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Winter Camp

Checkin 6 PM–9 PM, Dec. 26th. Leave noon Dec. 31st. At Lakeview Lodge at Sid Richardson Scout Ranch.
 

Winter Camp 2013 Registration
 

Winter Camp Merit Badge Program – Lakeview Lodge

A week of fun and merit badges at Lakeview Lodge. Please check the Merit Badges you are interested in taking. Merit Badges offered will depend on requests and on the qualifications of the adult staff.  Additional Eagle-required Merit Badges are added on request when qualified adult staff are available. Please list any additional merit badges you recommend to add to the program (availability depends on skills of adult instructors).

Aviation Merit Badge and Flight Simulator Program

Spend half of each day flying F-16 simulators. Learn about flying, participate in networked dogfights, and earn Aviation Merit Badge.  Must be 13 to participate. Limit 2 Scouts per troop. Only 16 slots available.
 

U.S. Cavalry – Frontier Living History Camp

Spend a week as a soldier in the 4th U.S. Cavalry on the 1870's Texas frontier. Fire carbines, cannons, and Gatling guns in battle reenactments of the Red River War of 1872-74 and the Civil War 1861-65.  Our youth and adult staff are expert reenactors and certified artillery instructors who have participated in many of the largest Civil War battle reenactments in the country, including the 150th anniversary Gettysburg battle (see photos on US Cavalry Winter Camp page).

During the week you will drill, patrol, and fight battles against bands of bandits and Comancheros. The week will climax with large battles against local Civil War reenactment groups. Ends with an overnight stay in the barracks at Historic Fort Richardson State Park.
Click here for US Cavalry Winter Camp.
 
Youth or adults who would like to help staff Winter Camp should email or call the camping registrar: 817–231-8500, email the Camping Registrar.

Boy Scout Winter Camp:  all food, lodging, and program equipment provided.
Aviation Merit Badge:  Limit 16, minimum 12.
U.S. Cavalry Camp Fee: all food, program equipment & supplies, powder & shooting supplies, and cavalry uniforms provided. *Must be at least 13 to participate in Living History Program.

Youth or adults who would like to help staff Winter Camp should email or call the camping registrar: 817–231-8500, email the Camping Registrar.

For the US Cavalry Program, contact Bryan Glass . (new email address)
Click here for Directions and Maps to Sid Richardson Scout Ranch .
 

Merit Badges offered will include:

(final list determined by participant requests)

  • Archery
  • Astronomy
  • Aviation  (special request)
  • Basketry
  • Citizenship in the Community
  • Citizenship in the Nation
  • Citizenship in the World
  • Climbing
  • Communications
  • Computers
  • Electricity
  • Electronics
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Fingerprinting
  • Fire Safety
  • First Aid
  • Fishing
  • Forestry
  • Graphic Arts
  • Home Repair
  • Leatherwork
  • Pioneering
  • Rifle Shooting
  • Space Exploration
  • Wilderness Survival
  • and more . . .

Other Activities:

  • Capture the flag
  • Climbing
  • Volleyball
  • Shooting
  • Movies
  • Competitions
  • Talent Show.

Volunteer to Staff:

Youth or adults who would like to help staff Winter Camp should contact the Camping Registrar, camping@longhorn.org

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