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LARGEST CAMPOUT IN 13-COUNTY AREA WELCOMES SCOUT JAMBOREE SPIRIT
Campout brings together over 1,500 youth and adults for fellowship and adventure.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (February 28, 2020) – The Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council hosts their 4th annual, technology-themed weekend camping event at the Bear Creek Scout Reservation in Hunt, Texas over the weekend. Media is invited from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, February 29th to see Scout youth in action at the Bear Creek Scout Reservation – 125 Bear Creek Scout Road West – Hunt, TX 78024
“The Alamo Area Council is proud to host this regional adventure at one of our premier camps – Bear Creek Scout Reservation – to bring thousands of boys and girls the values of Scouting found in the Scout Oath and Law and the Great Outdoors,” said Linda Dieguez, Outdoor Adventure Director for the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council.
The Campout is open to adventurous Scouting units including Webelos (The highest Cub Scout Rank – ages 9-10), Scouts BSA (boys and girls 11-17), Venture Scouts (co-ed program 14-20), and Sea Scouts (co-ed program 14-20). These Scouts will participate in a wide range of activities designed to teach trust and teamwork and show how technology has developed throughout history. Some events are just fun:
- Shooting Sports (Archery, Tomahawk Tossing, Black power, and Rifle shooting, etc.) – testing proper handling, skills, and accuracy.
- Tools of the Trade – How tools have changed now and then.
- Branding – Learning the ins and outs of handling a brand and putting a unique mark on personal items.
- Climbing Walls and Obstacle Courses
- COPE (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience) – Group or individual climbing and fitness challenges.
- First Aid Training – Preparing Scouts to be trained, equipped, and empowered to render aid in emergency situations.
- Eagle Scout Challenge Events – Fire-Starting, Orienteering (Navigating), and First Aid Skills challenge tests.
- Arts & Crafts – Marshmallow Catapult – Come by and build a catapult and see how far you can launch a marshmallow.
“I’ve been to National and World Jamborees with 50,000 Scouts and the energy of those events can be found at the Council-wide Camp Out at Bear Creek. It’s cool for youth to realize they belong to something bigger than themselves,” said Michael de los Santos, Scout Executive for the local Scouts.
For their entertainment and education, there will be a show Saturday evening at 7 p.m. sharing stories and experiences. Bear Creek offers over 1,200 acres for Scouting and camping activities including campsites, shooting ranges, fishing, a forge, and large wooded areas. Take Highway 27 west of Kerrville six miles to Ingram. In Ingram, take Highway 39 six miles to Hunt. In Hunt, turn onto FM 1340 and go six miles to Bear Creek. For more information on Bear Creek, email BearCreek@AlamoAreaBSA.org
About the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council
The Alamo Area Council, BSA, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, serves a 13-county area imparting the Scouting program to over 17,000 youth and 4,000 volunteer adults in South Texas. The Boy Scouts of America continue to prepare young people for life by providing the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, utilizing outdoor activity, citizenship, and fitness. The Alamo Area Council manages over 1,500 acres of outdoor adventure for boys and girls from 5-20 years of age at three premier camps – Bear Creek Scout Reservation, Mays Family Scout Ranch, and McGimsey Scout Park. Learn more at www.AlamoAreaBSA.org.