Monthly Campouts
“Chill” Campout at USS Lexington – January 2022

“Chill” Campout at USS Lexington – January 2022

In January, Troop 221 took advantage of the 3-day MLK weekend and headed to Corpus Christi. We spent a couple of nights aboard the USS Lexington, a US Naval Aircraft Carrier that is now a museum. Troop 221 last visited the USS Lexington in 2002, exactly 20 years ago!...

Chicken Chopped! – December 2021

Chicken Chopped! – December 2021

December campout, referred to as CHOPPED, was held Dec 10-12 at the YMCA Adventure Camp Pavilion located in Anna. After Lauren Hamilton collected all the signatures on the needed paperwork, off we caravanned with our orange lights blinking as we followed the trailer....

Ouachita Backpacking Trip – November 2021

Ouachita Backpacking Trip – November 2021

Troop 221 held one of our favorite campouts of the year - backpacking in the beautiful Ouachita Mountains in souteastern Oklahoma.  We started the trip at 6:30am on Saturday morning at the 17 acres parking lot, where we gathered our geared and headed out on the 4 hour...

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....