Spend a week at an intermediate riding camp cantering around the property and learning more about horses. There are many trails to be ridden, competitions/games to be played on horseback in the riding ring, and other activities to further your horsemanship along with a chance to show off your advanced skills in a Cavalcade at the end of the week. Other activities while at Horse Camp are swimming, skeet shooting, climbing tower, ropes course, campfires, and much more.
All youth participants must be Venturing age, 13 and out of the eighth grade.
Registration is now open for this year’s Horse Camp.
Maximum number of participants is 24. The Greater St. Louis Area Council Trail Guide Committee provides adult leadership for Horse Camp.
You can sign up for Horse Camp here.
Custom Horse Programs
Are you planning a camporee, birthday party, Unit Court of Honor, wedding, or something else out at Beaumont and would you like to use the horses? Please call the Camping Department for availability and pricing.
Challenge Course and Climbing
Our council has two Challenge Courses, one each at S bar F Scout Ranch, and Beaumont Scout Reservation. The Challenge Course is a program for youths and adults that includes a series of outdoor challenges — beginning with basic group initiative games and progressing to more complicated low-course and high-course activities. Some of these events involve a group effort while others test individual skills and agility. Participants climb, swing, balance, jump and think through solutions to a variety of challenges. Most participants find that they can do much more than they initially thought they could.
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