Boy Scout Summer Camps

Worth Ranch

The Big Adventure

Worth Ranch, known as “The Big Adventure,” has been a Longhorn Council tradition since 1929. Worth is one of America’s oldest and finest traditional Scouting programs. We are located 60 miles west of Fort Worth on the Brazos River at the foot of Kyle Mountain. The historic stone and petrified wood buildings that encircle our parade ground showcase the rich and colorful history of Worth Ranch. Comanche Indians once lived on our parade ground, and Quannah Parker, the last great war chief of the Comanche, was born only a few miles up the Brazos River. The chuck wagon was developed near here in 1866.

When your troop attends Worth Ranch you’ll receive traditional Scouting at its best from our talented staff and outstanding program facilities. Your Scouts can climb and rappel on the cliffs of our Climbing Gardens, fish, row, canoe and kayak with us on the Brazos River, hike Kyle Mountain, swim and play water basketball & volleyball in our 2 pools, see outstanding campfire programs, and eat in our big air-conditioned Duncan Dining Hall.

Click here for the 2017 camp reservation form PDF.
Camp Staff Application
Camp Staff Interviews

CAMP DISCOUNTS

Week 3 Special: Troops and Crews attending during Week 3 receive a $10 per person discount. No Out-of-Council fees.
$20 CAMP + HIGH ADVENTURE SPECIAL: For each youth registered in the merit badge summer camp at Camp Tahuaya, Worth Ranch, or Sid Richardson Scout Ranch, the unit gets $20 off one youth or one adult attending a Longhorn Council High Adventure program (up to the number of youth and adults attending high adventure). Includes Troops and Crews from the same chartering organization.

Ski Kyle Mountain

The NEW artificial ski run for teaching Wintersports MB opened in 2014.

The Hammer Patrol

Hammer Patrol is for brand new Scouts (Scout Rank) and focuses on basic Scouting outdoor skills and the requirements for Tenderfoot, such as first aid, fire building, use of wood tools, map and compass reading, and knots and lashings. The Hammer Patrol also covers some requirements for 2nd and 1st Class. We encourage experienced troop leaders to assist Scouts enrolled in Hammer Patrol.

High Adventure Options

Longhorn Council high adventure programs are available to all older youth and adults from units camping at Worth Ranch, Tahuaya, or SR2. You can send patrols on our Brazos River Canoe Trip 50–miler (p.10), based at Worth Ranch. Older youth and adults may do the unique and exciting Chisholm Trail Adventure on Lake Bridgeport (p.4). Individual youth and adults may spend a week learning to wakeboard at Steele Island Wakeboard Program (p.14). High adventure programs require a separate reservation and deposit.

2017 Camp Schedule

Week 1    June 11-17
Week 2    June 18-24
Week 3    Jun 25-Jul 1

How to Register and Pay the deposit

  1. Login to the camp registration system
    1. Click here to Register Online for 2017 Worth Ranch.
    2. If your unit does not have an account, you can create a new account.  If you are a Longhorn Council unit you can email the registrar for your account password.
  2. Register your Unit.  (If you log out, your cart will be saved with your registration in it.)
  3. Pay the deposit by Credit Card, or e-Check; be reimbursed by the Unit or the Church.
    1. – – OR – –
  4. Pay with a Unit or CHURCH CHECK.
    1. Print your CART once you have entered your registration
    2. Send the CART printout with the CHECK to the Longhorn Council.

Click here for the 2017 camp reservation form PDF.
Camp Staff Application
Camp Staff Interviews

Fees, Schedules, & Information

New at Camp Worth

  • Latrine Rebuilding:

    The campsite latrine bathrooms are being rebuilt and upgraded with individual stalls and modern toilet risers, and a pair of in-campsite shower stalls.

  • New Youth Showers:

    We are replacing the youth shower at the Worth Ranch Bottoms campsites with new individual stall showers.

  • New TENTS and Frames

    January 2012 Update! We have purchased 100 new tents and permanent frames for Worth Ranch. The new tents are slightly wider to give campers more living space.

  • New Automatic Skeet Throwers:

    In 2011 we added new Atlas Auto Throwers, with battery and chargers, to improve the Shotgun Merit Badge programs at Worth Ranch.

  • New Shotguns:

    We added new shotguns in 2011 to improve our merit badge instruction.

  • Rifle & Shotgun Instructors:

    We are adding an additional Rifle & Shotgun Director at Worth Ranch so that Rifle & Shotgun Merit Badges can be offered simultaneously.

  • Scoutmaster Steak Dinners:

    We are adding a Steak Dinner for all adult Scouters each week of camp.

  • Nature Center Upgrades by Order of the Arrow:

    Our OA Lodge upgraded the Nature center with dozens of new cages, capture equipment, and several Kingsnake specimens.

  • Council Ring Upgrades by Order of the Arrow:

    The OA is working with the Theater Department at Texas Wesleyan University to install professional stage lighting and sound systems at the council ring.