91 acres of improved Hill Country ranch land – 8 campsites
Men’s/Women’s restrooms, shower facilities
Magnificent pavilion with picnic table seating for 200, with serving kitchen
Near Liberty Hill, Texas Directions: Google Map of camp: Click Here (syncs with Google Maps app on your phone)
NOTE: The above map links direct you to get to camp from Liberty Hill primarily using RR 1869.
Please use this route, noting the following:
After leaving Liberty Hill on RR 1869 continue about 6 miles until you see the blue Smilin V Ranch sign, and turn left on CR 285. Then follow the remaining blue Smilin V signs until you see camp on your right.
This is the second intersection with CR 285. DO NOT TURN AT THE FIRST CR 285 INTERSECTION. This route is quicker, safer and more respectful to our neighbors.
Cub Scouts is open to boys and girls in Kindergarten through fifth grades.
How often do you meet?
Each grade level will form a ‘Den’. Dens typically meet once a month to work on badge requirements together. Together, all the Dens form a Pack. Pack 165 meets once a month on Monday evenings at 7pm in the OTE Cafeteria.
What Den will I be in?
Each Den is named after a rank, represented by an animal. Scouts are assigned to the Den aligned with their grade level in school. Lions = Kindergarten, Tigers = First Grade, Wolves = Second Grade, Bears = Third Grade. Older boys are in a Patrol unit. Webelos I for Fourth Grade and Webelos II for Fifth Grade.
What happens at a Pack meeting?
Scouts execute a flag ceremony to open and close each meeting. Fun skits are performed and hilarious jokes are told. Awards are granted to scouts! Important announcements are made. Prizes are won!
Where do I buy a Uniform?
The local Scout Shop is located at the Frank Fickett Center, off I-35. Pack 165 uses the ‘half’ uniform, which requires all pieces worn above the waist. A Scout needs a cap, uniform shirt, neckerchief and slide, scout emblem, council shoulder patch, den number patch, and belt. Don’t forget the belt as all awards come as a belt loop badge!
Is there a guide to help me put on all the patches?
Yes, there are many guides online. HERE is a link to a good one.
How often do you go camping?
Pack 165 schedules an overnight camping trip once per semester. Scouts are not required to spend the night. Campouts are open to the entire family. Saturday is typically the big day with activities scheduled the entire day, ending with a Pack potluck dinner. Click this link for FALL CAMPOUT info.
When can I join?
Pack 165 is hosting ‘Join Scouting Night’ on Thursday August 29 at 7pm in the OTE Cafeteria. Come fill out an application and pay your dues! If you cannot make it that night, please come to any of the upcoming Pack meetings and ask for an application.
WEEKEND OVERNIGHT CAMP for Cubbies is back at Camp Tom Wooten!
Two Sessions only! Friday thru Sunday. June 22-24 and Jun 29-July 1
Cost: $130 per Scout before May 1. $150 per Scout after May 1. $40 per Adult
Are you and your buddies excited about overnight camp? If we register as a Pack, then we only need to send two adults. Otherwise, each Scout will need one parent to attend camp with them. Talk to your Den Leader if you are interested in one of these sessions.
The recharter season is on us and the deadline is fast approaching. This is the time that all returning scouts sign up and pay their dues for the year.
As an incentive to get re-charted now, Pack 165 will have a raffle for all scouts that have completed and paid their recharter paperwork (on-line) and paid their fees. Must be completed by October 16th to be eligible for the drawing. The prize will be an Amazon Gift Card to be presented at the Pack Meeting on October 17th. Must be present to win!
Pack 165 Join Scouting Night Thursday Sept 8, 2017 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Old Town Elementary. We are looking to have great 2016 to 2017 Scout Year and that starts with our Join Scouting Night. We are looking for your help in making this a great on this year. We are looking for a pack leaders, some parents and some scouts to help with the event. Below is a Signup Genius to sign up for items and/or to help out.
Popcorn sales have started!! As a reward, we will repeat last years challenge, if we sell $6000 of Popcorn, everyone who sells popcorn through a show and sell, or take order will get to hit yours truly in the face with a cream pie. Good times….
The earlier slots always sell better so grab them while you can! We even have a few last minute ones for today and tomorrow if you are the adventurous type.