Winter Camp Merit Badge Program – Lakeview Lodge
Four days of fun and merit badges at Lakeview Lodge. Please check the Merit Badges you are interested in taking. Merit Badges offered will depend on requests and on the qualifications of the adult staff. Additional Eagle-required Merit Badges are added on request when qualified adult staff are available. Please list any additional merit badges you recommend to add to the program (availability depends on skills of adult instructors).
Spend four days as a soldier in the 4th U.S. Cavalry on the 1870’s Texas frontier. Fire carbines, cannons, and Gatling guns in battle reenactments of the Red River War of 1872-74 and the Civil War 1861-65. Our youth and adult staff are expert reenactors and certified artillery instructors who have participated in many of the largest Civil War battle reenactments in the country, including the 150th anniversary Gettysburg battle.
During your enlistment you will drill, patrol, and fight battles against bands of bandits and Comancheros. The week will climax with large battles against local Civil War reenactment groups. Ends with an overnight stay in the barracks at Historic Fort Richardson State Park.
Volunteer to Staff:
Youth or adults who would like to help staff Winter Camp should contact the Camping Registrar,
Boy Scout Winter Camp: all food, lodging, and program equipment provided.
U.S. Cavalry Camp: all food, program equipment & supplies, powder & shooting supplies, and cavalry uniforms provided. *Must be at least 13 to participate in Living History Program.
Youth or adults who would like to help staff Winter Camp should contact the camping registrar, by phone at 817–231-8537, or by email at .