Winter Camp

Winter Camp is held each year at Camp Strake between Christmas and New Year's Day, and is a wonderful opportunity for troops to camp and Boy Scouts to earn merit badges.  Merit badge classes are taught by Scouters with real-life experiences in the field.

Winter Camp will take place from December 26-31, 2014, at Camp Strake. This is the 29th Winter Camp and will be the last event held at the original Camp Strake property before it closes for good! Make plans for your troop to attend this historic Winter Camp, as we continue to celebrate the council's 100th anniversary. Over 50 merit badge classes are offered, including many merit badges that are not normally offered at summer camp. The theme for Winter Camp will be a celebration of the history of Camp Strake.

Unit Leader Information

Leaders' Meeting: The Winter Camp leaders' meeting will be Wednesday, December 3 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Cockrell Scout Center. At least one adult leader from each unit should attend this meeting.

Winter Camp Apparel

We have some special Winter Camp apparel that will not available at the Winter Camp trading post. The deadline to order the new apparel is November 21st!

Winter Camp Patch Set

Celebrate the final Winter Camp held at the current Camp Strake location this year with the purchase of a limited edition 2014 Winter Camp patch set. For only $125, the limited edition set includes three legacy patches, an OA flap, staff patch and the participant patch with segments. Patches can be picked up at the council office, Winter Camp, or mailed for a $5 postage and handling fee. This set is only offered while supplies last. Patches will not be sold individually.

Order patches


Winter Camp registration is $270 per Scout. Units must provide one staff member for every six Scouts attending Winter Camp. The Winter Camp staff provided by the unit should register individually, and not with the unit. Every unit can register two adults at no charge; additional adults are $120 each. Winter Camp registration is full. Please email Tami Kinn to be placed on a wait list. 

Winter Camp Staff

Over 250 staff members are needed to provide the best possible program for our Scouts. Staff positions include: dining hall, trading post, commissioner, security, safety, quartermaster, program, service, business office, and merit badge counselors. Youth and adults who would like to served on Winter Camp staff should complete an online application:

All Winter Camp staff positions have been filled. Please contact Bobby Warren for more information.

Staff meeting: All Winter Camp staff should attend the staff meeting on November 5, 2014 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Cockrell Service Center.

Staff work weekend: Staff are highly encouraged to help set up camp at the staff work weekend on December 13, 2014 from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm at Camp Strake.

All Winter Camp staff positions have been filled. Please contact Bobby Warren for more information.


Adult staff (ages 18 or older on 12/13/14) need to register online, and then submit the following forms to the Winter Camp registration team by November 15, 2014:

Youth staff (ages 17 and younger on 12/31/14) need to register online, and then submit the following forms to the Winter Camp registration team by November 15, 2014:

For Questions Contact:

Tami Kinn
Winter Camp Reservations
(713) 756-3309





Bobby Warren
Winter Camp Director





Jason Oliver
Office Assistant
(713) 865-9123