When a boy and his family join Cub Scouting, they join an organization that values the fun and excitement of experiencing the outdoors. Each Cub Scout pack is encouraged to provide its youth members with enriching, positive outdoor activities. Adherence to the BSA's health and safety policies found in the Guide to Safe Scouting and Youth Protection Guidelines are required. In addition, careful program planning will assure a positive experience for your pack, the Cub Scout and his family.
Adventure Camp is an overnight, full program camp for all family members at Bovay Scout Ranch. Tigers, Wolves, Bears and Webelos and their families will enjoy an exciting variety of activities at several program areas and food service in the camp’s air conditioned dining hall. A staff member in each area will provide program supplies and support the parents who will be invited to assist in leading the activities.
Conducted at the McNair Cub Adventure Camp at Bovay Scout Ranch, Adventure Camps may include: seeking treasure in the lost mine, archeological quest at the dinosaur dig, high speed pedal feat at the BMX bike track, Robin Hood style adventure at the archery range, marksmanship at the BB gun range, action at the K.S. “Bud” Adams sports field, exploring our camp at the nature center, and splashing in the water at the David Weekley Family Water Park (weather permitting).
Packs, dens and individual families may register as a pack or individually. Pack registration is preferred to keep families together. Dens and families that register individually will be combined with dens and families from other packs. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and sessions fill up fast.
The fee for Adventure Camp is $40 per person and includes three meals (lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday), patch and Scout’s program supplies. Children under five attend free of charge; please note that the program is designed for Scouts. Scouts must be members of the Boy Scouts of America. A $100 non-refundable deposit for the group secures a spot.
One adult per 15 youth in the pack may attend at no cost. This adult will be asked to volunteer to work as program staff and must attend the 8:00 am leader’s meeting. To ensure your camp reservation, registrations, including all fees, must be complete thirty (30) days prior to the camp date. For your convenience, Bovay offers limited quantities of patches, snacks, beverages, and t-shirts for sale in the camp store called Trader Vics. Every adult attending Bovay Scout Ranch must follow Bovay’s Policies and Procedures, and the Guide to Safe Scouting.
Adventure Camp Registration
Weekend Camping at Bovay Scout Ranch
Enjoy all the wonder and beauty of the central Texas rolling hills and lakes at Bovay Scout Ranch. Bovay has year round camping program opportunities for pack overnighters and Webelos dens. Conveniently located 60 minutes from downtown Houston, Bovay Scout Ranch can be found just three miles south of Navasota on the east side of Highway 6, on County Road 317. Campsites, restrooms and showers are available; however, the program areas and dining hall are not available during family camping.
Bovay Scout Ranch Weekend Camping
Family camping or pack overnighters are "pack-organized overnight events involving more than one family from a single pack, focused on age-appropriate Cub Scout activities and conducted at council-approved locations. If nonmembers (siblings) participate, the event must be structured accordingly to accommodate them. BSA health and safety and youth protection policies apply. In most cases, each youth member will be under the supervision of a parent or guardian. In all cases, each youth participant is responsible to a specific adult." (Guide to Safe Scouting)
"At least one adult on a pack overnighter must have completed Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) to properly understand the importance of program intent, youth protection policies, health and safety, site selection, age-appropriate activities, and sufficient adult participation." Find a BALOO training course near you. "At least one adult must complete Hazardous Weather training" which is available online. "All registered adults must have completed BSA Youth Protection Training (YPT). At least one registered adult who has completed BSA Youth Protection training must be present at all events and activities. Youth Protection Training is valid for two years from the date completed." YPT is available online.
"The tour and activity plan is an excellent tool, that should be included in preparation for all activities, even those not requiring it. It guides a tour leader through itineraries, travel arrangements, two-deep leadership, supervision qualifications, and transportation."
Read Sam Houston Area Council's camp policies, and then click on the date below to make a reservation for Bovay Scout Ranch. Packs and Webelos dens may also camp at Camp Strake or Camp Brosig.
Weekend Camping at Camp Strake
Camp Strake is nestled in the Piney Woods of East Texas 40 miles north of Houston and south of Conroe, in Montgomery County on I-45. Packs and Webelos dens can camp at Janis and George Fleming Cub World in one of the 14 wooded campsites. Spread out over 100 acres in Camp Strake among stands of tall pine and oak, it is sure to be a boy’s dream of an outdoor adventure come true.
Each campsite consists of a 30 x 40 covered pavilion, running water, and a fire ring area for cooking and campfires and range in capacity from 50 to 150 people. There are restroom and shower facilities centrally located throughout the camp. The cost is $2.00 per person for SHAC units. Packs and Webelos dens can also reserve the program building to hold a den or pack meeting, the Huck Fin raft area for fishing, the tee pee area to hold small meetings, and Ceremony Island to hold a meeting or Arrow of Light ceremony. Cub World also has two lakes for fishing, a large sports field, fort, pirate ship, obstacle course and hiking trails. See the FAQ's below for more information on which areas require a reservation.
Read Camp Strake's policies below, and then make a reservation for Camp Strake Cub World.
Weekend Camping at Camp Brosig
Camp Brosig is a 92-acre property located four miles north of Sealy, TX in Austin County. Brosig has 20 campsites, pavilions, restrooms and a few showers. Ranger or campmaster support may not be available at this camp. Packs, Webelos dens, troops, teams and crews can camp at Camp Brosig. Reservation Form