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The Boy Scouts of America provides programs for boys ages 7-20 and girls ages 14-20.
Cub Scouts is a program designed to meet the needs of young boys, by offering fun and challenging activities to promote character development, citizenship, and physical fitness.
Boy Scouts is a program for boys 11 through 17, designed to develop character, citizenship, and fitness.
Venturing is a youth development program for young men and women 14 years of age (and in the 9th grade) through 20 years old.
Sea Scouts is a youth development program for young men and women 14 years of age through 20 years old with a special interest in aquatic activities.
Exploring is Learning for Life’s career education program for young men and women who are 14 to 20 years old.
Learning For Life
Learning for Life offers seven programs designed to support schools and community-based organizations in their efforts to prepare youth to successfully handle the complexities of contemporary society and to enhance their self-confidence, motivation, and self-esteem.
The Sam Houston Area Council offers a variety of activities in which packs, troops, teams, crews and ships are invited to participate.
Advancement & Awards
Scouts are rewarded for each achievement, which helps him or her gain self-confidence.
Order of the Arrow
The Order of the Arrow is the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of America.
Selling gourmet popcorn is a wonderful opportunity for units to earn funds to support their entire year of Scouting.
Scout Days are opportunities for Scouts and their families to receive discounts on events with our community partners. Many of our partners also offer merit badge classes and advancement workshops for Scouts.
Scout Fair is an exposition of Scouting activities presented by units from across the council. Scouts and families can visit hundreds of booths and displays.
Scouting for Food
Scouting for Food is a council-wide service project in conjunction with the Houston Food Bank and "Souper Bowl of Caring.”
Every Scout deserves a trained leader. Training is an important part of learning to become an effective leader.
The Sam Houston Area Council is divided into 26 geographic districts.
Aldine Pathfinder District is in the North Division and serves Scouts living in the Aldine and Spring Branch school districts.
Aquila District is in the South Division and serves the southwest area of the Houston ISD attendance zones of Harris County, including Sharpstown, Bellaire, Meyerland, and Braes Oak.
Arrowmoon District is in the Frontier Division and serves Anderson-Shiro, Bryan, Caldwell, College Station, Madisonville County Navasota and Richards school districts.
Big Cypress is in the West Division and serves the northwest area of the Cy-Fair ISD attendance zones of Harris County, including Cypress, Bridgeland and Fairfield.
Brahman is in the Frontier Division and serves Matagorda, Wharton and Colorado counties.
Brazos District is in the South Division and serves Lamar CISD and Needville ISD in Fort Bend County.
Copperhead District is in the West Division and serves the southwest side of the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD south of West Rd and west of Eldridge Pkwy.
David Crockett District is located in the Frontier Division and serves Bellville, Brazos. Brenham, Burton, Hempstead, Sealy, Somerville and Waller school districts.
Flaming Arrow is in the East Division and serves Scouts living in the Splendora, New Caney, Huffman and Humble school districts.
George Strake is the Frontier Division and serves Scouts living in the Conroe (north of the San Jacinto River), Huntsville, Montgomery, New Waverly, Trinity and Willis school districts.
Iron Horse is in the North Division and serves Scouts living in the Spring and Klein school districts (east of Kuykendahl).
Mustang District is in the West Division and serves Scouts living in the Spring Branch and Houston (north of Westheimer and outside of Beltway 8) school districts.
North Star Division is in the South Division and serves Scouts living in the Fort Bend school district (north of US-59 in Fort Bend County).
Orion District is in the North Division and serves Scouts living in the Tomball and Magnolia school districts.
Phoenix District is located in the North Division and serves Scouts living in the Klein school district (west of Kuykendahl).
Raven District is in the East Division and serves Scouts living in East Houston, Barbers Hill, Galena Park, Goose Creek CISD, Channelview, Crosby, Sheldon and Mont Belvieu school districts.
San Jacinto District is located in the East Division and serves Clear Creek ISD, Deer Park ISD and La Porte ISD and the Pasadena area.
The Scoutreach service area is a non-traditional school based program. Scouting paraprofessionals support units in select schools in the Aldine ISD, Alief ISD, Fort Bend ISD, Houston ISD, Lamar ISD, North Forest ISD, and Spring Branch ISD.
Skyline is in the East Division and serves Scouts living in Houston schools in Garden Oaks, Oak Forest, Acres Homes, the Heights, Independence Heights, North side of Downtown Houston, Magnolia, Denver Harbor, Wallisville Road and Port of Houston area.
Soaring Eagle is in the West Division and serves Scouts living in the eastern area of the Cy-Fair school district.
Tall Timbers is located in the North Division and serves Scouts living in the Conroe school district (south of the San Jacinto River).
Tatanka is the South Division and serves Scouts living in Alief school district, inner city Houston, northern parts of the city, Sunnyside area, Houston Housing Authority, selected city parks and selected schools in Houston ISD.
Texas Skies is in the West Division and serves Scouts living in the Katy and Royal school districts.
Thunder Wolf is in the South Division and serves Scouts living in the Fort Bend school district (south of US-59 in Fort Bend county).
Twin Bayou is in the South Division and serves Scouts living in southwest area of Houston school district, including West University, Tanglewilde, River Oaks, Upper Kirby, Neartown, Galleria, Tanglewood and Westchase.
W.L. Davis is located in the East Division and serves Scouts living in the south region of the Houston, inner city Houston, Third Ward, Sunnyside, and Hiram Clarke area.
Help ensure the success of Scouting in the Sam Houston Area Council with meaningful gifts.
Annual Giving (FOS)
Friends of Scouting is an opportunity for families, friends, alumni, business and community organizations to support Scouting.
Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner
The Distinguished Citizen Award is an opportunity to honor an individual for making a difference in the greater Houston area. Proceeds support the programs of the council.
The Corporate Dodgeball Challenge is a fundraiser to support council programs. As many as 60 ten-man player teams compete for the championship cup.
Donate to SHAC
Individuals and organizations who have made an outstanding contribution toward implementing Scouting opportunities for at-risk youth in urban and rural areas are recognized at Celebrating Cultures.
Endowment gifts ensure that the council can continue to offer the outstanding programs we now have and also grow to meet the needs of our youth and community for the next 100 years.
Eagles Among Us
The Topgolf Challenge is a fundraiser to support the council. The tournament will be played in a scramble format with prizes to the top three threesomes, longest drive, closest to the pin, and hole in one.
Leaders of Tomorrow Campaign
The Leaders of Tomorrow Campaign is an initiative to unleash the potential of our programs and camp properties to best serve the needs of Scouting families in the 21st century.
Memorials and Tributes
Memorials and tributes are a gratifying way for individuals, businesses, or groups to remember special friends.
Help ensure the success of Scouting by donating cars, trucks, RVs, trailers, boats, motors, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, securities, uniforms, camping equipment, services, company matching gifts, and company volunteer grants.
New Eagle Scout Reception
Eagle Scouts are recognized at the New Eagle Scout Reception. The evening is underwritten with sponsorships.
Donors can use giving to achieve personal goals, enhance your financial security, and to help shape the future of Scouting.
Sporting Clays Tournament
The Sporting Clays Tournament is an annual event to support the council's programs for at-risk youth. Up to one hundred four-person teams can compete in the shot gun shooting game.
A variety of resources are available to assist parents and leaders in their Scouting efforts.
Commissioners are district and council leaders who help Scout units succeed. The commissioner is the liaison between the local council and Scouting units.
District leaders ensure the growth and success of units within the district’s territory. Districts are responsible for carrying out four standard functions: membership, finance, program, and unit service.
Enterprise Risk Management
BSA puts the utmost importance on the safe and healthy environments for its youth membership. The council takes great strides to ensure the safety of its youth and adult leadership.
A variety of forms and resources are available.
InSTEP is a program designed to assist Cub Scout den leaders who have boys of different grades/ages/ranks in the same den.
Journey to Excellence
Journey to Excellence is the BSA's council performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success, and measure the performance of our units, districts, and councils.
A variety of Leader Guide's are available to assist parents and leaders in their Scouting efforts.
Membership recruitment efforts take place throughout the year. Our main objective is to ensure that every youth is invited to join Scouting, and to fulfill our promise to new Scouts for a great Scouting program.
Every December, all units (packs, troops, teams, crews, posts) are required to renew their affiliation with Scouting.
The Program Guide contains valuable information about council and district programs, descriptions and calendars and is an essential tool for unit leaders.
Roundtable is a monthly program offered by districts that gives leaders hands-on experience and provides a forum for leaders to offer and receive help from their fellow Scouters.
There are five Scout Shops in the area to get all of your Scouting supplies.
Scouts with Special Needs
The council is committed to making Scouting accessible and enjoyable to all Scouts, regardless of their abilities.
The tour and activity plan is a planning tool to help leaders be prepared for a safe and fun adventure. It helps ensure trained leadership is in place, equipment is available, and there is safe and appropriate transportation.
The uniform bank offers assistance to Scouts who would not otherwise be able to purchase a uniform.
Business-like finance management not only assures that your unit will remain solvent and have what it needs when it needs it,
Audited Financials/Form 990
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