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Help Needed at Camp 

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Thursday, January 29, 2015 4:09:00 PM

Calling all troops, crews and Arrowman:

SHAC (Scouts Helping At Camp) Corps is an opportunity for troops and crews to give back to camp in the form of a day of service. The Order of the Arrow (OA) is leading this opportunity, but this service project is open to all Boy Scouts and Venturers. Campers only need to bring their personal camp gear. Camp is providing the food and a special council shoulder patch that will only be available to those who provide service. Service projects will include creating new campsites and clearing new programs areas for activities. Letters will be given to youth who need school service hours. Units or individual Arrowmen (OA members) may register for this free event.

We need lots of extra help on February 20-22, 2015 to get Tellepsen Scout Ranch ready to open.

Dates:

February 20 - 22, 2015 Bovay Scout Ranch / Tellepsen Scout Ranch
May 15 - 17, 2015 Camp Brosig
May 29 - 31, 2015 El Rancho Cima

Register

Register for SHAC Corps

Deadline for registration is the Monday prior to the event.

Food count: Please revise any attendance counts before the Monday prior to the event. Food is ordered based on these numbers. Accurate attendance counts are needed for sufficient food ordering, but we do not want to waste food either.

Specialized Skills: If you have any adults with specialized skills (e.g., electrician, mechanic, plumber), please let Tami know. Camp may be able to utilize these adults for special projects needed at camp.

What To Bring

  • work clothes (jeans, boots)
  • work gloves
  • personal camping gear (tent, sleeping bag)
  • sunscreen, water bottle
  • personal items
  • snacks (optional)
  • Annual Health & Medical Form for each participant

Tentative Schedule

  • Friday night: check-in 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm and campsite set up.
  • Saturday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm – service to camp; 6:00 pm – dinner, evening program, movie.
  • Sunday: 9:00 am - interfaith service and check-out

For Questions Contact:

Tami Kinn
SHAC Corps Registration
(713) 756-3309
 Tami.Kinn@scouting.org

Randle Thomas, OA Associate Adviser of Service
SHAC Corps Questions
 service.adviser@colonneh.org

Leave No Trace Trainer Course 

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Tuesday, January 27, 2015 6:03:00 PM

BSA Leave No Trace Trainer Course

February 27 - March 1, 2015

This 16-hour, overnight course is for individuals, ages 14 and up who wish to serve as Leave No Trace trainers. Trainers are the backbone of Scouting’s outdoor ethics program, providing instruction to individuals and units wishing to adopt cutting edge outdoor ethics into their unit programs. Trainers are specially commissioned to teach the BSA Leave No Trace 101 Course and to qualify individuals for the BSA Leave No Trace Awareness Card. Completion of this course or another recognized Leave No Trace Trainer course is required for a youth to hold the Boy Scout/Varsity Scout Leave No Trace Trainer position of responsibility in their unit. Each BSA Trainer course is taught by a recognized Leave No Trace Master Educator, so your Trainer standing is recognized nationally be BSA’s partner, the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. Participants receive a Leave No Trace Trainer card from BSA, BSA Leave No Trace 101 Course Guide, and Leave No Trace Trainer certificate from the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.

Register for Leave No Trace Trainer Course

 

Calling all Wood Badgers and NYLT Staffers 

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Saturday, January 24, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Baden Powell Dinner

February 20, 2015
Cockrell Scout Center

Adult Scouters who have attended or staffed a Wood Badge course, staffed National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT), or staffed National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE)are invited to attend the Baden Powell Fellowship Dinner.

During the evening, attendees from the previous year share memories of their leadership training experience through slide shows, stories and regalia presentations. Scouters will be given an opportunity to contribute to the Training Scholarship Fund, which provides financial assistance to Scouts and Scouters attending council leadership training courses. Dress is Scout uniform or business casual.

Register

Gathering is at 6:00 pm

Opening Ceremony at 6:30pm

Dinner served at 6:45pm

For Questions Contact:

Cesiah Molina
Baden Powell Dinner Registration
 (713) 756-3398
 Cesiah.Molina@scouting.org

 

 

 

 

 

Michelle Phillips
Program Director
 (713) 756-3308
 Michelle.Phillips@shac.org

Sign Up for Ten Commandments Hike 

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Sunday, January 18, 2015 9:51:00 AM

February 21, 2015

The Sam Houston Area Council is hosting the Seventeenth Annual Ten Commandments Hike in conjunction with Scout Sunday. This year we will host three separate hikes.

  • The Museum District Hike will start at First Christian Church located at 1601 Sunset, Houston, 77005
  • The North Hike (Kingwood area) will start at Strawbridge United Methodist Church located at 5629 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood 77345
  • The Downtown Hike will start at location TBD

Participants will enjoy viewing these historic and newer places of worship and hearing a brief presentation at each stop of the history of the building, the distinctive nature of their religious belief and a brief explanation of one of Ten Commandments. The hike includes an event patch for each participant. All Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, parents, adult leaders, siblings, Girl Scouts, church youth groups, Sunday School Classes, confirmation classes, or other interested youth and their parents, and friends are welcome!   Flyer

Registration:

The event costs $5.00 for each participant and includes a patch.

Register for Ten Commandments Hike

Schedule:

Each hike begins promptly at 9:00 am. Please arrive by 8:30 am and check-in.

What to bring:

  • Comfortable shoes (this is a walking event)
  • Scouts should wear their complete uniform
  • Clothing appropriate for weather (e.g., jacket, umbrella, rain gear)
  • Water bottle
  • Sack lunch (labeled with name)
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Personal first aid items
  • Day pack or back pack to carry personal items

Each participant is required to provide their own sack lunch. A shuttle service to deliver the lunches to the noon stop will be available at check-in so please consider appropriate packaging or container and identification for the lunches. The event is a "rain-or-shine event."

Advancement Opportunities:

For Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, the hike can also be used to fulfill advancement requirements as follows:

  • Cub Wolf: #10b, 11a, 11b;
  • Cub Bear: #12b, d, & e;
  • Webelos: #7, 4 & 5 for Arrow of Light;
  • Scout Tenderfoot: #5 & #9;
  • Scout 2nd Class: #2a & #1b;
  • Scout 1st Class: #1-partial & #3.

For Questions Contact:

George Etier
Ten Commandments Hike Professional Advisor
 (713) 677-4159
 George.Etier@scouting.org

Find out about Venturing  

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Sunday, January 18, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Council Venturing Forum

January 27, 2015

Venturing Forums are held three times a year, and are a great resource and fun opportunity for your entire Venturing crew.  Each forum includes a chance to get to know fellow Venturers from across the council and features a program packed with ideas and opportunities for your crew to take advantage of and implement into its annual program plan.  The council’s youth Venturing officers take the lead in driving this program and making it a great experience for both the youth and adults in the Venturing program. Bring the whole crew or ship – and prospective Venturers!  Venturing Forums are held at the Cockrell Scout Center at 7:00 pm.

 


Venturing Challenge   

February 27 - March 1,2015

The Venturing Challenge is a weekend campout at a Bovay Scout Ranch. This event is intended to be an opportunity for the youth to bring prospective Venturers and Sea Scouts to a council-wide activity. The weekend is filled with games, movies, crew against crew competitions, campfire program. This year's theme is highland games. Highland games are events held throughout the year in Scotland and other countries as a way of celebrating Scottish and Celtic culture and heritage, especially that of the Scottish Highlands. 

The cost is $10 and includes a patch and lunch on Saturday.  You can register as a unit or as an individual. T-shirts are available for $12 (until February 22, 2015). All participants must bring a BSA medical form (Parts A & B). Scouts can camp the entire weekend; however, you are responsible for your own meals (excluding the lunch provided on Saturday).

Register for Venturing Challenge


About Venturing

 

Venturing is a youth development program in Sam Houston Area Council for young men and women 14 years of age (and in the 9th grade) through 20 years old. Venturing provides positive experiences to help young people mature and become responsible and caring adults. The program offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development, citizenship, and physical fitness. Sea Scouts is a youth development program for young men and women 14 years of age (and in the 9th grade) through 20 years old with a special interest in aquatic activities.

Each Venturing crew has its own special interest, often including (but not limited to) outdoors activities, sports, arts and hobbies, religious life, or aquatics. These activities, plus service projects, ceremonies, and friendly competition, help youth to learn the core values and give them a sense of personal achievement. Consultants from the community play an important part in Venturing. Through positive peer group interaction and adult mentoring, youth also learn honesty, responsibility, and respect.

Venturing crews can be coed, all-male, or all-female. The chartered organization and the leadership make that decision. The special interest is determined by the chartered organization and by the interests and capabilities of the youth and adults in the crew or ship.

Questions

Have questions about SHAC Venturing?  shacventurer@gmail.com

Free Placemats for Blue and Gold Banquets 

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Friday, January 9, 2015 10:51:00 AM

Free, customizable placemats are available to use at blue and gold banquets to help promote day camp. Enter the date and location of your district day camp before printing.

2015 Cub Scout Day Camp

Cub Scout Day/Twilight Camp is a council camp hosted by districts for Scouts entering 1st – 5th grade for the 2015-2016 school year. Scouts earn rank advancements, learn new skills, play sports and games, make crafts, shoot BB guns and archery, but most of all have fun. Scouts can attend any district’s camp that best suits their schedule. Participants receive a t-shirt and patch. Advancements offered at Day Camp supplements the exciting program offered at Resident Camp.

At camp, Cub Scouts will salute those heroes who help keep us safe and secure each and every day. Can only adults be heroes? Heroes are often ordinary kids who did something out of the ordinary! Sometimes a hero is obvious, the policeman who risks his life to protect us from violence or the fireman who pulls people out of burning buildings. Some people around us seem like regular people, but they are heroes because they used to be soldiers in the military and served our country to keep us free. Heroes  are all around us. You never know when or where emergencies will arise. Scouting teaches us how to handle these situations. We don’t expect to get hurt, and don’t expect to need first aid, but we are prepared just in case. Do Your Best! One person can make a difference. One person who helps can change someone’s world. Maybe one day the hero will be you or your Cub Scout.

Register for University of Scouting 

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Thursday, January 8, 2015 11:03:00 PM

February 7, 2015

Benjamin Davis High School
12525 Ella Blvd
Houston, TX 77067

University of Scouting is an annual training event for Cub Scout, Boy ScoutVarsityVenturing, Sea Scouts, Order of the Arrow, district and council leaders and parents. It is an action-packed, fun-filled single day of supplemental training where participants choose from over 100 courses. Sessions are led by experienced volunteers who will help you enhance your ability to deliver a fun and exciting program to the Scouts. This unique day of seminars provides information, techniques, and best practices on how to improve your Scout program. Whether you are new to the program or a veteran of many years, the University of Scouting has something for you.  

Youth courses include Chaplain's Aid Conference, Troop Guide Conference, Den Chief Conference and much more. Webelos, whose parents are attending University of Scouting, can attend Basic Aid Training (Readyman Badge).
 

 Register                  Course Catalog

Lunch is available for purchase during online registration.

 


For Questions Contact:

 

Kerin & Scott Farrell
University of Scouting Chairs
 Kerin: (954) 668-6321
 Scott: (954) 699-6321
  UofScouting@att.net
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cesiah Molina
University of Scouting Registration
 (713) 756-3398
 Cesiah.Molina@scouting.org

 

 

 

 

 

Benno Dunn
Council Training Chair
 (281) 413-9912
 bennodunn@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

Michelle Phillips
Program Chair and Training Chair Staff Advisor
 (713) 756-3308
 Michelle.Phillips@scouting.org

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Camp Registration is Open 

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Wednesday, October 29, 2014 9:39:00 AM

Cub Scout Resident Camp is a three-night campout at Bovay Scout Ranch for Cub Scouts entering the first through fifth grade the following school year.  From Cub Scout skills to rank advancements, these camps are full of fun and learning. 

 

El Rancho Cima, located 15 miles west of San Marcos, TX has a variety of summer programs for Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers and Sea Scouts. The camp is 2,680 acres of mountainous terrain covered by an umbrella of cedars and hardwoods. Boy Scouts can earn merit badges, learn and practice their Scouting skills, follow the patrol method and work towards advancement, while having a fun in the Texas Hill Country.  Activities include swimming, climbing and even a high adventure program to challenge older Scouts.

  • Cockrell River Summer Camp is located on the banks of the Blanco River among native pecan and cypress trees. During summer camp, aquatics are the biggest draw to Cockrell River Camp, including swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing, just to name a few.
  • Horseshoe Bend Summer Camp is held in the shadows of Sentinel Peak and Fortress Mountain. During summer camp, Horseshoe Bend is the hub of the western program. Activities include horseback riding, backpacking, climbing, swimming, and much more.
  • Rough Riders is a high adventure summer camp experience. Senior Boy Scouts, Venturers and adults will experience zip lining, a horseback trek, whitewater adventure, rock climbing, rappelling and much more.
  • Super Troop is an opportunity for Boy Scouts to attend an extra week of Boy Scout summer camp, or to attend camp individually if a Boy Scout can’t attend camp with his unit. Limited spots are available.
     

Cockrell River Camp

Cockrell River Camp has 14 campsites shaded by 75-year old native pecan and black walnut trees. The Blanco River provides campers with 1.5 miles of unique swimming, canoeing, rowing, and fishing opportunities. A state-of-the-art .22 rifle and five-stand shotgun range, and 40 foot climbing and rappelling tower, make for an unforgettable experience.

Cockrell River Camp is located in El Rancho Cima, just two miles from the main gate. The breath-taking views are endless, as you make your way down towards your campsite on the Blanco River. Each campsite has its own spectacular view of the river. The Blanco River provides unique swimming, canoeing, rowing, and kayaking opportunities. On a hot summer's day, relief is just steps in the 68 degree year-round Blanco River.

The rifle, shotgun, and archery range will provide any novice shooter a chance to learn and become an expert marksman and gives experienced shooters a new challenge. 


Register for 2015 Summer Camp
Cockrell River Camp 

Week 1 6/14 - 6/20/2015 Register
Week 2 6/21 - 6/27/2015 Register
Week 3 6/28 - 7/4/2015 Register
Week 4 7/5 - 7/11/2015 Register
Week 5 7/12 - 7/18/2015 Register
Week 6 7/19 - 7/25/2015 Register
     
Year Round Weekend Camping Register

 
 


Horseshoe Bend

Walter Scout Camp at Horseshoe Bend has a variety of programs including a range with eight rifle shooting stations and two shotgun shooting stations, horse riding, and numerous hiking trails. Horseshoe Bend has an exciting program that Scouts and leaders won't forget.

Walter Scout Camp at Horseshoe Bend is located a half mile inside the main gate of El Rancho Cima. At Walter Scout Camp at Horseshoe Bend, life is a little more laid back, as in the days of the Old West. Transportation is a little different from city life, with over 40 horses from which to choose. Scouts may encounter may cowboys who will always greet you with a friendly "Howdy."

During summer camp, Walter Scout Camp at Horseshoe Bend has a variety of unique programs that include horseback riding, rodeo, trips to the meadow, and of course, the spectacular hike to Sentinel Peak. The merit badge program includes shooting sports, ecology, conservation, aquatics (pool only), handicrafts and much more. 



Register for 2015 Summer Camp
Walter Scout Camp at Horseshoe Bend

Week 1 6/14 - 6/20/2015 Register
Week 2
(LDS Week)
6/22 - 6/27/2015 Register
Week 3 6/28 - 7/4/2015 Register
Week 4 7/5 - 7/11/2015 Register
     
Year Round Weekend Camping Register


 


Rough Riders

Rough Riders is a high adventure summer camp experience for older Scouts with activities such as zip lining, horseback riding, water adventures, rock climbing, rappelling and much more. Older Scouts can attend Rough Riders while their unit is attending summer camp. Participants can also sign up individually. 

Discover some of the forgotten land of El Rancho Cima during the Rough Rider program, and spend a week of summer on the historic Devil's Backbone. Rough Riders is an experience designed to challenge the senior members of your troop and crew and prepare them for other high adventure base camps. At the Hamman High Adventure Base at Iron Wheel Mesa, troops, teams and crews will have the advantage of going through the ever growing COPE course which includes:

  • Calamity Jane - a 65 foot climbing tower with a 1,500 foot zip-line
  • Little Sure Shot - a 2,000 foot zip-line ride over the Blanco River
  • 4 high elements
  • 6 low elements
  • Work on leadership and teamwork skills

From base camp on the mesa, participants will take a horseback trek down custom trails to and from three back country sites and cookout and camp overnight and:

  • Shoot black power rifles at Rocky Gulch
  • Experience the heritage of El Rancho Cima's early inhabitants through activities such as tomahawk throwing at Homestead Meadows
  • Learn about metal working at the forge, located right on the Blanco River

Register for 2015 Rough Riders

Week 1 6/14/15 - 6/20/2015 Register
Week 2 6/21/15 - 6/27/2015 Register
Week 3 6/28/15 - 7/4/2015 Register
Week 4 7/5/15 - 7/11/2015 Register
 

Cub Scout Resident Camp

Resident Camp is a three-night campout at Bovay Scout Ranch for Cub Scouts entering the first through fifth grade the following school year.  From Cub Scout skills to rank advancements, these camps are full of fun and learning. Cub Scouts attending resident camp are also encouraged to register for day camp, as the advancements offered at Resident Camp add to those offered at Day / Twilight Camp.

Resident Camp includes activities such as: seeking treasure in the Lost Mine, archeological quest at the dinosaur dig, high speed pedal action at the BMX bike track, Robin Hood style adventure at the archery range, marksmanship at Fort Bluebell’s BB gun range, action at the K.S. “Bud” Adams Sports Field, pow wow at the Indian Village, exploring camp at the Nature Center, and splashing in the water at the David Weekley Family Water Park.

Resident Camp Registration

Register Session Date Session Time
Session 1 July 8 - 11, 2015 Wed at 2 pm - Sat at 11 am
Session 2 July 12 - 15, 2015 Sun at 2 pm - Wed at 11 am
Session 3 July 15 - 18, 2015 Wed at 2 pm - Sat at 11 am
Session 4 July 19 - 22, 2015 Sun at 2 pm - Wed at 11 am
Session 5 July 22 - 25, 2015 Wed at 2 pm - Sat at 11 am
Session 6 July 26 - 29, 2015 Sun at 2 pm - Wed at 11 am
Session 7 July 29 - August 1, 2015 Wed at 2 pm - Sat at 11 am

Upcoming Scout Days 

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Monday, October 6, 2014 12:18:00 PM

Science Engineering Fair of Houston

March 1, 2015
University of Houston Main Campus, Cullen Performance Hall (map)
9:00 am - 1:30 pm

The Science Engineering Fair of Houston (SEFH) provides a unique and beneficial science educational service to public and private junior and senior high school students in grades 7-12 from 22 surrounding counties. 

Boy Scouts are invited to view the 2015 science fair projects on Sunday, March 1 from 9:00 am - 1:30 pm. This is a free event. Take advantage of the opportunity to interact with student researchers, ask questions, and experience STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) at its best.

SEFH Judges Needed

The fair needs Scouters to assist in judging the science projects on Saturday, February 28. It takes between 400-600 volunteer judges for this event! Judges are required to have a college degree and have knowledge in the category they judge. Please consider volunteering as a judge and helping to encourage this generation of students to continue their passion for scientific research. This is also an opportunity for Scouters to get project and/or program ideas for youth in their units. For more information on judging, please visit the SEFH website.


Boy Scout Aviation Merit Badge

January 31, 2015
May 23, 2015
September 5, 2015

Soar to new heights this year in science, math, and history with the 1940 Air Terminal Museum's Aviation Merit Badge Workshop. Located at William P. Hobby Airport, these exciting one-day programs serve as an excellent introduction for youth to aviation while helping them earn their Aviation Merit Badge*. Scouts will learn about the forces of flight, types of engines, and functions of aircraft instruments and control surfaces. Guided tours of the 1940 Air Terminal Museum and presentations by career speakers will also inform participants of commercial aviation’s rapid growth and various job opportunities available in the Houston Area.  Flyer.  Registration Form.


Scout Day at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

March 18, 2015

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is dedicated to benefiting youth, supporting education, and facilitates better agricultural practices through exhibitions and presentation, and was organized for charitable, educational and scientific purposes to encourage and promote the breeding, raising and marketing of better livestock and farm products at public fairs and to promote and maintain research and educational functions within the livestock industry.

Save the Date: March 18, 2015 is Scout Day. Tickets typically include admission to the carnival, livestock and horse shows, shopping food, educational exhibits and the rodeo. Scouts can attend a special presentation to fulfill some of the requirements for the "Horsemanship" Merit Badge for Boy Scouts, and the "Horseback Riding Sports Belt Loop and Pin" for Cub Scouts.


Texas A&M Merit Badge University

April 11, 2015

Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service fraternity is hosting a Merit Badge University for Boy Scouts at Texas A&M in College Station. Over 30 merit badge classes are being offered, including some Eagle Scout required badges. This event is for SHAC registered Scouts; there is a cap of 300 Scouts. For more information, visit their website

About Alpha Phi Omega

For over 70 years, Alpha Phi Omega has continued its commitment to the Boy Scouts of America, and was founded on the principles of Scouting. Even though a Scouting background is no longer required for membership into the fraternity; the fraternity maintains a rich Scouting membership which usually includes several Eagle Scouts. 

The purpose of the MBU is to allow Scouts the opportunity to visit a college town, and to give Scouts the opportunity to earn merit badges in a college academic environment. Scouts also get access to resources that they would normally not have available to them on the local troop level. It is an opportunity for Scouts to work with university faculty and students. 


Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Houston Museum of Natural Science offers a variety of classes of Scouts.

  • Tigers, Wolves, Bears, and Webelos can spend the night at the museum during the Scout Adventure Night!  Scouts can all have an exclusive adventure through the Museum exhibit halls, with activities and late-night flashlight super safari through our giant new paleontology hall. Also included are special programs in the Burke Baker Planetarium, where Scouts have a clear night adventure under the stars!
  • Tigers, Wolves and Bears can work on belt loops and pins during two-hour classes.
  • Webelos can work on the Engineering, Forester, Geologist, Naturalist and Scientist during two-hour classes.
  • Boy Scouts can attend the museum's Summer Scout Academy will offer 31 different merit badge- including 4 eagle-required badges - during week-long summer scout classes at HMNS!
     

The Health Museum

The Health Museum offers a variety of classes for Scouts. Private classes can also be scheduled for groups of 10 or more Scouts on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Webelos can work on the Forester, Geologist, Traveler, Citizen, Readyman, Scientist, Fitness, and Aquanaut badges.
  • Boy Scouts can work on 21 different merit badges.

 


Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center offers a variety of classes for Scouts. Scouts investigate the nature sanctuary with a naturalist and learn about the fascinating ecology of the forest. All of our Scout programs are conducted by staff naturalists and use our nature sanctuary as a field laboratory for hands-on explorations!

  • Tigers, Wolves and Bears can work on some outdoor advancements during their Cub Scout Workshops.
  • Webelos can work on the Naturalist and Forester badges
  • Boy Scouts can work on the Bird Study merit badge and conduct Eagle Scout projects.

Houston Zoo

The Houston Zoo offers a spend the night at the zoo for a unique, after-hours experience which includes interactive activities, touchable animals, pizza dinner, Scout advancements on certain nights, and a continental breakfast!  
 


Weather Center Houston

The Weather Center Houston offers the Boy Scout Weather merit badge.


Armand Bayou Nature Center

The Armand Bayou Nature Center offers a variety of classes for Scouts. 

  • Tigers, Wolves and Bears can work on several outdoor advancements.
  • Webelos can work on the Naturalist and Forester badge.


Watch for additional Scout Days to be announced soon:

  • Scout Day at the Astros
  • Scout Day at Schlitterbahn
  • Boy Scout Aviation Merit Badge at the 1940 Air Terminal Museum
  • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

For more information, contact:

Shane Burks
Marketing/Communications Director
(713) 756-3301
 Shane.Burks@shac.org

Photographic Memories of Scouting Needed for 100th Anniversary Coffee Table Book 

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Thursday, August 7, 2014 10:41:00 AM

Sam Houston Area Council is producing a coffee table book in celebration of the 100th anniversary, and we need your help. We are searching for photographs for this keepsake book within these categories:

  •  
  • Historical scenes of Scouting from the past 100 years
  • Multi-generations of Scouting families
  • Interesting community service programs
  • High adventure Scouting experiences

Send your historical memories (with the highest possible resolution of digital copies of photograph) to Bill Penczak , along with descriptions of the people, the activity, the year and place. We will let you know if your memories will be included in this fun and sentimental keepsake of SHAC's first century of service to the Houston community.    

One of the earliest troops in SHAC on a troop hike near the ship channel. The Scouts were seated on mounds made from dirt cast up from the digging near the turn basin.