Walter Scout Camp at Horseshoe Bend

Walter Scout Camp at Horseshoe Bend has a variety of programs including a range with eight rifle shooting stations and two shotgun shooting stations, horse riding, and numerous hiking trails. Horseshoe Bend has an exciting program that Scouts and leaders won't forget.

Walter Scout Camp at Horseshoe Bend is located a half mile inside the main gate of El Rancho Cima. At Walter Scout Camp at Horseshoe Bend, life is a little more laid back, as in the days of the Old West. Transportation is a little different from city life, with over 40 horses from which to choose. Scouts may encounter many cowboys who will always greet you with a friendly "Howdy."

The merit badge schedule for 2015 has been revised.

During summer camp, Walter Scout Camp at Horseshoe Bend has a variety of unique programs that include horseback riding, rodeo, trips to the meadow, and of course, the spectacular hike to Sentinel Peak. The merit badge program includes shooting sports, ecology, conservation, aquatics (pool only), handicrafts and much more. Visit the online Trading Post to purchase camp hats, shirts and more. Troops, teams, crews, and ships can camp on weekends at Walter Scout Camp at Horseshoe Bend. Cub Scout camping and non-BSA camping is not offered at this camp. The council is looking for a few dedicated individuals to serve Scouting by being a summer camp staff member at one of the council's camps.

Trail to Eagle is specifically designed program to give older Scouts the opportunity to work on Eagle Scout required merit badges. Boots and Saddles is a specialty camp. Scouts work everyday with horses, take overnight trail rides, compete in a rodeo activities, swim and work on requirements for the Horsemanship, Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine merit badges. 


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Week 5 Boots & Saddles July 12 - 18, 2015
Week 5 Trail to Eagle July 12 - 18, 2015
Week 6 Boots & Saddles July 19 - 25, 2015
Week 6 WHB & Trail to Eagle July 19 - 25, 2015
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2015 Leader’s Guide   |   2015 Merit Badge Schedule

How to Register for Merit Badges

Revised Merit Badge Schedule

Due to extensive flooding in the hill country, a number of facilities at Cockrell River Camp at El Rancho Cima have sustained flood damage. Regretfully, Cockrell River Camp will not be suitable for camping this summer. However, no flood damage has affected the facilities at Hamman High Adventure Base at Iron Wheel Mesa or Walter Scout Camp at Horseshoe Bend. 

Many of the troops that were scheduled to camp at Cockrell River Camp have transferred to Walter Scout Camp, so the merit badge course registration has been reopened. For units that were already registered at Walter Scout Camp at Horseshoe Bend, the merit badge schedule will remain the same; however, you may change schedules if you choose. Please login and confirm merit badge schedules.
Unit that transferred from Cockrell River Camp to Walter Scout Camp at Horseshoe Bend need to login and make merit badge selections for the Scouts. The merit badge schedule did not transfer. Logins and passwords are the same.
Note: Classes with a _v2 next to the name, is a merit badge class that is being offered. Just something needed to make the merit badge system work. Equestrian merit badges will not be offered during weeks five and six due to the fact that Boot and Saddles was previously planned at Walter Scout Camp at Horseshoe Bend.  

Revised Merit Badge Schedule                    How to Register for Merit Badges

For Questions Contact

Horseshoe Bend Camp

2015 Camp Director Pat Whitnel 713-826-0322
2015 Program Director    
2015 Office Manager Geri Butler  

Camping Services

Administrative Assistant Tami Kinn 713-756-3309
Program Director Brett Lee 713-756-3306
Office Assistant Kaitlin Craig 713-865-9123