**Please note, effective Saturday, June 6, 2020 **
Weekend camping reservations and Summer Merit Badge Academy classes now open for reservations by all units.
Governor Abbott has reopened overnight camping in Texas to begin after May 31, with appropriate preventative social distancing and hygiene measures.
Longhorn Council camps will re-open for unit camping reservations beginning June 1st. Units can do day trips, weekend or weekday camping, and equipment rentals at one of our 3 camps starting in June on weekends that are available. (Worth Ranch, Camp Tahuaya, and the east half of Sid Richardson Scout Ranch are not open on the 5 weekends of Summer Merit Badge Academy in June and July.)
Units can also sign up for the Summer Merit Badge Academy and take Merit Badge classes and one-day high adventure classes at on 5 Weekends in June and July at Worth Ranch, Camp Tahuaya, and Sid Richardson Scout Ranch. 10 a.m. Friday to Sunday Noon. Merit Badges are basic outdoor badges, normally earned at a summer camp (many summer camps were closed this year). Click here for more info on 2020 Summer Merit Badge Academy.
Weekend Camping Availability Chart: Summer 2020
- Unit camping = Campsites available for Troop, and Crew reservations and Pack family camping on these weekends.
- Summer MB Classes = All campsites and program areas and equipment are reserved for Summer MB Classes on these weekends.
- OA Ordeal = All campsites and program areas and equipment reserved for the Order of the Arrow on these weekends.
|Weekend Dates Fri-Sun (M-Th weekdays are open)||Camp Tahuaya||Worth Ranch||SR2 West: Buchanan Springs, Hermits Cave||SR2 East: Main Camps 8, 9, 10, Marina,|
|Fri.-Sun. June 5-7||Unit camping||Unit camping||Unit camping||Reserved|
|Fri.-Sun. June 12-14||Unit camping||Summer MB Classes||Unit camping||Summer MB Classes|
|Fri.-Sun. June 19-21||Summer MB Classes||Summer MB Classes||Unit camping||Summer MB Classes|
|Fri.-Sun. June 26-28||Summer MB Classes||Summer MB Classes||Summer MBA & OA Ordeal||Summer MB Classes|
|Fri.-Sun. July 3-5||Unit camping||Unit camping||Unit camping||Reserved|
|Fri.-Sun. July 10-12||Summer MB Classes||Summer Canoe Race||Unit camping||Summer MB Classes|
|Fri.-Sun. July 17-19||Summer MB Classes||Unit camping||Unit camping||Summer MB Classes|
|Fri.-Sun. July 24-26||OA Ordeal||Unit camping||Unit camping||Cub Scout Beach Fest|
|Fri.-Sun. Jul 31-Aug 2||Unit camping||Unit camping||Unit camping||Reserved|
|Fri.-Sun. August 7-9||Unit camping||Unit camping||Unit camping||Reserved|
|Fri.-Sun. August 14-16||Unit camping||Unit camping||Unit camping||Reserved|
|Fri.-Sun. August 21-23||Unit camping||Unit camping||Unit camping||Reserved|
|Fri.-Sun. August 28-30||Unit camping||Unit camping||Unit camping||Reserved|
|Fri.-Sun. September 4-6||Unit camping||Unit camping||Unit camping||Reserved|
First choice for camping and Summer MB Academy reservations will go to units that were registered for a Longhorn Council summer camp in 2020.
Units that were registered for 2020 Longhorn Council summer camps can reserve campsites, rentals, and classes for June and July starting on May 29 on the council calendar:
Units that were NOT registered for a 2020 Longhorn Council summer camp can reserve campsites, rentals, and classes beginning on June 8.
All units, Scouts, Scouters, and families are expected to follow the social distancing and hygiene guidance from CDC and the Governor’s OpenTexas Checklists for Youth Club Participants and OpenTexas Checklists for Youth Clubs
Weekend Camping is a fun way to accomplish the goals of your unit’s program and to spend quality time with fellow scouts, friends or family. Within the Longhorn Council, there are a variety of camping opportunities for those looking to get away for the weekend. Whether you’re looking for some solitude from the life’s stresses, or want time to work on advancement, weekend camping can be the trick.
- Hills & Hollows. 25 acres near Denton.
- Sid Richardson Scout Ranch. SR2 is a 2500 acre summer camp on Lake Bridgeport.
- Camp Shuler. 50 wilderness acres near Lake Whitney.
- Camp Tahuaya. 165 acre summer camp near Belton.
- Worth Ranch. 800 acre summer camp in Palo Pinto.
To learn more about what we have to offer:
Summer MB Programs for Units in 2020
Longhorn Council camps will re-open beginning June 1st and offer a Summer Merit Badge Academy.Learn More
Weekend Camping General Information
General camp information such as hours, facility details, and regulations.Learn More
Council Family Camping Policy
Know before you go. For more information about family camping policies, click below.Learn More
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