Winter Camp

December 26-31, 2015

Winter Camp 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. The 30th annual winter camp will be held at Bovay Scout Ranch. Over 50 merit badge classes are offered, including many merit badges that are not normally offered at summer camp.

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Unit Leader Information

Leaders' Meeting: If you missed the Unit Leader Meeting, please click here to catch up on what you missed.

Winter Camp Leader's Guide

Available NOW:

Unit Registration

Unit registration for winter camp will begin on Tuesday, April 1, 2015. Winter camp registration is $285 per Scout if registered before December 1, 2015. A $15.00 late fee will be applied for all Scouts registered after December 1, 2015. 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 $150 each.

              Unit Registration for Winter Camp

**All adults attending Winter Camp must complete an Adult in Camp Compliance form on or before December 1, 2015 to allow sufficient time for a criminal background check to be completed and returned to the Cockrell Scout Center prior to the first day of winter camp. (No Exceptions)**

 

Want to Attend Winter Camp but your Troop isn’t going? You have two options:

  • Option 1) Scout without an adult attending: You may attend with another Troop. (We can help you find one. Unit hosting lone scout will add scout to their Winter Camp Registration. Money is paid to unit by parent.
  • Option 2) Scout WITH Adult(s) attending. Scout and Adult register on their own listing the unit they are BSA registered with. Answer yes to the question “Do you need to be put on a campsite with another troop to meet leadership requirements?”

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:

Staff meeting: All winter camp staff should attend the staff meeting on November 4, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 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 11-13, 2015 from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm at Bovay Scout Ranch.

Adult staff (ages 18 or older on 12/13/15) need to register online, and then submit the following forms to the Winter Camp registration team by November 15, 2015:

              Winter Camp Staff Registration                              Adult in Camp Compliance

**All adults attending Winter Camp must submit an Adult in Camp Compliance form on or before December 1, 2015 to allow sufficient time for a criminal background check to be completed and returned to the Cockrell Scout Center prior to the first date of Winter Camp. (No Exceptions)**

Youth staff (ages 17 and younger on 12/31/15) need to register online, and then submit the following forms to the winter camp registration team by November 15, 2015:

Winter Camp Apparel

Winter camp apparel can be pre-ordered NOW. This special winter camp apparel will not be available at the camp trading post. 

 

For Questions Contact:

Kaitlin Craig
Administrative Assistant
(713) 756-3309
Kaitlin.Craig@scouting.org

 

 

 

 

 

Brett Lee
Program Director
(713) 756-3306
Brett.Lee@scouting.org