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Gualala derives from the Kashaya Pomo village name Walaali, meaning “where the water goes down”
Oakland Area Council #21 (1921-1964)
38.758486, -123.522392 (click on coordinates for Camp Location)
Camping Area was leased to the California Sportsman Association and no longer available
Gualala Boy Scout Camp, Gualala, CA 95445
River, Camping Area, Beach, Camp of 1932 was canceled last minute as the property could not be rented.
The Gualala Camp was known as the seashore camp and was located in a grove of Redwoods on the banks of the Gualala river one-half mile from the mouth of the river from 1929-1932.
The seashore camp was only open to forty Scouts per two-week session and you had to be a “veteran” of Camp Dimond as well as a proficient swimmer and not a “sink-easy” with the yearning for fishing and water activities. In the morning an early run and swim began the day but was not required. The days were filled with classes in life-saving, fishing, boating, swimming and trips to the ocean for hunting Abalone. During the evenings they would have a late swim illuminated by a beach fire where the vets sang their favorite songs.
During the summer the river is landlocked forming a large lagoon about 1one and a quarter miles ling. All of the swimming and water activities too place in the lagoon and river. A camp cook furnished appetizing and satisfactory meals.
The cost of the camp was $21.00 for two weeks and included a special Gualala hat and transportation to and from the campo using the council bus.
Oh! if I had the wings of an Angel
Or if I had a Ford that would go
I would hit up the Trail for Gualala
And Believe me I wouldn’t go slow
The fellows that go up to Dimond-O
Write all kinds of stories of me
Of what they do in the mountains
And the glories of Yosemite
Oh! You can go to the Mountains
Their heights and their glories to see
But give me the ocean and the river
Of Gualala down by the sea.
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