I was never a Boy Scout. I didn't have anything against it, personally, but it was just never my thing. But friends I knew who were all went to Camp Strake at some point in their childhoods. The sprawling 2,100-acre property along I-45 in Conroe is apparently quite beautiful and if you are in the market, you might want to snatch it up, because it is about to be for sale.
According to a report from the Houston Business Journal, the land is being annexed by Conroe and has no particular zoning restrictions. That means, assuming you have some serious bank, you could buy the land and turn it into whatever you want: a park, a militia hideout, an amusement park for four-wheeler riders, whatever.
The description of the area from the Boy Scouts Sam Houston Area Council website sounds pretty awesome.
In addition to the 14 wooded campsites for camping, there are many features of Cub World such as the Program Building, where you can hold your Den or Pack meeting, pinewood or regatta derby. The sports field right beside it can accommodate your softball game, relay races or any other outdoor games that might require a large field.
If that is not enough, head on over to the Stockade or Fort for an old west shootout with your water pistols or cool off with some water balloons. Not far from there, located just at the water's edge of Brown and Root Lake, is the Pirate Ship, which you simply must explore.
Additionally, the camp has a large lake and a conference center. The camp was dedicated in 1944 and no doubt many a scout has spent time camping there. Now, it will most likely be a master planned community where former scouts can
camp live in tents luxury homes just like they used to as boys. Sigh.
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