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Category: Upcoming Trips

Spring Campout

When: Friday 2/22 (5pm) – Sunday 2/24 (10 am)

Where: Camp Mabry

Cost: Free. Pack 165 will be covering the camping and activity fees and meat for Saturday night Pack Dinner. 

We’re looking forward to our Camp Mabry campout. It’s a beautiful campsite, with a spot for fishing, and a short trip! 🙂 We will have access to the museum and a service project in their garden. See you there!

Camp Mabry Sign Up Sheet – February 22-24

Sign Up for Saturday Night Meal. Brisket provided by the pack.

Once a year required forms. If you have already taken care of these, please dis-regard.
Driver form:
Youth Protection Training:

Directions+Map, packing list, and schedule: Camp Mabry Camp

Camp Mabry is an 800+ acre facility established in 1892, making it the third-oldest active military installation after both Fort Bliss and Fort Sam Houston.

It was named for Brigadier General Woodford H. Mabry, the Adjutant General of Texas when the camp was founded.  The camp was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.

We will have an opportunity to visit the free Texas Military Forces Museum on site.

Learn more about Camp Mabry here:

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Fall Campout at Smilin V Ranch

Pack 165 has reserved the Smilin V Ranch facility in Liberty Hill for our Fall Campout November 10-12.  This 91 acre Hill Country Ranch is owned and maintained by the Capitol Area Council…paid for with popcorn!


  • Our reservation is from Friday evening to Sunday morning.  Scouts may come and go with their family as needed.  Please fill out this Google Form with your planned participation times, so we may have a headcount.
  • CLICK HERE for the detailed daily schedule.


  • Please download this PDF Medical Form and fill out for each member of your family that is expected to attend the campout.  The Pack is required to have a printed copy on site.  Make sure your printed copies have been turned in to Bo Griffin.
  • Make sure your Youth Protection Training is up to date.  Online training is good for one year.  CLICK HERE to take the online training.  It only takes 15 minutes.  Print out your certificate and turn in to Bo Griffin.
  • Please fill out the Driver Information form.  (We are using the same form from last year.)
  • PRINT THESE DIRECTIONS.  Also review the camping checklist for gear to bring.

Signups for Camp!

More about this camp:

  • Smilin V Ranch offers Men’s and Women’s restrooms with showers.  Water is from a well and should be considered non-potable.
  • Parking is restricted to the parking lot only.  ADA parking can be accommodated by contacting the Ranger or Campmaster on duty.  We recommended you bring a wagon or hand cart to transport camping gear from the parking lot to your campsite.
  • Any trash or signage must be removed from camp; do not leave anything on camp grounds.
  • Ground fires are prohibited, with exception of the campfire area located west of pavilion. Propane camp stoves are recommended vs charcoal.

Please use this driving route, noting the following:

  • After leaving Liberty Hill on FM/CR 1869 DO NOT TAKE THE FIRST CR 285 (apx 4 miles from Hwy 29)
  • Continue on to the second exit (apx 6 miles from Hwy 29) for CR 285, about 2 miles further down FM/CR 1869 (it will provide you a shorter distance and safer road way)
Use the second exit to County Road 285 (Hopewell Cemetery Road) off FM/CR 1869.  This is a faster and safer route for you and is more respectable to our neighbors living around Smilin V Scout Ranch.

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