scouts bsa Troop 11 | Houston, texas

May 2019: Triathlon Campout

  • 05/03/2019
  • 5:30 PM
  • 05/05/2019
  • 2:30 PM
  • Stephen F. Austin State Park


  • Price to cover Typhoon Texas Ticket post-Triathlon


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:

If you have any questions, contact Michael Lewis 832-368-6727,


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

7:00 PM:

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

7:00: Dinner

8:00: Clean up

8:30: Campfire

9:30: Lights out

Sunday, May 5

Triathlon Participants

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

Packing Lists

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

Scouts should read the Camping section of the Boy Scout Handbook.



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.

Scouts BSA Troop 11
First Presbyterian Church Houston
5300 S Main St, Houston, TX 77004

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