San Diego-Imperial Council celebrates 100 years of service.

Summer Camp at Mataguay Scout Ranch!
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Sliding along a zipline Horsemanship merit badge Soaring in a glider Cannonball dive Pistol Shooting Hand paddling a canoe Shooting a rifle Making handicrafts Tug of war

Join us for a summer of Scouting fun at the Mataguay Scout Ranch! This beautiful 1000 acre ranch is located in oak and pine forests, 3,200 feet above sea level in the mountains northeast of San Diego. Mataguay is a BSA accredited facility and is known as one of the Western Region's finest Scout camps!

LEADERS GUIDE (rev 4/21)


Merit Badge Signups will begin early May. Email will be sent to all registration owners with date, time and link. Your unit must be paid in full prior to Merit Badge Sign ups.


Pre-Camp Information

Thank you for considering Mataguay Scout Ranch. For over 60 years Scouts from San Diego, the southwest, and even across the globe, have come to camp at Mataguay. The beautiful setting, the exciting and unique activities, and our great staff have inspired many Scouts and Scouters.

Counselor Training Program

A unique opportunity for Scouts and Venturers 14 & 15 years old to: Learn New Leadership Skills, Enjoy Summer Camp, Make New Friends, Have FUN, Earn Merit Badges or Ranger Requirements!!!

Applicants for the Counselor Training Program must have a non-family member Unit Leader complete recommendation form to participate in the program. Recommendation is in a survey format. It is up to the applicant to request the recommendation from the Unit Leader. Click here to complete survey.

Employment Opportunities

The time frame to submit staff applications is now over.


Partial camperships are available for those families who need financial assistance.

Download an In Council or Out of Council campership application.

  • Please make sure to fill out the correct form. If you are from other than San Diego Imperial Council please fill out the Out of Council Campership form. Once filled out, please print, attached income paperwork and mail to
    San Diego-Imperial Council
    1207 Upas St
    San Diego CA 92103
  • When sending copies of tax returns please make sure to black out any Social Security Numbers.
  • Make sure your unit leader and you have signed the application.
  • Campership applications and all supporting documentation need to be sent to our office by April 30, 2017.
  • You will be notified by email or phone call about receiving a campership and the amount.
  • Each Scout may receive one campership per summer.
  • Questions? Email the Camping Department.

The Boys & Girls Foundation also provides campership funds. Return the application to the Foundation at the address found at the bottom of the form. Download Application

Responisble ATV Usage

Yes, we have ATVs at Mataguay Scout Ranch. We offer instruction to older Scouts on the safe and responsible usage of ATVs along with the promotion of responsible outdoor recrecation. Learn more.

Come and Join Us

We hope that you will come to join us a Mataguay Scout Ranch this summer. Our camping department is available to help you with any questions that you may have.