Monthly weekend camping
Each campout includes Scouting skills, work toward rank advancement, and an outdoor activity emphasis. Every year Scouts vote upon camping goals for the year, and this determines our camping destinations. The Troop has recently enjoyed hiking, canoeing, rock climbing, fishing, and horseback riding adventures. Camping locations include Boy Scout camps, state parks, and area campsites.
A sample of recent and upcoming destinations:
- Garner State Park
- Lake Texana
- Guadalupe River
- USS Lexington, Corpus Christi
- Colorado River
- Canyon Lake Park
- Village Creek State Park
- Pedernales Falls State Park
- Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
- Crystal Beach
- Bovay Scout Ranch
- El Rancho Cima
- Lost Pines Scout Reservation
Troop 1852 has one enclosed trailer with Troop equipment. This equipment includes tents, camp stoves, lanterns, tables, kitchens, awnings, water containers, first aid kits, ropes, tarps, axes, and saws. Scouts need only the personal gear listed in the Boy Scout Handbook.
Parents are welcome to join the Troop on campouts with prior registration.
Troop 1852 attends week long camps in summer at varied locations in and out of state. Older Boy Scouts can choose to attend a high-adventure camp.
- 2016, Buffalo Trail Scout Ranch, Davis Mountains in West Texas
- 2015, Kia Kima Scout Reservation, Hardy, Arkansas
- 2015, Lake Ouachita, Mountain Pine, Arkansas
- 2013, Philmont Scout Ranch, Cimarron, New Mexico
- 2014, 2012, Sid Richardson Scout Ranch, on Lake Bridgeport, Texas
- 2013, 2011, 2009 Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch, Elbert, Colorado
- 2010, Buffalo Trail Scout Ranch, Davis Mountains in West Texas
- 2012, 2009 Florida Sea Base, south of Miami in the Florida Keys
- Weekend campouts approximately $25 for food and campsite costs, plus a nominal vehicle surcharge based on trip distance
- Some campouts require additional fees due to equipment rental or special circumstances (i.e. canoeing, zip lining, horseback riding, and natural area rock climbing)
- Summer camp varies from $200-$400 depending upon location and activities, travel expense may also apply
- High-adventure camps for older Scouts (13+) range from $500-$1000, travel expense may also apply
- Our troop has two to three fundraisers each year to offer Scouts a chance to help pay their way through the program through individual effort.