The Boy Scouts of America, Greater Los Angeles Area Council has announced a $10 million gift from the AS&F Foundation to endow a high adventure mountain camp near Lake Arrowhead.
Established in 1950 as the Forest Lawn Scout Reservation, the camp offers outdoor opportunities to more than ten thousand youth annually. In recognition of the gift, the camp will be renamed the Hubert Eaton Scout Reservation after AS&F Foundation founder Hubert Eaton, a longtime supporter of the council. Over the past decade, the foundation has awarded camp scholarships and capital improvement grants to GLAAC that have benefited thousands of children, youth, and families.
"We are grateful for this incredible gift from the AS&F Foundation that will ensure the long-term sustainability of this outstanding camp," said GLAAC chair and president Gerry T. Morton.
The gift is among the last major awards from the foundation, which is distributing all its assets after more than sixty-five years of grantmaking. Over the years, the foundation received contributions from Eaton's estate and the American Security & Fidelity Corporation. After Eaton's death, his nephew, Frederick Llewellyn, became CEO of the foundation, and he was followed by his son, John Llewellyn, who also chairs the AS&F Foundation.
"As we sunset the foundation, our trustees wanted to ensure this outdoor laboratory and high adventure resource is available for all Scouts, including those from high-risk, inner-city neighborhoods," said Llewellyn.