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  • #31
    Saw the comment about Perkins... Yes, it is small, but "staying in council" issues aside for a second, if you're looking for the large camp experience, you've got Sid Richardson about an hour away from you... Thousands of acres, or so it seems. Plop camping not required -- some troops even do their Philmont training up there.

    Love the large bunkhouses... Look up elk hunting tents and you'll see the same designs minus the bunks. Tent fabric is shipped along with the hardware minus poles. Instructions include specs on how to have metal conduit cut to length to fit the brackets. Cuts the shipping considerably...


    • #32
      Yea Sid Richardson is a World away compared to Camp Perkins or Even Lake Arrowhead State Park just 15 minutes away..

      Sid Richardson sits besides a 10,000 Acre lake.!

      And Longhorn Council ain't a typical Council either.. look at some of the Facilities they offer for rental
      Lakeview Lodge Retreat and Conference Center
      Lakeview Lodge is a full service conference and retreat center serving church retreats, family gatherings, Scout groups, and corporate meetings since 1970. Lakeview is located on a rustic wooded 3000-acre ranch on Lake Bridgeport, 65 miles northwest of the Dallas Fort Worth Airport. We offer climate controlled cabins and dormitories, full service catered meals, conference center meeting room, picnic pavilion, volleyball and softball facilities, and custom ropes course and teambuilding programs in a beautiful outdoor facility.

      Available rentals include: pontoon boats, sailboards, canoes, kayaks, and fishing boats.
      No alcohol or pets allowed.
      Lakeview Lodge Cabins
      Lakeview Lodge offers 8 cabins and 4 dormitories to meet the housing needs of your family, church, group, or business. Cabins are climate controlled and can accommodate up to 6 persons. Meals can be prepared in the kitchenette equipped with cooking utensils and dinnerware. Linen, towels, TV/VCR, microwave, coffee pot, refrigerator, and stove are provided.

      Take a Look online at the Longhorn Council site

      Wondering what their Yearly Revenue is compared to other Councils?


      • #33
        We took a patrol tent to summer camp one year. It had enough room for 7 boys and gear. It took a fair amount of space, but less than the 3 or 4 4-man tents would have.

        The boys certainly had to learn to get along and did some bonding on that trip. They've used it a few times on regular plop style campouts since then, but they have also expressed an interest in 2 per tent or solo tenting.

        The ones pushing for the 2 per tent were the ones who tend to bring contraband food and other items, if that means anything.