Outdoor adventure is the promise made to Scouts when they join Scouting. Youth yearn for outdoor programs that stir their imagination and interest.

Troops, crews, and ships can camp at Camp Brosig, Camp Strake and Tellepsen Scout Camp. Learn more about Cub Scout camping options.

Just as young people grow, learn and mature in a continuing progression of experience so, too, do the camping and outdoor programs of the BSA. The BSA offers a continuum of experiences based on the age, interest and ability level of youth, and also offers recognition awards for all levels of Scouting outdoor AdventuresThe Adventure Plan (TAP) is a tool to guide unit leaders through all stages of adventure planning.

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Weekend Camping at Camp Brosig
Packs, Webelos Dens, Troops, Crews, & Ships Camping

Camp Brosig is a 92-acre property located four miles north of Sealy, TX in Austin County (1893 Trenchman Road, Sealy, TX 77474). Camp Brosig has 20 campsites, pavilions, and restrooms for weekend camping. Refer to the Brosig Plant Identification Key for the plants/trees tagged at Camp Brosig to work with the Scouts on nature requirements. Campmasters are onsite for any support needed. Troops, crews, ships, packs, and Webelos dens can camp at Camp Brosig.

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Weekend Programs and Leadership Requirements

(During weekend camping, units provide their own food, program and leadership for weekend activities.)

Area
(click on link for map)
Cost Additional Considerations Additional information
Campsite $50 per campsite (capacity of more than 20)
$25 per campsite (capacity of less than 20)
(includes Day Usage Fee)
Troops, crews, ships, packs, and Webelos dens can camp at Camp Brosig. Campsites vary in size and can accommodate from 10 - 60 campers per site. Campsites are assigned the Friday night before campout. Campmasters issue campsite assignments upon check-in. Review:
Camp Brosig Leader Guide
SHAC Camp Guidelines and Policies
All participants must follow all:
BSA Leadership and Youth Protection Requirements
Guide to Safe Scouting
What are the directions to Camp Brosig?

Camp Brosig is a 92-acre property, located six miles north of Sealy, TX, in Austin County. 

Address: 1893 Trenchman Road, Sealy, TX 77474 

From Houston: Take I-10 to Sealy Texas, exit at State Highway 36 this is a hairpin loop exit. You pass over highway 36 on I-10 before you exit so you come into Hwy 36 from the west. From the first red light after exiting at Highway 36 turn left (north) onto Highway 36. Go thru town for approximately 5.1 miles until you pass the intersection of Farm Road 331. Christian City Church is on the left, soon after is Trenchman Road on the left. Go 1.6 miles on Trenchman Road to Camp Brosig. The camp gate is on the left (south) side of the road. Main asphalt road will take you to the check-in building, the first building on your left. Approximate time from Houston one hour.

From Hempstead/Bellville: Take FM 159 from Hempstead to Bellville. After crossing the railroad tracks in Bellville take an immediate left at the first light on to State Highway 36 continue for approximately 6 miles to Farm Road 949. Turn right onto Farm Road 949 and follow this road to the first road to the left. This will be Trenchman Road and the camp gate entrance will be approximately ½ mile on your right. The camp gate is on the right (south) side of road. Main asphalt road will take you to the check-in building, the first building on your left.  Approximate time from Hempstead 30 minutes.

Camp Brosig Maps

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Weekend Camping at Tellepsen Scout Camp
Troops, Crews and Ships Camping (not packs)

Tellepsen Scout Camp is located at Bovay Scout Ranch (3450 County Road 317, Navasota, TX 77868) and has eight campsites that accommodate 50 individuals per site. Each campsite has a 30' x 40' pavilion with electricity. One shower and restroom facility will be available for every two campsites. Tellepsen Scout Camp has the council's largest rifle range and a 41-foot climbing tower. The rifle range consists of four 50-yard high-powered rifle stations, four 100-yard high-powered rifle stations, a five-stand shotgun range, eight shooting stations for .22 rifles and pistols and an archery range. The climbing tower has two rappelling stations per side of 11 feet, 22 feet, 32 feet, and 41 feet. Districts can reserve the Duke Energy Camporee site or Tellepsen Scout Camp for district events through the district professional.

Tellepsen Scout Ranch Reservations

Campsites and program areas are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis to troops, crews and ships. (Learn more about Cub Scout camping options.) All fees must be paid online at least five days before the reservation. In-council participation fee is $2.00 per weekend per person, out-of-council participation fee is $3.00 per weekend per person. 

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Make a Reservation (Tellepsen Scout Ranch Weekend Camping)      Tellepsen Leader's Guide

Weekend Programs and Leadership Requirements

During weekend camping, units provide their own food, program and supervision and certified leadership for program areas such as climbing, aquatics and shooting sports.

Area
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Cost Additional Considerations Additional leadership requirements*
Day Usage Fee $2 per person for campers and day visitors
($3 for out-of-council units)
For units that are not camping, add the day usage fee.  
Campsite $75 per campsite (up to 50 campers)
(includes Day Usage Fee)
Troops, crews and ships can camp at Tellepsen Scout Camp. Eight campsites with a 30' x 40' pavilion and electricity. One shower/restroom facility is available for every two campsites. Accommodates 50 individuals per site. Rangers assign the campsites and issue campsite assignments upon check-in. Resources:
SHAC Camp Guidelines and Policies
BSA Leadership and Youth Protection Requirements
Guide to Safe Scouting
Archery $50 per group
(4-hours)
Plus day usage fee if not camping
Price includes shooting equipment. For questions about shooting sports, contact the Shooting Sports Committee. • One USA Archery Level 1 Instructor for every 10 shooters
Resources:
⇒​ Guide to Safe Scouting: Shooting Sports
⇒​ BSA Shooting Sports
⇒​ SHAC Shooting Sports Committee
Rifle $50 per group
(4-hours) plus
$8 per 25 rounds (minimum of 5 participants required)
​Plus day usage fee if not camping
Personal equipment or ammunition is not allowed. Price includes 25 rounds of ammunition, rifles and safety glasses. For questions about shooting sports, contact the Shooting Sports Committee. Rifle:
• One NRA certified Range Safety Officer (RSO) for every 8 shooters on the range, and
• One (NRA) certified Rifle Instructor for every 8 shooters on the range
Resources:
⇒​ Guide to Safe Scouting: Shooting Sports
⇒​ BSA Shooting Sports
⇒​ SHAC Shooting Sports Committee
Pistol $50 per group
(4-hours) plus
$8 per 25 rounds (minimum of 5 participants required)
​Plus day usage fee if not camping
Personal equipment or ammunition is not allowed. Price includes 25 rounds of ammunition, rifles and safety glasses. For questions about shooting sports, contact the Shooting Sports Committee. Only Venturers and Sea Scouts can shoot pistols.
• One NRA certified Range Safety Officer (RSO) for every 5 shooters on the range, and
• One (NRA) certified Pistol Instructor for each shooter on the range
Resources:
⇒​ Guide to Safe Scouting: Shooting Sports
⇒​ BSA Shooting Sports
⇒​ SHAC Shooting Sports Committee
Shotgun $50 per group
(4-hours) plus
$13 per 25 rounds (minimum of 5 participants required)
​Plus day usage fee if not camping
Personal equipment or ammunition is not allowed. Price includes 25 rounds of ammunition, shotgun, clays, and safety glasses. For questions about shooting sports, contact the Shooting Sports Committee. • One Range Safety Officer (RSO) for every 6 shooters, and
• One National Rifle Association (NRA) Shotgun trained leader for each shooter
Resources:
⇒​ Guide to Safe Scouting: Shooting Sports
⇒​ BSA Shooting Sports
⇒​ SHAC Shooting Sports Committee
Climbing and rappelling $15 per participant
(4 hours)
​Plus day usage fee if not camping
Gear and equipment is provided. Participants must bring a hold harmless agreementFor questions about climbing, contact the Climbing Committee. • One climbing level 1 trained leader, and
• One climbing director or climbing level 2 trained leader
Resources:
Guide to Safe Scouting: Climbing and Rappelling
⇒​ Climb On Safely applies to climbing activities operated by a unit
⇒​ Belay On, No. 430-500
⇒​ SHAC Climbing Committee
Canoeing $5 per canoe (4-hours)
​Plus day usage fee if not camping
PFDs and paddles are provided. Canoes can only be used onsite. For questions about canoeing, contact the Aquatics Committee. • One adult with Safety Afloat (SA) training taken online for every ten participants
• One adult with Safe Swim Defense (SSD) training taken online for every ten participants to be on the safety team which includes:
Qualified supervision (Source: 
Aquatics Supervision, No. 34346, chapter 12; SA #1) - strongly recommended at least one adult or older youth member currently trained in BSA Aquatics Supervision: Swimming and Water Rescue or BSA Lifeguard
- One person acting as a lookout (Source: Aquatics Supervision, No. 34346 chapter 6; SSD #5)
- At least two response personnel and minimum of one per every 10 participants (Source: Aquatics Supervision, No. 34346 chapter 6; SSD#4)
- One adult certified in first aid and CPR (Source: Aquatics Supervision, No. 34346 chapter 12; SSD#1)
Resources:
⇒​ Aquatics Supervision, No. 34346, is the primary resource for aquatics at the unit level
⇒​ Guide to Safe Scouting: Aquatics Safety
⇒​ Swim classification tests renewed annually at the beginning of the season (Source: Aquatics Supervision, No. 34346, SA#3)
⇒​ SHAC Aquatics Committee


Camp Policies

What are the directions to Tellepsen Scout Ranch?
Tellepsen Scout Camp is located at Bovay Scout Ranch. 

Address: 3450 County Road 317, Navasota, TX 77868

Directions through Hempstead:  Take Hwy 290 North through Hempstead, TX.  From Hempstead take Hwy 6N for 16 miles.  Turn right onto County Road 317.  Travel to end of road through camp gate.

Directions through Conroe:  From Conroe, take Hwy 105 West for 45 miles. Turn left onto Highway 6 for three miles. Turn left onto County Road 317 (just past Grassy Creek).  Travel to end of the road through camp gate.

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Weekend Camping at Camp Strake
Troops, Crews, & Ship Camping (not packs)

Camp Strake, a first-class and state-of-the-art facility, is located at 2020 Camp Strake Rd, Coldspring, TX 77331. Camp Strake has 20 campsites, shooting ranges (rifle, shotgun, archery), a 28-acre lake, aquatics center with a swimming pool, extensive trail system, nature trail, climbing tower and more.

Camp Strake is designed for older youth (troops, crews, ship). Learn more about Cub Scout camping options.

Camp Strake Reservations

Campsites and program areas are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis to only troops, crews and ships. (Learn more about Cub Scout camping options.) All fees must be paid online at least five days before the reservation.

A deposit of 50% is required for most facilities and full payment is due 14 days before the date of the reservation. Reservations close Monday each week so make any final adjustments to the reservation one week prior to the reservation. For participants who are not camping, add a day usage fee to the reservation. 
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How to modify the registration or make additional payments.
• Go to https://samhoustonbsa.doubleknot.com/signon/2690.
Obtain your User ID and Password by selecting the Need help Logging on? link.
Follow the prompts to obtain the password and logon to Doubleknot.
Logging on will bring you to the Summary tab showing your current registrations, reservations, and/or memberships.
Click on the desired action button to make a payment or view the details and update the registration. Please note that changes to a registration may be restricted after a certain date, so the update action may not appear.

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Weekend Programs and Leadership Requirements

For Troops, Crews, & Ships (not packs)

During weekend camping, units provide their own food, program and supervision and certified leadership for program areas such as climbing, aquatics and shooting sports.

Area
(click on link for map and pictures)
Cost Additional Considerations Additional leadership requirements*
Day Usage Fee
(troops, crews, ship; not for packs)
$2 per person for campers and day visitors
($3 for out-of-council units)
For troops, crews and ships that are not camping and only using program facilities, add the day usage fee.  
Campsites $75 per campsite (up to 50 campers)
$100 per campsite (51-75 campers)

(includes day usage fee)
Troops, crews and ships can camp at Camp Strake. Twenty campsites are nestled in shaded areas throughout the camp with picnic tables, a covered pavilion with electricity. Eighteen campsites have a capacity of 50 campers; two campsites have a capacity of 75 campers (# 2 and 19). Shower houses are located along the main campsite road and are shared by three or four campsites. Individual stalls are ADA compliant and have a toilet, shower, and sink. Rangers assign the campsites and issue campsite assignments upon check-in. Campsites are in high demand. Units can only reserve one campsite unless they can confirm that they have more campers attending than the maximum capacity of the site.
Resources:
SHAC Camp Guidelines and Policies
BSA Leadership and Youth Protection Requirements
Guide to Safe Scouting
Archery $50 per group
(4-hours)
​Plus day usage fee if not camping
The archery range has a sporting arrows range and 3D archery range. Price includes shooting equipment. For questions about shooting sports, contact the Shooting Sports Committee. • One USA Archery Level 1 Instructor for every 10 shooters
Resources:
⇒​ Guide to Safe Scouting: Shooting Sports
⇒​ BSA Shooting Sports
⇒​ SHAC Shooting Sports Committee
Rifle $50 per group
(4-hours) plus
$8 per 25 rounds (minimum of 5 participants required)
​Plus day usage fee if not camping
The rifle range has 16 firing positions with a maximum range of 100 yards. Personal equipment or ammunition is not allowed. Price includes 25 rounds of ammunition, rifles and safety glasses. For questions about shooting sports, contact the Shooting Sports Committee Rifle:
• One NRA certified Range Safety Officer (RSO) for every 8 shooters on the range, and
• One (NRA) certified Rifle Instructor for every 8 shooters on the range
Resources:
⇒​ Guide to Safe Scouting: Shooting Sports
⇒​ BSA Shooting Sports
⇒​ SHAC Shooting Sports Committee
Pistol $50 per group
(4-hours) plus
$8 per 25 rounds (minimum of 5 participants required)
​Plus day usage fee if not camping
The pistol (rifle) range has 16 firing positions with a maximum range of 100 yards. Personal equipment or ammunition is not allowed. Price includes 25 rounds of ammunition, rifles and safety glasses. For questions about shooting sports, contact the Shooting Sports Committee Only Venturers and Sea Scouts can shoot pistols.
• One NRA certified Range Safety Officer (RSO) for every 5 shooters on the range, and
• One (NRA) certified Pistol Instructor for each shooter on the range
Resources:
⇒​ Guide to Safe Scouting: Shooting Sports
⇒​ BSA Shooting Sports
⇒​ SHAC Shooting Sports Committee
Shotgun $50 per group
(4-hours) plus
$13 per 25 rounds (minimum of 5 participants required)
​Plus day usage fee if not camping
Personal equipment or ammunition is not allowed. Price includes 25 rounds of ammunition per person, shotgun, clays, and safety glasses. For questions about shooting sports, contact the Shooting Sports Committee. • One Range Safety Officer (RSO) for every 6 shooters, and
• One National Rifle Association (NRA) Shotgun trained leader for each shooter
Resources:
⇒​ Guide to Safe Scouting: Shooting Sports
⇒​ BSA Shooting Sports
⇒​ SHAC Shooting Sports Committee
Climbing and rappelling $15 per participant
(4 hours)
​Plus day usage fee if not camping
The 32-foot-tall climbing tower is designed to allow beginner and experienced climbers to test and improve their skills. Gear and equipment is provided. Participants must bring a hold harmless agreementFor questions about climbing, contact the Climbing Committee. • One climbing level 1 trained leader, and
• One climbing director or climbing level 2 trained leader
Resources:
⇒​ Guide to Safe Scouting: Climbing and Rappelling
⇒​ Climb On Safely applies to climbing activities operated by a unit
⇒​ Belay On, No. 430-500
⇒​ SHAC Climbing Committee
Mountain Biking $15 per bike (4-hours) Price includes helmets and mountain bike. Participants will bike on designated trails. (~15 available) Resources:
⇒​ BSA Biking Resources
Boating $5 each (4-hours)
(14 canoes, 16 kayaks, 6 paddleboards, 6 rowboats)
​Plus day usage fee if not camping
PFDs and paddles are provided. Canoes can only be used onsite. For questions about boating, contact the Aquatics Committee. • One adult with Safety Afloat (SA) training taken online for every ten participants
One adult with Paddle Craft Safety training, strongly recommended
• One adult certified in first aid and CPR (Source: Aquatics Supervision, No. 34346 chapter 12; SSD#1)
If swimming,
• One adult with Safe Swim Defense (SSD) training taken online for every ten participants to be on the safety team which includes:
  - Qualified supervision (Source: 
Aquatics Supervision, No. 34346, chapter 6; SA #1) - strongly recommended at least one adult or older youth member currently trained in BSA Aquatics Supervision: Swimming and Water Rescue or BSA Lifeguard
  - One person acting as a lookout (Source: Aquatics Supervision, No. 34346 chapter 6; SSD #5)
  - At least two response personnel and minimum of one per every 10 participants (Source: Aquatics Supervision, No. 34346 chapter 6; SSD#4)

Resources:
⇒​ Aquatics Supervision, No. 34346, is the primary resource for aquatics at the unit level
⇒​ Guide to Safe Scouting: Aquatics Safety
⇒​ Swim classification tests renewed annually at the beginning of the season (Source: Aquatics Supervision, No. 34346, SA#3)
⇒​ SHAC Aquatics Committee
Pool $5 per participant
(4 hours) (minimum of 10 participants required)
​Plus day usage fee if not camping
Multiple units can rent the pool at the same time from April - October weather permitting (lightning risk reduction). Capacity currently 60 swimmers. For questions about swimming, contact the Aquatics Committee. • One adult with Safe Swim Defense (SSD) training taken online for every ten participants to be on the safety team which includes:
Qualified supervision (Source: 
Aquatics Supervision, No. 34346, chapter 6; SSD #1) - strongly recommended at least one adult or older youth member currently trained in BSA Aquatics Supervision: Swimming and Water Rescue or BSA Lifeguard
- One person acting as a lookout (Source: Aquatics Supervision, No. 34346 chapter 6; SSD #5)
- At least two response personnel and minimum of one per every 10 participants (Source: Aquatics Supervision, No. 34346 chapter 6; SSD#4)
- One adult certified in CPR (Source: Aquatics Supervision, No. 34346 chapter 6; SSD#4)
Resources:
⇒​ Aquatics Supervision, No. 34346, is the primary resource for aquatics at the unit level
⇒​ Guide to Safe Scouting: Aquatics Safety
⇒​ Swim classification tests renewed annually at the beginning of the season (Source: Aquatics Supervision, No. 34346, SA#3)
⇒​ SHAC Aquatics Committee
Lake Swimming No charge in designated swim area
​Plus day usage fee if not camping
Multiple units can use the lake at the same time from April - October weather permitting (lightning risk reduction). For questions about aquatics, contact the Aquatics Committee. Capacity 100 swimmers. • One adult with Safe Swim Defense (SSD) training taken online for every ten participants to be on the safety team which includes:
Qualified supervision (Source: 
Aquatics Supervision, No. 34346, chapter 6; SSD #1) - strongly recommended at least one adult or older youth member currently trained in BSA Aquatics Supervision: Swimming and Water Rescue or BSA Lifeguard
- One person acting as a lookout (Source: Aquatics Supervision, No. 34346 chapter 6; SSD #5)
- At least two response personnel and minimum of one per every 10 participants (Source: Aquatics Supervision, No. 34346 chapter 6; SSD#4)
- One adult certified in CPR (Source: Aquatics Supervision, No. 34346 chapter 6; SSD#4)
Resources:
⇒​ Aquatics Supervision, No. 34346, is the primary resource for aquatics at the unit level
⇒​ Guide to Safe Scouting: Aquatics Safety
⇒​ Swim classification tests renewed annually at the beginning of the season (Source: Aquatics Supervision, No. 34346, SA#3)
⇒​ SHAC Aquatics Committee
Merit badge pavilions $10 per day
​Plus day usage fee if not camping
Open-air covered pavilion with electricity and lighting and four picnic tables. Pavilions A-H have a storage room that divides the pavilion. Pavilions J-P are fully open (with no storage room). Seat 24.  
Dining Hall $300 per weekend
​Plus day usage fee if not camping
Indoor building with a/c, tables, chairs, and a/v equipment (sound system, mic, projector, tv screens). Does not include access to the kitchen. Seats 460 people.  
STEM Center $50 (4-hours)
​Plus day usage fee if not camping
Indoor building with ceiling fans and garage doors for ventilation, tables, chairs, projector, and sound system.  Capacity 70 in the main room and 20 in the robotics lab.  
HQ Training Room $25 (4-hours)
​Plus day usage fee if not camping
Indoor room located in the HQ building with a/c, electricity, projector, and chairs. There are no tables or sound system. Capacity 50.  
Grand Pavilion $50 (4-hours)
​Plus day usage fee if not camping
Open-air covered pavilion with ceiling fans, tables, chairs, electricity, lighting, projector, and sound system. Capacity 600.  
WL Davis Room $15 (4-hours)
​Plus day usage fee if not camping
Indoor room located in the Grand Pavilion with a/c and electricity. There are no tables or chairs (can be borrowed if requested). Capacity 30.  
Arena $25 without AV (1.5 hours)
$50 with AV (1.5 hours)
Available for troops, crews and ships who are camping. Seats 1,200 people.  
Certified Leadership $100 for day per instructor For units that don't have certified leadership, request qualified personnel to run program (e.g., shooting sports, climbing, aquatics).   
Staff huts $20/bed/night Staff huts sleep four people per hut. Huts have a/c, fan, electricity, two bunk beds, and a small hanging area. Pillows and linens are not included.   

Camp Policies

What are the directions to Camp Strake?

Camp Strake is located at 2020 Camp Strake Rd., Coldspring, TX 77331
(for driving GPS use Latitude and Longitude: 30.608901, -95.230270)

Camp Strake is located on 2,816 acres between New Waverly and Coldspring near the community of Evergreen, Tx. Lake Livingston is 10 miles east of the property. The camp is a 1.5-hour drive from downtown Houston and close to I-45 and the Grand Parkway. Camp Strake is surrounded on three sides by the Sam Houston National Forest and has the Lone Star Hiking Trail close to one corner of the property. 

Camp Strake Maps

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Michael Collins
Camp Strake Reservations
 (713) 756-3357
michael.collins@scouting.org
 About Camp Strake
 SHAC Camp Policies
 Camp Strake: 2020 Camp Strake Rd., Coldspring, TX 77331
 Driving GPS Latitude and Longitude: 30.608901, -95.230270
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