Summer Camps

Merit Badge Camp

Summer camp, AKA merit badge camp, is open to all scouts, and takes place at a different BSA camp every year. Summer camp offers scouts the opportunity to spend an entire week in the outdoors earning merit badges and participating in all kinds of fun programs, which vary by camp. 

High Adventure Camp

High Adventure is the ultimate outdoor experience that scouting has to offer. It gives older scouts a chance to participate in treks that may involve backpacking, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, and much more. 

Summer 2023 Plans

Merit Badge Camp 

Lost Pines - Basdrop, Texas

High Adventure

DIY Adventure - Arkansas

Past Adventures

Summer 2022

Merit Badge Camp | Lost Pines Scout Reservation

Basdrop, Texas

Capital Area Council's Summer Camp offers an excellent program with a wide array of Merit Badge courses, the largest freestanding wooden climbing tower and a well run camp, all just 40 miles from Austin. 

High Adventure | Philmont Scout Ranch

Cimarron, New Mexico

Covering 140,177 acres in northeastern New Mexico, Philmont is BSA’s largest National High Adventure Base. With 35 staffed camps and 55 trail camps across elevations from 6,500 to 12,441 feet, everything about Philmont is massive. Troop 49 chose a rugged, challenging and hugely rewarding itinerary covering 60 miles of trails. Low and high C.O.P.E., muzzle loading rifles, blacksmithing, sunrise hikes and so much more makes this a life changing experience.

Summer 2021

Merit Badge Camp | Buffalo Trails Scout Ranch

Fort Davis, Texas

Nestled deep in the heart of the Davis Mountains where the stars are big and bright, this camp has everything one might expect from the legendary desert mountains of West Texas. Scouts spent the week learning horsemanship and field sports, studying nature, making handicrafts, and swimming, all while nestled within some of the most beautiful canyons, highest peaks, and tallest cliffs in Texas. 

High Adventure | Summit Bechtel Reserve

Glen Jean, West Virginia

Summit Bechtel is the newest of the BSA's high adventure bases, and offers a wide variety of programs. Troop 49 scouts chose the New River Experience, which consisted of travelling a full 50 miles down the river by way of kayak and white water raft over the course of a week.  

Summer 2019

Merit Badge Camp | Skymont Scout Reservation

Altamont, Tennessee

Located in the deep deciduous forests of the Cumberland Plateau, the average daily high here is 84º during the peak of summer. Scouts worked on over 50 different merit badges and spent their free time swimming, hiking, and boating. Scouts that were 12+ at the time had the opportunity to go white-water rafting on the last day of camp, while younger scouts explored spring-fed waterfalls and caves. 

High Adventure | Do It Yourself!

New Mexico and Colorado

Troop 49 struck out on their own to explore a myriad of amazing and challenging experiences across a huge swath of mountains.