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. The Guide to Safe Scouting is available at www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/GSS.aspx. Follow the Age Appropriate Guidelines for Scouting Activities.
2. Every participant must have a BSA Health and Medical Report: www.scouting.org/scoutsource/healthandsafety/ahmr.aspx
3. Each group must provide a minimum of two (2) 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:
- 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 at www.myscouting.org
6. For Pack Overnighters at least one adult must have BALOO training. Find a training course near you at www.samhoustonbsa.org/training-schedule
7. For Webelos Den Camping: Webelos leaders are highly encourage to take Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders (OLSWL). BALOO training is also recommended. Find a course near you at www.samhoustonbsa.org/training-schedule
8. All registered BSA adults must take Youth Protection Training (YPT) online at www.myscouting.org. All parents attending a campout are highly encouraged to take YPT.
9. Every group must submit a camp roster listing all participants. The roster is available at www.samhoustonbsa.org/forms
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: 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 Camp Ranger or Campmaster.
13. Bikes: All cyclists must wear a properly sized and fitted helmet
14. Fires: 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 Camp Strake:
A. Alcoholic Beverages or Illegal Drugs
D. Skates, Rollerblades
E. Personally Owned Firearms
F. Personally Owned Archery
G. Personally Owned Cross Bows
H. Personally Owned Sling Shots or Projectiles