Longhorn Activity Center

Facilities and Family and Group Programs for Scouts, Churches, Organizations, and Youth Groups
Meeting Rooms Birthday parties Traveling Reptile Shows The Space Room Starship Bridge Simulator
Pool rentals Overnight Lock-Ins On-site Reptile Shows NASA Space flight simulators
2 Climbing Towers Allosaurus Dig Mad Scientist Programs Council Pinewood Derby
Obstacle Course – all ages Bounce Houses & Slides – K-5  LAC_reservation_form. Wilderness 1st Aid, Standard FA, CPR/AED Classes


  • Climbing Tower Rentals

    Two climbing towers available for day and evening rentals. Each tower has 6 climbing stations. One tower also has a rappelling station. Ropes & gear included. Available for morning, afternoon, or evening group climbs until 11:00 PM. Evening rentals include lights.

    Currently certified climbing instructors required, including the free 1 hour site-specific Basswood training. Some instructors are available for hire. Contact Gary Wilson garywils@swbell.net.

  • REPTILE SHOWS: Snakes of Texas, Kingsnakes, Pythons, Turtles, Lizards, Spiders, and more!

    Bring a traveling reptile show to your meeting or book a show as part of a visit to the Activity Center. The collection features Snakes of Texas, all U.S. Kingsnake species, Rat Snakes of the Southwest, Boas, Pythons, lizards, tortoises, giant hissing cockroaches, Tarantulas, and more. Kingsnakes are famous for eating rattlesnakes!  Reptile Shows help youth learn about reptiles, and develop their knowledge and appreciation for conservation and natural history.

  • Birthday Party Events

    Basic Birthday.  Two hour birthday party with one of our programs! Use of indoor/outdoor area for 2 hours, up to 20 participants.  Choose from swim**, climb*, reptiles, dinosaurs, Space Room, mad scientist, or racing! Bring your guests & food of your choice. We provide the activities and decorations.

    Deluxe Birthday.  Three hours with two of our programs! Combinations include: swim**, climb*, space, mad scientist, reptiles, racing, dinosaurs, and many other options, including movies on the 80” Space Room main bridge view screen.

    Deluxe Package also includes pizza, cupcakes, and bottled water, decorations and staff-led activities.  If you don’t see something you’d like to have, just ask. We’ll try to accommodate!

    Climb* Requires certified Climbing Instructors.
    Swim** Requires leaders certified in BSA Safe Swim Defense.

  • Pool Rentals


    Available for group rentals.  Pool includes 7 small picnic shelters, bathrooms, rinse shower, and required lifeguard equipment.  Grill available (bring your own propane).  Groups renting the pool must provide their own lifeguards & follow the BSA’s Safe Swim Defense Policy.

    Some staff lifeguards available for hire. Contact the Activity Center Director.  Online Safe Swim Defense training is available at https://myscouting.scouting.org.

  • Starship Bridge Programs

    Starship Battle Simulator.

    Pilot an Imperial Starship into battle as Captain, Helmsman, Weapons Officer, Science, Engineering, or Communications. Work together to maneuver your ship and defend your planets.


    . . .  or just watch a movie on the 80 inch main bridge view screen. (Bring your own movie.)

    Space Flight Simulators

    Space flight simulators with multiple skill levels allow youth & adults to compete for the title of Best Pilot. By museum simulation companies Binary Star and Historic Space Systems.

    - Discovery: Final Approach. Land the Space Shuttle Discovery at the Kennedy Space Center or at Edwards Air Force Base!
    - Space Station Docking. Pilot NASA’s new Orion space capsule as you bring supplies to the International Space Station.
    - Lunar Landing. “The Eagle has landed.” Pilot Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 Lunar Module and land on the moon in 1969.
    Air Force Interceptor. A dangerous asteroid is headed for Earth. You will pilot an Air Force rapid-response launch vehicle. Your mission: destroy the asteroid with a missile!

    Astronomy programs are also available.

    Click here to see the Starship Bridge Space Room

  • Overnight Lock-Ins

    Basic Overnight. Use of indoor/outdoor area 9-11 PM, indoor area from 9 PM-8 a.m. DIY programs. Does not include any facility specialties (pool**, track, climbing*, etc) *Discounts for troops needing stopovers on your way to our camps or Philmont! Showers available for adults.

    Deluxe Overnight. Early check in at 6pm – use the pool** or climbing tower*, dino dig, reptile programs, or movies on 80” main bridge screen. Includes pizza dinner and bottled water. Continental breakfast can be added.

  • Meeting Room Rentals

    The main meeting area, with a dvd player and hdtv, are available for weekday and weekend rentals.

    Weekly or Monthly Scout Specific Meetings:  Pack or Troop regular meetings/events. Two hour use of meeting room. If you would like to schedule your pack/troop for monthly/weekly meetings, arrangements for discounts can be made.

    Have a big group? Want a big get together? Call or email our staff to customize a program package for you!

  • Allosaurus Skeleton Dig

    allosaurus skeleton 4Discover our new 32-foot Allosaurus skeleton & many other fossils. An introduction to dinosaurs like Allosaurus, T-Rex, Utah raptor, and Acrocanthosaurus.

  • Inflatable Rentals


    The facility has four bounce houses, a pair of tall slides,  and a 52 foot obstacle course with slide that are all available for rentals.
    Inflatables available for Elementary age groups: 4 Bounce houses, slides, 52’ obstacle course.
    Inflatables available for teenagers & adults: 52’ obstacle course,  slides.

  • Pinewood Derby Race Track

    The Race Room has a 6-lane pinewood derby track with an electronic timing display that is available for rental and is used for the Council Pinewood Derby.

  • First Aid Training Courses 2015

    - CPR/AED
    - CPR/AED & Standard First Aid
    - CPR/AED & Wilderness First Aid
    CPR/AED and Standard First Aid are offered in conjunction with (and as part of) the Wilderness First Aid course. Click here for the CPR and first aid information form:



    Longhorn activity center reservation form

    Longhorn Activity Center
    5350 Basswood BlvdFort Worth, TX 76137

    Activity Center Director: Stefanie Spivey. 817-231-8572
    Camping Registrar: camping@longhorn.org.  817-231-8537Longhorn Council
    Boy Scouts of America
    PO Box 54190
    850 Cannon Drive
    Hurst, TX 76054
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