Sea Scouts Marksmanship Weekend

Date: TBD

Tellepsen Scout Ranch
3450 County Road 317
Navasota, TX 77868

Sea Scout Marksmanship Weekend is an opportunity for Sea Scouts, Venturers, and Scouts BSA (ages 14+ who are interested in joining a crew or ship) to participate in shooting sports (pistol, rifle, shotgun, tomahawks and archery).

Shooting is part of Sea Scout advancement (Sea Scout Manual, 12th edition, 2016, pp. 249-251).  

Participants can attend just for the day or camp for the weekend. There will be a campfire on Saturday night. Participants will be on their own for food.


The registration fee is $60 for Scouts; the fee for adults is $5. Registration closes 2/2/2023.  At checkout, pay with a credit card or electronic check. Council refund policy.


Event Details

Check-in: Scouts camping can check-in Friday night. Units will be assigned a campsite at that time and participants will need to set up camp. 

Meals: Participants bring their own food and cooking gear; check with your unit leadership about meals.

Billeting: Unit sleeping accommodations will be in tents provided by the unit. Each individual is responsible for their own sleeping equipment. A schedule will be provided at the first Skipper/Boatswain meeting assigning units for cleaning the shower/restroom facility that is nearest their campsite.

Medical: Each ship will provide current BSA Annual Health and Medical Records (part A&B for all Scouting events) available at for each youth and adult that will be on-site during the event. Any injury shall be immediately reported to the medic for treatment. In case of a serious injury, the medic will notify the event chair and council representative.

Adult Leadership: Each unit must have at least one adult leader for each 10 youth with two adults minimum. Units with female members present must provide appropriate female adult leadership. Arrangements with companion ships may be made to share gender responsibility so long as the ships are immediately adjacent in camping location and the responsible adult understands and conscientiously accepts the increased responsibility. All adults are expected to cooperate and participate when called upon by the rendezvous staff. Adult participation includes judging of events, campsite monitoring, kitchen staff, score sheet control, timekeeper, service watch, or other duties assigned by the event chair.

What to Bring

  • BSA Health and Medical form (part A & B) required for every participant
  • Water bottle, hydration system to carry during the day
  • Activity uniform (Scout t-shirt) or field uniform (Scout uniform)
  • Closed-toed shoes (no open-toed shoes)
  • Rain gear
  • Hat
  • Lunch, snacks and drinks
  • Hand sanitizer, optional
  • Insect repellent, optional

If camping:

  • Meals (food, utensils, cooking equipment) - check with unit leader
  • Ground cloth
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Extra blanket
  • Pillow
  • Camp chair, optional
  • Toiletries – soap, towel, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, deodorant
  • Personal medications
  • Pajamas/nightwear
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Clothes and change of clothes appropriate for outdoor weather
What NOT to bring to camp:  Flip-flops, tank-tops, halters, tube-tops, open-toed shoes, alcohol, electronics/game equipment, firearms, guns and ammunition, sheath knives, fireworks, illegal drugs, liquid fuel lanterns or stoves, pets, scooters, skates, skateboards, valuables


Scouting Safely

Safety is Your Responsibility posterThe BSA's Commitment to Safety is ongoing and we want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. The Boy Scouts of America puts the utmost importance on the safe and healthy environments for its youth membership. The Sam Houston Area Council takes great strides to ensure the safety of its youth as well as the adult volunteer leadership that interacts with them. 

BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed. All participants must follow Youth Protection Guidelines at all Scouting events. Highlights include:

  • Two-deep leadership on all outings required.  
  • One-on-one contact between adults and youth members is prohibited. 
  • The buddy system should be used at all times. 
  • Discipline must be constructive.

Health and safety must be integrated into everything we do, to the point that no injuries are acceptable beyond those that are readily treatable by Scout-rendered first aid. As an aid in the continuing effort to protect participants in a Scout activity, the BSA National Health and Safety Committee and the Council Services Division of the BSA National Council have developed the "Sweet Sixteen" of BSA safety procedures for physical activity. These 16 points, which embody good judgment and common sense, are applicable to all activities.

    Guide to Safe Scouting    Sweet Sixteen    Enterprise Risk Management

Safe Boating and Sailing Standards       Boating Incident Review


For additional information, contact Neal Farmer at