Calling All 2017 Eagle Scouts

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Tuesday, March 20, 2018 12:16:00 PM

Two important items for 2017 Eagle Scouts:

  1. RSVP for the New Eagle Scout Reception
  2. Verify your name for the Eagle Scout wall

New Eagle Scout Reception

Sunday, May 6, 2018   |  2:00 pm

Crowne Plaza
8686 Kirby Dr.
Houston, TX 77054

The New Eagle Scout Reception recognizes the previous year’s Eagle Scout class. The council continues its tradition of providing this reception free of charge for new Eagle Scouts and their guests. 


Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Eagle Scout alumni, Scouters, Scoutmasters and Cubmasters are all encouraged to attend this special program to recognize the 2017 Eagle Scout class, the Adams Project of the Year Award, and NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award recipients. Eagle Scouts and their families will not want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to be recognized by accomplished Eagle Scouts. The evening is underwritten with generous sponsorships by many Eagle Scout alumni, charter members and patrons.  


2017 Eagle Scouts (board of review date before 12/31/17) must RSVP to receive their medallion. Please feel free to invite as many guests as you like as long as they RSVP. The New Eagle Scout Reception is free to the Scouting community. All Scouts, troops and packs are welcome to attend. Sponsorships are available to help honor the 2017 Eagle Scout Class.

RSVP for the Reception              Sponsor the Reception

Congratulatory Ads

Honor your Eagle Scout with a congratulatory message in the New Eagle Scout Reception program.  A basic ad is $50 and a deluxe ad (includes a color photo and custom message) is $100. Deadline to order an ad is Friday, April 13, 2018.

Congratulatory Ad

Keepsake Photo

Celebrate with a professional photo at the New Eagle Scout Reception.  A digital copy via email or multiple sizes of canvas prints are available.  Deadline to order a keepsake photo is Friday, April 27, 2018.

   Purchase Keepsake Photo

Event Details

1:00 pm Doors open. Eagle Scouts, friends and families can participate in several photo opportunities (professional and by friends and families).
2:00 - 3:00 pm Formal Program
3:00 - 4:00 pm Eagle Scout Reception.  A special presentation of the Eagle Scout Medallion will be made to every Eagle Scout. All Eagle Scouts, guests, family and friends are welcome to join us. Refreshments will be served. This is not a banquet; the formal program is stadium-style seating.
3:00 - 5:00 pm Reception hall will re-open for pictures. The professional photographers will also be available if you missed the opportunity to have a keepsake photo taken.

Attire: Appropriate attire for Eagle Scouts is full field uniform. Scoutmasters, parents, and Scouters may wear field uniform or business casual. Please note: By attending or participating in this event, you give permission for your photograph to be used to promote Scouting recruitment or donations.

Keynote Address:  Event features a special keynote address. Recognitions include the 2017 Eagle Scout class namesake, the Adams Project of the Year Award recipients, and NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award recipients. Every 2017 Eagle Scout who RSVPs and attends the New Eagle Scout Reception will receive the special Sam Houston Area Council Eagle Scout medallion.

Eagle Scout Association

All Eagle Scouts are encouraged to join the SHAC Eagle Scout Association and to sign up for their email list.

  Eagle Scouts: Sign up for Eagle Scout Association  


For more information about the New Eagle Scout Reception or sponsorships, contact:

Clay Pruitt
Assistant Director of Development 

Eagle Scout Wall

To help honor the accomplishments of the young men who earn the Eagle Scout rank annually, the Sam Houston Area Council maintains a wall with the names of all Eagle Scouts in front of the Cockrell Service Center.  During the 3rd quarter of 2018, the Sam Houston Area Council plans to add the names of the young men who earned their Eagle Scout in 2017.  In order to ensure that the names on the wall appear correctly, it is important that every Eagle Scout and his family read the procedures below.  Please note that a postcard with similar instructions are being mailed to each Eagle Scout as well.

Procedures to Verify Name Spelling on Eagle Wall

1. View the list of 2017 Eagle Scouts   
2. Check the spelling of the Eagle Scout's name (note the column NAME ON WALL is how the Eagle Scout’s name will appear on the wall)

  • If the Scout’s name is spelled/displayed correctly then no additional action is needed
  • If the Scout’s name is not spelled/displayed correctly, submit corrections to the Eagle Scout Wall.
  • Follow the procedure to submit a name change

3. Please go all the way through the procedures and hit checkout; there is no fee to submit a change

4. When you have gone through the entire procedure you should receive an email from Doubleknot, the council online event registration system, with your order (make sure to check spam and/or junk folders)

The deadline to submit corrections is May 31, 2018.  Corrections received after this date may not appear on the Eagle Wall when the 2017 names are added in the 3rd quarter of 2018.

2017 Eagle Scouts       Submit Corrections to the Eagle Scout Wall 

SHAC Eagle Scouts (1914-2017)

Eagle Scout Wall Contacts

Donna Burke
Eagle Scout Coordinator
 (713) 756-3398

Nathan Doherty
Program Director
 (713) 756-3308