The Big Adventure! Worth Ranch is 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.
One of America’s oldest and finest traditional Scouting programs, when your troop attends Worth Ranch you’ll receive traditional Scouting at its best from our talented staff and outstanding 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.
May 16 Update: The Longhorn Council has made the difficult decision to NOT operate our summer RESIDENT camps and high adventure camps this summer at Camp Tahuaya, Worth Ranch, and Sid Richardson Scout Ranch. This decision was made after a lengthy and difficult process of information gathering and discussion, with the main concern being for the safety of our Scouts, leaders and camp staff. Units may receive full credit for a future camp reservation, or transfer the fees to another camp or program, or request a full refund. Click here for the message from Scout Executive John Coyle regarding closure of 2020 summer resident camps.
Click here for our COVID-19 Postponement, Cancellation, and Refund Policies. We will continue to update as necessary our event, camp, and training calendars and our recommendations to units as we receive new guidance from our public health leaders. We will reopen unit camping reservations as soon as it is possible so that units to camping again and do their own programs. Some individual programs and equipment will be available for individual units camping on their own at Longhorn Council camps this summer.
- Week 1 June 7-13
- Week 2 June 14-20
- Week 3 Jun 21-27
- Worth Ranch 2019 Leader’s Guide
Camp Staff interview UPDATE. In view of the current precautions being taken in regards to the coronavirus, we are cancelling in-person face-to-face Camp Staff interviews. To set up an appointment for a phone or online interview please email your request to the camp director.
Week 3 Special: Troops and Crews attending during Week 3 receive a $5 per person discount.
Week 4 Special: Troops and Crews attending during Week 4 receive a $10 per person discount.
$10 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 $10 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, based at Worth Ranch. Older youth and adults may do the unique and exciting Chisholm Trail Adventure on Lake Bridgeport. Individual youth and adults may spend a week learning to wakeboard at Steele Island Wakeboard Program. High adventure programs require a separate reservation and deposit.
Merit Badge selection will open in May.
Merit Badge selection for Week 1 (June 7-13) opens Friday, May 15, 6:00 PM
Merit Badge selection for Week 2 (June 14-20) opens Friday, May 22, 6:00 PM
Merit Badge selection for Week 3 (June 21-27) opens Friday, May 29, 6:00 PM.