Winter Camp

December 26-31, 2016

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 31st 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.

Unit Leader Information

December 7, 2016

A unit leader meeting will be held December 7, 2016, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, TX 77008).

Unit Registration

Winter camp registration is $285 per Scout if registered before December 1, 2016. A $15.00 late fee will be applied for all Scouts registered after December 1, 2016. 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 adult registration fees are $150.

              Unit Registration                   Adult in Camp Compliance Form (submit by 12/1/16)

The state of Texas requires that the council conduct a criminal background check and sex offender database check on every adult who will be at camp. All adults attending winter camp must submit an Adult in Camp Compliance form on or before December 1, 2016, to allow sufficient time for the background checks to be completed.

Individual Scout Registration

Scouts may attend winter camp even if their troop isn't attending. Scouts have two options:

  1. Scouts attending without a parent/guarding must find another troop to attend winter camp with. The winter camp staff can help Scouts find a troop. The unit hosting the lone Scout will add the Scout to their winter camp registration. The parent/guardian then pays the registration fee to their winter camp troop.
  2. Scouts attending with a parent/guardian should register as a unit. On the online registration form, answer yes to the question, “Do you need to be put in 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 the Scouts. Staff positions include serving as a merit badge counselor, service crew member or camp commissioner. Volunteers are also needed to help in the dining hall, trading post, quartermaster store, business office, and program areas. 

Staff meeting: All winter camp staff should attend the staff meeting on November 2, 2016, from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Cockrell Service Center.

Staff work weekend: Staff are highly encouraged to help set up camp during the staff work weekend on December 10-11 from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm at Bovay Scout Ranch.

Adult Staff

Adult staff (ages 18 or older on 12/31/16) need to register online, and then submit the following forms to wintercamppaperwork@gmail.com by November 15, 2016:

              Adult Staff (ages 18+) Registration                              Adult in Camp Compliance Form (submit by 12/1/16)

The state of Texas requires that the council conduct a criminal background check and sex offender database check on every adult who will be at camp. All adults attending winter camp must submit an Adult in Camp Compliance form on or before December 1, 2016, to allow sufficient time for the background checks to be completed. 

Youth Staff

Youth staff (ages 17 and younger on 12/31/16) need to register online, and then submit the following forms to wintercamppaperwork@gmail.com  by November 15, 2016:

Winter Camp Apparel

Coming soon!

 

Contacts

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

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

Dolly Ortega
Office Assistant
(713) 865-9123
Dolly.Ortega@scouting.org