Council Activities

The Sam Houston Area Council offers a variety of activities in which packs, troops, teams, crews and ships are invited to participate. Districts also offer a variety of activities in your area.

The Baden Powell Dinner is an evening of fellowship for adult Scouters who have participated in Wood Badge or National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) courses.  Attendees from the previous year share memories of their leadership training experience through slide shows, stories, and regalia presentations.
Civic Service is important to help youth learn specific qualities of citizenship through service to others.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Conservation activities are a great way to educate youth on local environmental issues and serve our community.                                                      
COPE is an acronym for Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience. It comprises a series of outdoor challenges, beginning with basic group initiative games and progressing to more complicated low-course and high-course activities.

Council First Aid Meet is held each February. The top two winning patrols from each district’s First Aid Meet compete in the council First Aid Meet.

Council Recognition Reception is held each October, and is an opportunity for the council to recognize the recipients of the Silver Beaver Award, the highest award a council can bestow on a volunteer Scouter.
Fun With Son is held each October, and gives newly registered Cub Scouts and their families an opportunity to experience an overnight campout and exciting activities such as BB guns, crafts, archery and more!

International Scouting brings a truly International flavor to the Scouts in the greater Houston area.  The international committee works to expand the knowledge about other cultures.

Popcorn sales are held each fall, and are a wonderful fundraising opportunity for units, which support the entire year of Scouting.
Order of the Arrow activities are available to Colonneh Lodge members. The Order of the Arrow is the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of America.
Scout Days offer opportunities to receive discounts on events and/or advancement education with our community partners.
Scout Fair is held each April at NRG Arena, with hundreds of booths run by units and community partners, outdoor cooking, merit badge midway, entertainment and much more.
Scoutreach is a program committed to making sure that youth have an opportunity to join Scouting, regardless of their circumstances, neighborhood, or ethnic background.
Scout Sunday is held the first week of February, and is an opportunity for units to participate in religious services. Scout Sabbath offers an opportunity for worshippers to honor Scouts and Scouters, as well as to learn more themselves about the value of Scouting as a youth program chartered to a Jewish organization.

The Scouting Alumni Association welcomes everyone positively and personally impacted by the Boy Scouts of America—former Scouts, family members of Scouts past and present, volunteers past and present, and the millions of Americans who benefit from Scouting in their communities every day—to join today.

Scouting for Food is held each January, and is a council-wide service project in conjunction with the Houston Food Bank and "Souper Bowl of Caring.”

Sea Scouts Activities are available for young men and women 14 years of age (and in the 9th grade) through 20 years with an interest in aquatic activities.
SHAC Corps is an opportunity for troops and crews to give back to camp in the form of a day of service.

Shooting Sports: The shooting sports committee offers a variety of trainings, merit badge completion days and programs for bb guns, archery, pistol, rifle, muzzle loader and shotgun.

STEM activities engage youth in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
The Ten Commandments Hike is held each February, and is open to Scouts and Scouters and families of all ages. Participants hike to ten places of worship and hear a spokesperson from the religious organization explain the history and distinctive nature of that organization’s religious beliefs and a brief explanation of one of the Ten Commandments.

Venturing Activities are available for young men and women 14 years of age (and in the 9th grade) through 20 years old.