Winter Camp

 December 26-31, 2018

Winter camp is a wonderful opportunity for troops to camp and Scouts to earn merit badges. Merit badge classes are taught by Scouters with real-life experiences in the field. The 33rd annual winter camp will be held at Bovay Scout Ranch (3450 County 317, Navasota, TX 77868), just three miles outside of Navasota, TX. Over 50 merit badge classes are offered, including many merit badges that are not normally offered at summer camp.


Leader's Guide   Unit Registration    Adult in Camp Compliance Form    Staff Application    Merit Badge Schedule

Winter Camp Apparel

Winter camp apparel (t-shirts, crew neck sweatshirts, hats) can be ordered until November 30, 2018.  Pre-ordered apparel will only be available for pickup during winter camp at Bovay Scout Ranch.


Kodiak Challenge

Kodiak Challenge is an adventure that will push the boundaries of Scouts in crews and ships who are ready for a leadership challenge. Venturers and Sea Scouts will be encouraged to try new things that may be out of their comfort zone. It is an experience—but one that has its underpinnings in the application of the leadership skills. It is, as is all of Scouting, an adventure with a purpose. The Kodiak Challenge will be held at Bovay Scout Ranch from December 26-31, 2018.

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National Youth Leadership Challenge (NYLT)

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed six-day council-level program designed to provide Scouts in troops and crews with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. Several NYLT courses will be held at Bovay Scout Ranch from December 26-31, 2018.

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Parents of campers should contact their troop leaders with questions about winter camp. Many of the adult leaders attending winter camp are quite experienced and can answer questions.

Additional Contacts

Alyssa Hightower
Winter Camp Registration

Russell Carman
Winter Camp Director


Wayne McLeland
Adult in Camp Compliance
(713) 756-3309

Nathan Doherty
Winter Camp Professional Staff Advisor
 (713) 756-3308