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 offers countless activities and facilities for Scouts, featuring Cub World, Nagel Explorer Base (home of the council’s horses), cabins, a climbing tower, mud cave exploration and a swimming pool. This fall, take advantage of our Open Climbing ($20 for an hour session), and trail or pony horse rides, available in the reservation portal.
New this summer and fall in 2020, families and units can register for open climbing in small groups at the brand new tower, available on Saturdays through the end of October.
All reservations are made through the council’s online camp reservation portal.
Beaumont Scout Reservation
6480 Beaumont Reservation Drive
High Ridge, MO 63049
(at Highway 44 and Beaumont/Antire Road)
Map to Beaumont
Ranger station phone:
Summer camp office (summer camp only):
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
- Maze: Have fun trying to get through the many corridors of
the maze. Only one way is correct, so don’t be surprised if
you find many dead ends.
- 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.
Beaumont has eight cabins for unit use. From November through March we restrict their use to troops, crews, and posts. From April through October, Webelos dens may reserve them.
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, and sink. A and B have indoor plumbing and showers. Units provide their own firewood and cooking gear.
Cabins McBride, Jordan, Lantz, Mallinckrodt, and Third Baptist: These five cabins have enough bunks to accommodate 20 people in each cabin. 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 only 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 sleeps 22 people total.
- BB guns
- Challenge Course
- Climbing tower
- Horseback riding (August-May)
- Orienteering course (map & compass)
- Pioneering kit