CUB SCOUT FUN @ SHAC JAM!
is the grand finale event in Sam Houston Area Council for the celebration of Scouting’s 100th Anniversary. It will be a once-in-a-lifetime outdoor adventure that Cub Scouts will never forget! And it’s going to be so big, that we have rented Texas World Speedway (just south of College Station) for the entire weekend…. just to contain all the fun!
SHAC Jam will be open to Cub Scouts and their families from 8 AM through 5 PM
on Saturday, October 9
. One $15 fee
allows entrance for the Cub Scout's entire family
(Cub Scout, parents/guardians, brothers, sisters). All registration will be completed online.
Cub Scout families are encouraged to register early. For registration received by September 22, entry wristbands will be mailed to the home, thus avoiding lines at check-in. Your family will be able to walk right into the site on October 9!
If invited by a troop, second-year Webelos Scouts may camp with that troop on Friday and Saturday night. These Webelos Scouts will register with the troop ($28 per person early registration by Aug. 31, 2010 / $35 after deadline). A parent or guardian must be in attendance the entire weekend with each Webelos Scouts. During the day on Saturday, they will participate in age-appropriate Cub Scout activities.
7:00 AM – Gates open for Cub Scout families
8:00 AM – 3 PM – Cub Scout activity areas openSunday morning
3:00 PM – Cub Scout Parade
4:00 PM – Cub Scout closing show
5:00 PM – Head home… or back to Bovay Scout Ranch
Cub Scouts and their families may return to SHAC Jam for Sunday religious services. Family wristbands will be required for re-entry to the SHAC Jam site.
SHAC Jam Recognition Items for Cub ScoutsSHAC Jam Dog Tags
will be presented to each Cub Scout in attendance at the event. Look for the
distribution tables near the north and south entrances to Cub World. Then collect beads
and other items at activity areas to add to your dog tag chain. Thebooth at the south entrance will be open at 7 AM (before the Cub World gates open at 8 AM) as a courtesy to those arriving early.
Cub Scouts can also collect the entire set of Cub Scout Trading Cards
that will be available at the various Fun Zone activities throughout the day. You might even be able to get some autographed by special guests!!!
Cub Scout Activities
Cub Scouts can expect to participate in a wide variety of fun activities throughout the camp.
Promotional PowerPoint slide show
Cub World Map
- locate activities in the 4 Fun Zones
Cub Scout Alley Map
- includes locations for Cub Scout Shooting Sports,
Pushmobile, and Pinewood Derby
A special Cub World
, with activities for Cub Scouts only, will include 4 zones of fun:
o Cub Scout Safari
o Around the World
o Cub Scout Shooting Sports – Archery & BB-guns
o Pushmobile Races – cars provided on site
o Pinewood Derby – cars provided on site
o Cub Scout entertainment - bring your act and participate in "SHAC's Got Talent!
o Scavenger hunt
The SHAC Jam program will be organized by themed neighborhoods
spread across the Texas World Speedway site. While Cub Scouts will see Boy Scouts and Venturers in action all across SHAC Jam, there will also be age-appropriate activities for Cub Scouts to enjoy in many of the neighborhoods, along with activities, demonstrations, performances, and displays available to everyone. Participation in an activity area will be determined by program-specific wristbands worn by every participant at SHAC Jam.
Program neighborhoods will include some favorites such as:
o Cowboy Camp
o Space Camp
o Scouting History
o International Village
o Radio City
o Duty to Community
o Duty to Country
o Fun Zone
o Physically Strong
o The Great Outdoors
o Motor Sports
o Indian Village
The Cub World staff requests your assistance in two ways:
A world-record rocket launch
is scheduled to take place on Saturday as Sam Houston Area Scouts attempt to break a Guinness World Record by simultaneously launching over 2,010 model rockets. To register your unit, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
. Register early... only 3,200 rockets will be sold!
Frequently Asked Questions
Rocket Kit Info
Rocket Kit Order Form
Map and Directions to Texas World Speedway
Texas Motor Speedway handles events of 100,000+ people, so there will be adequate no-fee parking available. Carpooling is encouraged.
Pack Camping Available at Bovay Scout Ranch
As a service to families who have Boy Scouts camping at Texas World Speedway or families who have to travel a great distance, Bovay Scout Ranch will be available for pack camping on Friday and Saturday nights for a minimal fee. Program areas will not be open, and meals will not be provided -- just a place to pitch your tent. Space is limited, so reserve early. Contact Carmen Rodriguez, Camping Services (713-865-9123 or Carmen.email@example.com). Pack camping should be under the direction of a BALOO-trained leader.
UPDATE: All campsites are currently booked. You may call to be placed on the wait list.
Map and Directions to Bovay Scout Ranch
- 19 miles south of Texas World Speedway
Families may bring their own lunch or purchase lunch from one of the many food vendors on site.
What to Bring
Day pack for carrying goodies
Spending money for trading posts and snacks
Sunday Religious Services
Cub Scouts and their families who attend SHAC Jam on Saturday will be welcome to return on Sunday morning for one of the 12 different religious services. Times and locations to be announced. Wristbands will be required for re-entry to Texas World Speedway.
Cub Scout Promotional Flyers