Merit Badge Days

Sept 12, Sept 26, Oct 17, Nov 21

Camp Strake
Hines Lake Rd, Coldspring, TX 77331
Latitude and Longitude: 30.617127, -95.247358

Check-in begins at 8:40 am.

merit badge sash

Scouts in troops can participate in one-day merit badge classes held at the new Camp Strake on various Saturdays in the fall.

Classes will be held from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  State of Texas and Center for Disease Control requirements will be followed and class sizes will be limited. Classes will stay together for the day and will not mix with other groups. Parents will drop off and pick up their Scout at the merit badge class. Scouts will go through a medical screening up arrival.

Registration

The registration fee is $2.50 plus $19 per class.  Individual Scouts can register. Classes that are full will not appear in the registration system.

          Classes and Prerequisites      Registration opens in soon.           How to Register      Modify/Change Registration

When registration opens, it will be posted at www.facebook.com/shac.bsa.

 

Before registration:

  1. Scouts are to obtain approval from their unit leader before participating in the class.
  2. Have the Scout's BSA member ID number available. This number is critical to identifying the Scouts in Scoutbook. Find a Scout's BSA Member ID at the bottom-center of their BSA membership card, ask their unit leader, or look it up in my.scouting.org (under Menu, then My Profile) or Scoutbook (under My Profile, then Edit Profile).

Waitlist: Participants on a waitlist will be notified by email if a spot opens and will not be charged for the class until a spot becomes available. To modify or update your registration, go to <insert new link>.

Merit Badge/Class
(click for requirements)

Age
Recommendations

Prerequisite and other notes

Partial

Archery   Might be a partial if Scout is unable to qualify shooting skills
Canoeing   Bring proof of passing BSA swim test or be able to pass the BSA swimmer test #2 upon arrival; bring clothes to get wet in and a towel
Chemistry   #7b
Electricity and Electronics   Electricity: #2, #8
Environmental Science 14+ (required) #6
First Class Emphasis
(not a merit badge)
For New Scouts; Scout rank, Tenderfoot, & Second Class Scouts Learn more  
Fish and Wildlife Management   #8
Fishing and Fly Fishing   Fishing: #9 is not completed at camp
Forestry    
Kayaking 14+ (required) Prerequisite: Swimming Merit Badge; be physically fit. Bring proof of passing BSA swim test or be able to pass the BSA swimmer test #2 upon arrival  
Pioneering   Might be a partial if Scout is unable to splice at camp
Rifle Shooting   Might be a partial if Scout is unable to qualify shooting skills
Shotgun Shooting 13+ Might be a partial if Scout is unable to qualify shooting skills
Swimming and Lifesaving   Must be able to pass the BSA swimmer test #2, #3; bring long pants, long-sleeved button-down shirt, shoes, modest bathing suit and towel
Prerequisite for Lifesaving: #5a, b, c, d; #6a, b, e

 = Partial       = Eagle Scout Required     = Nova-Related       = Supernova-Related 

Arrival / Pick-up

Check-in begins at 8:40 am. The classes begin at 9:00 am. Upon arrival to camp, please drive directly to the area where the Scout’s merit badge will be taught. At each individual merit badge area, a member of the staff will conduct a health screening, including a temperature check. Scouts will stay together in their merit badge area. Social distancing restrictions will be observed. Scouts will be picked up at the same location where they were dropped off.

Registration

Adult leader training will be offered during camp.  More information will be available soon.

What to Bring

  • BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (Parts A & B for all Scouting events), bring a copy
  • Pre-event screening form, bring a copy
  • Map for drop-off, bring a copy
  • Read COVID at-risk statement
  • Facial covering
  • Proof of prerequisites complete 
  • Merit badge book for each class, read prior to class; purchase at the Scout Shop.
  • Sack lunch (eat breakfast before arriving); recommend hydrating food and avoid dehydrating foods; avoid caffeinated beverages and sugary drinks; send nonperishable food unless it's stored in a lunch box with ice packs
  • Water bottle, water, drinks and healthy snacks
  • Arrive hydrated (drink water the night before; drink water on the way to camp)
  • Field uniform (Scout uniform) or activity uniform (Scout t-shirt) is encouraged
  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Notebook and writing utensil
  • Day pack or backpack
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant
  • Hat
  • Camp chair
  • Rain gear
  • Blue cards are not needed; however, Scouts are to obtain approval from their unit leader before participating in the class. 

    Canoeing Merit Badge: clothes to get wet in and a towel
    Lifesaving Merit Badge: also bring long pants, long-sleeved button-down shirt, shoes, modest bathing suit, and towel

First Class Emphasis Program (FCE)

The First Class Emphasis program is for first-year Scouts that focuses on teaching the Scouts the skills necessary to complete many of the Tenderfoot, Second Class or First Class skills. The class will work as a patrol and have the opportunity to learn most of the requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class. The FCE instructors will not sign off on any skills. The list of skills the Scouts worked on during the First Class Emphasis program will be available in the online registration system. The Scout will then need to demonstrate the skills learned to their Scout leader. After demonstrating proficiency in each skill the Scoutmaster or designee will then sign off the requirements in the Scout Handbook and Scoutbook.

Camp Strake 

Camp Strake is located at Hines Lake Rd, Coldspring, TX 77331 (Latitude and Longitude: 30.617127, -95.247358).

How to Register for Merit Badge Classes

 

Click on the registration link, then click Register. 

Step 1: Select a participant: 
Step 2: Select a class 
Repeat step 2 if you want to take more than one class. Repeat step 1 for additional participants.
Step 4: Review the schedule.
Step 5:  
Step 6:
Step 7: 

Classes that are full will not appear.

Change Classes

To modify your registration:

  • Login to doubleknot.com or go to <insert new link>.
  • To obtain your User ID and Password, click on 
  • Click on the Registrations tab. 
  • Click on Updates/Edits. Classes that are full will not appear. 

Contacts

Sandra Borrego
Registration
 (713) 865-9123
sandra.borrego@scouting.org
 Tellepsen Scout Camp: 
    3450 County Road 317
    Navasota, TX 77868
 

 

Erick Simmons
Camp Director
 (713) 756-3315​
 erick.simmons@scouting.org

David Van Kleek
Council Camping Chair
 (713) 201-7699​
 david.vankleeck@entouch.net​

 

Brandon Lewis
Director of Support Service
 (713) 756-3319​
 brandon.lewis@scouting.org