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Rebuild the Ranch concert tickets on sale now to benefit Rancho Alegre

Fire destroyed Boy Scout Camp and Outdoor School

Boy Scouts organize Rebuild the Ranch...

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - Boys Scouts from Troop 41 saw what was left of their camp and Outdoor School at Camp Alegre on Wednesday.

The Whittier Fire in July destroyed most the camp used by scouts and local fifth and sixth graders.

Only the Frank Lodge Dining Hall and swimming pool are still intact.

Signs have been posted next to the burned out homes, dorms, boat house, council fire, and chapel.

For insurance reasons, troop leaders said the burned out contents have not yet been cleared.

They said it will cost millions of dollars to rebuild.  

The camp is insured, but more money will be needed to cover some of the costs.

Senior Troop Leader Cameron Knight and his father Shawn Knight of KRAZ 105.9 are spearheading a concert to save the camp on Saturday, Sept. 30.

Shawn Knight helped secure some Nashville talent and Santa Ynez Valley High School Alumni Dylan Ortega to perform at the Solvang Festival Theater.

The scouts are calling it the Rebuild the Ranch, a night of country music under the stars benefit show and they may make it an annual event until Camp Alegre is back in business.

They estimate it will take at least two years to rebuild.

The program starts at 4:30 pm. followed by the music at 5:30 p.m.

For tickets visit RebuildtheRanch.com.


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