Camp Strake Summer Camp 2024

General Information
  • Dates & Times
    • Arrival
      • Sunday, June 9th between 1-3PM
    • Departure
      • Saturday June 15th by 8:00am
        • Scouts can be picked up Friday Evening
  • Transportation
    • There is no organized transportation to the camp.  It is located about 90 mins north of Houston and we have camped there twice this school year so you should be familiar with the location.


Acting SPL: TBD

Acting ASPLs: TBD


Acting Scoutmaster: Thomas Thompson

  • (281) 797-5759
Required Documentation/Forms

Please review closely and submit your forms on time.



Participant Packing List

Participant Packing List

  • BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (part A, B, C) signed by a physician (within one year of camp)
  • Send a well-hydrated Scout. Scouts should begin hydrating the day before camp.


  • Field uniform (Scout uniform) and belt 
  • Activity uniform (Scout t-shirts) (5) 
  • Socks (5 pair) 
  • Shorts, Scout shorts (5) 
  • Sweater or light jacket
  • Shoes (closed-toe) or hiking boots 
  • Cap or hat 
  • Underwear (5) 
  • Pajamas or sleeping clothes
  • Rain gear (pants and jacket) 
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Dirty clothes bag 
  • Gloves and work clothes for service project
  • Cooling towel, highly recommended 

Camping Gear

  • Sleeping bag or blankets, sheet 
  • Pillow 
  • Cot or pad or air mattress
    (a limited number of cots are available to rent; parents can order them online)
  • Flashlight and extra batteries 
  • Personal first aid kit 
  • Water bottle – marked with name and troop #
  • Water bottle clip to attach water bottle to belt loop or backpack
  • Sports drink powder packs for water bottles (not energy drinks)
  • Backpack (day pack)
  • Insect repellent (non-aerosol) 
  • Mosquito netting  
  • Portable chair or camp stool 
  • Pocket knife and Totin’ Chip
  • Lockable storage container, recommended to keep clothes dry, available at big box stores)
  • Download the Camp App (search “Sam Houston Area Council” on Apple or Android platforms)

Personal Items

  • Towels and washcloth 
  • Soap and shampoo 
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste 
  • Comb, brush, mirror
  • Shaving gear (if needed)
  • Medicated body powder
  • Personal medications: prescriptions (listed on medical form) and over-the-counter, in original containers
  • Sunscreen 

Program Items

  • Merit badge book for each class; read each book prior to camp (purchase from the Scout Shop).
  • Documentation of any completed merit badge prerequisites 
  • Note-taking items
  • Writing utensils
  • Compass (if needed)
  • Scout Handbook 


  • Family night (parents can purchase tickets online to eat on Friday night)
  • Special attire: Tuesday wear your favorite college shirt; Wednesday sport your favorite OA apparel; Thursday don vintage camp shirts and Friday show off your silly hat.
  • Spending money for trading post (cash, debit, credit)
  • Backup phone battery, rechargeable & fully charged
  • Water shoes
  • Shower shoes
  • Lip balm
  • Lotion
  • Tent fan (battery operated) and extra batteries
  • Camera 
  • Book of Faith
  • Frisbee (for Frisbee golf course), football, soccer ball, kickball for Gaga ball
  • Bike and helmet# (see requirements)
  • Fishing pole (to catch bass, sunfish, bluegill) and bait (worms, corn, jigs, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, topwater lures); hooks must be barbless