Fort Griffin State Historic Site

The essentials: Hiking,  hunting and hotdogs!

“Holding command over the Southern Plains, Fort Griffin served as one in a line of western defensive forts from 1867 to 1881. Remnants of the fort remain today at Fort Griffin State Historic Site, which is also home to the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd and offers camping, fishing, hiking, stargazing and living history.” – (Source:

2014 FUNDING (tentative): $55 per non-hunting scout* (add hunting license/costs if applicable)

2014 3-DAY ITINERARY (October):

  • DAY 1 (Friday): Departure – Travel from Dallas, TX to Albany, TX + Setup Camp
  • DAY 2: Morning – Dove Hunt, Afternoon – Fishing, Evening – Campfire Bible Study
  • DAY 3 (Sunday): Activities TBD + Return – Travel from Albany, TX to Dallas, TX.

*All scouts/leaders are also welcome to participate as non-hunters.  Any non-hunter will not be allowed to wield or fire a shotgun while on the dove hunt, but he can still attend under the supervision of adult leadership.

As with all Troop 147 trips, electronics stay home, other than the troop’s emergency cell phone that will be kept handy by an adult leader. This is a time for the troop to get away from the distractions that separate us from nature. We will bond with one another through daily activities and then recenter with a nightly campfire bible study.