Scouts BSA Summer Camp
Worth Ranch, known as “The Big Adventure,” has been a Longhorn Council tradition since 1929. Worth Ranch is one of America’s oldest and finest traditional Scouting programs. Located in scenic Palo Pinto county about 60 miles west of Fort Worth, the camp is on the Brazos River at the foot of Kyle Mountain
The camp’s 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 Quanah 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 Garden,” fish, canoe and kayak with us on the Brazos River, hike Kyle Mountain, swim and play water basketball and volleyball in our 2 pools, see the best campfire programs in the country, and eat in the air-conditioned Duncan Dining Hall.
During 2022, we will be offering 3 weeks of traditional Summer Camp, 3 weeks of Worth Ranch Adventure, and 4 weeks of Brazos River Canoe Trek.
This is not your run-of-the-mill camp experience! Each day is something new – hiking outpost on Kyle Mountain, Biking, Canoeing, shooting sports competitions, Wakeboard excursion – just to name a few! You just GOTTA be there!
PowerSummer! Not enough adventure in your summer? Units who book a week at WR traditional Summer camp AND book a week at a Worth Ranch Adventure week get a $100.00 discount per matching participant! Get two great weeks for $500/youth $200.00/adult at Early bird Pricing!
This offer Expires on with the Early Bird Pricing! Webelos Crossover and New Unit Accommodations still apply!
Webelos Crossover Accommodation.
To support the transition of youth to the troop, crossover Webelos who plan to camp with their new troop will have their fees honored at the rate the troop earned with its registration/deposit.
Meaning: Youth joins troop in April (regular fees apply), Troop had established rate at Early Bird when it placed deposits in December of 2021. However, if the youth crossover does not complete the transfer of membership within 30 days of joining the troop, then the fees in place when he/she made the registration apply.
New Unit Accommodation:
Newly established units (Longhorn Council Only) will be granted the Early Bird Rate when they register their new unit for camp with Deposits IF the troop registers for camp within 60 days of the charter date. Anytime thereafter, the unit will abide by published fees.
New to WR – In council and out of council. 1 free leader slot per 10 youth registered.
Return to WR – in council only – If it has been more than 10 years since your unit was a guest at worth ranch summer camp, 2 free leaders.
Merit Badge Counselors have Merit! – If a leader with the unit – who is not required as 2 deep leadership – is a registered merit badge counselor and the program is being offered, he/she may help with the program that week and receive their leader fee slot free of charge. Request for this must be approved in advance by Camp Leadership prior to the waiver of fees being awarded. Request must be approved by April 22, 2022.
The Brazos River Canoe Trek (BRCT) is a 50-mile canoe camping trip that is a Worth Ranch high adventure tradition! Spend a week on the river, earn BSA’s 50 Miler award, and test your canoeing, camping, and fishing skills. We do 4 miles of hiking and 47 miles paddling the scenic Brazos River from Possum Kingdom Dam to Oak’s Crossing.
Any Troop, Team, Crew, or Post may send a crew on the Brazos River Canoe Trip. Some units use the BRCT as a shakedown for Northern Tier. Units doing their summer camp at Camp Tahuaya or Sid Richardson Scout Ranch may send a crew on the Brazos River Canoe Trip, but should make their own transportation arrangements to and from Worth Ranch for their canoeing group.