Boy Scout Summer Camp

Boy Scout summer camp is held at Walter Scout Camp at Horseshoe Bend inside El Rancho Cima, located 15 miles west of San Marcos, TX. The camp is 2,680 acres of mountainous terrain covered by an umbrella of cedars and hardwoods. 

Summer camp has exciting programs that Scouts and leaders won't forget. Unique programs include horseback riding, a rodeo, trips to the meadow, and a spectacular hike to Sentinel Peak. Merit badges offered include shooting sports, ecology, conservation, aquatics, handicrafts and much more. Visit the online Trading Post to purchase camp hats, shirts and more. 

Rough Riders: In addition to the taking merit badges, older Boy Scouts, Venturers and adults can participate in Rough Riders. When registering, include Rough Rider participants. When merit badge registration opens, Rough Riders in the merit badge section. Rough Riders activities include, but are not limited to: backpacking the Devil's backbone trails while pursuing the 50 Miler Award, C.O.P.E., zip lining, climbing tower, blacksmithing, tomahawk throwing, black powder shooting, canoeing, river swimming, Dutch oven cooking, geocaching, leather tooling, horseback riding, and paint ball target shooting.

Super Troop is an opportunity for Boy Scouts to attend an extra week of Boy Scout summer camp, or to attend camp individually if a Boy Scout can’t attend camp with his unit. 

Camp Staff: The council is looking for a few dedicated individuals to serve Scouting by being a camp staffer at one of the council's camps. 

Cub Scout Summer Camp is offered at Bovay Scout Ranch. 


Register for Boy Scout Summer Camp

Week 1 - full June 18 - 24, 2017
Week 2 - full June 25 - July 1, 2017
Week 3 July 2 - 8, 2017
Super Troop July 2 - 8, 2017
Week 4 July 9 - July 15, 2017

2017 Leader Guide - Revised 2/23/17

2017 Merit Badge Schedule

How to Register for Merit Badges



Horseshoe Bend Camp

2017 Camp Director Pat Whitnel 713-826-0322
2017 Program Director TBD  
2017 Office Manager TBD  

Camping Services

Administrative Assistant Dolly Ortega 713-865-9123
Program Director Brett Lee 713-756-3306