Camp Grizzly Cub
Boy Scouts of America
St. Louis County, MO
Location: Beaumont Scout Reservation
Area: 100 acre (total)
Team Four Architects | 14 North Newstead Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri, 63108 | phone 314.533.2200 fax 314.533.2203
TeamFour worked closely with Scout administrators of the St. Louis Area Council of the Boy
Scouts of America and with a committee, charged with the development of the program and
budget for Camp Grizzly Cub, to master plan and design the facility. The Camp provides an
outdoor location for Cub Scouts to meet and play together while improving their scouting skills.
The day camp is located at the Council's Beaumont Scout Reservation. It consists of
approximately 100 acres and features and interconnecting network of trails, an assembly
building and a variety of play/learn activity areas.
TeamFour's master planning process began with a site analysis of the area's topography,
vegetation, and geophysical characteristics to determine the locations for each component.
The activity areas include an obstacle course, pirates' ship, castle, miner's cabin and an Indian
village. The activity areas are joined by a network of hiking and nature trails. A family camping
area has also been developed, including campsites, a council ring and a restroom and shower
facility. It includes a patio and trellis with outdoor grill for group barbecues. The building is
designed for efficient winterizing by draining the plumbing systems.
National Design Award
The assembly building is a utilitarian structure containing the administrative office, restrooms, a
kitchen and a large assembly room. Designed to fit into its natural setting as well as carry through
the playfulness of the overall development, it possesses a lodge-like feel, with exposed trusses
and a masonry fireplace.
The building was only one of six projects nation-wide to receive an American Wood Council Honor
Award. The panel of jurors who selected it for this honor were impressed with the level of design
put into the building saying, "Fanciful details enrich this very simple, barn-like building."