Join Troop 11's first triathlon! This campout is the combination of two fun events...a campout at Stephen F. Austin State Park in addition to an OPTIONAL kids' triathlon at Typhoon Texas for kids 6-15 years old. As a bonus, the triathlon participants have private access to Typhoon Texas from 10:30-1:30.
Alternatively, join Troop 11's first run of the golf merit badge! This campout will cover all requirements for the golf merit badge, including 18-holes of golfing at the Stephen F. Austin Golf Course.
Remember to bring money for Whataburger for Friday evening. If you're doing the triathlon, also bring money for lunch and snacks at Typhoon Texas.
Triathlon registration and race distances can be found at: http://www.typhoontexaskidstri.com
If you have any questions, contact Michael Lewis 832-368-6727, firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, April 19
This will be the last day to register (assuming the triathlon doesn't fill-up before then). The deadline is driven by the triathlon typically selling out around this time and the need to do a swim test prior to the trip.
Saturday, April 20 at 12:30pm
The triathlon participants are required to do a swim test. Swim test logistics will be sent upon registration.
Wednesday, May 1
Grubmaster grocery shopping at H.E.B.
5225 Buffalo Speedway A, Houston, TX 77005
Quartermaster and Drivers meet at the scout shed to prepare for early departure on Saturday morning. (4400 Town Plaza Drive, Houston, TX 77045)
Friday, May 3
5:30 PM: Meet at Scout Shed (4400 Town Plaza Drive, Houston, TX 77045)
Prepare and load trailers
6:30 PM: Depart Scout Shed for dinner at Whataburger
8:30 PM: Arrive at Stephen F Austin State Park, and set up camp
Saturday, May 4
7:30: Wake up
8:30: Breakfast and cleanup
9:30: Breakout activities
9:30: Overview of triathlon activities and transitions
11:00: Lunch prep, lunch, and cleanup
12:30: Go to Typhoon Texas for Packet Pickup and Bike Check-in
9:30: Go to driving range
Have lunch on golf course (pocket sandwich)
Play 18 holes
3:00: Do book portion of merit badge
Re-gather and play games (5v5 flag football)
6:30: Dinner prep
8:00: Clean up
9:30: Lights out
Sunday, May 5
4:30: Wake up and head to Typhoon Texas (breakfast in car)
6:15: Transition area closes
6:45: Short course starts (Ages 6-10)
7:45: Long course starts (Ages 11-15)
10:00: Race complete - Load bikes
10:30 - 1:30: Private water park access
2:30: Arrive at First Presbyterian Church
8:30: Breakfast and and pack tents
11:00: Arrive at Scout Shed
For general information on boots, mess kits, sleeping bags and insulator pads, check out our own Kent Johnston's guide. Another good list is at ScoutLists.com.
Scouts should read the Camping section of the Boy Scout Handbook.
TRIATHLETES: NEED TO PACK CYCLING CLOTHES AND HELMET, SWIM SUIT AND GOGGLES, TOWELL, AND RUNNING SHOES FOR TRIATHLON
GOLFERS: BRING GOLF CLUBS IF YOU HAVE THEM
The troop and the BSA require all participating adults to have completed several training courses prior to attending troop activities. We encourage adults, both men and women, to be actively involved with the troop's activities and to spend a few minutes going through three online training courses.
- Youth Protection Training for Boy Scouts
- Fast Start Orientation Training for Boy Scouts
- This is Scouting for Boy Scouts
If you are interested in becoming an Assistant Scoutmaster, additional in-person training is required. Speak to any adult leader to find out more.
Directions to the Troop 11 Scout Shed
4400 Town Plaza Drive, Houston, TX 77045(Important note: There are NO restroom facilities at the shed)
- From 610, go south on South Main to the Hiram Clarke Road exit.
- Go south on Hiram Clarke Road
- Turn left onto Town Plaza Drive.
- Turn left into the second driveway (into the warehouse complex)
- We're the second-from-the-last rollup door on the left side of the middle lane in the complex.