Jack D First Aquatics Base at Camp Constantin
Camp Constantin is the finest Aquatic Summer Camp in the Boy Scouts of America. Located on beautiful Possum Kingdom Lake, we are proud to have the best quality aquatic based summer camp program anywhere in Scouting. Your Scouts and Scouters will have a fun, safe, and productive week at Camp Constantin.
Camp Constantin/Jack Furst Aquatic Base offers a wide variety of programs that your Scouts will find exciting and fun! They will be challenged as they learn about the different aspects of Scouting. Camp Constantin/Jack Furst Aquatic Base Programs are broken down into the following areas: Aquatics, Field Sports, Handicraft, Nature, Scout Skills, and Brazos Buccaneers (First Year Camper).
The Aquatics program continues the tradition of being one of the nation's best, in many cases rivaling BSA's High Adventure bases. Canoeing, rowing, motor boating, sailing, swimming, water-skiing, and snorkeling will provide Scouts with an exciting, diversified Aquatic Program that is unequaled in this part of the country.
Other program areas include nature (nature, mammal study, etc.), shooting sports (rifle, shotgun and archery) and handicraft (basketry & leatherwork).
The Brazos Buccaneer program is intended for your first year Scouts. Monday the groups will start in the Buccaneer area where they will be split into patrols with a Life or Eagle Scout as a patrol guide. This patrol guide will expose them to basic Scout skills; the patrol method will be emphasized. Our staff will provide adequate structure and supervision to your Scouts giving them a head start into mainstream Scouting.
At the start of the week, each boy will be given a hiking stave that he should keep with him all week. This stave will be the basis of many of the skills he will learn. On this stave, he will keep, in the form of beads, a record of what he has accomplished during the week. We believe that instant recognition is a valuable tool, especially to boys in this age range, and their stave will help them display the achievements they have earned.
The Water Odyssey is a camp program designed for older Scouts who have most of the Merit Badges offered at camp. Each day the Odyssey crew will experience a different adventure on the cool waters. The crew will have a jam-packed week, which includes team-building, sailing, water-skiing, tubing and private blobbing. Boys in this program will also have opportunities to camp, as a group, away from their troop a couple of times during the week.