July 2-7, 2023 or
July 16-21, 2023
(Sunday at 1:30 pm to Friday at 8:00 pm)
Super troop is a temporary troop made up of Scouts from troops around the council. Super Troop is a fantastic opportunity for Scouts to attend an extra week of summer camp, for a Scout to attend camp individually if they can't attend camp with their unit, or for those Scouts who just like to camp. Super Troop is staffed by the parents of the Scouts attending. Camp staff or experienced volunteers will assist, if needed.
Summer camp is a week-long council-organized overnight camp for Scouts BSA that operates under council-retained leadership. The program provides opportunities for Scouts to earn merit badges along their advancement trail.
Summer camp is held at Camp Strake, a first-class and state-of-the-art facility for Scouts and their leaders. Activities will include shooting sports (rifle, shotgun, archery, sporting arrows), zip lines, climbing, rappelling, COPE, swimming, biking, merit badge classes and more.
Camp Strake has 20 campsites with pavilions and an air-conditioned dining hall, a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) center, 28-acre lake, aquatics center with a swimming pool and pool house, extensive trail system, basketball court, sports fields, chapel and more.
Event and Program Details: Learn more about summer camp at www.shac.org/summer-camp.
Family Guide Program About Camp
The registration fee is $375 per Scout and $150 per adult. The fee includes meals, a patch and all program supplies. There is an extra $25 charge for Super Troop that covers a t-shirt and to reimburse the Super Troop adults for expenses incurred since this isn't a typical troop.
At checkout, pay with a credit card or electronic check. Council refund policy.
First-time registrants will need to create a new group, even though this is an individual registration. All Scouts must be registered with the Boy Scouts of America. Merit badge registration opens in the spring. An email will be sent with instructions. Before picking merit badges, the Scout must discuss the selections with their Scoutmaster or designee.
• $30 due at initial registration
• Half due by January 15th
• Final payment due May 1st
Register for Week 4: July 2-7, 2023 Register for Week 6: July 16-22, 2023
When registering, select Scout with Super Troop or Adult with Super Troop (see graphic to the right).
- Must be registered as a BSA leader (source)
- Must submit a criminal background check form (required by the state of TX)
- Must have proof of current Youth Protection Training (taken a my.scouting.org)
- Can volunteer to serve as the Super Troop Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmaster, adult leader, or helper
- Can take adult leader trainings and participate in adult programs offered during summer camp (e.g., Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills)
Read the summer camp leader's guide for more information on how to sign up Scouts for merit badge classes in the online registration system.
Drop off and Pick up
Scouts can be dropped off at Camp Strake on Sunday between 1:30 - 3:00 pm and picked up on Friday night no later than Friday night 10:00 pm. Families are invited to attend the Friday night BBQ (tickets are available for purchase) and closing campfire and can check-out the Scout anytime Friday evening. (Learn more in the Summer Camp Family Guide)
Every participant must provide a current BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (Parts A, B, C - Under Are You Going to Camp?) and copy of insurance card front and back. A pre-participation physical is needed.
- Part A is an informed consent, release agreement and authorization that needs to be signed by every participant (or a parent and/or legal guardian for all youth under 18).
- Part B is general information and health history.
- Part C is your pre-participation physical certification. The exam needs to be completed by a certified and licensed physician (MD, DO), nurse practitioner, or physician assistant.
Bring a copy of the completed medical forms with a copy of the front and back of the family's medical insurance card to camp on Sunday. Forms can also be dropped off or mailed to the Cockrell Scout Center (attn: NYLT, 2225 North Loop West, Houston, TX 77008). Emailed or electronic copies are not allowed and will not be accepted.
Forms can be downloaded at www.scouting.org/scoutsource/healthandsafety/ahmr.aspx. The form must be completely filled out and signed by a physician. Medical forms are only current for one year and must not expire before the last day of NYLT.
What to Bring
Read the summer camp family guide for information on what to bring and more.
If a Scout has special dietary requirements or food allergies, there is a special diet request form that has to be completed at least three weeks before the first day of camp. For more information about special accommodations, visit the Meals section of the Leader's Guide.