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Troop 221 encourages our scouts to plan and execute challenging outings. The Troop holds monthly campouts and travel out of state for summer camp. We also send two or more Scout crews on High Adventure. In early Summer, we alternate between a Buffalo National River canoe trip and a West Texas road trip. Additionally, the Troop heads to the Ouachita Mountains in the fall for our annual overnight backpacking trip.

Monthly Campouts

Our scouts camp every month from September to May. We typically stay within 3 to 4 hours from Plano. Common activities include canoeing, backpacking, cooking competitions, shooting sports, and wilderness survival. The Troop camps at state parks, military bases, private property, and the local Circle Ten Council Camps. Every year, our scouts participate in Webelo Woods at Camp James Ray. The Troop also holds a TFC transition campout at Camp Wisdom. Additionally, the scouts conduct a “Canoe Shakedown” at Camp Constantin.

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Shooting Sports – October 2021

Troop 221 held our annual shooting sports campout, which is always a scout favorite! It was also our first campout at Big Chucky's Ranch!

Webelos Woods – September 2021

Troop 221 was back at Webelos Woods in 2021! We led an obstacle course, made snow cones, and talked with parents and Webelos about Troop 221.

Crater of Diamonds Campout – May 2021

After two previous attempts that were disrupted due to weather, we finally made it to Crater of Diamond's State Park in Arkansas! We drove 4 1/2...

Canoe Shakedown Campout – April 2021

Our annual canoe shakedown campout at Camp Constantin on Possum Kingdom Lake is a troop favorite! At this campout, the scouts earn their Canoeing...

LARP Campout – March 2021

Live Action Role Play (LARP) is one of the troop's favorite games to play during a campout. In fact, it has become an annual tradition to plan a...

High Adventures

Our scouts love High Adventure! So, Troop 221 sends 2 or more crews per year to Scouts BSA High Adventure Programs. Several scouts have obtained the Triple Crown for going to Sea Base, Northern Tier, and Philmont. In addition, Troop 221 has 2 annual backpacking campouts in the Ouachita Mountains, an overnighter with the entire troop and a more challenging hike for the older scouts around Eagle Rock Loop. And finally, we alternate between a Buffalo National River canoeing trip and a West Texas road trip to Guadalupe Peak, Carlsbad Caverns, Balmorhea State Park, Fort Davis, Monahans Sandhills, and McDonald Observatory.

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Summer Camps

Troop 221 travels out of state for summer camp to avoid the Texas heat! We charter a bus and hit the road for an overnight adventure a scout favorite! Thus, our summer camps have taken us on amazing adventures in the Rocky Mountains and the Smoky Mountains. Our scouts have recently attended summer camps at Camp Buck Toms, Camp Rainey MountainBen Delatour Scout Ranch, Woodruff Scout Camp, and more!

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Summer Camp 2021 – Woodruff Scout Camp

Friday/Saturday, July 2 & 3 Well this is the final installment in the 2021 Summer Camp Blog.  We’ve had a week filled with adventure, minor injuries, success, excitement, homesickness, triumph, and full throttle fun!  In 2016, Woodruff Scout Camp was the first...

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