Squad STX Tactical Camping for Boys
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1629 Park Road 59, Glen Rose, Texas 76043, USA
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OUR MISSION IS TO BUILD LEADERS

Squad STX is a unique team camping experience designed and led by military veterans to help middle school age boys build stronger leadership skills. We combine camping, hiking, land navigation, laser tag and problems solving with time-tested military leadership methodologies and situational training exercises (STX). Not a boot camp!

Campers practice basic camping, survival skills, and small group leadership in a 100% outdoor, 5-day overnight camp. Boys practice setting up tarp shelters and campsites, reading trail maps and contour maps, navigating to places around the park using terrain association, cooking meals using propane stoves and campfires, keeping track of important items, taking care of feet, and capture-the-flag scenarios using laser tag guns.

Middle schools years are transformative for boys close to entering adulthood — today often growing up in a cocoon of technology — and Squad STX is here to provide challenging and fun all boys outdoor leadership experiences for young men to build on. Perfect for boys that may not have time for traditional scouting.

WHAT WE DO

Campers practice basic camping, survival skills, and team leadership. They also practice setting up tarp shelters and campsites, reading trail maps and contour maps, navigating to places around the park using terrain association, cooking meals using propane stoves and campfires, keeping track of gear, foot care, and capture-the-flag scenarios using laser tag guns.

BACK TO BASICS

The intent of Squad STX activities is to facilitate exercises that are mostly “self-directed” by the campers, with appropriate instructor classes, guidance, and supervision. Boys learn leadership skills by rotating squad leaders every day and through a focus on basics like personnel and gear accountability and team competitions. Campers practice skills to survive in the wilderness while inside a Texas state park. Camping experience is not required.