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Cowboy Campout

When:  April 23-25, 2010
Where:  Baugh Family Ranch near Rosanky, TX

Lead Scoutmaster: Keith Arnold

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» Activities:
  • Lassoing
  • Branding
  • Cowboy knots
  • Horseshoes
  • Fishing
  • Cowboy cooking: Cook in a dutch oven or over an open fire (no stoves); Make it from scratch
  • Campfire: Cowboy poetry, stories and songs
  • Service project:  Cut down dead trees and stack for firewood
» Grub
  • All meals will be cooked cowboy style in a dutch oven or over an open fire (no stoves) and made from scratch
  • Each patrol will cook one meal for the whole troop
  • Suggestions: Homemade biscuits, baked beans (from dry beans), shepard's pie, roasted chicken, fresh apple cobbler (no canned fruit), stew, ...
  • Grubmasters should work with an ASM to figure out how much to buy
» Packing List:
  • Scoutmaster challenge: Bedroll pack (no backpack or sleeping bag); pack belongings in a blanket; roll it up; tie off the ends
  • Cowboy attire: boots, hat, bandanna
  • Fishing gear
  • See the Campout Gear List
» Campfire:
  • Cowboy songs: Ghost Riders in the Sky; Rawhide; Home on the Range; Back in the Saddle Again; Deep in the Heart of Texas; El Paso; Big Bad John; Big Iron; Cool Water; Miles and Miles of Texas; Red Headed Stranger
  • Cowboy Poetry:
  • Cowboy Stories:

Tentative Schedule

19:00 Set up camp (wash stand, designated latrines) - Service Patrol
20:00 Build fire and have cracker barrel - Lunch patrol?
21:00 PLC
22:00 Lights out

06:45 Breakfast patrol gets up to start making fire/breakfast.
07:00 Everyone else gets up
08:00 Eat breakfast
08:30 Clean up
09:00 Lesson on “cowboy knots”: coiling a rope, bowline (one handed bowline), tautline hitch, cow hitch, clove hitch, throwing a lasso - TBD
09:30 Lesson on dutch oven cooking (care of ovens, coals, etc) - Instructors (Bill, Keith)
09:45 Horseshoe competition -TBD
11:45 Lunch patrol starts preparing lunch
12:30 Eat lunch
13:00 Clean up
13:30 Advancement time or fishing - Fishing Guide (Joseph, Neal)
15:00 Capture the flag
17:30 Prep for “cowboy” skits - all patrols
18:00 Dinner patrol prepares dutch oven dinner
19:00 Eat
19:30 Clean up
21:00 Campfire

06:30 Breakfast patrol gets up to start making breakfast.
07:00 Everyone gets up
08:00 Eat breakfast
08:30 Camp clean up
09:00 Service Project - clear dead trees and debris
11:30 Depart

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