About the Royaneh Archives / Museum Website

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Raymond O. Hanson
1886 - 1944

​Affectionately known as "The Chief" Raymond O. Hanson was the first Chief Scout Executive for the San Francisco Boy Scout Council. 

In 1924 The Chief arranged to purchase the Watson Ranch in Cazadero California, consisting of 120 acres. Royaneh opened for its first session on June 14, 1925 and has been in operation ever since.

This website is dedicated to the memory of "The Chief". It was through his vision and dreams that Camp  Royaneh was created and has been an influence in the lives of so many scouts and scouters.

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The creation of this archive / museum is the fulfillment of a dream. A place where all things Royaneh can be shared and honored.

Camp Royaneh is one of the oldest scout camps west of the Mississippi River. To a few it's more than a camp; it's more than dirt, trees, buildings, and programs. To a select few it has become a bridge to life itself.

This website is also dedicated to those few and to the hope that many will join this select group, the only requirement to joining is to open your heart to what is Royaneh.


I'm Craig Lunt, and yes that's me when I was in Cub Scouts. I first attended Royaneh in the summer of 1964, with troop 88 from San Francisco. It was my first scout camp experience and I loved it! I had the honor of being on staff at Royaneh from 1967 through 1973.

It has been my dream to create an online archive and museum of Camp Royaneh. I hope you will spend some time and explore the archive / museum. I would love to hear from  you. If you have something that you would like to digitially donate please drop me an email.

Again thank you for being here and supporting Camp Royaneh.

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The Royaneh Archive / Museum is a production of The Diamond Media Group, LLC and is not affiliated with the San Francisco Bay Area Council of the Boys Scouts of America or the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America.