Full Throttle

Camp Strake
2020 Camp Strake Rd.
Coldspring, TX 77331

Full Throttle is a weekend event for troops, crews, and ships who are camping at Camp Strake. Program areas typically offered include shooting sports (rifle, shotgun, archery), climbing, COPE (high-ropes course), swimming, ziplining, boating (canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, rowboats), and ATV riding. The camp staff provides the program leadership.


Registration is completed by the unit leader. Payments are made online with a credit card or electronic check. Council refund policy

Camping Fee:  The camping fee is $75 for a campsite (or $38 for smaller units that are willing to share a campsite) to cover the campsite and day fees. When registering for Full Throttle, troops will select a campsite size for weekend camping. 

Participation Fee: The cost is $25 for each Scout participating in the various program areas.  Wrist bands will be provided to the Scouts participating; Scouts can participate in all open program areas weather and staffing permitted.  The cost for the full-day ATV for Scouts ages 14+ is $45; Scouts must complete the prerequisites.

When initially registering, the names of the Scouts are not needed. Program area sessions will be open in a few days.

Program Selection Form:  An optional program selection form is available for units to use. Before printing or emailing, insert the dates of camp at the top of the page and contact information, due date, and any additional instructions at the bottom of the page. To update, modify the registration, and/or add the Scout's schedule (program areas), by going to https://samhoustonbsa.doubleknot.com/signon/2690 (instructions). Program sessions that are full will not show up in the registration system.

Program Selection Form (optional)

Click on a date to register:  
• April 28-30, 2023 (full)

Registration will open during the summer:
• September 8-10, 2023
• October 27-29, 2023
• April 26-28, 2024




The event staff needs certified volunteers (climbing, shooting sports, aquatics, ATV) to increase program availability and expand program options. Additional volunteers are also needed to support the certified volunteers.

Staff Application


Scouts can participate in six 45-minute sessions on Saturday. When Scouts are not participating in a program area, the troop leadership is responsible for programming in the campsites. Camp staff will provide leadership in the program areas.

Program Area



Prerequisite and Notes

Archery Included    
ATV Training/Riding (all-day) Extra $20 14+ (required) See details below for prerequisites and additional items to bring. Scouts who do not do the prerequisites will not be able to participate.
Boating (canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, rowboats)       Included   Be able to pass a BSA swim test and be physically fit.
Climbing Included 13+ (recommended)  Be physically able to handle climbing.
COPE (high ropes course) Included 14+ (required) Be physically fit and not afraid of heights.
Rifle Shooting Included    
Shotgun Shooting Included 13+ (recommended)   Be physically able to handle the recoil of the gun.
Swimming (pool) Included   Be able to pass a BSA swim test.
Zipline Included 14+ (required)  
Additional activities (on your own with buddies):
Fishing $0   Bring fishing pole (for bass, sunfish, bluegill) and bait (worms, corn, jigs, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, topwater lures); hooks must be barbless; catch and release only.
Frisbee Golf $0   Bring frisbee.
GaGa Ball $0   Bring kickball.

*Scouts pay a flat fee for all open program areas.  ATV is an extra charge.

Program area sessions that are full will not show up in the online registration system. Program areas will all be open weather and staffing permitted.

ATV Program

The ATV program is an all-day program designed for older Scouts (ages 14+). For ATV riding, participants must bring:

  • several long sleeve shirts and long pants
  • ankle-high boots
  • other items recommended: ATV face mask, riding gloves, head bandana, and a bag to carry muddy clothes. 
  • ATV Covid Form (signed by a parent/guardian), required by ATV Safety Institue
  • ATV Consent Form (signed by a parent/guardian), required by ATV Safety Institue
  • Complete the ATV Safety Institue E-Course online before camp. There is no charge to take the 1-2.5 hour course (direct link).

During the morning, participants will complete a 4½ hour course to learn how to properly ride the ATV which will certify the participants to ride the ATVs on the trails with the instructors on any open ride weekends. The course includes videos, pictures, and interactive lessons to address basic ATV safety principles.  During the afternoon/evening sessions, participants will ride the trails.

Leader Training

Adults are encouraged to invest in themselves by participating in the leader trainings offered during the event. More information coming soon.



6:30 - 8:30 pm Troop check-in
6:30 - 8:30 pm Swim checks (for participants scheduled for swimming or boating)


7:00 - 8:00 am Breakfast (campsites)
8:00 - 8:30 am Swim checks
8:30 - 10:00 am Session 1
10:15 - 11:45 am Session 2
12:00 - 12:45 pm      Lunch (campsites)
1:00 - 2:30 pm Session 3
2:45 - 4:15 pm Session 4
5:00 - 5:45 pm Dinner (campsites)
6:00 - 7:30 pm Session 5
7:45 - 9:15 pm Session 6


8:00 - 10:00 am Breakfast
10:30 am Troop break campsites and check out

Swim Checks

On Friday evening, after Scouts drop off their gear at their campsite, Scouts participating in boating or swimming should change into swimsuits, take a towel and report to the aquatic area. Buddy tags will be issued based on the level of swimming proficiency. Adult assistance is needed to hand out the buddy tags during the swim check.

Swim Checks Prior to the Event. Units may complete their swim checks locally prior to the event following the Swim Classification Procedures or bring documentation of swim checks conducted during summer camp. The unit-level swim check must be conducted by one of the following certified people: Aquatics Instructor, BSA; Aquatics Cub Supervisor; BSA Lifeguard; BSA Swimming & Water Rescue; or other lifeguard, swimming instructor, etc. When swim tests are conducted prior to camp, the camp aquatics director shall reserve the authority to review or retest all participants to ensure that standards have been maintained for the safety of everyone. 

Swim Classification Procedures Record and Classifications

What to Bring

Personal Gear* (check with Scoutmaster)

  • Field uniform (Scout uniform)^
  • Activity uniform (Scout t-shirt) 
  • Tent and ground cloth
  • Sleeping bag, blankets, sheet 
  • Pillow 
  • Cot or pad 
  • Shoes (closed-toe) or hiking boots 
  • Cap or hat 
  • Pajamas or sleeping clothes
  • Rain gear (pants and jacket) 
  • Swimsuit and towel (if participating in swimming or boating), water shoes are optional
  • Personal items (e.g., deodorant, comb, medications, toothpaste, toothbrush)
  • Personal medications: prescriptions (listed on medical form) and over-the-counter, in original containers
  • Sunscreen 
  • Camping gear
  • Water bottle
  • Insect repellent (non-aerosol) 
  • Mosquito netting  
  • Portable chair or camp stool 
  • Scouts (ages 14+) enrolled in the ATV program have additional items to bring.

Troop Equipment

  • BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (part A&B for all Scouting events) for every participant
  • Trash bags, 55-gallon
  • Ice chest
  • Troop first aid kit 
  • Lanterns 
  • Lockable storage container 
  • Firewood (if no burn ban) 
  • Cooking gear and food (There is not much time in the schedule for Scouts to cook meals - non-cooking meals or adult-prepared meals are recommended)
  • Hose, optional
  • Hand washing station to put next to the water spigot, recommended (e.g., small bucket, bar of soap)
  • Sports equipment, optional (e.g., Frisbee, football, soccer ball, kickball)
  • Spending money for trading post (cash, debit, credit)
  • Backup phone battery, rechargeable, fully charged
  • Fishing pole and bait (worms, corn, jigs, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, topwater lures); hooks must be barbless; catch and release only
^The field uniform is not expected to be worn as part of the weekend programming, so check with the Scoutmaster before packing.
*Mark all items with name and troop number.  Electricity is limited.

Don’t Bring: Bikes, valuables, electronics (e.g., iPad), fireworks, sheath or hunting knives, pets, hammocks, personal firearms and ammunition, jewelry, personal bows and arrows or hammocks


Buddy System

All Scouts should adhere to the buddy system throughout the camp. Scouting’s buddy system calls for Scouts to pair up with a friend or two for all activities. This helps ensure safety and accountability and teaches Scouts to have responsibility for others. No Scout should ever be found wandering through camp alone. It can be difficult to implement the buddy system when a Scout does not schedule classes with fellow members of their troop. Troop leaders are encouraged to pair Scouts in classes as much as possible. If this is not feasible, the Scout should walk with other Scouts in the class to the location of the merit badge class. Due to the number of Scouts and the short amount of time between classes, this should be a relatively simple exercise.

Scouting Safely

The BSA's Commitment to Safety is ongoing and we want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. The Boy Scouts of America puts the utmost importance on the safe and healthy environments for its youth membership. The Sam Houston Area Council takes great strides to ensure the safety of its youth as well as the adult volunteer leadership that interacts with them. 

BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed. All participants must follow Youth Protection Guidelines at all Scouting events. Highlights include:

  • Two-deep leadership on all outings required.  
  • One-on-one contact between adults and youth members is prohibited. 
  • The buddy system should be used at all times. 
  • Discipline must be constructive.

Health and safety must be integrated into everything we do, to the point that no injuries are acceptable beyond those that are readily treatable by Scout-rendered first aid. As an aid in the continuing effort to protect participants in a Scout activity, the BSA National Health and Safety Committee and the Council Services Division of the BSA National Council have developed the SAFE Checklist of BSA safety procedures for physical activity. These 16 points, which embody good judgment and common sense, are applicable to all activities.

Youth Protection Guidelines  Guide to Safe Scouting  SAFE Checklist  Enterprise Risk Management


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

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Questions and Support

Questions and Support, click here
 Doubleknot Support
 Camp Strake: 2020 Camp Strake Rd., Coldspring, TX 77331
 Camp Strake office: (979) 204-1526,
 Map of Camp Strake
 Google map of Camp Strake

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Benton Cole
Full Throttle Director