Summer Camp Review
Calvin H. Gray (405geezer@IGG-TX.NET)
Tue, 23 Jun 1998 14:11:48 -0500
I spent the past week at my council's summer camp, the Lost Pines Scout
Reservation near Bastrop, Texas, with 46 Scouts and 6 adults from our
The weather was very hot and humid with the temperature reaching 113
degress on June 14 and into the high 90s or low 100s every other day.
Even with the unusual weather (even for Texas), we had a great time!
This was our troop's first summer camp visit to Lost Pines since 1993 as
we travel around to different camps, both in and outside of Texas. I
can honestly say that Lost Pines ranks among the best camps I've
Lost Pines offers a complete merit badge program featuring an
outstanding aquatics program (including Motorboating, Water Skiing and
Small Boat Sailing), an excellent C.O.P.E. program and, from what I
heard, a very high quality program for first year campers working on
Tenderfoot through First Class. The food was as good as any other camp
The camp administration, including the three Commissioners, did an
excellent job addressing problems and offering help throughout the week,
and I can't imagine a camp being operated any better.
If you are interested in booking a reservation at Lost Pines for 1999, a
$100 deposit is required. Until July 25, reservations may be made by
contacting Camp Director Martin Payne at 512-303-0768. After then,
reservations may be made by contacting the Capitol Area Council office
in Austin at 800-444-1910.
Calvin H. Gray
Scoutmaster, Troop 405
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