YearDateDescription1860’sLand that would become Rancho Los Mochos is granted to the Central Pacific railway by the Federal Government. xxxxCentral Pacific trades the land to the Crocker-Winship estate. Land is only used for Cattle grazing.191002/08Boy Scouts of America is formed.191606/11Oakland Area Council (council #21), BSA is organized.191701/25San Francisco Council (council #51), BSA is organized. 194406/04686.4 acres of land is purchased by the Eastbay Auto Machinists Union, Local 1546 for $10,000 and presented to Oakland Area Council. Only Cattle trails allow access to the property that is known by the local residents as Sweetwater Springs.194406/25Council representatives take first tour of Los Mochos.194501/24Main road into camp is constructed by Navy Sea Bees from Camp Parks. 194506/17First campout at Los Mochos when a group of 60 Scouts from the Southern District (Fremont) visit the new wilderness camp.194507/27Mary Teel leaves her property in San Lorenzo (624 Lewelling Blvd) to the Oakland Area Council for use as a camp.194808/10Camp Dimond in Oakland closes forever. 194901/09Construction of Pool begins. Forms to build the swimming pool are built in the Camp Dimond mess hall. Sand filter from Camp Dimond pool (c 1925) is installed at Los Mochos and used until 2012. 194906/01Kiwanis Building from Camp Dimond is moved to Los Mochos for use as the rangers house. The building is cut into three pieces andreassembled at Los Mochos.194905/08Los Mochos renamed Rancho Los Mochos as a Western Cattle Ranch theme.194905/22Rancho Los Mochos is used for the first time by the Order of the Arrow for the induction of new members into Machek N’Gult Lodge194910/09Warehouse/Garage, Training Center and Rangers Cabin are completed. A kitchen will not be installed until 1960.195006/04Water is piped to the Blue Oak Ridge and Manzanita Flats camping areas from an 80,000 gallon storage tank high above Blue Oak Ridge.195005/07Pool is completed when the cement walk-way around the pool is poured and finished by 10 members of the Cement Finishers Union 304.195006/04First swim takes place as pool is complete: 105 feet long, 45 feet wide, 12 feet deep and has a diving board.1953Teel Lodge (in honor of Mary Teel) and Camp Masters annex constructed. Camp Masters annex has a small kitchen and four bedrooms.195306/07Rancho Los Mochos is officially dedicated as a Wilderness Camp along with the Memorial marker donated by the Auto Mechanics Union. After the dedication a demonstration of life saving and water safety is carried out by the Dimond-O aquatics director.1953Chapel Constructed by members of Oakland Kiwanis Club.1953Lou Josephs becomes ranger at Los Mochos195401/175500 Trees are planted around camp including Sierra Redwoods, Monterey Pines, Coulter Pines and Arizona Cypress. Trees were planted at Chapel Hill, Blue Oak Ridge, Deadwood Springs, Central Camping Area, Windmill Area, Meadow, and Flagpole hill and slope.1956Barn and Corral are constructed near the activity field1956Rifle Range is constructed. Initially it is nothing more than a flat area where mattresses can be placed for prone shooting195807/27Waterline construction near the current activity field unearths some old objects.196004/03Rifle Range is upgraded to an actual open range covered structure.196004/03Kitchen is created when a section of the warehouse is walled off and old engine mounts removed from the floor to provide space for a Kitchen that will be used for conferences and weekend events.196402/10Oakland and San Francisco Council’s merge to form the San Francisco Bay Area Council.196705/01Deadwood camping area of Los Mochos is dedicated after a new water tank is installed. Water for the Deadwood area comes from Deadwood Springs.196707/02300 acre brush fire threatens Los Mochos but was driven back by 13 fire trucks and 7 tanker planes1969Stan Falk becomes Ranger at Los Mochos (1971Al Robinson becomes Ranger at Los Mochos1979Jasper Steele becomes Ranger at Los Mochos1983Jerry Abad becomes Ranger at Los Mochos1990Campfire area is moved from Activity field (next to Chapel Hill trail) to current location.1992Accessibility campsite is installed near main campfire ring2002Pool House/bunkhouse is re-purposed into a shower house with individual bathroom stalls.2006Penny Decker becomes Ranger at Los Mochos2008Backdrop is constructed at Campfire ring200802/01Dining hall is closed for three months due to fracture in main support beam. Upgraded dining hall has an open beam ceiling, the old dining hall had a drop down ceiling.2014Nature Lodge is converted into bunkhouse with six bedrooms2014Teel lodge bathroom is removed and Camp Masters kitchen is removed and converted into a bedroom.2015400 foot well is sunk at the top of Observatory Hill for emergency water purposes2019James Ewing becomes Program Director at Los Mochos202004/27San Francisco Bay Area Council, Alameda Council and Mt. Diablo-Silverado Council merge to form the Golden Gate Area Council.202005/01Weekend camping was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic from April through October. 202009/01Fires near Los Mochos require ranger to be evacuated from the camp for a week. Luckily camp is not affected.