Bovay Scout Ranch Leader's Guide

Program Areas

Thursday, October 27, 2022 7:48:00 PM

Adventure Camp and Resident Camp activities include a variety of activities such as conservation activities, nature programs, seeking treasure in the lost mine, paleontology quest at the dinosaur dig, high speed pedaling at the BMX bike track, adventure at the archery range, marksmanship at the BB gun range, action at the Bud Adams sports field, and splashing in the water at the David Weekley Family Water Park (weather permitting). A team member in each area will provide program supplies and support the parents who will be invited to assist in leading the activities.

Camp Headquarters

The headquarters building houses check-in, lost and found, camp director’s office, quartermaster, trading post, health lodge, Safari room and restrooms.
 

Dining Hall

The air-conditioned dining hall can seat 400 people comfortably. High-quality, nutritious meals are served during Adventure Camp, Resident Camp, Fun with Family and Webelos Coyote Extreme.

Flag Poles

Morning and evening flag ceremonies are held at the camp flag poles, located just to the west of the dining hall.

David Weekley Family Water Park

The David Weekley Family Water Park is a 93,000-gallon swimming hole. Cub Scouts can splash in the spray area or shoot down twister water slides. Scouts with all levels of swimming abilities will enjoy this blast of cool fun.

Emerson Homes BMX Bike Track

BMX bikes and safety gear are available to Cub Scouts to participate in high-speed pedal action at the BMX bike track designed by the American Bicycling Association.

Shooting Sports

The shooting sports area contains a BB gun range with 22 firing seats and an archery range with  16 targets. The ranges are located northwest of Lake George. During some events, temporary ranges are set up in the Sports Field. The shooting sports activities are run by trained range masters.

Fort Blue Bell

Fort Blue Bell is a miniature replica of a pioneer fort. Scouts love the fort, and it’s an excellent opportunity to talk about the pioneer days and the Wild West. 

K.S. "Bud" Adams Sports Field

The sports field is a wide-open space to play volleyball, softball, baseball, kickball, Frisbee golf, and games. Scouts love to climb on the Traverse Wall.

Reliant Energy Nature Center

Nature, energy, ecology, and conservation programs are taught at the Reliant Energy Nature Center, Marathon Oil Company Oil Derrick, and along the nearby nature trails and ponds.

Dinosaur Archeological Dig

An archeological adventure in the heart of Texas awaits Cub Scouts! At the Dinosaur Dig, Cub Scouts will have a hands-on learning adventure. With brush in hand, they will learn the fine art of uncovering the Bovay dinosaur fossils. Cub Scouts will learn about paleontology and how the dinosaurs roamed through the hills of Texas.

Lake George

Nestled in the center of camp is Lake George. This is a hotspot for fishing and watching nature. Canoes are available during Adventure Camp. The S.S. Mary K. Fleming Paddle Wheel Boat is located on Lake George, and is a great location for fishing, bird watching and observing nature.

Canoeing

The canoe pier is located on the west banks of Lake George. 

S.S. Mary K. Fleming Paddle Wheel Boat

The S.S. Mary K. Fleming Paddle Wheel Boat is located on Lake George.

Mine

Scouts enjoy panning for gold and exploring the mine.  The Mine is an ideal place to work on geology.

Trading  Post

Trader Vic’s is located in the camp headquarters building. It is stocked with t-shirts, Scouting literature, handicraft supplies, camp patches, mugs, and equipment in addition to cold drinks, ice cream and candy. The Trading Post accepts cash, checks and major credit cards and Apple Pay.

Staff Area

The McNair Cub Adventure Camp staff area is just located south of the headquarters building. It contains a bathhouse/laundry building and a dorm building with five dorm rooms that sleep up to six. Adjacent to this building are 6 two-person huts.