October 4-6, 2024

Fun with Family is an overnight campout for newly registered Cub Scouts and their adult partner and families at Bovay Scout Ranch (3450 County Rd 317, Navasota, TX 77868). Scouts can participate in archery, sling shots, crafts, rockets, sports, campfire and more.


The registration fee is $30 per participant and includes an event patch, activity supplies, snacks, and two meals. Register early as sessions fill up quickly.

Register for Fri-Sat        Register for Sat-Sun

Volunteer Registration

Fun with Family is run by volunteers. Volunteers help with check-in, run program areas (e.g., archery, crafts, rockets), serve in the dining hall, assist with parking and staff the first aid area. Volunteer registration can be done by individuals or unit leaders.

Volunteer Staff Registration

What to Bring

Copy of the Health and Medical Record (for all Scouting events) for every participant, tent, sleeping bag, pillow, tarp/ground cloth for under tent, water bottle, insect repellent, sunscreen, flashlight with fresh batteries, rain gear, closed-toed shoes (tennis shoes), toiletries, appropriate clothing for weather, personal medication, Saturday / Sunday participants should eat lunch before arriving.

Optional: camp chair, cot or sleeping mattress, camera, Scout uniform, battery-operated lantern, wet wipes, sunscreen, hat, snacks (do not leave food in tent), glow sticks, superhero costume or t-shirt (to wear during dinner), football or soccer ball (to play in campsites during free time), fishing pole/gear, wagon to haul gear to tent, stroller/wagon to push siblings to program areas, charged portable phone charger

Friday/Saturday Schedule

Friday: 5:00 to 7:00 pm - Arrival, check-in at HQ, camp set up
  7:00 pm - Dinner at the dining hall
  8:30 pm - Campfire program at Little Lake Arena
Saturday: 7:00 am - Breakfast at the dining hall
  7:50 am - Flag ceremony and program activities
  11:50 am - 12:30 pm - Campsite pack up, check-out (pick up patches at HQ)

Saturday/Sunday Schedule

Saturday: 12:45 to 1:45 pm - Arrival, check-in at HQ, camp set up
  2:30 pm - Program activities
  7:00 pm - Dinner at the dining hall
  8:30 pm - Campfire program at Little Lake Arena
Sunday: 7:00 am - Breakfast at the dining hall
  7:45 am - Flag ceremony
  8:00 - 9:00 am - Campsite pack up, check-out (pick up patches at HQ)


• Upon arrival, each car will receive a parking permit at the Check-in Building at the entrance of camp.
• Proceed to Camp Headquarters to check in to receive your campsite number. An adult member from your family will need to check in immediately at HQ upon arrival
• Campers coming in after the check-in period must still check in at Headquarters

Parking and Driving

• Speed limits are 20 mph on main roads and 5 mph on campsite roads.
• Do not drive or park on the grass.
• If there is no parking available at your campsite, park in the HQ parking lot.
• This is a pedestrian camp. No vehicles are allowed to move during camp time.
• Handicap plaques allow you to park in designated spaces, but they do not authorize you to drive in camp. If you have special needs, please see the Health Services Officer for a special permit.

Camp Rules

• No pets, skates, skateboards, scooters, or RVs.
• Closed-toed shoes^ are required at all times.
• Electrical outlets in the pavilions are for CPAP support only. No power strips or other appliances.
• Rain gear is always a good idea.
• All children must be under parental supervision at all times

Dining Hall Procedures

Dining HallThe air-conditioned dining hall can seat 400 people comfortably.

  • Gray trash bins are for dry trash. Any drink/ice/liquid should be disposed of in the orange buckets.
  • After eating, wipe down tables with the provided cleaning solution and sweep/mop under tables before leaving the dining hall.


  • Please pack up and leave promptly at the designated time.
  • Please have one adult from your family go to HQ to pick up patches before departing.

About Bovay Scout Ranch

Bovay Scout Ranch is a council camp. The 1,498 acres are a natural paradise for plants and wildlife with rolling hills, lakes, campsites surrounded by native Huisache and Bois-d'arc trees and spectacular sunsets.

The camp is located about six miles south of Navasota (one mile south of TX-6 BUS N and Tx-6 N Split) on the east side of TX-6 on County Road 317 (3450 County Road 317, Navasota, TX 77868).

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Note: When leaving camp, be extremely cautious as this is a 75 mph zone with poor visibility of oncoming traffic due to the hill. Many people will be leaving at the same time, do not bunch up in the median. Instead of crossing two lanes of high-speed traffic, it may be advisable to turn right and then u-turn at the next available median a short distance away. 


Campsites are nestled throughout the camp. Campsites have unique and stunning views of prairies, lakes and woods, breathtaking sunsets, and glorious sunrises. Campers provide their own tents. Campsites are equipped with a water spigot with potable drinking water, a covered pavilion with lights and one power plug, picnic tables, flag pole, and a campfire ring. Campers can park in the parking lot next to the campsite.


Showers HouseShower Houses

Shower houses are located between campsites. Individual stalls are ADA-compliant and have a toilet, shower, and sink. The shower houses are shared by campers in two or three campsites.


Scouting Safely

Safety is Your Responsibility posterScouting America's Commitment to Safety is ongoing, and the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. Scouting America puts the utmost importance on 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. 

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 is 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 Scout activities, the BSA National Health and Safety Committee and the Council Services Division of the National Council has developed the SAFE Checklist of BSA safety procedures for physical activity. These points, which embody good judgment and common sense, are applicable to all activities. 

*About Medical Record: Scouting America requires all participants to bring an Annual Health and Medical Record to every Scouting event. The Scouting adventures, camping trips, and having fun are important to everyone in Scouting—and so is your safety and well-being. Completing the Annual Health and Medical Record is the first step in ensuring you have a great Scouting experience. Completing a health history promotes health awareness, collects necessary data, and provides medical professionals with critical information needed to treat a patient in the event of an illness or injury. It also provides emergency contact information. Please download the form and have it with you at all Scouting events for every member of your family.  

^Closed-toed shoes are highly recommended for all Scouting events. Many of our outdoor venues have snakes and sticks that can injure toes. Many of our activities include active games, so shoes that Scouts can run in (e.g., tennis shoes) are recommended.

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


Geno Aguilar
 (713) 756-3304

Dora Moreland
Assistant Camping & Outdoors Program Committee Chair

Michael Collins
Fun with Family Staff Advisor