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Academic year General Calendar

  • September: Bear Creek Challenge; Bear Creek Scout Reservation, Hunt Texas
    • Scout skills and teamwork competitions
  • October: Guadalupe River State Park, Spring Branch, Texas
    • Service Project
  • November: Campout Adventure
    • Exploring different parks around Texas.
  • January:  Pike Davis Ranch, Marble Falls, Texas
    • Backpacking camp with scout skills competitions to include 5 mile backpacking, orienteering, and flag retirement ceremony
  • February:  Campout at select sites around San Antonio such as Colorado Bend State Park, Bend, Texas or Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, Fredericksburg, Texas
    • Caving and other adventure opportunities
  • March:  Spring Break Big Bend Adventure
    • Intro to Troop 285 High Adventure
    • Historical/geological education
  • April: Guadalupe River State Park, Spring Branch, Texas
  • May: Richard Newberry Triathlon; Camp Fawcett, Barksdale, Texas
    • Scouts try for their personal best in cycling, swimming and running


Most of these camps are coordinated by BSA, occastionally others are adventures completely planned by members of the Troop

  • Lost Pines Scout Reservation, Bastrop, Texas
    • For first year scouts
  • Camp Wehinahpay, New Mexico
  • Cap Peaceful Valley, Ebert, Colorado
    • Earn Merit badges
    • High adventure
  • Florida National High Adventure Sea Base, Islamorada, Florida
  • Philmont Scout Ranch, Cimarron, New Mexico
  • Northern Tier National High Adventure Program, Ely, Minnesota
  • Wind River Range, Wyoming – Outstanding opportunity to hike this mountain range along the Rocky Mountains (Designed for 13 yr olds not yet old enough for Philmont)
  • Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, Montana – Located in the northern Rocky Mountains along the Continental divide
  • Bissett
  • International Excursions
    • Past travels have included:
      • Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
      • Switzerland
      • Canada
  • And so many more….

High Adventure Camps are for scouts 14 years and older.

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