Super Troop

July 12-18, 2020
July 19-25, 2020

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 each week by experienced volunteer Scouters.

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 will be 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), Wild Hex (aerial adventure tower), 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.

Learn more about summer camp at www.shac.org/summer-camp.

 

Registration 

The registration fee is $350 per Scout and $150 per adult. The fee includes meals, a patch, and all program supplies. At checkout, pay with a credit card or electronic check. Council refund policy.  

Register for Super Troop (opens soon)

Payment Schedule

• $30 due at initial registration
• Half due by January 15, 2020.
• Final payment due May 1, 2020.

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 either Friday night between 9:00-10:00 pm or Saturday morning between 7:00 - 9:00 am. Camp closes at 9:00 am on Saturday. 

Merit Badges

When the merit badge schedule opens, Scouts will be able to select classes.

Medical Forms

Every participant must provide a current BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (Parts A, B, C - Under Are You Going to Camp?). 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. 

Forms need to be dropped off or mailed to the Cockrell Scout Center (attn: NYLT, 2225 North Loop West, Houston, TX  77008) with a copy of the front and back of the family's medical insurance card. 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.  

Medical Forms

What to Bring

Clothes: Scout field uniform, Scout activity uniform, sweater or light jacket, poncho or rain gear, hat or cowboy hat, long pants, under shorts, t-shirts, closed-toed shoes or boots (sturdy), socks, shoes that you can get wet, swim suit, towel

Camping Gear: cot or air mattress, sleeping bag or blanket, day pack or duffel bag, canteen or water bottle, flashlight with fresh batteries, clothesline and pins, sunscreen, personal first aid kit, pocket knife (not a sheath knife), footlocker with lock, combination lock (for locker at swimming pool)

Additional Items: Scout Handbook, paper, pen, pencil, merit badge books

Personal items: toothbrush, toothpaste, bath towel, washcloth, emergency toilet paper, body soap, shampoo, deodorant, comb, shaving gear, medicated body powder, sunscreen

Optional: sunglasses, camera, insect repellent, spending money, change (quarters, dollar bills), musical instrument, book of faith, travel alarm, mosquito netting, shower shoes

Items to leave at home: hunting and/or sheath knives, fireworks, lighting devices with a flame (candle), firearms, ammunition, radios/CD players, electronics, skateboards, razor, scooters, valuables pets, personal food, guns, ammunition, archery equipment

Contacts

 

Susan Hanson
Super Troop Leader
susan4scouts@gmail.com

 

Brandon Lewis
Director of Support Service
 (713) 756-3319​
 brandon.lewis@scouting.org