New Eagle Scout Reception

The Eagle Reception recognizes the previous year’s Eagle Scout Class.  The council continues its tradition of providing this reception is free of charge for new Eagle Scouts and three guests.  The evening is underwritten with generous sponsorships by many Eagle Scout Alumni, Charter Members and Patrons.  

The Harold S. Hook Eagle Class of 2013-14


Date: Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Houston, Texas near Loop 610 & Kirby map Use the Heritage Center entrance.

Cost: Free to the Scouting Community. All Scouts, Troops & Packs are welcome to attend. Sponsorships are available to help honor the 2013-14 Eagle Class.

RSVP: Click on links above. 2013-14 Eagle Scouts must RSVP separately. There is no limit on attendees or guests. Please feel free to invite as many as you like as long as they RSVP.

Program:  Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Eagle Scout Alumni, Scouters, Scoutmasters and Cubmasters are all encouraged to attend this special program to recognize the Eagle Scout Class 2013-14, the Adams Project of the Year Award, NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award recipients, and the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.  You and your Eagle Scouts don't want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to be recognized by two accomplished Eagle Scouts:  Outstanding Eagle Scout Scott Parazynski, MD and Eagle Scout Sam Malone.  Our Guest Speaker will be Outstanding Eagle Scout Scott Parazynski, MD and former Astronaut - Physician – Inventor.  Dr. Parazynski currently serves as Director and Chief Medical Officer of UTMB’s Center for Polar Medical Operations in Galveston.  Eagle Scout Sam Malone, Radio and Talk Show Host for 700 AM KSEV radio and KHOU Channel 11 will act as our emcee for the program.  Harold S. Hook will be honored as our Eagle Scout Class Namesake.

Congratulatory Ad: Family members of Eagle Scouts may purchase a Congratulatory Ad in the New Eagle Scout Reception program.  To the right is a sample.  Deadline to order your ad is April 1, 2014.

Purchase Keepsake Photo      |     Purchase Congratulatory Program Ad

Event Details:

  • 1:30 pm doors open for the 2013 Eagle Scouts, friends and families to participate in several photo opportunities both professionally and by friends and families.
  • 2:00 pm till 2:45pm there will be a Reception in the Eagle’s honor.  A special presentation of the Eagle Medallion will be made to every Eagle Scout.  All Eagles, guest, family and friends are welcome to join us. Cake and punch will be served. This is not a banquet and the formal program will be in stadium-style seating.
  • 2:45 pm everyone will move to the Program Hall with the main event beginning promptly at 3:00 and ending at 4:00pm.
  • 4:00 pm till 5:00pm after the conclusion of the recognition program, join the ESA and guests in the reception hall which will re-open for pictures that you might not have gotten earlier. The professional photographers will also be available if you missed the opportunity to have a professional photo taken.

Attire: Appropriate attire for 2013-14 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 to the 2013-14 Eagle Scout Class. Recognitions include the 2013 Eagle Class Namesake, NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award, and Adams Service Project of the Year Award. Every 2013-14 Eagle Scout who RSVPs and attends the New Eagle Reception will receive the special Sam Houston Area Council Eagle Scout Medallion.

Professional Photograph: Family members of Eagle Scouts may have their Eagle Scout Professionally Photographed  To the right is a sample photograph.

Eagle Scouts:  All Eagle Scouts are encouraged to join the SHAC Eagle Scout Association and to sign up for their email list.  To learn more about the Eagle Scout Association, click here.

Sponsors:  The Sam Houston Area Council continues its tradition in 2014 of providing this reception free of charge for the Eagle Scout Class of 2013-14 and their guests, which will be underwritten with generous sponsorships by many Scouting Supporters, Eagle Scout Alumni, Charter Members, Scouting supporters, and Patrons.

“Please note: By attending or participating in this event, you give permission for your photograph to be used to promote Scouting recruitment or donations.”

2014 Rising Star Patrons

Help celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Sam Houston Area Council and honor the 2013-14 Eagle Scout Class with a 2014 sponsorship. Your sponsorship will support the growth of Scouting and the recognition of the hard work of the 1098 Eagle Scouts in 2013, including our annual New Eagle Scout Reception, and provide vital funding for Scouting programs throughout the Sam Houston Area Council. Below are the levels of sponsorship available. Thank you for your support and dedication to the Eagle Scout Rank.

Silver Palm $10,000 Special website recognition, reserved parking, preferred seating, sponsor board ***
Facility Sponsor $9,000 Preferred seating, website recognition ***
Reception Sponsor $7,500 Preferred seating, website recognition ***
Gold Palm $5,000 Preferred seating, sponsor board **
Eagle Wall Sponsor $4,000 ***
Medallion Sponsor $3,000 ***
Honor an Eagle $1,000 **
Bronze Palm $1,000 **
Rising Stars $500  
Apollo Patron  $375 *
Gemini Patron $200 *
    * Program listing and thank you letter.
    ** Audio-visual recognition, program listing and thank you letter.
    *** Special recognition, audio-visual recognition, program listing and thank you letter.

More Information

Eagle Scout Association-SHAC e-mail list:  Click here to receive updates from the Eagle Scout Association.

Devin D. Koehler, CFRE
Senior Development Director of Endowment
(713) 756-3321