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. 

Horseshoe Bend has an exciting program that Scouts and leaders won't forget, including a variety of unique programs such as horseback riding, a rodeo, trips to the meadow, and of course, the spectacular hike to Sentinel Peak. Merit badges offered includes shooting sports, ecology, conservation, aquatics (pool only), handicrafts and much more. Visit the online Trading Post to purchase camp hats, shirts and more. 

In addition to summer camp, older Boy Scouts and Venturers can participate in 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, 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. 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 June 12 - 18, 2016
Week 2 June 19 - 25, 2016
Week 3 (FULL) June 26 - July 2, 2016
Week 4 July 3 - July 9, 2016
Super Troop July 3 - July 9, 2016

2016 Leader's Guide

2016 Merit Badge Schedule

How to Register for Merit Badges



Horseshoe Bend Camp

2016 Camp Director Pat Whitnel 713-826-0322
2016 Program Director TBD  
2016 Office Manager TBD  

Camping Services

Administrative Assistant Kaitlin Craig 713-756-3309
Program Director Brett Lee 713-756-3306