Third Muslim Scouts International Jamboree 2024

Letter to International Commissioners of WOSM.NSO

Andy Chapman welcoming speech for inaugural kickoff of 3rd International Muslim Scouts Jamboree 2024

3rd International Muslim Scouts Jamboree 2024

Participant Guide

Scouts are expected to strive to achieve the above aims while living the principles of the Scout Oath and Law.


Camp Program

Learn more about the exciting program and merit badges being offered at summer camp.

Merit Badges 

Family Night

Family members can visit camp on Friday night between 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm. A background check is not required for adults, but is highly recommended. All family members who do not have a background check must remain with the troop the entire evening and attend the closing campfire. Please bring a water bottle and comfortable walking shoes. Families can pre-order a dinner (or bring their own food) and eat dinner with their troop. Dinner tickets must be ordered no later than Wednesday (please bring a copy of the printed receipt).

Order Family Night Meal Ticket (available in May)  

Participant Packing List

  • BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (part A, B, C) signed by a physician (within one year of camp)
  • Send a well-hydrated Scout. Scouts should begin hydrating the day before camp.


  • Field uniform (Scout uniform) and belt
  • Activity uniform (Scout t-shirts) (5) 
  • Socks (5 pair) 
  • Shorts, Scout shorts (5) 
  • Sweater or light jacket
  • Shoes (closed-toe) or hiking boots
  • Cap or hat
  • Underwear (5) 
  • Pajamas or sleeping clothes
  • Rain gear (pants and jacket) 
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Dirty clothes bag
  • Gloves and work clothes for service project
  • Cooling towel, highly recommended 

Camping Gear

  • Sleeping bag or blankets, sheet
  • Pillow
  • Cot or pad or air mattress
    (a limited number of cots are available to rent; parents can order them online)
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Water bottle - marked with name and troop #
  • Water bottle clip to attach water bottle to belt loop or backpack
  • Sports drink powder packs for water bottles (not energy drinks)
  • Backpack (day pack)
  • Insect repellent (non-aerosol) 
  • Mosquito netting
  • Portable chair or camp stool
  • Pocket knife and Totin' Chip
  • Lockable storage container, recommended to keep clothes dry, available at big box stores)
  • Download the Camp App (search "Sam Houston Area Council" on Apple or Android platforms)

Provided by Camp

  • Tents for all participants with two campers (adults and Scouts) per tent following BSA guidelines (e.g., separate tenting arrangements for male and female adults as well as for male and female youth; youth sharing tents must be no more than two years apart in age; youth and adults tent separately; spouses may share tents). Campers can bring their own tent.

High Adventure Program (ages 14+)

Scouts (ages 14+) enrolled in the High Adventure program have additional items to bring. See the High Adventure section under Program.

Personal Items

  • Towels and washcloth
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Comb, brush, mirror
  • Shaving gear (if needed)
  • Medicated body powder
  • Personal medications: prescriptions (listed on medical form) and over-the-counter, in original containers
  • Sunscreen

Program items

  • Merit badge book for each class; read each book prior to camp (purchase from the Scout Shop).
  • Documentation of any completed merit badge prerequisites
  • Note-taking items
  • Writing utensils
  • Compass (if needed)
  • Scout Handbook

The registration fee includes all program supplies. Scouts do not need to purchase additional supplies for merit badge classes.


  • Family night (parents can purchase tickets online to eat on Friday night)
  • Special attire: Tuesday wear your favorite college shirt; Wednesday sport your favorite OA apparel; Thursday don vintage camp shirts and Friday show off your silly hat.
  • Spending money for trading post (cash, debit, credit)
  • Backup phone battery, rechargeable & fully charged
  • Water shoes
  • Shower shoes
  • Lip balm
  • Lotion
  • Tent fan (battery operated) and extra batteries
  • Camera
  • Book of Faith
  • Frisbee (for Frisbee golf course), football, soccer ball, kickball for Gaga ball
  • Bike and helmet# (see requirements)
  • Fishing pole (to catch bass, sunfish, bluegill) and bait (worms, corn, jigs, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, topwater lures); hooks must be barbless


Unit Leaders

  • See the Leader's Guide for more information on what unit leaders need to bring.

*Mark all items with name and troop number.  Electricity is limited. ​

#Bikes (non-motorized) are allowed on all paved roads to access the campsites and program areas and on the marked mountain bike trail by the bike barn. There are bike racks near the climbing tower, shooting sports area, Grand Pavilion, and campsites 1 and 20. All other trails, including sidewalks and grassy areas are off-limits. Helmets, proper safety protocols, and procedures are required at all times while riding bicycles. Learn more about BSA Bike Safety.

Don’t Bring: valuables, electronics (e.g., iPad), fireworks, sheath or hunting knives, pets, hammocks, personal firearms and ammunition, jewelry, personal bows and arrows, generators

Camp App

Camp App

We are thrilled to introduce our brand-new camp app, which will serve as a vital communication tool for all camp attendees, offering convenient access to essential resources such as the camp map, schedule, program updates, emergency announcements, and much more. You can find it by searching "Sam Houston Area Council" on both Apple and Android platforms.

Hydration at camp

hydrationDehydration is a major issue at camp due to Scout's not drinking enough water. Make sure you send a hydrated Scout to camp; Scouts should begin hydrating the day before arriving at camp. Water stations are available throughout camp. Mark the Scout's water bottle with their name and troop number so it can be returned if they lose it. Help prepare the Scout for camp by discussing the importance of always carrying a water bottle and drinking water throughout the day.

(Source) Discuss with your Scout how to monitor the color of their pee by using the urine color chart to tell if they are getting enough fluids. Show them the urine color chart and discuss the signs of dehydration which include:

  • Increased thirst (It’s said that if you’re thirsty, it’s already too late. You’re already dehydrated.)
  • Headaches or muscle cramps
  • Tiredness or weakness
  • Dry skin and lips
  • Confusion or dizziness
  • Dark urine and/or decreased urine production

(Source) In high temperatures, kids don’t sweat as much as adults do, so it’s harder for them to cool off. This makes them more at risk for dehydration and heat exhaustion. As a guideline, when it's hot, encourage at least 4 ounces of fluid every 15-20 minutes (that's 16 oz every merit badge period). Show the Scout before camp how much fluid their water bottle holds and advise them about how many water bottles they should be drinking every day.

Personal Possessions

Camp is an outdoor experience. A Scout is cheated out of a full outdoor experience by electronic devices. Personal items such as electronic games, iPads should not be brought to camp. In all cases, personal valuables (watches, wallets, money) should not be in the open at camp. It is virtually impossible to provide security for these items. It is recommended that each unit bring a lockable storage container to secure valuables, while an adult is not in the campsite. All items are to be permanently marked with Scout's name and troop number. Scouts should not leave any electronic device unattended while charging anywhere at camp.


For parents who may plan to send mail to their Scouts, it would be beneficial to mail letters and packages (US Mail, FED EX, UPS) by Friday of the week preceding camp attendance. There is no public phone available for Scouts to use, but if a parent needs to contact a Scout, they may call the camp office and a message will be given to the Scout at the next meal during the day.

The mailing address is Camp Strake, attn: Scout Name, Troop Number, Week Attending, 2020 Camp Strake Rd., Coldspring, TX 77331.

Special Accommodations

If a participant has special medical needs, such as refrigeration for medicine, please ensure that information is included in the online registration. CPAP machines must be battery-powered, as power outlets close to campsites are scarce; however, the camp staff will attempt to meet reasonable requests to accommodate timely requests submitted through the registration. Participants may need to bring specialty items to help make some requests possible.


dining hall​The air-conditioned dining hall seats 450 people. All meals are served in the dining hall. The dining hall has commercial gas stoves and ovens, food preparation areas, plenty of utensils and cooling supplies, a dry goods storage area, a dishwashing area, two walk-in refrigerators, three freezers, and much more. High-quality and nutritious meals will be provided on-site by a professional custom food service company. All menus have been reviewed by a certified dietician and are designed to provide active and healthy youth and adults with the nutrition and calorie intake needed for camping.

There is a salad bar and pasta bar at every meal. Seconds are available after everyone has been served, so there is plenty of food for everyone. Snacks are available for purchase in the Trading Post.

Special Dietary Needs

kitchen​Allergies and special diets are common concerns. If a Scout requires a special diet, the unit leader must enter the information in the online registration system at least two weeks prior to arrival. The camp's food service providers are very experienced with accommodating most diets; however, not all diets can be accommodated. The unit leader will provide a parent and/or adult participant's email and phone number in the online registration system whenever a special diet is requested; the food service provider might contact the adult participant or a Scout's parent/guardian to discuss unique special requests.

The following diets can be accommodated: vegetarian, kosher, halal, no pork, no beef, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, dairy-free, and lactose intolerant. Shellfish is not served at camp. The only peanut product served in the dining hall are peanut butter in the extra food bar. Not all diets can be accommodated; if the camper has a unique request, the details should be entered into the online registration system along with an email and the food service provider will let them know if the request cannot be accommodated.

  • While at camp, participants could participant in many dining styles such as family-style dining, cafeteria-style dining, and/or self-serve bars.
  • It is the expectation that all campers have the necessary knowledge of their diet and can manage their food choices.
  • Camp staff cannot guarantee an allergen-free environment. Careful consideration needs to be taken for campers with severe allergies, particularly those susceptible to airborne transmission.
  • If a camper has a severe allergy or dietary restriction, contact the camp directors to discuss if the camp staff is properly equipped to manage needs.
  • While the staff works to meet all dietary requirements, food is prepared in an area with milk, eggs, peanut, tree nut, wheat, soy, fish, and cross-contamination may occur.
  • Upon arrival at camp and prior to their first meal eaten, it is the camper's responsibility to identify themselves to the kitchen staff; then cooperate in helping the camp staff meet their need(s).

Depending on the need, it may be necessary for campers with special dietary requirements to bring food items to supplement items available at camp. Participants with special diets can request access to refrigerators, freezers, and microwaves to heat food, but actual cooking must be done at the campsite. 

Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medication

Scouts who require medication should bring enough of the medication to last the entire week. Be sure to check (Yes or No) on Part B2 of the BSA Annual Health and Medical Record whether non-prescription (over-the-counter) medications (e.g., acetaminophen, antibiotic ointment, antacids, antihistamine, hydrocortisone cream) can be administered at camp. For more information, visit the Medical Issues section of the Leader's Guide.

Scouts and adults who require medication should bring enough of the medication to last throughout camp, but only the amount of medication needed at camp in the original labeled container. If requested, pharmacists will provide a second labeled container for medications so only the needed prescription can be sent to camp and the remainder can be kept at home.

The taking of prescription medication and over-the-counter (OTC) is the responsibility of the individual taking the medication and/or that individual’s parent or guardian. Unit leaders should ensure that prescription medications for their Scouts are properly stored and administered.

If permission to administer over-the-counter (OTC) medications is not checked on the medical form, then it will be necessary for the medical personnel to attempt to contact the parent or guardian for permission to administer such medications (e.g., Tylenol, Pepto-Bismol). If the health and safety staff is unable to reach a parent/guardian, then the Scout will need further medical evaluation by the designated camp physician or hospital facility.

Youth Leaving and Returning

Parents are encouraged to allow Scout to remain at camp all week. This reduces unnecessary traffic in and out of camp and allows youth to have the complete camp experience with their troop. Youth will only be allowed to check out from camp prior to final checkout by an adult authorized on Part B of the Scout’s BSA Annual Health and Medical Record. Please ensure that parents in your troop have included all authorized adults on this form. Without this authorization on the form, only an adult from the Scout’s troop registered for camp or the parent signing the form will be allowed to remove the child from camp prior to the final checkout.

No one, including a Scout leader or parent, will be allowed to leave camp with a person under the age of 18 without having checked out at the camp office and receiving a ticket which will be taken by security just before you reach the exit of the camp.

During checkout, on the last day of camp, adult leaders will receive exit tickets for all youth in their troop from their camp commissioner once they have successfully checked out.

Nonparticipants in Camp

For liability reasons, unregistered youth, younger siblings or friends, that are not registered as a member of the Boy Scout of America in a troop, crew or ship are not allowed to participate in camp programs.

Lost and Found

If any lost items are found, they should be turned in at the camp commissioner’s office in HQ as soon as is reasonably possible. Likewise, if anyone from your troop has lost an item while at camp, check with the camp commissioner’s office to determine if it has been returned there. Lost items will be kept in the camp commissioner’s office through the end of camp. After camp, the camp director will dispose of the items left at camp (e.g., donated to a non-profit organization, returned to the council office, thrown in the trash). Neither the council nor its staff shall be held responsible for any lost items.

Do not bring valuables to camp. To assist in returning items to their rightful owner, please ensure that all items brought to camp have the owner’s name and troop number marked on them.

Trading Post

The trading post is located in the camp headquarters building and is stocked with merit badge pamphlets, t-shirts, Scouting literature, handicraft supplies, camp patches, mugs, camping equipment, cold drinks, ice cream, and candy. The trading posts accept cash, checks, and credit cards (Master Card, Visa, American Express, and Discover).

Illegal Substances

Smoking or vaping by youth at any Scouting event will not be tolerated. If a youth is caught smoking at camp, the youth’s parents or guardians will be contacted by phone and shall be required to pick the youth up from camp immediately. The consumption, possession, or use of alcohol or illegal drugs or controlled substances at camp is not permitted. All local, state and federal laws will be followed when a violation involving the above substances is reported. Violators will be asked to leave the camp immediately.


Notice!  Please be advised that promotional videotaping/photography/drone photography may be in progress at any time at an event. Your entrance constitutes your agreement that the district has the right to reproduce your likeness in videography/photography for promotion (e.g., publications, internet, newspaper).


Parents of campers should contact their troop leaders with questions about summer camp. Many of the adult leaders attending summer camp are quite experienced and can answer questions.

Real awesome activities scheduled for July 5th for Cub Scouts
9am to 9pm

3 -- 2hr blocks

  1. Shooting sports - bb gun, archery, wrist rockets
  2. Aquatics - swimming pool, canoeing, splash pad
  3. STEM activity - balloon powered boat race, build a catapult.

2 meals, jummah wirh Sheik Waleed Basayouni and all the scouts around the US and world.

Finally, see a closing campfire. All this in one day!