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Troop 801
Scouts from Troop 801 of Brea follow Trailbuilder Helen Oakley to work on the Big Cienega Trail.
During the Summer Months we work at upper elevations, and during Winter Months we generally work at lower elevations.
  • MEETING LOCATION: San Gabriel Canyon Gateway Center, 1950 North San Gabriel Canyon Road (Hwy 39), Azusa, CA 91702. The beautiful new forest service facility is on the right as you round the bend to the right at the mouth of the canyon. It's about three miles north of the 210 Freeway (one mile north of Sierra Madre Avenue).
  • We car pool from the Gateway Center to the work site, leaving at 8:00 AM sharp. We usually return to the Gateway Center between 3:30 and 4:00.
  • Bring your lunch and at least 2 quarts of water per person.
  • Bring work gloves and wear lug-soled boots for your safety.
  • Bring a day pack (You will be expected to carry tools along with your own gear).
  • Bring extra clothing (temperatures in the mountains can fluctuate widely).
  • All tools and instruction are provided.
  • Rain cancels the trip, and the leaders maintain the right to cancel the trip for any reason.
Anyone who wants to become involved is welcome. A volunteer under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult, outlined in this SGMTB MINOR POLICY (Word Document).

Baldy Volunteers

Trailbuilder Young Hahn leads a trail-working organization which performs trail maintenance within the Baldy area. See Baldy Volunteers to learn more.

Troop 801
Trailbuilder Bron Draganov instructs some Scouts.
Attention Scouts and Scouters:

BSA LogoWe have for years worked closely with many Boy Scout troops throughout Orange and Los Angeles Counties, who have primarily been in need of service hours for advancement. We can accomodate individuals or groups of Scouts most any of the Saturdays in which work is scheduled. There are always plenty of experienced trailbuilders to assist and supervise, tools to use, and work to do.

The work is hard and dusty but it helps boys and their dads or moms to learn the rudiments of proper trailbuilding and maintenance. It gives them an appreciation for what it took to build that Sierras' trail they tread last summer. They learn how to use unusual tools, to build rock walls, steps and culverts, to pull out stumps, and to properly grade a trail to prevent eroson.

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For more information about the SGMTB call or email:
Ben White: 626-303-1078 |

Non Discrimination Policy:
The SGMTB does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, familial status, or political affiliation.

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