September 27-29, 2024

Camp Strake
2020 Camp Strake Rd.,
Coldspring, TX 77331

 

Webelos WoodsTrail to Troop is a campout designed to introduce Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts (4th- and 5th graders) to the many outdoor adventures of Scouting. This awesome weekend event includes learning the patrol method of camping and Scout activities. Scouts learn Scout skills (e.g., first aid, fire building, camping skills, orienteering, cooking, knots). Dens will rotate around camp, meet many of the district’s troops, and get an introduction to troops they may wish to join. In addition, the Scouts will have an opportunity to shoot BB guns and archery.

Find area troops at shacbsa.org/join-troop (search by meeting day or zip code). Learn more about Webelos Scout to Scouts BSA transition and questions to ask troop leaders at shacbsa.org/webelos.

Registration

Registration is a two-step process.

Step 1: RSVP:  Every unit needs to RSVP by August roundtable to let the event staff if you are attending. The RSVP is to be completed by the unit leader (or designee). Estimated numbers are provided to the council so the district can reserve the appropriate number of campsites and program areas for the event.

Part 1: RSVP

Step 2: Payment:  Payment is typically completed by the unit leadership (e.g., Webelos leader, pack leader, troop leader). Individuals can register, but check with your den leader first to make sure they didn't already register the den.

For packs, the fee is $35 per person and includes a patch and camping fees. For troops, the fee is $25 per person.

There is a $5 late fee for registrations beginning 9/26/2023. There is no onsite registration.  Council refund policy.

Step 2: Payment - for Packs  or   Payment for Troops      Camp Brosig Leader's Guide   

Program

Webelos Scouts will learn Scout skills and meet troop leaders and Scouts in the Twin Bayou District during round-robin style activities.  Scout skills typically include:

 
  • First Aid:  Learn how to handle first aid situations using the First Responder adventure skills, 
  • Knots: Learn how to tie basic Webelos Scout knots, and/or whip rope ends (see Camper and Scouting Adventures)
  • Fire Building: Learn how to build and light a fire (see Castaway and Cast Iron Chef Adventures)
  • Lashings and Pioneering: Learn how to use knots and lashings to erect a tent, shelter tarp or flag pole. (see Castaway and Cast Iron Chef Adventures)
  • Cooking:  Try to cook something and then taste it (Castaway and Cast Iron Chef Adventures)
  • Model Campsite:  Set up a tent (Camper Adventure)
  • Compass: complete a short, simple compass course
  • Plant Identification: Identify basic trees, shrubs and plants in the area

What to Bring

Personal gear:

  • Sleeping bag or bedroll
  • Jacket, raingear, hat
  • Extra change of clothes
  • Mess kit; camp cup
  • Personal items
  • Field uniform (Scout uniform) and activity uniform (Scout t-shirt)
  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Webelos Handbook (optional)
  • Hand sanitizer and wipes
  • Folding chairs

Webelos den gear:

  • Tents with ground cloth
  • Cooking gear and food
  • First aid kit (required – one per pack is acceptable)
  • Trash bags
  • Den flag
  • Den food for Friday night cracker barrel, Saturday breakfast, non-cooking lunch, dinner, Sunday non-cooking breakfast, and snacks.
  • Den menu and duty roster
  • Roster
  • Optional items:  extra table, marshmallows and sticks, raised firebox and wood (if you want a fire), five-gallon buckets and shovel (to remove all ashes and unused wood), glow sticks, Scout Handbook, canopy

Required Forms

Typical Schedule

 

Friday 

5:30 pm Check-in begins for troops and optional Webelos check-in for Webelos Woods
9:30 pm Cracker barrel meeting at the covered shelter for Scoutmasters, senior patrol leader, and Webelos den leaders
11:00 pm Lights out

Saturday

7:00 am Reveille 
7:30-10:00 am     Check-in
8:30 am  Meeting for senior patrol leaders, Scoutmasters and Webelos den leaders
9:00 am Assembly at flagpole
9:30  am Program: round robin of Scout activities
11:30 am Lunch
1:00 pm Program: round robin of Scout activities
5:00 pm Free time
5:15 pm Webelos leaders, Scoutmasters, and SPL meeting
6:00 pm  Flag ceremony
6:15 pm Dinner in campsites
7:30 pm Campfire 
9:30 pm Cracker barrel meeting at the covered shelter for Scoutmasters, senior patrol leader, and Webelos den leaders
10:30 pm Lights out

Sunday

7:00 am Reveille 
7:30 am Non-cooking breakfast
8:45 am Assembly at flagpole
9:00 am Interfaith worship service
9:20 am Check-out, break camp, depart 

Cracker Barrel

A cracker barrel is an evening snack and time for fellowship with other Scouts or Scouters. The term cracker barrel is most thought to come from the time when people would shop at their local general store and gather around the cracker barrel to sit and visit with others in the community, much like the modern-day water cooler. The food is typically kept simple, such as cheese and crackers, summer sausage, chips and cookies. On campouts, many troops have a Friday night cracker barrel with the leaders and youth leadership to review the weekend schedule.

A cracker barrel will be held on Friday and Saturday night for for Scoutmasters, senior patrol leader, and Webelos den leaders where last-minute information and changes will be communicated.  Please bring a cup and pen.

Interfaith Worship Service

Scout SIgnThe Scout Law teaches, "A Scout is reverent. A Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties. He respects the beliefs of others.” It is important that Scouts be taught to recognize the beliefs of other Scouts and to respect those beliefs. There will be an interfaith worship service on Sunday morning. All Scouts and Scouters should plan on attending this service. Field uniform should be worn. 

An interfaith service will be conducted for all participants on Sunday morning. An interfaith service is a brief worship or meditation, specifically designed for Scouting events where there may be members of more than one faith group. The intention of an interfaith service is to provide a spiritual focus during a camping experience that does not reflect the views of a particular denomination or faith. An interfaith service can be defined as a gathering of Scouts held to contribute to the development of their spirituality and to promote a fuller understanding of the Scout Oath and Law, with emphasis on one’s Duty to God.

Photographs    

Notice!  Please be advised that promotional videotaping/photography may be in progress at any time at an event. Your entrance constitutes your agreement that the council and district has the right to reproduce your likeness in videography/photography for promotion (e.g., publications, internet, newspaper).

Late-breaking Information

For late-breaking news and announcements, join our district Facebook page and sign up for our district e-mail list

About Camp Strake

StrakeCamp Strake is a first-class, state-of-the-art camp at a rural site near the Sam Houston National Forest, close to the community of Evergreen.

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. 

                    Google Map    Map     Camp Policies

Camp Strake has 20 campsites with pavilions; modern restrooms and shower houses; climbing and repelling tower; zipline;  an aquatics center with a swimming pool, lake, canoes, and kayaks; a shooting sports complex with rifle, shotgun, and archery range, including a sporting arrows course; and more.

About Camp Strake

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 located at 2020 Camp Strake Rd., Coldspring, TX 77331(latitude and longitude: 30.608901, -95.230270)

 

Directions from Houston:

  • Take I-45N to exit 94 (FM 1097) toward Willis
  • Turn right onto Montgomery St. (.7 mi)
  • Turn left onto Danville St. (360 ft)
  • Turn right onto FM 1097 / Stewart St (9.6 mi.)
  • Turn right onto TX-150E (8.8 mi)
  • Turn left onto FM 945N (3.6 mi)
  • Turn left into Camp Strake at the sign. 

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 National Health and Safety Committee and the Council Services Division of the National Council has developed the SAFE Checklist of 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

Contacts

For questions, contact the Webelos Woods chair or district activities chair.