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Introducing the largest horse herd of any of council in the Boy Scouts of America. Our highly trained adult and youth wranglers are here to teach you the ropes no matter your age or experience.  

Saddle Up for Family Fun

Weekend Rides

Get Ready to Ride! Safe, Family-Friendly Half-Day Horse Rides Now Available

The largest herd of horses of any council in the BSA is now open for half-day rides! Join us at Butte Creek Scout Ranch for this unique, family-friendly opportunity with our experienced wranglers.

What Scouters are saying about horse rides at

Butte Creek Scout Ranch

I wanted to send a huge THANK YOU to everyone working (volunteering!) at the horse ranch this morning. We had a wonderful time and I am truly grateful for all the accommodations for my son James. Scouting at its best. And during a pandemic!

Brian, Brennen and especially Ken-who literally went the extra mile, probably more, walking alongside and constantly adjusting stirrups-were phenomenal in ensuring we had a positive experience. They were patient and encouraging and their willingness to step up, to make it work-to do hot, sweaty, unexpected work-did not go unnoticed. True gentlemen. I can’t thank them enough. 

I’m sure this put extra work on the remaining wranglers with the rest of the group too. Kyza thoroughly enjoyed herself with them so all around it was a successful adventure for us. My appreciation goes out to you all!  Great job Butte Creek!

Kristen Kelly

Pack 232

The Chance of a Lifetime

Horse Treks

Ride the trail 165 miles between Butte Creek Scout Ranch and Camp Baldwin. The ultimate experience on horseback that you will only find in the Cascade Pacific Council. 

Please note: Due to COVID-19, participants from the 2020 horse trek were automatically moved to the 2021 horse trek (and do not need to apply for the 2021 trek). Spaces for the 2021 trek will be limited.

Eastbound Trek: June 19-27, 2021

Westbound Trek: August 21-29, 2021

For Scouts Ages 6-9

Lil’ Buckaroo Horsemanship Program

Two hour classes from September through May that teach the history and nature of horses; how to be around horses safely, horse care and grooming; basic riding skills; and cowboy gear. Classes are done in the fully covered arena at Butte Creek. 

Impact for Generations.
Prepared for Life.

This is more than a motto. It is a manifesto. It is our promise to the community and to every parent and child who Scouts with us. By Scouting in the Cascade Pacific Council (CPC) of the Boy Scouts of America, every youth can learn to make an impact on the world around them and be more prepared for career and life.