Monday, March 30, 2015

Spring Camporee - April 10-12, 2015 - Crater of Diamonds State Park, AR

This years DeSoto Area Council's Spring Camporee will be at the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, AR. Crater of Diamonds State Park is the only diamond-producing site in the world open to the public. "Finders Keepers." Park policy is any diamonds, semi-precious stones, rocks, or minerals you unearth are yours to keep, regardless of their value.

UPDATE (April 9, 2015): 

Departing church at 4PM, Friday, April 10.

Things to bring:

  • Traveling in Class A's
  • Weekend camping gear, including mess kit. (Temps Hi/Lo: Fri. 75/48, Sat. 75/57).
  • Small gardening tools (including a pail and sifter/screen) if you would like to dig.
  • Could be a little muddy in the diamond field, bring proper clothing and footwear.
  • Sunscreen / Insect Repellent.
  • Don't forget a Sack Dinner for Friday Evening.

Learn More about 2015 Spring Camporee and CDSP:

Monday, March 16, 2015

Shiloh National Military Trail Hike/Campout - March 27-29, 2015

We will be traveling to the Shiloh National Military Trail in Shiloh, TN. and hiking the 14 Mile Historical Trail (SMT1) March 27-29, 2015. Cost is $45 per Camper/Hiker. Shiloh Military Park is the site of one of the largest and most strategic battles during the Civil War. It is located 100 miles east of Memphis Tennessee on the banks of the Tennessee River. The hike will consist of a 14 mile day hike on Saturday, March 28. We will camp at a nearby campground on Friday and Saturday March 27th and 28th and return home Sunday March 29. We plan to leave for Shiloh at 12:00PM, Noon on Friday, March 27, 2015. Please already have eaten lunch or bring a sack lunch for the trip, we will not be stopping to eat. We will prepare an evening meal upon arrival at the campsite. Travel time is estimated at 4.5-5 hours. Bring your normal weekend camping gear and a daypack for water and lunch on the trail. Include light rain gear in case of rain during the hike.

De Soto BSA 5K Run/Walk - Saturday, March 21, 2015

De Soto Area Council, Boy Scouts of America is having their annual 5k Run/Walk at the Union County Fairgrounds Track. The proceeds from this event will go to updating the obstacle course at Camp De Soto. $20 per entrant, $10 per registered scout ages 6-18. Trophy for top male and top female along with 1st-3rd place medals. Checks payable to De Soto Area Council. Race forms are available for download at or may be picked up at the Council Office at 118 W Peach, El Dorado, AR. Packet pick-up will start at 7:00 am the day of the race. Hope to see you there.




Monday, February 16, 2015

February 16 Meeting Canceled

NOTICE: The Troop meeting scheduled for this evening, Monday, February 16 is canceled - No Meeting tonight.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Honoring Troop 67's Marilyn Weih

Honoring Troop 67's Marilyn Weih for her many years of devoted service as Troop Committee Member and Advancement Chair. Thank you for your service.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

OA Vigil Honor - Fall Fellowship 2014

Congratulations to Troop 67's Scoutmaster, Terry Crook and Asst. Scoutmaster, Scott Bellott for being bestowed the OA Vigil Honor during our lodge's recent Fall Fellowship.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Service Day, Saturday October 25, 2014

Two service opportunities this weekend, Saturday, October 25, 2014:

1: (8AM-12PM) First United Methodist Church's Fall Cleanup Day: Meet at the Church at 8AM in work cloths and gloves to help with the church's fall community yard cleanup. We will work until around noon.

2: (2PM/4PM-9PM) Cane Creek State Park, Star City - Traffic and Safety Patrol for Ghost Roast an annual event sponsored by the park. Scouts meet at the park at 2PM for dinner or at 4PM for service. We will finish at 9PM. Wear your Class A's.

Ghost Roast Event Description:
Ghost Roast is a tradition where family memories are made at Cane Creek State Park. Enjoy trick-or-treating, games, costume contests, and food from vendors. Enjoy a stroll through the campground to see the elaborate decorations while little ghosts and goblins trick-or-treat. Note the start times for each event: 5 p.m.- trick-or-treat through the campground, food vendor opens at visitor center, carnival tent opens for games between visitor center and campground. At 6 p.m., costume contest (ages 5 and under) at visitor center, at 6:30 p.m., costume contest (ages 6-10) at visitor center, at 7 p.m., costume contest (ages 11-15) at visitor center. Contact the park for more information. Admission is $2 per car.

Cane Creek State Park
50 State Park Road
Star City, AR 71667
Ph: (870) 628-4714