August Campout

We are planning on starting up normal monthly campouts again.  The campout will be subject to possible changes if coronavirus conditions change.

Attached is a flyer for the upcoming August Canoeing Campout – August 21 to 23.  The Troop will be canoeing on the Brazos river, so it should be a fun adventure. Please download and fill out the campout permission slip. Put it in an envelope with exact cash in small bills. The envelope should have the Scout’s name and Patrol. Bring it to Money Monday 

To ensure we have enough canoes reserved, we will be having Money Monday on Monday, August. Because we have to reserve canoes ahead of time, there will be no guarantee of being able to add Scouts to the headcount after Money Monday.

Here’s the description of the trip.

The craggy cliffs and boulders seem to echo the historic past of the Brazos. Named by the Spanish “Brazos de Dios” meaning Arms of God. This descriptive name is suitable because of the great spread of tributaries. After the Spanish came the Comanches, who ruled the river banks until the 1800s.

Generally regarded as one of the most scenic sections of the Brazos River in North Texas is the 20 miles between Texas 16 and 4 in Palo Pinto County. Beginning in Stonewall County where Double Mountain Fork and Salt Fork join, the Brazos River picks up its Clear Fork in Young County, Texas. Approximately 840 miles long, the Brazos River meanders south through Texas until it dumps into the Gulf of Mexico near Freeport, Texas, in Brazoria County.

Our ten-mile trip is a favorite for families and small groups that don’t want to spend the night on the river but still desire the experience of a solid Brazos River canoe or kayak trip. “The One Day” allows you to get your feet wet with a quick take-out point at Hart Bend, downriver from the put in sight at Rochelle’s Canoe Rental off Highway 4.

There are many photogenic spots, especially the rocky sections of Garland and Chick Bend, or the small exciting rapids. Enjoy lunch on the river and a quick dip to keep cool. Plus Campfire, skits, and songs back at Worth Ranch to close out the fun. Be glad you did not say “I cannot go.”

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