2023 November Campout – USS Lexington Campout

When: Nov. 10th – 12th, 2023
Where: Lost Pines Scout Reservation, Bastrop, TX


The national Council announced an update to the Youth Protection guidelines for “Adult Supervision” that will go into effect September 1, 2023.  In short, the “72-hour rule” is going away and any adult that is staying overnight in connection with a Scouting activity must be registered in a qualified unit position such as Committee Member (just a Merit Badge Counselor will not count).

The basic plan is that we will be camping at Lost Pines Scout Reservation which is close to Austin. We will spend the night there in the Turner Campsite and head to the USS Lexington in the morning.

The drive to the boat will be 3hrs 30 min. We will be staying the night aboard USS Lexington, a record-setting World War II aircraft carrier-turned museum located on Corpus Christi Bay. We’ll hear stories from the ship’s past—covering topics like kamikaze and torpedo attacks, the manpower it takes to navigate an aircraft carrier, and being named the “Blue Ghost” by Tokyo Rose herself. There are over 11 different levels within the ship, giving your curious minds a hands-on experience that reflects on the sacrifices made by a heroic generation.

The overnight itinerary includes all five tour routes of the ship, stories of historical events from her past, a scavenger hunt, a film in the 3D MEGA Theater, LEX ghost stories, two trips through the chow line, bunking in original crew quarters, an unforgettable patriotic flag ceremony, and so much more!

We will camp at Village Creek State Park in the group camping area on Friday night.  We will get up early and pack up quickly on Saturday morning and meet the outfitter for departure.  We will park the cars at an appropriate place and get started as

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