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Cutter Scout Reservation

Cutter is over 300 acres in size with a lake, full sport shooting area including an archery range and BB gun range, a magnificent pool as well as four cabins that can sleep eight people each.

 PLEASE DRIVE 10 MPH or slower on the unpaved parts of the road to camp, to help preserve them. PARKING IS LIMITED, carpooling is strongly encouraged. Thank you!

Cutter Scout Reservation is located in the Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo County, approximately 54 miles from Palo Alto. Cutter is about 2,200 feet in elevation and is in some of the last old-growth redwoods on the west coast.

Cutter Scout Reservation is a full-service camp. It can camp up to 600 people, or as few as ten. Harkson Lodge boasts first-class cooking, dining and sleeping areas. The dining hall will seat up to 200 people and the sleeping area can accommodate 20-30 people. Harkson Lodge is ADA accessible including shower and toilet facilities. In addition, there are numerous camping sites, trails, a chapel, picnic tables and a full trading post to purchase items to make your camping experience easier.

We have an excellent summer camp with programs geared for all ages and stages. While participating in the fully accredited summer program of the Boy Scouts of America, Scouts can work on earning a number of merit badges. Younger Scouts can work on the skill requirements necessary for Tenderfoot, Second and First Class ranks. Troops usually attend as a group and make this a troop outing. Scouts that want to attend individually (called provisional Scouts) are also welcome and can join our Baden-Powell Patrol while at camp.

Cutter is an excellent location for Cub Scout Family camping. We have sites that can handle large or small groups, along with several open spaces for games and outdoor fun.

Cutter is available for your special outing or event. Church groups, youth organizations, school groups and other Scouting units can rent the facilities at Cutter for a day event, a sleep-over, or a week-long event.

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Cutter Scout Reservation
2500 China Grade
Boulder Creek, CA 95006

PLEASE DRIVE 10 MPH or slower on the unpaved parts of the road to camp, to help preserve them. Thank you!

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Cutter Scout Reservation is fully accredited by the National Council, BSA and operates under the strict health, safety and management guidelines established by the Boy Scouts of America, the State of California, and the County of San Mateo.

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