Monthly Campouts
Crater of Diamonds Campout – May 2021

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 hours on Friday, stopping for gas and snacks near the Arkansas border. We arrived in our camp at Lake Greeson pretty late....

Canoe Shakedown Campout – April 2021

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 Merit Badge and prepare for our annual Bufflao River Canoe Trip (BRCT). On Saturday morning, the scouts attend training,...

LARP Campout – March 2021

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 campout where LARP is the primary activity. This year we camped at Skull Ranch, a property owned by one of the parents near...

TFC Transition Campout – March 2021

TFC Transition Campout – March 2021

The Trail to First Class (TFC) Transition Campout is a unique and amazing experience for our new scouts. On this campout, we introduce the first-year scouts and parents to Troop 221. The scouts learn all about our troop equipment and trailer and how we setup camp....

“Chill” Campout – January 2021

“Chill” Campout – January 2021

Every once an awile, the scouts want to have a "chill" campout, where no major activites are planned, so the scouts can just hang out with their friends. We camped at Camp Meisenbach near Athens, TX.  The scouts were allowed to choose their activities including...

Holiday Chopped – December 2020

Holiday Chopped – December 2020

This year our annual cooking competition campout was holiday themed! The scouts started with an empanada (fried pie) competition for lunch. The troop provided the dough, and the scouts picked the filling and fry the empanadas. Then, for dinner, each patrol made a side...

Ouachita Backpacking Trip – November 2020

Ouachita Backpacking Trip – November 2020

Our annual backpacking campout is always one of our scouts' favorites. The beautiful Ouachita Mountains provide a scenic backdrop for an amazing adventure each year. The trip began, as usual, with the Troop meeting at the 17 acres parking lot at 6:30am on Saturday...

Shoot for the Moon! Webelos Campout – October 2020

Shoot for the Moon! Webelos Campout – October 2020

After our first campout in six months, we were excited to return again in October. This month we were joined by several Webelos. We love the opportunity to show future scouts how awesome Troop 221 is! We arrived on Friday, setup our tents and hammocks, and had our...

Dade Ranch Shooting Sports – September 2020

Dade Ranch Shooting Sports – September 2020

The Troop was very excited to get back to our first campout since the COVID pandemic began in March. The scouts learned how to safely operate shotguns and .22 rifles. It was many of the boys first time, and some of the older boys are becoming excellent marksmen. We...