LAST CAMPOUT — October 2019 — Fishing and Wilderness Survival near Athens, TX
This was our first trip to Travis Ranch in the spring of 2016. We have camped thrice at the Travis Ranch outside Athens. This is the family ranch of Bill Travis, father of Bryan, 890 Eagle # 115 (1985). (Note our current SPL on all fours, hat sideways, on the front far left…)
LAST LAST CAMPOUT — September 2019 - Canoeing in Broken Bow, OK
a quick island break shortly after getting on the river
Presbyterian Falls — here you can see some of our own who did NOT go “fast” and down “the middle” and learned how to unswamp a canoe!
adult siesta X two
a kayak “raft”
campsite in a field with porta-potties
sunrise over the Lower Mountain Fork River with Scouts preparing breakfast
CAMPOUT — November 2018 — Olympics Campout
Our annual fall recruiting Olympics Games Campout featured perfect, perfect fall weather. Over 50 Scouts and 20 adults attended this year. In addition to many Webelos II recruits from LH area Cub Scout Packs, we were joined by the future Scouts of Troop 890 - Girls, and their leaders. Over 15 soon-to-be Scouts (girls) attended, camped out, enjoyed our feast, and enjoyed exploring the outdoors with their buddies. Sound familiar?? Oh yeah, and the Dads beat the boys (Bacon Ninjas) at Broomball!! We are indebted to Mr. Noble for his generosity every year.
The sun was up a bit after 8 am, and it was time to start shedding layers after a sub-40 degrees Friday night.
Get ready to eat turkey!
High quality servers…
Thanks to all our guests and 890 recruits for joining us!
Future 890 boys and girls.
Saturday evening sunset.
We could see the Anna Lightfest balloons.
I’ll be back next year…
CAMPOUT — October 2018
For our October 2018 Campout, we did something new. Despite the cancellation of the Waco Wild West 50, and thus our plans to go cheer on the Firstie riders, and despite weather forecasts that were ominous, we still braved the mud at Mr. Hickman’s ranch near Hamilton, Texas. We had a small group and got to hang out, sleep late for a change, eat at Viteks in Waco, tour stuff in Waco, and enjoy the Russell Show at the campfire. Fun fun times! And no rain bead…
DADs tent at the ranch with blue skies!
The caliche pit up top with beautiful clouds.
Posing after visiting this cool National Monument…
After touring the Dr. Pepper Museum and visiting the soda fountain, we were sugared up…
We camp 3 times in the fall and 3 times in the spring. First Years typically have 2 more 1-nighter campouts. Some campouts are “standard” and others are selected and planned by the PLC. Below are maps for some of the standard campouts.
We camp every January at Mr. Alspaw’s Ranch near Iredell (a bit south of Glen Rose). This is the family ranch of Jon Alspaw, 890 Eagle # 46 (1973), also father of Cameron, 890 Eagle # 351 (2007).
We have camped several times at the Youngblood Ranch in Sanger, Texas. This is the family ranch of Carita Youngblood, mother of Harris, 890 Eagle # 514 (2017).
We sometimes camp at Camp Trevor-Rees Jones, a Circle 10 Council camp, near Athens. This camp was formerly known as Camp Cherokee and also Camp Meisenbach.
We sometimes camp at Camp James Ray, a Circle 10 Council camp, near Sherman.