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.
Event: Night Under the Sea-Moody Gardens Sleepover Where: Moody Gardens When: Nov 16, 2019 6pm to Nov 17, 2019 9am
MOODY GARDEN – NIGHT UNDER THE SEA
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
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.
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.
BE PREPARED for Camp!
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.
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.
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!
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 https://my.scouting.org/, and provide a certificate of completion. You can provide these forms to Bo Griffin. They will be securely destroyed after the Spring campout.