Weekend Camping

Outdoor adventure is the promise made to Scouts when they join Scouting. Youth yearn for outdoor programs that stir their imagination and interest. Cub Scout weekend camping information can be found here. Troops, teams, crews, and ships can camp at one of our council camps for a usage fee of $2 per person ($3 person for out-of-council units).

Weekend Camping at El Rancho Cima

El Rancho Cima is located on the Devil’s Backbone in the Texas Hill Country near Wimberley, TX on 2,680 acres of mountainous terrain nestled under an umbrella of cedars and hardwoods. El Rancho Cima is 15 miles west of San Marcos. Cockrell River Camp has 1.5 miles of river access and 14 individual campsites shaded by 75-year old native pecan and black walnut trees and a spectacular view of the Blanco River. Walter Scout Camp at Horseshoe Bend has 12 campsites, a campfire pit area and stoic views! Units are required to provide their own two-deep leadership, and trained leadership for each activity type, except for the zip lines and horse rides. Some activities available for weekend camping require a hold harmless agreement to be signed by each participant. Troops, teams, crews, and ships can camp at El Rancho Cima. Cub Scout camping and non-BSA camping are not available at this camp. Register

Weekend Programs and leadership requirements

  Cost Safety considerations Minimum leadership requirements*
Camping $2 per person
($3 for out-of-council units)
Follow Guide to Safe Scouting policies (note the camping section) and Youth Protection Guidelines. • Two deep leadership 
• One adult with Hazardous Weather Training
Rifle $8 per participant (minimum 5) Personal equipment or ammunition is not allowed. Price includes 25 rounds of ammunition, rifles and safety glasses. Follow Guide to Safe Scouting (note the shooting sports section) and Youth Protection Guidelines. File a tour plan. • Two deep leadership
• One Range Safety Officer (RSO)
• One National Rifle Association (NRA) Rifle trained leader
• One adult with Hazardous Weather Training
Shotgun $13 per participant (minimum 5) Personal equipment or ammunition is not allowed. Price includes 25 rounds of ammunition, shotgun, and safety glasses. Follow Guide to Safe Scouting (note the shooting sports section) and Youth Protection Guidelines. File a tour plan. • Two deep leadership  
• One Range Safety Officer (RSO)
• One National Rifle Association (NRA) Shotgun trained leadership
• One adult with Hazardous Weather Training
Horse rides $23 per participant A maximum of 25 riders per ride. Follow Guide to Safe Scouting (note the horsemanship section) and Youth Protection Guidelines. Every participant must submit a hold harmless agreement. File a tour plan. • Two deep leadership on the ride
• One adult with Hazardous Weather Training
Climbing and rappelling $15 per participant Gear and equipment is provided by camp. Follow SHAC's climbing requirementsGuide to Safe Scouting (note the climbing and rappelling section) and Youth Protection Guidelines. Every participant must submit a hold harmless agreement. File a tour plan. • Two deep leadership  
• One climbing level one trained leader
• One climbing director or climbing two trained leader
• One adult with Hazardous Weather Training
Canoeing $30 per trailer
(6 canoes per trailer)
PFDs are provided by camp. Follow Guide to Safe Scouting (note the aquatics safety section) and Youth Protection Guidelines. Canoes can only be used onsite. File a tour plan. • Two deep leadership is required.
• One adult with Safety Afloat training for every ten people on the water
• One adult with Safe Swim Defense training for every ten people on the water 
Qualified supervision

• One person acting as a lookout
• Response personnel
• One adult certified in CPR
• One adult with Hazardous Weather Training
Zip lining $18 per participant Trained COPE instructors are provided. Maximum 25 participants per session. Scouts must be a minimum of age 13. Follow Guide to Safe Scouting (note the COPE section) and Youth Protection Guidelines. Every participant must submit a hold harmless agreement. File a tour plan. • Two deep leadership 
• One adult with Hazardous Weather Training

*Qualified Leadership: Two-Deep Leadership Required - It is the policy of the Boy Scouts of America that trips and outings may never be led by only one adult. At a minimum, two registered adult leaders or one registered adult leader and a parent of a participant, one of whom must be at least 21 years of age, are required for all trips and outings. Sufficient adult leadership must be provided on all trips and outings based on the total number of youth attending.

Read SHAC's camp policies before registering

SHAC's Camp Guidelines and Policies:

1. All BSA's Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed and all Scouting activities be conducted in a safe and prudent manner including the Age Appropriate Guidelines for Scouting Activities.

2.  Every participant must have a BSA Health and Medical Report

3.  Each group must provide a minimum of two deep leadership.  "Two registered adult leaders, or one registered leader and a parent of a participating Scout or other adult, one of whom must be at least 21 years of age or older, are required for all trips or outings."

4. Adult Ratio for Cub Scouts: 

  • Family camping: "Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children, and Youth Protection policies apply."
  • Webelos Den Camping:  "A Webelos Scout may participate in overnight den camping when supervised by an adult. In most cases, the Webelos Scout will be under the supervision of his parent or guardian. It is essential that each Webelos Scout be under the supervision of a parent-approved adult. Joint Webelos den/troop campouts including the parents of the Webelos Scouts are encouraged to strengthen ties between the pack and troop. Den leaders, pack leaders, and parents are expected to accompany the boys on approved trips."

5.  At least one adult must have current Hazardous Weather Training. The course can be taken online.

6.  For Pack Overnighters: At least one adult must have BALOO training.  Find a BALOO course near you. 

7.  For Webelos Den Camping:  Webelos leaders are highly encourage to take Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders (OLSWL). Find an OLSWL course near you. BALOO training is also recommended.  

8.  All registered BSA adults must take Youth Protection Training (YPT) online.  All parents attending a campout are highly encouraged to take YPT.

9.  Every group must submit a camp roster listing all participants.

10. Transportation: Seat Belts are required for all occupants.  Passengers may not ride on the rear deck of a station wagon. Trucks may not be used for transporting passengers except in the cab.  Trailers must never be used for carrying passengers

11. Trash should not be buried. All garbage should be placed in the dumpster.

12. Damage To equipment and facilities:  Report all lost or broken equipment to the camp ranger or campmaster.

13. Bikes: All cyclists must wear a properly sized and fitted helmet.

14. Fires must be attended at all times. Extinguished fire before leaving camp. Do not use liquid accelerants. The use of liquid fuels for starting any type of fire is prohibited.

15. Vehicles: All vehicles must have a vehicle pass. These are available upon arrival at check-in. Speed Limits are 25 mph on main roads and 10 mph in campsites areas.

16. Pets are not allowed in camp except for guide dogs.

17. Schedule: Check-in begins after 3:00 pm on Fridays and check-out is no later than 11:00 am on Sundays.

18. Fishing: Catch and release fishing is allowed. Bring your own poles. Fishing licenses are not required.

19. Departure Procedures: Scouts should conduct a “police line” where Scouts stand within arm’s length of each other and walk the entire campsite picking up all trash.  Make sure the campsite, restrooms, showers, and pavilions are undamaged and clean, and that all gear and trash is removed.

20. The following items are not allowed at council camps:

A. Alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs
B. Fireworks
C. Skateboards
D. Skates and roller blades
E. Personally owned firearms
F. Personally owned archery equipment
G. Personally owned cross bows
H. Personally owned sling shots or projectiles

Register

Weekend Reservation: Cockrell River Camp            Weekend Reservation: Walter Horseshoe Bend

 

Tami Kinn
El Rancho Cima Reservations
 (713) 756-3309
 Tami.Kinn@scouting.org
 El Rancho Cima:5800 Ranch-To-Market Road 32, Fischer, TX 78623

   
Weekend Camping at Bovay Scout Ranch

Bovay Scout Ranch is a 1,498 acre property located three miles south of Navasota, TX. Campsites are surrounded by native Huisach and Bois-d'arc trees and sunsets that are absolutely breathtaking. Campsites have pavilions, restrooms and showers. Troops, teams, crews, and ships can camp at Bovay Scout Ranch. Packs and Webelos dens should register for weekend camping here

Bovay Scout Ranch weekend camping registration for troops, teams, crews, ships
 

Bovay Scout Ranch Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are SHAC's camp policies?

SHAC's Camp Guidelines and Policies:

1. All BSA's Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed and all Scouting activities be conducted in a safe and prudent manner including the Age Appropriate Guidelines for Scouting Activities.

2.  Every participant must have a BSA Health and Medical Report

3.  Each group must provide a minimum of two deep leadership.  "Two registered adult leaders, or one registered leader and a parent of a participating Scout or other adult, one of whom must be at least 21 years of age or older, are required for all trips or outings."

4. Adult Ratio for Cub Scouts: 

  • Family camping: "Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children, and Youth Protection policies apply."
  • Webelos Den Camping:  "A Webelos Scout may participate in overnight den camping when supervised by an adult. In most cases, the Webelos Scout will be under the supervision of his parent or guardian. It is essential that each Webelos Scout be under the supervision of a parent-approved adult. Joint Webelos den/troop campouts including the parents of the Webelos Scouts are encouraged to strengthen ties between the pack and troop. Den leaders, pack leaders, and parents are expected to accompany the boys on approved trips."

5.  At least one adult must have current Hazardous Weather Training. The course can be taken online.

6.  For Pack Overnighters: At least one adult must have BALOO training.  Find a BALOO course near you. 

7.  For Webelos Den Camping:  Webelos leaders are highly encourage to take Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders (OLSWL). Find an OLSWL course near you. BALOO training is also recommended.  

8.  All registered BSA adults must take Youth Protection Training (YPT) online.  All parents attending a campout are highly encouraged to take YPT.

9.  Every group must submit a camp roster listing all participants.

10. Transportation: Seat Belts are required for all occupants.  Passengers may not ride on the rear deck of a station wagon. Trucks may not be used for transporting passengers except in the cab.  Trailers must never be used for carrying passengers

11. Trash should not be buried. All garbage should be placed in the dumpster.

12. Damage To equipment and facilities:  Report all lost or broken equipment to the camp ranger or campmaster.

13. Bikes: All cyclists must wear a properly sized and fitted helmet.

14. Fires must be attended at all times. Extinguished fire before leaving camp. Do not use liquid accelerants. The use of liquid fuels for starting any type of fire is prohibited.

15. Vehicles: All vehicles must have a vehicle pass. These are available upon arrival at check-in. Speed Limits are 25 mph on main roads and 10 mph in campsites areas.

16. Pets are not allowed in camp except for guide dogs.

17. Schedule: Check-in begins after 3:00 pm on Fridays and check-out is no later than 11:00 am on Sundays.

18. Fishing: Catch and release fishing is allowed. Bring your own poles. Fishing licenses are not required.

19. Departure Procedures: Scouts should conduct a “police line” where Scouts stand within arm’s length of each other and walk the entire campsite picking up all trash.  Make sure the campsite, restrooms, showers, and pavilions are undamaged and clean, and that all gear and trash is removed.

20. The following items are not allowed at council camps:

A. Alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs
B. Fireworks
C. Skateboards
D. Skates and roller blades
E. Personally owned firearms
F. Personally owned archery equipment
G. Personally owned cross bows
H. Personally owned sling shots or projectiles

What are the directions to Bovay Scout Ranch?.

Directions through Hempstead: Take Hwy 290 north through Hempstead, TX.  From Hempstead take Hwy 6N for 16 miles. Turn right onto County Road 317. Travel to end of the road through the camp gate.

Directions through Conroe: From Conroe, take Hwy 105 West for 45 miles. Turn left onto Highway 6 for three miles. Turn left onto County Road 317 (just past Grassy Creek). Travel to the end of the road through the camp gate.

Address: 3450 County Road 317, Navasota, TX 77868 

 

Geno Aguilar
Bovay Scout Ranch Reservations
(713) 756-3304
 Geno.Aguilar@scouting.org
 Bovay Scout Ranch: 3450 County 317, Navasota, TX 77868 

    

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 available for weekend camping. Ranger or campmaster support may not be available at this camp. Troops, teams, crews, ships, packs, and Webelos dens can camp at Camp Brosig.  

 

Camp Brosig Leader's Guide           Camp Brosig Reservation Form


Camp Brosig Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are SHAC's camp policies?

SHAC's Camp Guidelines and Policies:

1. All BSA's Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed and all Scouting activities be conducted in a safe and prudent manner including the Age Appropriate Guidelines for Scouting Activities.

2.  Every participant must have a BSA Health and Medical Report

3.  Each group must provide a minimum of two deep leadership.  "Two registered adult leaders, or one registered leader and a parent of a participating Scout or other adult, one of whom must be at least 21 years of age or older, are required for all trips or outings."

4. Adult Ratio for Cub Scouts: 

  • Family camping: "Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children, and Youth Protection policies apply."
  • Webelos Den Camping:  "A Webelos Scout may participate in overnight den camping when supervised by an adult. In most cases, the Webelos Scout will be under the supervision of his parent or guardian. It is essential that each Webelos Scout be under the supervision of a parent-approved adult. Joint Webelos den/troop campouts including the parents of the Webelos Scouts are encouraged to strengthen ties between the pack and troop. Den leaders, pack leaders, and parents are expected to accompany the boys on approved trips."

5.  At least one adult must have current Hazardous Weather Training. The course can be taken online.

6.  For Pack Overnighters: At least one adult must have BALOO training.  Find a BALOO course near you. 

7.  For Webelos Den Camping:  Webelos leaders are highly encourage to take Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders (OLSWL). Find an OLSWL course near you. BALOO training is also recommended.  

8.  All registered BSA adults must take Youth Protection Training (YPT) online.  All parents attending a campout are highly encouraged to take YPT.

9.  Every group must submit a camp roster listing all participants.

10. Transportation: Seat Belts are required for all occupants.  Passengers may not ride on the rear deck of a station wagon. Trucks may not be used for transporting passengers except in the cab.  Trailers must never be used for carrying passengers

11. Trash should not be buried. All garbage should be placed in the dumpster.

12. Damage To equipment and facilities:  Report all lost or broken equipment to the camp ranger or campmaster.

13. Bikes: All cyclists must wear a properly sized and fitted helmet.

14. Fires must be attended at all times. Extinguished fire before leaving camp. Do not use liquid accelerants. The use of liquid fuels for starting any type of fire is prohibited.

15. Vehicles: All vehicles must have a vehicle pass. These are available upon arrival at check-in. Speed Limits are 25 mph on main roads and 10 mph in campsites areas.

16. Pets are not allowed in camp except for guide dogs.

17. Schedule: Check-in begins after 3:00 pm on Fridays and check-out is no later than 11:00 am on Sundays.

18. Fishing: Catch and release fishing is allowed. Bring your own poles. Fishing licenses are not required.

19. Departure Procedures: Scouts should conduct a “police line” where Scouts stand within arm’s length of each other and walk the entire campsite picking up all trash.  Make sure the campsite, restrooms, showers, and pavilions are undamaged and clean, and that all gear and trash is removed.

20. The following items are not allowed at council camps:

A. Alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs
B. Fireworks
C. Skateboards
D. Skates and roller blades
E. Personally owned firearms
F. Personally owned archery equipment
G. Personally owned cross bows
H. Personally owned sling shots or projectiles

What are the directions to Camp Brosig?

From Houston: Take I-10 to Sealy Texas, exit at State Highway 36 this is a hairpin loop exit. You pass over highway 36 on I-10 before you exit so you come into Hwy 36 from the west. From the first red light after exiting at Highway 36 turn left (north) onto Highway 36. Go thru town approximately 5.1 miles until you pass the intersection of Farm Road 331. Christian City Church is on the left, soon after is Trenckmann Road on the left. Go 1.6 miles on Trenckmann Road to Camp Brosig. The camp gate is on the left (south) side of road. Main asphalt road will take you to the check-in building, the first building on your left. Approximate time from Houston 1 hour.

From Hempstead/Bellville: Take FM 159 from Hempstead to Bellville. After crossing the railroad tracks in Bellville take an immediate left at the first light on to State Highway 36 continue for approximately 6 miles to Farm Road 949. Turn right onto Farm Road 949 and follow this road to the first road to the left. This will be Trenckmann Road and the camp gate entrance will be approximately ½ mile on your right. The camp gate is on the right (south) side of road. Main asphalt road will take you to the check-in building, the first building on your left.   Approximate time from Hempstead 30 minutes.

Address:  1893 Trenckmann Road, Sealy, TX 77474 map

 

 

Geno Aguilar
Camp Brosig Reservations
 (713) 756-3304
 Geno.Aguilar@scouting.org
 Camp Brosig: 1893 Trenckmann Road, Sealy, TX 77474

  
Weekend Camping at Tellepsen Scout Camp

 

The new Tellepsen Scout Camp is located at Bovay Scout Ranch and is scheduled to open March 2015.

As a part of the council's commitment to achieve its new camping vision statement: "Exemplary, sustainable outdoor experiences and creative learning for 21st century youth and their leaders," a new camp for Scout troops and Venturing crews designed for weekend camping will open in the first quarter 2015.
 
Tellepsen Scout Camp will have eight campsites that accommodate 48 individuals per site. Each campsite will have a 30'x40' pavilion. One shower and restroom facility will be available for every two campsites. It will have the council's largest rifle range and a 41-foot climbing tower. The rifle range will consist of four 50-yard high-powered rifle stations, four 100-yard high-powered rifle stations, a five stand shotgun range, 8 shooting stations for .22 rifles and pistols and an archery range. The climbing tower will have four rappelling stations of 11 feet, 22 feet, 32 feet and 41 feet. Packs and Webelos dens should register for weekend camping here.

Unit reservations open January 2015


Tellepsen Scout Ranch Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What program areas are available at Tellepsen Scout Ranch?
Troops can reserve the shooting range, climbing tower. The shooting sports range can accommodate rifle and shotgun shooting as well as archery. Appropriate adult training is required. 
What are SHAC's camp policies?

SHAC's Camp Guidelines and Policies:

1. All BSA's Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed and all Scouting activities be conducted in a safe and prudent manner including the Age Appropriate Guidelines for Scouting Activities.

2.  Every participant must have a BSA Health and Medical Report

3.  Each group must provide a minimum of two deep leadership.  "Two registered adult leaders, or one registered leader and a parent of a participating Scout or other adult, one of whom must be at least 21 years of age or older, are required for all trips or outings."

4. Adult Ratio for Cub Scouts: 

  • Family camping: "Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children, and Youth Protection policies apply."
  • Webelos Den Camping:  "A Webelos Scout may participate in overnight den camping when supervised by an adult. In most cases, the Webelos Scout will be under the supervision of his parent or guardian. It is essential that each Webelos Scout be under the supervision of a parent-approved adult. Joint Webelos den/troop campouts including the parents of the Webelos Scouts are encouraged to strengthen ties between the pack and troop. Den leaders, pack leaders, and parents are expected to accompany the boys on approved trips."

5.  At least one adult must have current Hazardous Weather Training. The course can be taken online.

6.  For Pack Overnighters: At least one adult must have BALOO training.  Find a BALOO course near you. 

7.  For Webelos Den Camping:  Webelos leaders are highly encourage to take Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders (OLSWL). Find an OLSWL course near you. BALOO training is also recommended.  

8.  All registered BSA adults must take Youth Protection Training (YPT) online.  All parents attending a campout are highly encouraged to take YPT.

9.  Every group must submit a camp roster listing all participants.

10. Transportation: Seat Belts are required for all occupants.  Passengers may not ride on the rear deck of a station wagon. Trucks may not be used for transporting passengers except in the cab.  Trailers must never be used for carrying passengers

11. Trash should not be buried. All garbage should be placed in the dumpster.

12. Damage To equipment and facilities:  Report all lost or broken equipment to the camp ranger or campmaster.

13. Bikes: All cyclists must wear a properly sized and fitted helmet.

14. Fires must be attended at all times. Extinguished fire before leaving camp. Do not use liquid accelerants. The use of liquid fuels for starting any type of fire is prohibited.

15. Vehicles: All vehicles must have a vehicle pass. These are available upon arrival at check-in. Speed Limits are 25 mph on main roads and 10 mph in campsites areas.

16. Pets are not allowed in camp except for guide dogs.

17. Schedule: Check-in begins after 3:00 pm on Fridays and check-out is no later than 11:00 am on Sundays.

18. Fishing: Catch and release fishing is allowed. Bring your own poles. Fishing licenses are not required.

19. Departure Procedures: Scouts should conduct a “police line” where Scouts stand within arm’s length of each other and walk the entire campsite picking up all trash.  Make sure the campsite, restrooms, showers, and pavilions are undamaged and clean, and that all gear and trash is removed.

20. The following items are not allowed at council camps:

A. Alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs
B. Fireworks
C. Skateboards
D. Skates and roller blades
E. Personally owned firearms
F. Personally owned archery equipment
G. Personally owned cross bows
H. Personally owned sling shots or projectiles

What are the directions to Tellepsen Scout Ranch?

Tellepsen Scout Ranch is located at Bovay Scout Ranch. 

Directions through Hempstead:  Take Hwy 290 North through Hempstead, TX.  From Hempstead take Hwy 6N for 16 miles.  Turn right onto County Road 317.  Travel to end of road through camp gate.

Directions through Conroe:  From Conroe, take Hwy 105 West for 45 miles. Turn left onto Highway 6 for three miles. Turn left onto County Road 317 (just past Grassy Creek).  Travel to end of the road through camp gate.

Address: 3450 County Road 317, Navasota, TX 77868 

 

Rebecca Navarro
Tellespen Scout Ranch Reservations
 (713) 659-3305
Rebecca.Navarro@scouting.org
 Tellepsen Scout Ranch: 3450 County 317, Navasota, TX 77868