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.
• $30 due at initial registration
• Half due by January 15, 2020.
• Final payment due May 1, 2020.
Read the summer camp leader's guide for more information on how to sign up Scouts for merit badge classes in the online registration system.
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.
Every participant must provide a current BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (Parts A, B, C - Under Are You Going to Camp?) and copy of insurance card front and back. 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.
Bring a copy of the completed medical forms with a copy of the front and back of the family's medical insurance card to camp on Sunday. Forms can also be dropped off or mailed to the Cockrell Scout Center (attn: NYLT, 2225 North Loop West, Houston, TX 77008). 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.
What to Bring
Read the summer camp parent's guide for information on what to bring and more.
If a Scout has special dietary requirements or food allergies, there is a special diet request form that has to be completed at least three weeks before the first day of camp. For more information about special accommodations, visit the Meals section of the Leader's Guide.