This year’s theme is Wild West Days, and each den will travel to different towns to try their skill at frontier activities. Events include Water Brigade, Gold Nugget Tossing, Paul Bunyan Hammer Relay, Taos Corn Cob Toss and many others.
Dens will compete in Scout Skills and games. Each den should bring their den flag, a wagon and their supplies. The list of supplies and directions on converting their wagon to a covered wagon will be provided in the leader's guide. Dens will be graded on their Scout Skills, spirit, gamesmanship and on the items to be brought.
Webelos dens are invited to compete in our cook-off. Teams will be made up of a den and at least one adult. Each team will be provided with hot coals. The team must provide the dutch oven and ingredients for the chili. The judging will start at 5:30 pm.
On Saturday night awards will be presented at the campfire. Each pack will need to have a song and a skit to present to the whole camp.
This will be a fun weekend with lots of activities in a very special campsite. Make plans to bring your pack and enjoy the fun!
The event registration includes program supplies, camping fees, and a patch. There is no onsite registration. Registration closes October 12, 2018. Registration is limited to 300 Cub Scouts.
At checkout, pay with a credit card, electronic check, or PayPal. Council refund
Registration opens in August. 2018 Leaders' Guide
|Scouts (Kinder - 5th grade)
|Siblings (ages 5 and under)
What to Bring
- BSA Health and Medical form
(Parts A & B for all Scouting events) for every participant
- Water bottle
- Closed toes shoes (i.e., tennis shoes) good for running^
- Lunch for Saturday only participants
- Camp chair
- Rain gear, if needed
- Bug spray
If camping (done with pack):
- Eat before arriving Friday night
- Tent and tarp/ground cloth for under the tent
- Bed roll, sleeping bag, cot, pillow
- Mess kit (plate, fork, knife, spoon) and cup or water bottle
- Flashlight with fresh batteries
- Appropriate clothing for weather and extra change of clothes
- Jacket, raingear, hat
- Personal items (toiletries and medication)
- Field (Scout shirt) and activity (Scout t-shirt) uniform
- Eat dinner before arriving on Friday night
- Optional items: marshmallows and sticks, Cub Scout Handbook, battery operated lantern, wet wipes, glow sticks, football or soccer ball (to play in campsites during free time), camera
Packs / Webelos Dens
- Cooking gear and food
- Water containers for hauling water for cooking
- First-aid kit (one per pack is acceptable)
- Trash bags
- Den flag
- Den covered wagon
*Medical Record: We require all participants to bring an Annual Health and Medical Record to every Scouting event. The Scouting adventures, camping trips, and having fun are important to everyone in Scouting—and so is your safety and well-being. Completing the Annual Health and Medical Record is the first step in making sure you have a great Scouting experience. Completing a health history promotes health awareness, collects necessary data, and provides medical professionals critical information needed to treat a patient in the event of an illness or injury. It also provides emergency contact information. Please download the form and have the form with you at all Scouting events for every member of your family.
^Closed toed shoes are highly recommended for all Scouting events. Many of our outdoor venues have snakes and sticks that can injure toes. Many of our activities include active games, so shoes that Scouts can run in (e.g., tennis shoes) are recommended.
||Wild West competition
||Wild West competition
||Cast Iron Competition (90 minutes to complete)
||Free time / cook dinner
About Long Acres Ranch
Long Acres Ranch on the Brazos River is 768 acres historically cultivated for farm and ranch land. The property remains an important piece of history for Texas and Richmond. Located in one of the fastest growing areas of Texas, the Ranch offers individuals a unique opportunity to experience the many benefits of a natural and undeveloped environment. The Ranch serves primarily as an outdoor learning laboratory or venue for area students, educators, scouts, and other organizations involved in environmental, earth science and other related educational programs.
Directions to Long Acres Ranch
The physical address is 2335 Williams Way Blvd, Richmond, TX 77469, but your GPS will not find that (try 2317 Williams Way in Google maps). Look for two signs for Long Acres Ranch, Visitor Center at the entrance. There is a single tree by the gate. Follow the gravel road approximately 1.2 miles, go past the big, white metal barn and turn right. Follow the signs to the camping area.
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The BSA's Commitment to Safety is ongoing and we want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. The Boy Scouts of America puts the utmost importance on the safe and healthy environments for its youth membership. The Sam Houston Area Council takes great strides to ensure the safety of its youth as well as the adult volunteer leadership that interacts with them.
BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed. All participants must follow Youth Protection Guidelines at all Scouting events. Highlights include:
- Two-deep leadership on all outings required.
- One-on-one contact between adults and youth members is prohibited.
- The buddy system should be used at all times.
- Discipline must be constructive.
Health and safety must be integrated into everything we do, to the point that no injuries are acceptable beyond those that are readily treatable by Scout-rendered first aid. As an aid in the continuing effort to protect participants in a Scout activity, the BSA National Health and Safety Committee and the Council Services Division of the BSA National Council have developed the "Sweet Sixteen" of BSA safety procedures for physical activity. These 16 points, which embody good judgment and common sense, are applicable to all activities.
Youth Protection Guidelines Guide to Safe Scouting Sweet Sixteen Enterprise Risk Management