Selling gourmet popcorn is a wonderful opportunity for units to earn funds to support their entire year of Scouting. Scouts learn life lessons by “earning their own way.” Online sales begin August 1. There are loads of prizes and incentives to motivate Scouts.
Advancement Academy is a training for unit advancement chairs, committee members, unit leaders and district advancement committee members. Instructors will discuss advancements for all Scouts, training requirements and recent advancement updates and changes.
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Wood Badge is the premier adult leader training program in Scouting. The program highlights personal and unit level leadership development with courses in team building, problem solving, communication, conflict resolution and many other useful skills.
Join us for a round of golf to support the Sam Houston Area Council. The Golf Classic will be played in a shamble format with prizes awarded to the top three foursomes on each course. Prizes will also be given for the longest drive and closest to the pin on each course.
Fun with Son is an overnight campout for newly registered Cub Scouts and their families. Activities include bb guns, archery, sling shots, crafts, sports, campfire and more.
Jamboree-on-the-Internet (JOTI) is an opportunity to meet Scouts from over 100 countries. Scouts of all ages are invited to participate.
Order of the Arrow (OA) members are invited to attend OA Fall Pow Wow. It is a weekend of sports, games, expos, shows, ceremony competitions, Native American crafts, Pow Wows and so much more.
Cub Scout Leader Pow Wow is a day of training with new ideas and resources for Cub Scout leaders and parents. Over 50 classes are offered.
Four major events will highlight the celebration of the 100th birthday of the Sam Houston Area Council. Participate in each event and earn the segment to complete this 2014 limited edition Segment Patch. Participants will purchase the initial star patch, and then receive additional segments at no charge upon participation in each event.
In honor of our council’s Century of Service, Scouts across 16 counties will dedicate 100,000 hours in one day to a service or land stewardship project in their local community. Have a community project to be considered?
The Cockrell Foundation provides a dollar for dollar match of all individual gifts in the amount of $500 up to a lifetime cumulative maximum of $25,000 to the council's endowment.
The endowment ensures that the council will continue to offer outstanding programs and allow us to grow to meet the future needs of our youth and communities.
The Boy Scouts of America provides youth with programs and activities that allow them to try new things, provide service to others, build self-confidence and reinforce ethical standards.
Scouting prepares youth for responsible citizenship along with the values of faith and family. They can count on the principles learned in Scouting for the rest of their lives.
You have chosen to make an important difference in the lives of youth. With your guidance as their leader, Scouts will develop character, leadership skills, responsibility and fitness.
Scouting’s positive impact comes from the program, through other Scouts, and the Scout leaders. You learn critical life skills, a greater appreciation for the outdoors and how to get involved in the community to make a difference. Along the way, the program instills the importance of character, teamwork and leadership that will last a life time.