S.H.A.C. (Scouts Helping at Camp) Corps is an opportunity for troops and crews to give back to camp in the form of a day of service. The Order of the Arrow (OA) is leading this opportunity, but this service project is open to all troops, crews and ships. Service projects could include camp maintenance, creating trails, and developing program areas. Letters will be given to youth who need school service hours.

Registration

There are three registration options. The deadline for registration is the Tuesday prior to the event. 

Troop Registration: Registration is completed by the unit leader. The fees include camping. The registration fee is $20/person and includes four meals. Troops have the option to cook their own food at the campsite and only pay $3/person. 

Ordeal Registration: OA Ordeal candidates attending their Ordeal during SHAC Corps should register separately at oa.shac.org/ordeals.

Individual Arrowmen Registration and Ordeal Staff: The registration fee includes camping and four meals. Each Arrowmen must complete a separate registration. Most Arrowmen who are not ceremonialist will be assigned as an Elangomat or to serve on the service team.  

Date Location Registration
(troop, crew, ship, OA member)
OA Ordeal Registration
September 16-18, 2022 Bovay Scout Ranch
3450 County Road 317,
Navasota, TX 77868
Register
(for Arrowman, troops, Ordeal staff)
Ordeal Registration
(for candidates attending their Ordeal)
March 31-April 1, 2023 Camp Brosig
1893 Trenckman Road,
Sealy, TX 77474
Register
(for Arrowman, troops, Ordeal staff)
Ordeal Registration
(for candidates attending their Ordeal)
May 19-21, 2023 Camp Strake
2020 Camp Strake Rd.,
Coldspring, TX 77331
Register
(for Arrowman, troops, Ordeal staff)
Ordeal Registration
(for candidates attending their Ordeal)

Specialized Skills: If any adults attending have specialized skills (e.g., electrician, mechanic, plumber), please make a note when registering. Camp staff may be able to utilize these adults for special projects needed at camp.

What To Bring​

Personal Gear

Unit Gear

• copy of a current BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (Part A & B for all Scouting events) for every participant
• work clothes: old jeans, long sleeve shirt, boots, etc.
• work gloves
• water bottle
• medications
• hand sanitizer
• rain gear
• insect repellant
• sunscreen
• day pack, drinks, snacks (optional)

If camping:
• personal hygiene items: soap, towel, shampoo, toothbrush/toothpaste, deodorant, etc.}
• camping gear (tent, sleeping bag, flashlight)
• mess kit (plate, fork, knife)

roster
• meals, if not ordered (Saturday breakfast, non-cooking lunch, Saturday dinner, Sunday non-cooking breakfast)
• cooking gear

Tentative Schedule

  • Friday night: check-in 7:00 – 10:00 pm and campsite set up.
  • Saturday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm – service to camp; 6:00 pm – dinner and evening program
  • Sunday: 9:00 am - interfaith worship service and check-out

Contacts

OA Service Adviser
SHAC Corps Questions
service@colonneh.org

 

https://www.samhoustonbsa.org/shac-corps