We are planning a very special 2014 to celebrate 100 years of serving youth in the Sam Houston Area Council (SHAC). Several events will be a part of our celebration in which you can earn a commemorative patch. Mark these dates and help us design the patch... enter the patch contest.
·Scouting for Food: January 25, 2014 & February 1, 2014
·Scout Fair: April 12, 2014
·SHAC Camp Participation: Day Camp, Cub Scout & Boy Scout Resident Camp, or Winter Camp
·Community Service Project (in your local community) : Nov. 15, 2014
There have been several questions raised recently concerning our members wearing their uniforms while participating in events such as parades, rallies or demonstrations supporting political and social issues. More In the weeks ahead, you will begin receiving updates that will outline the work of the implementation group and its progress. See new FAQs, supporting viewpoints
On May 23rd at the BSA’s National Annual Business Meeting, the approximately 1,400 volunteer delegates representing every BSA Council and corner of our Scouting family convened in North Texas to vote on a proposed resolution that was presented by the BSA National Executive Committee. The resolution stated that “No youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone.” View video from BSA past president, Rex Tillerson, commenting on the change at the Annual Business Meeting. Please click HERE to view the full resolution. The vote was taken and the resolution passed. MORE
We are very excited to report that the Land Procurement Committee, co-chaired by Steve Strake and Stan Stanley, has selected a site for the new Camp Strake. This site is under contract for purchase. The contract was presented by Steve Strake and Stan Stanley to the Executive Committee and it was approved.. The selected site consists of 1,442 acres and is conveniently located between I-45 and Highway 59 near the community of Evergreen. more on Camp Strake