Ben Reed, longtime AdvanceCamp Board Member, Director of Trailhead at AdvanceCamp, and Scoutmaster of Pittsburg Troop 48 passed away on May 25, 2022.

There will be a memorial service held in his honor on Saturday, July 30th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM,  at the Moose Lodge, 1475 Moose Way, Pittsburg, California.

Please send your RSVP to Richard Byle at with the number of people who would be attending and your phone number for our records.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to AdvanceCamp in Mr. Reed's honor.


AdvanceCamp is run by registered volunteer Scouters who serve without compensation. 

100% of all funds collected and donated goes towards the program. 

We are a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


If you would like to support, please send your donations to 

AdvanceCamp, 1169 Sentinel Court, Merced, CA 95340

For more information contact Steve Hoagland at (925) 303-9689 or