About Camp Strake
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Conroe, Texas U.S.A.
Welcome to Thang Tien 10, the Tenth International Vietnamese Scout Jamboree!
Camp Strake nestled in the Piney Woods of East Texas lies 2,175 acres of a great camping experience located 40 miles north of Houston and just south of Conroe in Montgomery County on I-45. Camp Strake was acquired in 1942 and dedicated in March, 1944 honoring George and Susan Strake who paid off the note of the purchase of the land. This property has many sections and is used for multiple purposes. It provides for Cub Scout weekend camping at the Janis and George Fleming Cub World, Boy Scout and Venturing weekend camping activities at Deer Lake and Grand Lake. Training for Scout leaders and outside groups at Hart Kuester Lodge, Seton Training Site and The Conference Center.
The Conference Center is a wonderful modern Training facility located in a comfortable rustic setting and this is where we will house our elder Scout leaders and Thang Tien 10 organizing committee.
The Conference Room building will comfortably seat a single group of 300, or can be divided to handle three groups of 75 each. It is completely furnished with tables and chairs as well as several audio visual aids for our leader’s meetings.
We have four dorms and seven cabins available to accommodate up to a total of 92 for overnight housing at Thang Tien 10. All buildings have air conditioning and heat. You and your personal toiletries are all that you need to bring. Check with registration to see if you can reserve your space at the Conference Center for Thang Tien 10.
Grand Lake is the main Thang Tien 10 camping and activity area of Camp Strake. The 21 campsites that are divided into three separate wings offer enough room and seclusion to accommodate several Lien Doan/units and activities at one time. Be sure you enjoy the beautiful piney woods as you walk down our many hiking trails. The Shooting Sports Range can accommodate Rifle and Shotgun Shooting as well as Archery will be open during Thang Tien 10. After you perfect your shooting skills, head over to Deer Lake and practice Canoeing in one of the most scenic areas of the camp. You may prefer to just relax under the Joplin Pavilion next to the lake and take in the beauty of it all.
Come join us for a fun filled 10th International Vietnamese Scouting Jamboree week of scouting skills and friendship. With so much to do, and so many facilities, this is a great place to do just that!
On behalf of the National Council, Boy Scouts of America, Hoi Dong Trung Uong Huong Dao Viet Nam and Thang Tien 10 Organizing Committee, we extend this invitation to you and your Scouts to participate in the Thang Tien 10, the 10th International Vietnamese Scout Jamboree during the summer of 2014.
Thang Tien 10 is expected to attract more than 1,200 Scouts and adults from around the world and will be held on June 27 – July 3, 2014. The jamboree will be held at Camp Strake, 11322 Interstate 45 Southbound, Conroe, Texas 77302, U.S.A. located 40 miles north of downtown Houston, Texas and 28 miles from George Bush International Airport. Thang Tien 10 promises to be an exciting and meaningful event. Your participation will most certainly enrich your Scouting experience. We welcome you and look forward to your participation in this special International Vietnamese Jamboree.
Click here for directions to Grand Lake. The street address for Grand Lake/Camp Strake is 11322 IH 45 South, Conroe, TX 77304.
For more information on Thang Tien 10 visit our website www.thangtien10.net