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Category: Past Trips

Feb 2021 – Spring Campout

Registration and signups coming soon.

Fri, Feb 28, 2020 6pm to

Sun, Mar 1, 2020 10am

Where: Smilin V Scout Ranch

Camp Details

  • 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.

2019 – Moody Gardens Overnight Trip: Night Under the Sea

Event: Night Under the Sea-Moody Gardens Sleepover
Where: Moody Gardens
When: Nov 16, 2019 6pm to Nov 17, 2019 9am


Come sleep with the fishes and live to tell the tale! Pack 165 is spending the night at the aquarium at Moody Gardens in Houston! This optional event is open to your entire family. This event costs $50 per person. In order to reserve your spot, be sure to get your payment to Treasurer Maggie Salinas as soon as possible.

The Pack will cover 1/2 cost for Scouts who sell $300+ in popcorn.

Approximate Schedule:
6:15 pm to 6:30 pm Group Check-in
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Guided Tour
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm Habitat Presentation
9:00 pm to 9:45 pm Pizza Snack (2 slices + one can Sierra Mist per person)
9:45 pm to 10:45 pm optional Late Night Tour
10:30 pm to 11:30 pm optional Themed Games and Activities
11:30 pm to Midnight prepare for bed
Midnight – LIGHTS OUT
7:00 am – 7:45 Wake Up Call and Breakfast (small donuts, breakfast breads, fruit, juice, coffee)
7:45 am – 8:00 am Group Check out and Departure
10:00 am Group is welcome to re-enter the Pyramid 

You are responsible for carrying your own gear.

Fall Campout at Berry Springs Park

October 18-20 2019

When: October 18 to 20 (Friday to Sunday)
Check-In will be at 6:00PM on Friday afternoon
Where: Berry Springs Park and Preserve
Improved Camping Area (Campsites 8 through 17)
1801 Co Rd 152, Georgetown, TX 78626

We would like to get a preliminary headcount, and get everyone a copy of two forms that will need to be completed and returned before you will be allowed to camp.

Your response on the google form below is greatly appreciated:

There will be additional communication regarding planning for a Saturday Dinner potluck (all other meals will be with the den or family), a rough schedule of events, and recommended camping gear / packing list, but I wanted to get the event on everyone’s calendar and get started with the required paperwork. Again, if these forms are not provided, you will not be allowed to camp.


  • Our reservation is from Friday evening to Sunday morning.  Scouts may come and go with their family as needed.
  • Registration Forms will be available soon.


  • 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 Phil.
  • 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 Phil.
  • Please fill out the Driver Information form.  (We are using the same form from last year.)
  • Also review the camping checklist for gear to bring.

Signups for Camp!

  • Signup for Potluck Dinner (coming soon)

  • Equipment sign up (coming soon)

More about this camp:

Berry Springs Park and Preserve is utilized for passive recreational uses including camping, hiking and fishing. Click here for the rules and regulations of the park. The park features a 2.5 mile hike/bike trail that will eventually connect to Georgetown Parks and Recreation trails. Berry Springs Park and Preserve was voted “The Best Kept Secret” in the 2010 “The Best of Georgetown” contest. The park was also recognized for its outstanding trails and picnic facilities. The 2010 winners were selected by citizens, visitors and businesses.

Virtual Tour: Take a virtual tour of Berry Springs Park and Preserve, developed by Kathy McCormack, Capitol Area Master Naturalist here.

Berry Springs Park Map


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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Lexington Sleepover 2018

The overnight trip we have planned this year is to the USS Lexington Museum in Corpus Christi, on December 8-9. The cost is $30 for each registered Scout, and $55 for each parent or sibling. Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast are included. Attendees will sleep on the ship in the original Navy bunks. Families are welcome, but all attendees must be at least 5 years old. Male and female attendees will sleep in separate quarters.

Pack 165 will meet at the Lexington Pier at 3pm on Saturday, December 8. The estimated drive time to Corpus Christi is 4 hours,15 minutes plus any stops. We all must check in together.

The Boy Scouts of America requires all overnight event attendees to bring a printed copy of the BSA medical form. Adults attending overnight trips must take the BSA Youth Protection Training class, online at, and provide a certificate of completion. You can provide these forms to Bo Griffin. They will be securely destroyed after the Spring campout.

Please verify your family schedules; and if you plan to go, fill out the google signup sheet below. We need to confirm the exact number of guests before this month, and the museum offers no refunds after October 5.

The Pack did this trip in 2015, and it was amazing.

More information and FAQ here:

USS Lexington Overnighter | December 5-6, 2015


All Hands Report for Duty!!!


USS Lexington, Corpus Christi, TX

Departure Date:

Saturday, December 5th – December 6th

(5pm Saturday to 9am Sunday)

Mission Details:

An adventure awaits your group when they Live Aboard the USS LEXINGTON. Learn first hand

about the illustrious past of LEXINGTON, including kamikaze attacks and being named the

“Blue Ghost” by Tokyo Rose herself. It’s a real-life, hands-on overnight program that builds

camaraderie, inspires love of country and is just plain fun!

The overnight stay includes tours of the ship, a movie in the 3D MEGA Theater, two trips through the chow line, bunking in original crew quarters, an unforgettable flag ceremony and so much more!

One Night Itinerary

DAY 1 – December 5th

1200 – 1600 Arrival & Check-In

1645 Quarters – Main Stage Hangar Bay II

1700 Supper

1800 MEGA Movie

1930 Patriotic Flag Ceremony – Main Stage

2000 – 2200 Self-Guided Tours/Scavenger Hunt

2215 Ghost Stories

2245 Tattoo (Lights out in 15 minutes)

2300 Taps (Lights Out)

DAY 2 – December 6

0645 Reveille

0700 – 0730 Move Out

0745 Breakfast

0830 Morning Colors/Final Quarters/Patches Awarded

0900 Departures


$49per Scout, Adult or sibling (Siblings must be at least 5 years of age to attend)

To accept this mission, please do the following:

Step 1: Register and sign up online COMPLETE YOUR SIGN UP FORM

Step 2: Payment via PayPal

Reservation Name

If payment is by check, then please make it payable to “Pack 165,” and give to our Pack Treasurer:  Shannon Seib at the September Pack Meeting (9/14)

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