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Bayshore District Camping Chair, Doug Zimmerer


Cub Scout Camping


Camping has long been a tradition of Scouting’s history for the purpose of developing self-confidence, leadership, citizenship as well as an understanding and appreciation of the outdoors.  Camping adds a dimension to a youth's Scouting experience not easily found in other settings.  Click here for camping opportunities in SHAC including the Janis & George Fleming Cub World at Camp Strake, McNair Cub Adventure Camp at Bovay Scout Ranch, Webelos Resident Camp, and information on Pack Overnighters, and Webelos Den Overnighters.  


Cub Scout camping in SHAC.



Janis & George Fleming Cub World at Camp Strake – Conroe, Texas


McNair Cub Adventure Camp at Bovay Scout Ranch – Navasota, Texas  



Boy Scout Camping

Camp Brosig

Camp Strake

El Rancho Cima (Cockrell River Camp, Horseshoe Bend)

Hamman Scout Camp

Winter Camp


Sea Base High Adventure

Philmont High Adventure

Northern Tier High Adventure




Order of the Arrow


The OA is recognized as Scouting's National Honor Society.  To become a member, a youth must be a registered member of a Boy Scout troop or Varsity Scout team and hold First Class rank. The youth must have experienced 15 days and nights of camping during the two years before his election. The 15 days and nights must include one, but no more than one, long-term camp consisting of six consecutive days and five nights of resident camping, approved and under the auspices and standards of the Boy Scouts of America. The balance of the camping must be overnight, weekend, or other short-term camps. Scouts are elected to the Order by their fellow troop or Varsity team members, following approval by the Scoutmaster or Varsity Scout Coach.


The purpose of the Order of the Arrow is fourfold:

  • To recognize those Scout campers who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives
  • To develop and maintain camping traditions and spirit
  • To promote Scout camping
  • To crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others

OA members are encouraged to attend Chapter meetings and to take full advantage of all that the OA has to offer.  Colonneh Lodge has many opportunities for service, leadership development, Native American dancing, drumming, and ceremonies.  Order of the Arrow members are able to participate in exclusive Lodge events (e.g., Fall PowWow, Spring Fellowship), Regional events (e.g., Section Conclave), and National events (e.g., National Order of the Arrow Conference).  OA members can even serve a valuable role both to their Unit and Chapter at the same time by serving as OA Troop/Team Representative.  This role counts as a “Position of Responsibility” toward the rank of Eagle.  The OA has something for everyone!  


Ani-Lati Chapter (Bayshore District)

Colonneh Lodge (SHAC)

Southern Region-2-3S (SR-2-3S; 9 Lodges from the Southern part of TX)

Southern Region (Lodges from 13 states)

National OA


OA Bayshore Chapter Meetings

Chapter meetings are held at St. James Presbyterian Church at Spencer and Underwood in La Porte on the second Sunday of every month.  The regular chapter meeting begins at 3 pm followed by ceremony practice, drumming and singing.  For information, times, and a map, visit 


OA Spring Fellowship - February

Spring Fellowship is a one-day event full of fun and service to the camp for OA Arrowmen.  The day starts with Arrowman giving back in cheerful service to the camp. The afternoon includes fun events and activities, ceremony competitions, dance competitions, and much more!!!! In addition, Arrowman can learn more about Native American singing, drumming, costuming, and dancing; and make Native American crafts. The evening concludes with an extraordinary PowWow where everyone will be involved in a night of fun and celebration.  For more information, click here.  


OA Section Conclave -  alternates spring / summer
Section Conclave is an annual event where 17 Lodges from Southern Region – Section 2 get together for fellowship, competitions, and lot of fun while celebrating the traditions of the Order of the Arrow. Scouts from all over Texas and SE Louisiana have a blast participating in the numerous special events, games, food, fun, ceremony and dance competitions, awesome shows, LOTS of patch trading and so much more.


OA Fall PowWow - October

Fall PowWow is Colonneh’s premier Lodge event. It is a combination of Native American activities such as ceremony and dance classes, regalia building activities, competitions and PowWows; sports; exciting games; shows; expos; and more. The 2007 Fall PowWow will be held at Camp Strake. Sign up now and prepare for three days of non-stop fun, food, fellowship and celebration. The Bayshore (ani-lati) chapter camps together.  For more information, click here.  

OA David Hinds Memorial Training - fall

All Arrowman are invited to attend the David Hinds Training, a dynamic annual training event, to learn more about the OA and Colonneh Lodge and how to become a better leader.  Youth and Adult training classes include leadership development, event planning, tools needed to improve chapters, and communication skills to name a few.  This important training will be held at the Cockrell Service Center and is open to all Arrowman, but is required for all Lodge and Chapter Officers and Advisors.  For more information, click here.  

OA Banquet - spring

Arrowman gather for a night of celebration at the annual Colonneh Lodge OA Banquet.  Together we share our appreciation for the outgoing officers and welcome the new incoming lodge officers. The Lodge Banquet will be held at the Cockrell Service Center and is an opportunity to recognize the Chapter of the Year, new Vigil Honor Members, Colonneh Lodge Numbered Certificate recipients, Founders Award recipients and to celebrate the past year’s accomplishments.  It’s also a time to look back at all of fun that was had over the past year and to spend time with your fellow Arrowman.  For more information, click here.  



SHAC Camping Pages

Ani-Lati (Bayshore OA Chapter) 

Boy Scout National Jamboree –during Jambo years

Camp Bovay

Camp Brosig

Camp Strake

El Rancho Cima
Colonneh Lodge 

Florida Sea Base High Adventure

Hamman Scout Camp
Guide to Safe Scouting

Hiking - Nationally Approved Historic Trails

Horseshoe Bend Camp

Northern Tier High Adventure

Philmont High Adventure

Scout Camps Across America

SHAC Weekend Camping Reservations

Tour Permits

Winter Camp