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.