Griffith League Scout Ranch

Near Bastrop, Texas

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Map of hiking trails at Griffith League Scout Ranch

Cub Scouts cannot camp at GLSR

Our council's Properties Committee, in conjunction with council professional leadership, has made the decision to open Griffith League Scout Ranch back up to ‘Leave No Trace’ camping and C.O.P.E. programs effective immediately with the following restrictions:

1) Leave No Trace principles must be observed for all camping and activities
2) Scouts and leaders are not allowed into any of the burned areas
3) Scouts must observe all barricades and signs restricting entry to dangerous areas
4) Back gate and back road from Pine Path are closed indefinitely
5) Camporees and large district events are prohibited

CLICK HERE to see a map of areas of Griffith League Scout Ranch damaged by the Bastrop County wildfire of Fall 2011

Additional notes

  • Nearly 5,000 acres
  • One of the few remaining intact land grants from the Republic of Texas
  • Federally designated habitat for the Houston Toad, an endangered species
  • Units must use Leave No Trace camping guidelines
  • Strict camping/hiking requirements December 1-May 31 due to Toad mating season
  • No ground fires are permitted; cooking by camp stove/backpacking stove only
  • Water is available at the base camp parking lot

Program areas 

Hiking Trails
  • 16 miles of casual and more rigorous hiking trails
  • No fee for trail usage
  • Hikers must stay away from ponds during Toad mating season unless accompanied by an approved Biologist
C.O.P.E.

To reserve campsite(s) for weekend camping:

CLICK HERE to get the Griffith League Scout Ranch Guide Book

CLICK HERE to reserve your dates at Griffith League
  • No camping fees for Capitol Area Council units
  • Out of council units pay $5 per camper
  • Campsites are reserved on a first come, first served basis
  • All units must satisfy BSA two deep leadership standards
  • All program area fees must be paid in advance to the Capitol Area Council office