Scouting Events and Announcements

Dinosaur Valley State Park

posted Nov 25, 2019, 4:15 PM by Jill Douglass   [ updated Jan 16, 2020, 9:22 AM ]

Quick Facts


What:  Family Camp Out
Where:  Dinosaur Valley State Park (1629 Park Rd 59, Glen Rose, TX 76043)
When:  January 18-20, 2020

Itinerary

1/18/2020
  • Meet at annex at 8:30 am
  • Depart annex at 9:00 am
  • Arrive at park:  11:30 am
  • Hiking
    • Blue Hole
    • Dinosaur models
1/19/2020
  • Buckeye Creek hike (Morning)
  • Photo scavenger hunt
  • Paluxy River Scenic Overlook (sunset)
  • King of the Hill
  • Fish Bowl
1/20/2020
  • Depart for Austin at 9:00 am

Attendees

  1. James
  2. Jill
  3. Grant Dz
  4. Katy
  5. Rana
  6. Lynna
  7. Karim
  8. Sabrina
  9. Sam
  10. Mariana
  11. Di
  12. Rich
  13. Grant K

Transportation

Jill's Car:  Holds 8
Rich's Car:   Can take 3
Sabrina's Car:  Can take 5

Jobs

  • Grub-masters: Lynna and Grant
  • Paperwork: Sam (please bring the binder back next meeting)
  • Quartermaster: Mariana
  • Activities co-chairs: James and Rana
  • Transportation: Grant
  • Medic: Katy
  • Fire: Katy
  • Weatherperson: Rana
  • Astronomer - Grant

Activities

  • Photo scavenger hunt
    • Group 1
      • Sam
      • Rich
      • Grant K.
    • Group 2
      • Jill
      • Karim
      • James
    • Group 3
      • Katy 
      • Mariana
      • Rana
    • Group 4
      • Grant D. 
      • Lynna
      • Di
  • Hiking
  • King of the Hill
  • Fishbowl


Food

Links


Government Canyon SNA 2020

posted Sep 28, 2019, 8:24 AM by Jill Douglass

Quick Facts

When:  November 8-10
Where:  Government Canyon State Natural Area (12861 Galm Rd, San Antonio, TX 78254)
What:  Day hiking, primitive camping

Leaders

  • Fire-Person: Sam
  • Paperwork Person: Sam
  • Food Person: Mariana
  • Car-Plan Person: Grant D.

Activities

  • Route: Wildcat Canyon and Sendero Balcones Loop
  • Activity: day-hiking
  • Cooking: King of the Hill style

Attendees


 Person Health Form A&B YPT Consent Form 
 1 Jill Douglass    
 2 Steve Dzurenko    
 3 Grant Dzurenko    
 4 Sam Douglas    
 5 Mariana Poledna-Goncalves    
 6  John    
      
      
      
      

Links

Reservations

Montana 2020

posted Sep 24, 2019, 10:17 AM by Jill Douglass   [ updated Feb 19, 2020, 8:09 AM ]


Quick Facts

Date:  July 4 -18th, 2020
Where:  Glacier National Park
What:  Backpacking Camping

Itinerary

July 4
  • Depart Austin -> Amarillo (~8 hours)
    • Jack Bryant Scouting Center, 1615 Bellaire Street, Amarillo, Texas 79106
    • Contact Doug Walker (806-341-4343)
July 5
July 6
  • Zero Day - spend the day at the park!
July 7
July 8
July 9 
  • GNP - Zero Day - spend the day at the park!
July 10
  • GNP
July 11
  • GNP
July 12
  • GNP
July 13
  • GNP
July 14
July 15
  • Zero Day
July 16
July 17
  • MBNF -> Amarillo (10 hours)
July 18
  • Amarillo -> Austin (8 hours)

To Do List

Training

Attendees

 Count Person   Health Forms ABCConsent   YPT
 1 James H  N/A 
 2 Bill H  N/A 
 3 Jill D  N/A 
 4 Grant D   N/A
 5         Steve D  N/A 
 6 Lynna B  N/A  
 7 Sam D             N/A
 8     Sabrina  N/A 
 9 Mariana   N/A
 10 Rana   
 11 Katy B   
 12 Grant K   
 13 Ian D
 14Anna D   
    
 TBD Joe   
 TBDLogan   
 TBD     Jenn   

Route

This is the preliminary/general route map.  The destinations are not specific campsites or addresses, but just the parks or cities we are visiting.  The details may vary.

~4,100 miles
66 hours of driving

Glacier 2020


Costs

Glacier Costs


Campsite Worksheets

Campsite Worksheet


Reservations

Rocky Mountain NP


Yellowstone

Reservation # HYHTQ on January 29, 2020
IF SENDING US A DEPOSIT CHECK,PLEASE MAKE PAYABLE TO AND MAIL TO:

JILL DOUGLASSYELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK LODGES
2011 KLATTENHOFF DRIVERESERVATION DEPOSIT
AUSTIN, TX 78728P.O. BOX 527
YELLOWSTONE PARK, WY
82190-0527
Please Review Information Below for Accuracy. All Park Accommodations are Non-Smoking.
Thank you for your deposit of$30.03. Your reservation will be held throughout your arrival night. Activity costs are not included in the deposit amount and are payable upon arrival. For further assistance contact us at: 307-344-7311 or visit www.YellowstoneNationalParkLodges.com. A $25 non-refundable fee will be applied to any change or cancellation that occurs less than 30 days prior to arrival or during your stay.
CANCEL WITHIN: Deposit Forfeited - $30.03 if cancelled within 7 days of arrival
# OF# OFAD/CHUNIT COSTTOTAL
ARRIVEDEPARTConf#NGTSCheck In/Check OutFACILITYUNITSUNIT TYPEPER UNITTAX 1TAX 2PER NIGHTCOST
7/14/207/16/20HYHTQ213:00:00/11:00:00BRIDGE BAY CAMPGROUND1NO RV/LGR TENT2/44.441.6227.0060.06
This unit contains one very large tent (18'X18' or smaller) or two small tents (8'X8' or smaller)
Reservation # TXKC6 on January 29, 2020
IF SENDING US A DEPOSIT CHECK,PLEASE MAKE PAYABLE TO AND MAIL TO:
JILL DOUGLASSYELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK LODGES
2011 KLATTENHOFF DRIVERESERVATION DEPOSIT
AUSTIN, TX 78728P.O. BOX 527
YELLOWSTONE PARK, WY
82190-0527
Please Review Information Below for Accuracy. All Park Accommodations are Non-Smoking.
Thank you for your deposit of$30.03. Your reservation will be held throughout your arrival night. Activity costs are not included in the deposit amount and are payable upon arrival. For further assistance contact us at: 307-344-7311 or visit www.YellowstoneNationalParkLodges.com. A $25 non-refundable fee will be applied to any change or cancellation that occurs less than 30 days prior to arrival or during your stay.
CANCEL WITHIN: Deposit Forfeited - $30.03 if cancelled within 7 days of arrival
# OF# OFAD/CHUNIT COSTTOTAL
ARRIVEDEPARTConf#NGTSCheck In/Check OutFACILITYUNITSUNIT TYPEPER UNITTAX 1TAX 2PER NIGHTCOST
7/14/207/16/20TXKC6213:00:00/11:00:00BRIDGE BAY CAMPGROUND1NO RV/LGR TENT6/04.441.6227.0060.06
This unit contains one very large tent (18'X18' or smaller) or two small tents (8'X8' or smaller)

Reservation # SS6KL on January 29, 2020
IF SENDING US A DEPOSIT CHECK,PLEASE MAKE PAYABLE TO AND MAIL TO:
JILL DOUGLASSYELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK LODGES
2011 KLATTENHOFF DRIVERESERVATION DEPOSIT
AUSTIN, TX 78728P.O. BOX 527
YELLOWSTONE PARK, WY
82190-0527
Please Review Information Below for Accuracy. All Park Accommodations are Non-Smoking.
Thank you for your deposit of$30.03. Your reservation will be held throughout your arrival night. Activity costs are not included in the deposit amount and are payable upon arrival. For further assistance contact us at: 307-344-7311 or visit www.YellowstoneNationalParkLodges.com. A $25 non-refundable fee will be applied to any change or cancellation that occurs less than 30 days prior to arrival or during your stay.
CANCEL WITHIN: Deposit Forfeited - $30.03 if cancelled within 7 days of arrival
# OF# OFAD/CHUNIT COSTTOTAL
ARRIVEDEPARTConf#NGTSCheck In/Check OutFACILITYUNITSUNIT TYPEPER UNITTAX 1TAX 2PER NIGHTCOST
7/14/207/16/20SS6KL213:00:00/11:00:00BRIDGE BAY CAMPGROUND1NO RV/LGR TENT6/04.441.6227.0060.06
This unit contains one very large tent (18'X18' or smaller) or two small tents (8'X8' or smaller)



Medicine BowRyan Park Campground, Medicine Bow National Forest


Links

Parks

Misc


Montana 2020


West Texas - Spring 2020

posted Jun 13, 2019, 9:24 AM by Jill Douglass   [ updated Feb 26, 2020, 10:14 AM ]

Quick Facts

Date:  March 16th -March 22nd

Locations:

  • Caves of Sonora
  • Davis Mountains
  • Big Bend National Park


Attendees

 Count    Person   YPT ABC
 1 Jill D 6/3/2020 need
 2 Steve D 5/5/2020 good
 3 Grant D N/A need
 4 Katy B N/A need
 5 Sabrina M 10/26/2020 need
 6 Lynna B need good
 7 James H 07/07/2021 need
 8 Sam D N/A need
 9 Grant K N/A need
 10 Ian D N/A need

Itinerary

3/16/2020 Monday -> Sonora, Texas
  • Leave Austin 7 am -> Arrive Sonora, Texas (3.5 hour drive)
  • Tour Caverns of Sonora 
    • Crystal Palace Tour
      • $18
      • Reservations Required
      • 1:45 long
    • Discovery Challenge Tour
  • Camping - Caverns of Sonora ($$??)
3/17/2020 -> Davis Mountains State Park
  • Depart Sonora -> Arrive Langtry, Texas (2 hour drive)
    • Judge Roy Bean Museum - Open 8am - 5pm
  • Depart Langtry -> Arrive Davis Mountains State Park (3 hour drive)
    • Set up camping
    • Short hike at park
    • McDonald Observatory Star Party 
      • $10 students/$15 adults
      • ~8pm
      • Expect long lines at telescopes, crowding, be patient
3/18/2020 - Davis Mountains State Park
3/19/2020 - Davis Mountains State Park
3/20/2020  ->Big Bend National Park (3-hour drive from Davis Mountains State Park)
3/21/2020:  Big Bend National Park
3/22/2020: -> Austin

Potential Locations

Big Bend National Park
McDonald's Observatory
Davis Mountains State Park
Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center

Links


Reservations







Canoeing - June 2019

posted Apr 5, 2019, 1:53 PM by Jill Douglass   [ updated Jun 13, 2019, 8:57 AM ]

Note:

We are going with Plan B (at the bottom) because of the high flow rates Colorado River.

Overview

This is a 20 mile, 2 day, 1 night trip on the water through some beautiful limestone canyons in the Hill Country.

Leaders

  • Paperwork:  Grant
  • Meal Plan:  Rana
  • Packing List:  Anna
  • Car Plan:  Andrew
  • Canoe Plan:  Andrew
  • Lifeguard:  James
  • Canoe Tender:  Sam
  • Tour Guide:  Ian
  • Astronomer:  Andrew
  • Meteorologist: Lynna
  • Medic:  Anna

Cost

  • Break Down
    • Food:  ~$20 (this is an estimate for groceries scouts will purchase themselves)
    • Celebration Lunch at Storm's:  ~$10 (highly variable, basic burger is $3)

Canoe Plan

Canoe #1: Joe/Steve

Canoe #2:  Jill/Sabrina

Canoe #3:  Anna/Mariana

Canoe #4: Ian/Sam/Grant

Canoe #5: Lynna/James

Canoe #6:  Josh/Grant

Canoe #7: Rana/Andrew

Attendees

  Person    Swim Test Health Forms (A&B)
 Consent
Forms
YPT
 1Sabrina Madgett
xxx
 2 Jill Douglass x x  x
 3 Steve Dzurenko x x  
 4 Grant Dzurenko x x x 
 5 Anna Dzurenko x x  x
 6 Andrew Michelson x x  x
 7 Rana Benhamou x x 
 8 Lynna Benhamou x x x 
 9 Sam Douglas x x x 
 10 James Hubby x x x 
 11 Mariana Gonclaves x x x 
 12Josh Steltzer x x x 
 13Joe O'Neil x x
 
 14Ian Douglass x x x 
 15Grant  x x x 

Required Safety Training

Safe Swim Defense: complete
Safety Afloat:  complete
Weather Hazards:  complete

Itinerary

June 8-9, 2019

Saturday

  • Eat breakfast before we meet or in the car.
  • Meet at the annex at 6 am.
  • Drive to US190 and the Colorado River (31°13'6.13"N  98°33'53.25"W) (88 miles).
  • The trek will start on the west bank of the Colorado River where US 190 crosses the river.
  • On Saturday we'll canoe down the river and spend the night on an island (probably Gravel Bar #3 (see map))

Sunday

  • Sunday the trek will continue down river to Sulphur Springs Camp in Bend, TX and should arrive early afternoon.  
  • We will plan to stop at Storm's in Lampasas for a cheeseburger. Individuals will need to bring about $12 for the meal. 
  • Drive back to annex.

Packing List

Equipment

  • 20 liter Dry Bags (2-3)

  • Sleeping Bag

  • Waterproof bag for sleeping bag

  • Sleeping Pad

  • Trowel

Group Gear:

  • Pocket Rocket (similar backpacking cooking stove)

  • Fuel

  • Small pot

  • Tent

  • Rain fly for tent

  • Ground cover for tent

Optional Luxuries:

  • Pillow

  • Canoe Seat

  • Measuring Cups

  • Bowls/Plates/etc.

Clothing

Nobody wants to Check:

  • Underwears (4ish)

  • Sports &/or Regular Bras (If needed)

Base Layers:

  • 2-3 long sleeves (quick dry or wicking)

  • Waterproof stuff sack for clothing

  • 1 pair of warm pants, sweats... (quick dry)

Actual Clothing:

  • 2-4 Short sleeve shirts (quick dry or wicking)

  • 1-3 pairs of QUICK DRY shorts/ convertible pants or another pair of pants

  • 1-2 swimsuits (1 piece for girls and swim shorts for guys)

  • Rain suit (top and bottom-- Frogg toggs)

  • Waterproof stuff sack for clothing

  • Paddling Gloves (optional)

  • NO DENIM OR COTTON WHATSOEVER!

“Civilian clothing” for ride home:

  • 1 DRY shirt

  • 1 DRY pair of pants/shorts

  • 1 pair of FRESH underwear

  • 1 bra (if applicable)

Shoes:

  • Water shoes/ “wet shoes” (opened toed are acceptable)

  • Tennis shoes/ “dry shoes”

  • 1-3 pairs of socks (bring as many as applicable)

  • Crocs or sandals for in camp wear (Optional)

Nourishment

Food:

  • Utensils (Spoons, forks, etc.)

  • Cup

  • Reflectix coozie/ winter hat to “cook” food

Water:

  • 3-7 liter capacity Water bottle or camelback water bladder

Misc.

  • Pocket knife/ multi-tool

  • Sunscreen (for face AND body)

  • Insect repellant

  • Hat (Visors not recommended-- Wide-rim recommended)

  • Flashlight/Headlamp (w/ extra batteries)

  • Lighters

  • 50’ Paracord

  • 1-2 Quick Dry Towels

  • Bandana/ Small hand towel

  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste

  • Sunglasses w/ lanyard

  • Map/ Compass

  • Biodegradable Soap

  • Small roll of Toilet Paper &/or pee rag

  • Personal Repair Kit (Duct tape, nylon ties, safety pins)

  • Hand Sanitizer

  • Hair Brush/ Comb

  • Baby powder or Gold Bond (to cut down on chafing)

  • Carabiners for securing gear

  • Deodorant

Personal First Aid Kit:

  • Band-Aids

  • Personal Medication

  • Athletic Tape

  • Antibiotic Ointment (neosporin, etc.)

  • Ibuprofen, benadryl

  • INHALER/ EPI-PEN (if necessary)

Optional Luxuries:

  • Camera/ Watch

  • Chapstick

IF YOU WERE THINKING OF BRINGING COTTON OR DENIM THINK AGAIN!


Meals

B: come fed
L: own food
D: own food

Sunday June 9th-
B- own food
L- Storm's (please bring money for this meal)Food:  ~$20 (this is an estimate for groceries scouts will purchase themselves)

Car Plan

To Drop Off Point

 Car #1 Car #2 Car #3 Car #4
 
 

From Take Out

 Car #1 Car #2 Car #3

Map / Float Plan


 Way Point   Distance (miles) Cumulative Distance Notes
 Put In 0 0Public access on the west side of the bridge.
 Gravel Bar #1 3.4 3.4 
 Gravel Bar #25.5 8.9 
 Gravel Bar #3 2.6 11.5Saturday night 
Emergency take-out available on private property just north of the gravel bar.  High ground with trees available.  Landing on the left-hand side of the island (facing downstream) and on the very upstream end of the island.  No landing available on right-hand side.
 Gravel Bar #4 4.4 15.9Bridge crossing at Bend, TX.   No public access, but available for emergency take out.  
 Gravel Bar #5 3.4 19.3 
Take Out 1.9 21.2Sunday Afternoon 

River Info

Here is a link for the current river flows - https://hydromet.lcra.org/ - find the entry for the Colorado River at Bend. 
We will not go if the predicted readings exceed 1500 cfs.


All persons going on the trip must have a current BSA Swim Test.

Paperwork

Canoe Rental Confirmation# 4937979

Plan B

Because the Colorado River may be moving too fast or too high for the planned trip, our plan be is to canoe to Garret Island on Lake Buchanan.

Put In:  Cedar Point Park, Lake Buchanan
Overnight:  Garret Island
Take out:  Cedar Point Park, Lake Buchanan

Cost:  $5 per person to enter the LCRA park
Canoe Route:  ~ 3 miles one way

Garret Island - Crew Canoe


The Aftermath

Photos:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/Rry7vjHLHaGBh4RF6

Eagle Rock Loop 2019

posted Jan 7, 2019, 5:09 PM by Jill Douglass   [ updated Mar 7, 2019, 2:53 PM ]




Quick Facts

To Do List


Register Spot

Itinerary

PreTrip

January 26- Hill of Life training hike
February 23- Hill of Life training hike
Gear Shakedown: Thursday, March 14th at 6:30 pm
Gear Load: Friday, March 15th at 7 pm

Travel

March 16:  Leave: Saturday, March 16th: Meet at the annex at 7 am and leave at 7:30 am

March 16:  Arrive at Shady Lake some 8-10 hours later.

Hiking

March 17:  Sunday- on trail
March 18:  Monday- on trail
March 19:  Tuesday- on trail
March 20:  Wednesday- on trail
March 21:  Thursday- on trail

Post Hiking

March 21:  Thursday Drive to Hot Springs - eat out for dinner; stay in Hotel?
March 22:  Friday grocery shop, Hot Springs National Park, and Pirate's Cove Put Put
March 23:  Saturday- leave for Austin

Return Travel

Arrive: Saturday, March 23rd: Leave Arkansas at 9 am

Food

Saturday:

Breakfast- come fed

Lunch(on the road)- chicken/vegetarian burrito: chicken, tortillas, sour cream, salsa, shredded cheese, rice, avocado

Dinner(campsite)- personal backpacking meal

Sunday-Thursday:  Backpacking 5 breakfast / 5 lunch / 5 Dinner

Thursday:

Dinner(campsite)- eat out

Friday:

Breakfast(hotel)- Continental Breakfast

Lunch(outings)- peanut butter and jelly sandwich, hummus sandwich, or lunch meat sandwich, chips, and fruit

Dinner(hotel)- eat out

Saturday:

Breakfast(hotel)- Continental Breakfast

Lunch(on the road)- peanut butter and jelly sandwich, Hummus sandwich, or lunch meat sandwich, chips, and fruit


Jobs



Water filters: Grant(1), O'Neil(2)

Pre-Trip

  • Paperwork:  Grant
  • Food:  Rana
  • James - Travel Agent
  • Lynna - Cooler Technician and car arrangements

During Trip

  • Medic - Anna
  • Meteorologist
  • LNT - Grant
  • Cooler Technician:  Lynna
  • Bingo

Safely Crossing a River

Weather

LNT

Maps

Paperwork

 Count Person    Medical - ABC YPT Activity Consent
 1 Grant Need ABC N/A 
 2 Anna Need C Need N/A
 3 Jill        Need C Steve has   N/A
 4 Steve GOOD Steve has N/A
 5 Sabrina Need C Steve has N/A
 6 James Need ABC N/A 
 7 Lynna Need ABC N/A 
 8 Sam GOOD N/A 
 9 Rana Need ABC Steve has N/A
 10 Andrew Need C in book N/A


Equipment

Specialized Equipment
  • Water Shoes
  • At least two water filters
  • Weather Radio

Links

Eagle Rock Loop Info

Stuff to Do

Ranger Stations

Water Gauge

Camping

White Water Rafting

posted Nov 26, 2018, 2:33 PM by Jill Douglass   [ updated Jun 27, 2019, 9:11 AM ]

Quick Facts

Where:  Rocky Mountain High Adventure Base, 600 US Hwy 285, Villa Grove, CO 81155
When:  July 20th - July 28th, 2018

Attendees

 Person   Deposit   Balance   Health Forms Activity Consent Form YPT
 Jill     
 Steve     
 Sabrina     
 Anna     
 Rana     
 Grant     
 James      
 Kristen     
 Lynna     

Maps

Route to RMHAB:  https://goo.gl/maps/xfH5UEbbrmvvmhaM9














Route back to Austin:  https://goo.gl/maps/yA1Rh9e8PqkwBssy7















Links

RMHAB:  http://www.rmcbsa.org/RMHAB



Lost Maples 2019

posted Aug 10, 2018, 10:14 AM by Jill Douglass

Quick Facts

When:  February 16-18, 2019
Where:  Lost Maples State Natural Area, Vanderpool, Texas

Reservations


HCSNA 2019

posted Aug 10, 2018, 10:05 AM by Jill Douglass   [ updated Jan 7, 2019, 5:22 PM ]


Quick Facts

When:  January 19-21, 2019
Where:  Hill Country State Natural Area, Bandera, Texas
What:  Backpacking

To Do List

  • Attendees
  • Adults - male and female
  • Paperwork
  • Food plan
  • Car Plan

Paperwork

 Person    Health Form A&B Activity Consent    YPT
    
    
    

Reservations


Buescher State Park 2018

posted Aug 9, 2018, 9:45 AM by Jill Douglass   [ updated Nov 15, 2018, 7:32 AM ]

Quick Facts

When:  December 14-16
Where:  Buescher State Park

Reservations


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