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Scouting makes a direct and positive impact on our community by teaching positive values and leadership skills to youth. Join the individuals, corporations, and foundations that support Scouting's mission.

The Boy Scouts of America plays a major role in shaping lasting and formative values in the lives of youth. Take a stand on teaching character and integrity to the young people of our country by making a contribution to the Sam Houston Area Council. The Sam Houston Area Council, BSA is registered with the eBay Giving Works program.


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.
Friends of Scouting is an opportunity for families, friends, alumni, business and community organizations to support Scouting. Contributions provide approximately 24 percent of the support the council receives each year. The success of Scouting depends on those who support it.
 

Memorials and tributes are a nice way for individuals, businesses, or groups to remember special friends. Special donations in memory or honor of an extraordinary individual will be acknowledged and handled with great care.
 

Non-cash gifts help ensure the success of Scouting at the Sam Houston Area Council through meaningful gifts such as vehicles, trucks, trailers, boats, stocks, bonds, and yes, even services.
 
Planned Giving to the endowment ensures that Scouting will continue building character, fitness, and citizenship for years to come. Click to learn more about ways to plan a gift to your local council and the additional personal income and tax benefits your gift can create. You can help ensure the success of Scouting at the Sam Houston Area Council with meaningful planned gifts. Learn more by viewing website or attending a seminar.


Special Events

The Dodge Ball Challenge is a fundraiser that helps the council achieve its mission of preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. As many as 60 ten-player teams compete for the Patches O’Houllihan Championship Cup.
 
Friends of Eagles Clays is a sporting clays tournament.  Proceeds support the recognition of Eagle Scouts at the New Eagle Scout Reception. Each Eagle Scout receives an Eagle Scout medallion and attends the reception at no cost to him or his family members.
 
The Golf Classic is a fundraiser to support the council. The  will be played in a scramble 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. All proceeds from the event go to support Scouting in the 16 counties supported by the Sam Houston Area Council.
 
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 his guests. The evening is underwritten with generous sponsorships by many Eagle Scout alumni, charter members and patrons.  
 
The Sporting Clays Tournament is an annual event to support the Sam Houston Area Council's programs for at-risk youth. Up to one hundred four-person teams can compete in the shot gun shooting game.
The Centennial Gala is an opportunity to honor "A Century of Service" and the 100th Anniversary of the Sam Houston Area Council.  We invite all those that have supported Scouting thru the years and those that have an interest in the future to join us at the Sam Houston Area Council Centennial Gala. 
 
 
The Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award Luncheon celebrates and recognizes individuals and organizations who have made an outstanding contribution toward implementing Scouting opportunities for at-risk youth in urban and rural areas.
 

For questions, contact

Jim Rees
Director of Development
(713) 756-3315
 Jim.Rees@shac.org