Overnight Campouts

When a Scout joins Cub Scouting, they join an organization that values the fun and excitement of experiencing the outdoors. Each Cub Scout pack is encouraged to provide its youth members with enriching, positive outdoor activities. Family camping can be an exciting addition to your pack's program. During family camping, the pack leadership plans the camping program and food. The council has additional camping opportunities that include a fun, advancement based program: Day Camp, Resident Camp and Adventure Camp.

Adherence to the BSA's health and safety policies found in the Guide to Safe Scouting and Youth Protection Guidelines are required. In addition, careful program planning will assure a positive experience for your pack, the Cub Scout and their family.

If not camping at a council camp, then a Pack Overnight Site Approval Form must be completed.

Pack overnighters are "pack-organized overnight events involving more than one family from a single pack, focused on age-appropriate Cub Scout activities and conducted at council-approved locations. If nonmembers (siblings) participate, the event must be structured accordingly to accommodate them. BSA health and safety and youth protection policies apply. In most cases, each youth member will be under the supervision of a parent or guardian. In all cases, each youth participant is responsible to a specific adult." (Guide to Safe Scouting)

"At least one adult on a pack overnighter must have completed Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) to properly understand the importance of program intent, youth protection policies, health and safety, site selection, age-appropriate activities, and sufficient adult participation." Find a BALOO training course near you. "At least one adult must complete Hazardous Weather training" which is available online." All registered adults must have completed BSA Youth Protection Training (YPT). At least one registered adult who has completed BSA Youth Protection training must be present at all events and activities. Youth Protection Training is valid for two years from the date completed." YPT is available online.

Packs and Webelos dens may camp at one of our council camps:   

Bovay Scout Ranch

Enjoy all the wonder and beauty of the central Texas rolling hills and lakes at Bovay Scout Ranch. Bovay has year round camping program opportunities for pack overnighters and Webelos dens. Conveniently located 60 minutes from downtown Houston, Bovay Scout Ranch can be found just three miles south of Navasota on the east side of Highway 6, on County Road 317. During family camping weekends, the pack leadership plans the camping program and food. Campsites, restrooms and showers are available; however, the program areas and dining hall are not available during family camping.

In addition to family camping, Bovay Scout Ranch also has three programs which includes a fun, advancement based program, and meals: Resident Camp, Adventure Camp and Webelos Coyote Xtreme Camp

Bovay Scout Ranch Leader's Guide             Roster


Bovay Scout Ranch Weekend Camping Reservations

Packs and Webelos dens, troops, crews and ships can camp at Bovay Scout Ranch. Read Sam Houston Area Council's camp policies below, and then click on the date to make a reservation:

Bovay Scout Ranch Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are SHAC's camp policies?

SHAC's Camp Guidelines and Policies:

Camp Guidelines and Policies

What activity areas require a reservation at Bovay Scout Ranch?

Arena A and B require a reservation. The other activities areas are available on a first come, first serve basis.

What are the directions to Bovay Scout Ranch?

Bovay Scout Ranch is located at 3450 County 317, Navasota, TX 77868.

Directions through Hempstead: Take Hwy 290 North through Hempstead.  From Hempstead take Hwy 6 North 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 Hwy 8 for three miles. Turn left onto County Road 317 (just past Grassy Creek). Travel to end of the road through camp gate.

Camp Brosig

Camp Brosig is a 92-acre property located four miles north of Sealy, TX in Austin County. Brosig has 20 campsites, pavilions, restrooms and a few showers. Ranger or campmaster support may not be available at this camp. Packs and Webelos dens, troops, crews and ship can camp at Camp Brosig.  

Camp Brosig Leader's Guide                   Camp Brosig Online Reservation


Camp Brosig Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are SHAC's camp policies?

SHAC's Camp Guidelines and Policies:

Camp Guidelines and Policies

What are the directions to Camp Brosig?

Camp Brosig is located at 1893 Trenckmann Road, Sealy, TX, 77474.

From Houston: Take I-10 to Sealy, Texas; exit at State Highway 36. This is a hairpin loop exit. Interstate 10 passes over Highway 36 before the exit, and the road approaches Highway 36 from the west. At the traffic light, turn left (north) onto Highway 36. Go thru town, approximately 5.1 miles until you pass the intersection of Farm Road 331. Christian City Church is on the left. Soon after is Trenckmann Road on the left. Go 1.6 miles on Trenckmann Road to Camp Brosig. The camp gate is on the left (south) side of road. The main asphalt road leads to the check-in building, the first building on the 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 onto State Highway 36. Continue for approximately six 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 Trenckmann 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. The main asphalt road leads to the check-in building, the first building on the left. Approximate time from Hempstead: 30 minutes.


Vincent Manning
Bovay Scout Ranch and Camp Brosig Staff Adviser
 (713) 756-3380