BTSR Year-Round Activities


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Weekend Cavalcade Trips

Moonset on The Needle - by Aaron Bedell (

Weekend Cavalcade is a three-day guided horse ride in and around Buffalo Trail Scout Ranch. Riders see the best of the Davis Mountains from the saddle, riding over the ridgetops, past box canyons, down narrow trails lined with alligator juniper and pinion pine, sometimes scraping stirrups on rugged rhyolite outcrops. Lead by a trained Wrangler, the Weekend Cavalcade covers 20-35 miles on narrow trails or jeep roads. Riders can expect very full days in the saddle, riding mountain trained horses or sure-footed mules. Click the link above for more information.

Weekend CampingMillion Dollar View - by Aaron Bedell (

BTSR welcomes BSA unit camping most weekends during the year. The Buffalo Trail Council, BSA owns 9,500 acres of pristine wilderness on the northern edge of the Davis Mountains of west Texas. Hot water showers, potable water, and endless hiking opportunities are available to campers year-round. Click the link above for more information.

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Work together and discover new interests through events such as cooking, archery, pioneering, orienteering, a star party, and more. May is a perfect time to experience the beauty of the Davis Mountains while camping under the crisp and clear air at BTSR.

Local AttractionsWay to the Chapel - by Aaron Bedell (

There are many places to see and things to do in the area surrounding BTSR. Here are a few items that may interest your Troop as you make your plans to travel to the Davis Mountains. (These may offer great opportunities for your Troop’s Thursday night activity.) Some Troops even travel a day early, stay overnight at Balmorhea State Park, and enjoy some of the surrounding tourist attractions. Click the link above for more information.