Eagle Rock was selected as the site of the initial outing of the American Boy Scouts of Southern California. William Randolph Hearst started the Scout movement in the United States three months earlier. “The foothills of Eagle Rock were selected because of ideal conditions for Scouting games and the highly favorable conditions for the study of nature in her best attire”(ERS) Commander C. de Vidal-Hundt, an Eagle Rock resident was in charge of the expedition.