El Camino Real Paddling Trail

posted Sep 14, 2014, 5:26 PM by Greg Jewett   [ updated Mar 13, 2015, 7:43 AM ]
El Camino Real Paddling Trail

 Who  Crew 1409 & Troop 1409
 What  Canoeing on the Colorado River
 Where  Bastrop, Texas
 When  November 14 — 16, 2014
 Cost  $23 (excluding food)


Friday, November 14th
  • Meet at the annex at XXpm to carpool. Wear your uniform!
  • Either eat along the way, eat before you arrive, or have something easy to prepare on site.
  • Drive to South Shore Park (375 South Shore Road, Bastrop, Texas).
  • Setup camp!
Saturday, November 15th
  • Get up and eat breakfast.
  • Leave by 9 am to travel to Fisherman's Park in Bastrop
  • Paddle, paddle, paddle, eat, paddle, paddle, paddle
  • 2–4 hours later, take out at Lost Pines Recreational Trails.
  • Return to South Shore Park.
  • Prepare dinner.
  • Sleep!
Sunday, November 16th
  • Get up and eat breakfast.
  • Leave by 11 am to return to the annex.

What to pack!?

This campout is in November, so prepare for cold weather!  Remember jackets, hats, gloves, and a warm sleeping bag.  This is a car camping trip, so you are not limited on gear, BUT it all has to fit in our vehicles, so do not overpack.  

Sleeping gear

Personal cooking gear

Personal food

Cold weather clothes (plus extra set in case you get wet)

You will be given a 2-gallon ziplock to store a spare set of clothes during the canoe trip.  If you endeavor to keep dry, you won’t need them.  



Dinner - either eat on the road or have something simple to prepare on site.

Dessert - Troop Patrols will provide dessert for the whole group.


Breakfast:  Provided by Crew 1409

Lunch:  Pack a cold lunch in a ziplock (or other water proof container) and water for eating either in the canoe or on the shore during the canoe trip.  

Dinner:  Scout’s choice (hot, cold, anything as long as they prepare it).  

Dessert:  Troop Patrols will provide dessert for the whole group.


Breakfast:  Provided by Crew 1409

Troop Equipment

  • Dessert ingredients and preparation items

  • Wood

  • Flags for retirement ceremony

  • Twine / Rope making jig

  • 2 gal ziplock bags

Crew Equipment

  • Breakfast ingredients and preparation items

  • Car wash sponge

  • Bailer

  • Dry bag

Let us know if you need to check out camp stoves or kettles (or any other equipment!)..