Weekend Camping

**Please note, effective Saturday, June 6, 2020 **

Weekend camping reservations and Summer Merit Badge Academy classes now open for reservations by all units.

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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

2020 Summer Merit Badge Academy flyer.
Summer Activity and Camping Options Leader Guide.

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

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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.

The Longhorn Council has 6 camps available for weekend  camping, the Longhorn Activity Center on Basswood Blvd in north Fort Worth, and Lakeview Lodge and Conference Center at Sid Richardson.

To learn more about what we have to offer: