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El Ranchito

El Ranchito is a two-acre outdoor park property located adjacent to the Long Beach Service Center. It is the ideal setting for troop meetings, campfires, ceremonies, badge work, cookouts and picnics, as well as in-town overnights and camping. It has versatile indoor and outdoor spaces that can accommodate groups small or large. Features include a meeting/training room, the Scott House (a large, centrally located building,) fire pits, covered shelters with picnic tables, and adjacent restrooms with showers. Amenities available for use include a low ropes course, gaga court, stage, outdoor kitchen with 2 barbeques, and four campfire rings.

Girls and troops can experience the challenge of the climbing tower and archery range during Girl Scout council-sponsored adventure days and summer day camp. Check our event calendar for upcoming opportunities. 

Address & Google Map Link:
4040 N Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90808

Type of Use:  Meeting Use, Day Use, Indoor and Outdoor Overnight Use
Availability: Open for troop/group rental from late August to late May

Make a reservation through the search options below:

search by date Calendar Search                      search by date Facility Search  

*Please note: this property may accommodate more than one group.

 
Rental Period

Day: 5–10 hour period between 8 a.m.–9 p.m., Mon-Sun

Overnight: 3 p.m.–1 p.m., Mon-Sun

Hourly: 1-4 hour period between 1 p.m.–9 p.m., Sun-Thurs

Facilities Overview

Statement of Shared Use: In the event that more than one troop is on the premises, please be aware that the Gaga court, blacktop, stage and outdoor kitchen are shared spaces. If you wish to guarantee any of these amenities for your group’s use you must book the entire property. Your cooperation is appreciated.

*Use of the archery range is not included in your facility rental. If your group wishes to utilize the archery range you must book separately under “Activities” in addition to your facility rental.

Scott House & Site 1

  • Large single room with small carpeted area, 1,200 sq feet (day use capacity-50; indoor overnight-25)
  • Limited kitchen facilities (cooking approved outside only)
    -Refrigerator, freezer
    -Sink only with dishwasher
    -Microwave
    -Minimal kitchen equipment
  • Central air conditioning
  • 11 tables; 19 chairs
  • Site includes 2 covered shelters with 6 picnic tables (capacity-32) & fire ring

Site 2

  • Located nearest to the service center
  • Includes 2 covered shelters
  • 6 picnic tables
  • Fire ring
  • Capacity-32

Site 3

  • Located at the far western end of camp
  • Includes 3 covered shelters
  • 7 picnic tables
  • 2 fire rings
  • Capacity-48

ATC Training Room

  • Attached to the service center
  • Single room with kitchenette, 850 sq. feet (day use capacity-30; overnight-20)
  • Podium
  • 10 tables; 36 chairs
  • Large mounted monitor

Archery Range

  • Located nearest to the service center
  • Access to El Ranchito “Site 2” while in use
  • Four available time slots:
        -8am to 10am
        -10am to 12pm
        -1pm to 3pm
        -3pm to 5pm 
  • Includes the following archery equipment:
       -Targets
       -Bows
       -Arrows
       -Finger tabs
       -Arm guards
       -Cones (used for ground quivers)

Parking

  • 40 parking spaces (shared with service center). Ample street parking.
On-site Resources & Amenities
  • Gated entry
  • Large blacktop for play/activities
  • Low ropes course
  • Gaga court
  • Stage
  • Outdoor kitchen with sink, 2 barbeques and food prep area
  • Centrally located bathrooms
    -Women’s—4 toilets, sinks and 2 showers
    -Men’s—2 toilets, sinks and 1 shower
    -1 ADA compliant restroom stall
  • Bridges for bridging ceremonies available at this facility. Please contact the Long Beach Service Center directly to reserve a bridge.
Price & Capacity Information

Rates for Girl Scout members:

Name of Rental Unit Capacity Day/Night Girl Scout Day Rate Girl Scout Overnight Rate Troop/SU Meeting Rate
Entire Facility 200/135 $312 $594 n/a
Scott House & Site #1  57/57 $72 $102 $6/hr
Site #2 32/32 $48 $90 $6/hr
Site #3 48/48 $60 $96 $6/hr
Archery & Site #2  n/a $42 (2 hours) n/a n/a

*Use of the archery range is not included in your facility rental. If your group wishes to utilize the archery range you must book separately under “Activities” in addition to your facility rental.

Things to Do

Trainings required for use: First Aid/CPR for any event. Indoor Overnight for any overnight event using the Scott House. Camping Skills required for any overnight camping event outdoors.

  • Troop meetings
  • Outdoor cooking
  • Campfires
  • Bridging ceremonies (contact the Long Beach Service Center directly to rent a bridge.)
  • Overnights
  • Camping skills
  • Ideas for badge work and Journeys:
    -Daisy: Outdoor Journey; Outdoor Art Maker, Buddy Camper badges
    -Brownie: WOW! Wonders of Water Brownie Journey; Senses, Bugs, First Aid, Snack,  Painting, Cabin Camper, Art Creator, Adventurer badges
    -Junior: GET MOVING! Journey, aMUSE Journey, Outdoor Journey; Detective, Drawing, Simple Meals, First Aid, Eco Camper, Art Explorer badges
    -Cadette: Breathe! Journey; Trees, Book Artist, Night Owl, Primitive Camper, Art Apprentice, Archery badges
    -Senior: MISSION: SISTERHOOD! Journey; First Aid, Collage, Sky, Adventure Camper, Art Expert
    -Ambassador: Outdoor Art Master, Coaching, Photographer, Survival Camper, Ultimate Recreation Challenge badges
  • Download the El Ranchito Activity Guide (coming soon) to discover some great ways to enjoy El Ranchito.  The guide includes some of our favorite outdoor cooking recipes, crafts, and how to facilitate our low ropes challenge course or our favorite games! 

For more ideas and ways to utilize this property, refer to our El Ranchito Resource Guide.

Additional Information
  • Located to the rear of the Long Beach Service Center
  • Functions as a day camp during the summer months
  • Situated next to a series of city parks
  • Local attractions: Aquarium of the Pacific
  • Approximately 5 miles to the beach