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Scout Fair: Exciting Changes 

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Wednesday, August 24, 2016 9:48:00 AM

May 6, 2017

Minute Maid Park

We are excited to announce that Scout Fair will be held at Minute Maid Park on May 6, 2017.

About Scout Fair

At Scout Fair, Scouts of all ages converge to showcase their Scouting skills. Meet leaders and Scouts from your neighborhood. Sample the amazing dutch oven creations and other delicacies in the outdoor cooking area.

Visit the midway with over 90 experts representing merit badges. Enjoy live entertainment on the center stage. Watch demonstrations, interact with participating booths from our community partners...pick up free offers.

Scouts and the entire family will enjoy visiting hundreds of booths with fun activities and crafts, learning Scout skills, meeting new friends and tasting the delicious outdoor cooking.

Annual Report 

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Saturday, August 20, 2016 10:42:00 AM

Each year the Sam Houston Area Council produces an annual report. This report is our overview of accomplishments and provides an outline of the services provided to the 16 counties we serve. 

Dear Friends of Scouting,

Thanks to you, 2015 was another positive year for Scouting in southeast Texas. Camping is a critical element of Scouting. The Sam Houston Area Council plans to become a
leader in camping by having first-class, well-maintained facilities that provide safe, fun and educational outdoor programs for our Scouts. The Sam Houston Area Council’s camping vision is to provide “Exemplary, Sustainable Outdoor Experiences and Creative Learning for 21st Century Youth and Their Leaders.”

The first portion of this vision was realized in 2015 when Tellepsen Scout Camp at Bovay Scout Ranch was opened. In its first year, nearly 2,200 Scouts and Venturers visited Tellepsen Scout Camp, where they experienced the wonders of the outdoors, climbed the Council’s highest climbing wall and took aim at its biggest shooting range. Additional segments of the camping visions are included elsewhere in this annual report.

During 2015, the Sam Houston Area Council served over 57,000 youth in our Scouting, Exploring and school-based Learning for Life programs. Our Scouting program continues to offer varied opportunities to teach youth, enabling them to be strong in character, have self-confidence and grow in their leadership abilities. Fostering these
talents, along with service projects and citizenship activities, is how we are helping our community, nation and world become a better place. As a measure of our membership, quality programming, community service and financial health, the Boy Scouts of America recognized our Council with Silver Level status in the national Journey to Excellence program.

All of our successes in 2015 were made possible through the tireless efforts of our nearly 19,000 volunteers and adult leaders. Thanks to their commitment to southeast Texas, we are able to continue to lead youth to life-long values, service and achievement. The following pages highlight the 2015 accomplishments of the Sam Houston Area Council. Letter from Leadership Council achieved Silver Level Status for 2015 in the National Boy Scouts of America Performance Program Journey to Excellence

View the Full 2015 Annual Report

Richard A. Eichler
Chairman of the Board

Brian W. Foster
Council Commissioner

Thomas O. Varnell
CEO/Scout Executive

SHAC Corps: Service to Camp 

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Thursday, August 18, 2016 11:30:00 PM

September 9-11, 2016

Camp Brosig

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 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.

Registration

Register for SHAC Corps

The 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 Kaitlin 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

Contacts

OA Service Corps
SHAC Corps Questions
service@colonneh.org

Brett Lee
Staff Adviser
 (713) 756-3306
 Brett.Lee@scouting.org

 

 

 

Advancement Academy 

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Thursday, August 11, 2016 8:54:00 AM

September 10, 2016

Cockrell Scout Center
2225  N Loop
Houston, Texas 77008

Advancement Academy is a training for unit advancement chairs, committee members, unit leaders and district advancement committee members. Instructors will discuss advancements for all Scouts, training requirements and recent advancement updates and changes. The day begins with an opening general session followed by program specific breakout sessions. The working lunch will consist of a Q&A discussion on advancement topics followed by additional breakout sessions.

This training is a highly recommended program for all district and unit advancement chairs and anyone interested or involved in the advancement process.

Registration

The fee to attend is $5. Lunch will be available for $8 and must be ordered when registering. Copies of the Advancement Guide are available at the special discount price of $10, if pre-ordered ($12 onsite).

  Course Schedule       Course Catalog        Register

Courses

Opening

9:00

10:00

11:00

12:00

1:00

2:00

Opening Orientation Session On Advancement  Cub Scout Advancement - Delivering Adventure Pack Planning for Cub Scout Advancement STEM/Nova for Cub Scouts  Working Lunch Q&A Internet Advancement and ScoutBook   Leadership Techniques for working with special needs Cub Scouts  Working with Scouts with ADD & ADHD
Effective Troop Advancement Scoutmaster Conferences Advancement for Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts and Venturers with Disabilities or Special Needs Judgment Calls - Active, Position of Responsibility, Scout Spirit  Boards of Review Before Eagle 
Life to Eagle Process  Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook  Eagle Scout Service Project Coach, Fundraising, & Other Issues The Eagle Application and Verification Special Circumstances Appeals, Extensions, etc. 
Venturing Advancement  STEM/Nova for Boy Scouts and Venturers  The Eagle Scout Service Project - Hornaday Project Connection  Merit Badge Counselor Orientation

           


Contacts

Cesiah Molina
Advancement Academy registration
 (713) 756-3398
 cesiah.molina@scouting.org

 

Karen O'Toole
Council Advancement Chair
 (926) 203-2592
 otoole.karen@gmail.com

 

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

 

 

Day of Service 

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Sunday, August 7, 2016 10:07:00 AM

September 24, 2016

Order of the Arrow members will be leading a service project on National Public Lands Day. This service opportunity is open to all Boy Scouts, Scouters, family members and Venturers. This project will serve to meet the Life Scout conservation project hours. The project is being held at Double Lake Recreation Area (301 FM 2025 Rd, Coldspring, TX 77331). The cost is only $5 per person and includes lunch.

Register 

Schedule

7:00 am Check-in
8:00 am Safety Meeting
3:30 pm Conclude

What to Bring

  • Work clothes (jeans, long sleeve shirt, boots, work gloves, hat)
  • Insect repellant
  • Rain Gear
  • Water Bottle
  • Equipment
  • BSA Medical Form (parts A & B for all Scouting events)

About National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. Nearly 200,000 volunteers and park visitors will provide service at 2,520 public land sites in all 50 states. Connect with NPLD on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or sign up for their newsletter to stay posted! NPLD began in 1994 with three sites and 700 volunteers. It proved to be a huge success and became a yearly tradition, typically held on the last Saturday in September. Since the first NPLD, the event has grown by leaps and bounds.

Contact

If you have any questions please contact Patrick Weisbrod at 281-408-5204 or pweisbrod@att.net.

 

Recruiting Checklist 

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Saturday, August 6, 2016 8:22:00 AM

 

We are excited to announce that the fall recruiting campaign is going to be Rocket Into Scouting.

The Rocket Into Scouting program is designed to take your recruiting efforts to new heights. With a focus on fun, this program invites families in your community to experience the adventures that only Scouting can offer. The program leverages an activity that kids love (building and launching rockets) while showing parents that Scouting will foster their child’s creativity, initiative, and sense of wonder.

Newly recruited Scouts will receive a rocket patch. Scouts who join in September will also receive a rocket that they will be able to design, build, and launch at a fall district event. The council will provide support materials (rockets, fliers, yard signs, training) to help your pack have a successful fall recruiting campaign. 

Pack Recruitment Resources         District Membership Chairs     Unit Membership Checklist

Here are eight things you can start doing now to prepare for a successful fall recruiting campaign:

1. Recruit a unit membership chair/coordinator

Assign an adult to serve as the unit membership chair. The unit membership chair is appointed by the committee chairman to help ensure a smooth transition of new Scouts into the unit and orientation for new parents. They are responsible for recruiting campaigns and for year-round recruitment, growth and retention.

2. Contact your school

Contact your school or chartered organization to schedule a boy talk/sign up event dates. It's not too early. Build a good working relationship with school personnel. If there are school access challenges, a positive relationship, grounded in shared values and respectful of the role the school staff serves in the organization, is the first thing Scouters need to appreciate and act on. As a counterpart to the appreciation for schools and school staff, helping school staff and leadership understand what Scouting does for young people is of value as well. Commitment to meeting the needs of youth is shared by both constituencies. 

 

 

3. Attend Fall Recruitment Training

Mark your calendar and plan to attend the district fall recruitment training in August. The unit membership chair and pack leaders should attend. Find the dates and location at shac.org/membership-contacts.

4. Set recruiting goals

Determine your pack fall recruitment goals to properly plan for recruitment materials and rocket patches.

5. Promote

Promote your pack recruitment efforts thru church, school, and community newsletters and social media sites. Also, plan to attend school open house, PTA/PTO meetings to promote recruitment and participation.

6. Order fall recruiting flyers

Request fall recruiting flyers. Order fall recruiting flyers by going to shac.org/fall-recruiting-flyers. Please order at least two weeks before your sign up event.

7. Verify unit information on district website

Verify the unit contact information on your district website. There is a unit page on the toolbar of every district website.  Please make sure your unit’s information is correct.  There is a link at the top of the page to submit corrections to the webmaster.  The information on this page is important as this information shows up in internet searches. Also, fill out our social media survey, so we can help promote your unit.

9. Update BeAScout.org

Make sure your unit’s information is correct on BeAScout.org.  BeAScout.org is a tool prospective families use to find units to join. Is your unit information up to date or do you have the unit leader from three years ago as your contact?

We suggest you list your feeder school(s) and/or church in the description. If your unit does not have a website, refer them to the district website (preferably the unit’s page, for example, www.raven.shac.org/units). 

The following registered leaders in your unit have the ability to update your unit's meeting location and contact information:

(A) Unit Leader: this means your Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Varsity Coach, Crew Advisor or Skipper
(B) Unit Committee Chair
(C) Chartered Organization Representative

Here’s what you need to do to update your unit's pin - the whole process should take less than 10 minutes:

  • Step 1. Log onto your account at “MyScouting.org” and select “BeAScout” from the Unit Tools section on the left-hand menu. A new page will be displayed: There are two "tabs" on this window, and you should be on "Unit Pin Management" - if not, then click the "Unit Pin Management" tab. 
     
  • Step 2. Take a moment to look over the Unit Pin Management screen: If at any time you are lost, look for the "Help" link in the upper right-hand corner of the page for help.  Also, note that the "Google Pin Preview" section, in the bottom-right area of the page, will display what will appear on the Google map.  It will change as you enter/edit information in these steps. 
     
  • Step 3. Check the "Unit Description" - this box contains a combination of your unit name and your chartered organization. If that the information is incorrect then reach out to your district executive (DE) for assistance. 
     
  • Step 4: If your Scout unit has a website, enter the web address (URL).  Otherwise, enter your district website, preferably the unit’s page on the district website (e.g., www.raven.shac.org/units). You can always edit this field later if your unit establishes a website.
  • Step 5. Update the Alternate Unit Description: many units opt to type their unit type and number followed by their meeting location (example: "Pack 867 - Lincoln Elementary")
     
  • Step 6: Make sure the Pin Status says "Active" if you want your pin visible to perspective Scouts and parents on the map. 
     
  • Step 7a: Select your primary contact. The primary contact will receive all emails from prospective Scout parents, so be sure to let the person know that they will be responding to all parent leads. If the fields in this section are "grey" then you must check the "Contact Person" box in the "Fields Displayed on Google Pin" section at the bottom-left side of the page.  If the person is already a registered adult leader in your Scout unit, then their name will be selectable from a list.  Once selected, all information is automatically provided in this section's fields. 
     
  • Step 7b: Also be sure to check all the information with the primary contact volunteer and edit fields that are no longer current (e.g., phone number, email address). It is very important that you keep this information up-to-date as volunteers and contact information will change over time.
     
  • Step 8. Enter the location where your unit holds its meetings (address information). This address will dictate where your unit pin will appear on Google Maps.  Note that it may be helpful to enter the name of your meeting location "address 1" and the street address on "address 2"

  • Step 9. Type special announcements, up to 133 characters, in the box under Special Announcements. We suggest you list your feeder school(s) and/or church.

  • Step 10. Check the Google PIN preview - this is a preview of what will appear on the map. Parents will only be able to see what is in this box, so please review it carefully for accuracy. 

  • NOTE: There is an option to change the icon from a Scouting map symbol representing your unit type to something else. Please DO NOT change the unit logo icon.
     
  • Step 10. Once you are done, click the “SAVE” button and your information will be uploaded.

That’s all you need to do to set up your unit for BeAScout.org. Be sure to do this as soon as possible so your unit will get recruiting leads.

Conservation Training 

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Friday, August 5, 2016 4:53:00 PM

“The Boy Scouts of America has adopted the principles of Leave No Trace, which are easy to learn and apply. Every outing and activity should be conducted with Leave No Trace in mind. As young people mature, we will enjoy an increasingly beautiful environment because of the impact of their training in Leave No Trace. As members of the Boy Scouts of America, we should be good stewards of our environment through knowledgeable use of resources.

We all must take responsibility for our decisions when we use the outdoors, and we should treat the environment with respect so future generations can enjoy the outdoors as we do today.” -Teaching Leave No Trace (BSA No. 21-117). 

Several conservation courses are taught at Cub Scout Leader Pow Wow in November and University of Scouting in February. There are two unique training opportunities:

BSA Leave No Trace Trainer Course

October 14 - 16, 2016

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 by 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 Outdoor Ethics Trainer Course

 

Outdoor Ethics Master Educator Course

October 28-30 and November 10-13, 2016

The Leave No Trace Master Educator Course is a five-day, five-night course conducted over two weekends.  This is the first time this course has ever offered in our council. The course will be held at Camp Brosig, outside of Sealy, Texas. 

The Master Educator course is the summit of Leave No Trace training and may be taken by individuals, ages 18 and up who wish to be accredited as Master Educators by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. Prior completion of a Leave No Trace Trainer course is recommended.  Master Educators form the pinnacle of Scoutings outdoor ethics program, providing instruction to individuals and units wishing to adopt cutting edge outdoor ethics and techniques into their unit programs.

Graduated LNT Master Educators will be able to organize and teach the 16-hour Leave No Trace Trainers Course, the BSA Leave No Trace 101, and Outdoor Ethics Orientation, LNT awareness workshops and facilitate all of the BSA Outdoor Ethics Awards for Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. The registration fee is $250 and includes course materials and all meals.

Register for Outdoor Ethics Master Educator Course
 


Contact

For more information, contact the council conservation committee.

Silver Beaver Recipients Announced 

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Monday, August 1, 2016 1:00:00 AM

The Silver Beaver Award is the highest form of recognition that a local council can bestow on a volunteer. In 1931, BSA President Mortimer L. Schiff recommended to the national board that an award be devised for recognition of distinguished service to youth in the area of a local council, and the concept of the Silver Beaver Award recognition was established.

The Silver Beaver Award recipients will be presented their award at the Council Recognition Reception on October 25, 2016, at the Chapelwood United Methodist Church (11140 Greenbay, Houston TX 77024) at 7:00 pm. Congratulations to these very deserving Scouters.

 

The 2016 Silver Beaver Recipients are:

Recipient District
Susie Becvar Phoenix
Bill Breetz Council
Walter Brookhart Mustang
David Brown Orion
Rodger Brown Skyline
Simone Brown Skyline
Victor Burk Council
Michael Campbell Iron Horse
Neal Farmer Soaring Eagle
Duane Gaither Council
Karan Garske San Jacinto
Stephen Greenwade Tall Timbers
Susan Hansen Mustang
Kevin Henao Tall Timbers
Magdaleno Jaramillo Orion
James Kennedy Phoenix
Walter Luckett Brazos
Denise Milby Orion
Michael Narvaez Phoenix
Guy Allen Parker Thunder Wolf
Mark Randall Iron Horse
William Repman Raven
Mike Sheets Big Cypress
Stephen Sheward Tall Timbers
Steve Smallwood Orion
Gordon Start Aquila
Bob Steubing Big Cypress
Bobby Ray Williams, Jr. David Crockett
Richard Williams Arrowmoon
Danny Wilson Aldine Pathfinder
The Sam Houston Area Council has participated in this recognition program since its inception, presenting Silver Beaver Awards in 1931 to W. A. Childress and to E. A. Hudson. Beginning with those first two awards, more than 1500 adult leaders in our council have been recognized in this manner. Nominations for the Silver Beaver award are due annually on May 1. Download a complete list of Sam Houston Area Council Silver Beaver recipients.
 

Webelos Coyote Extreme 

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Thursday, July 28, 2016 7:42:00 AM

November 11-13, 2016
Bovay Scout Ranch

Webelos Coyote Trail Xtreme (WCTX) is a weekend campout for 4th and 5th grade Webelos at Bovay Scout Ranch. During this fast paced fun filled weekend, During this fast paced fun filled weekend Webelos will work on ropes, flag etiquette, knots, nature, first aid and more; while trekking across the ranch to exciting outpost program areas. Webelos will work on more advanced Webelos requirements and will be introduced to the patrol method giving them a unique experience into the importance of teamwork and other skills they will need for their first Boy Scout camp out such as fire lays, basic knots, lashings, and more.  WCTX begins on Friday evening and runs through Sunday.  Space is limited, so register early. 

Registration

Webelos Scouts and their parent(s)/guardian(s) can register. The fee for Webelos Coyote Xtreme is $115 per Webelos and includes four meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday), patch, t-shirt, water bottle and Webelos program supplies. The adult fee is $40 per adult and includes four meals. Every adult attending Bovay Scout Ranch must follow camp policies and procedures located in the Leader's Guide and the Guide to Safe Scouting.

Registration for Webelos Coyote Xtreme

General Information

Frequently Asked Questions About Webelos Coyote Xtreme

How are refunds handled?
See the council refund policy.
What are the leadership requirements?

Webelos should bring at least one family member. Webelos may be under the direction of a Webelos leader, but Webelos leaders may not be responsible for more than one additional “nonfamily member” youth. Every adult must have a copy of their Youth Protection Training certificate taken online at www.myscouting.org within last 2 years. Every Webelos must be under the supervision of a leader, parent or guardian. Bovay follows all Guide to Safe Scouting rules.

What health form do I need to attend Webelos Coyote Xtreme Camp?
A copy of the BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (Parts A and B) must be turned in for every participant.
What do the fees include?
The fee for Webelos Coyote Xtreme is $115 per Webelos and includes four meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday), patch, t-shirt, water bottle and Webelos program supplies. The adult fee is $40 per adult and includes four meals. Scouts must be members of the Boy Scouts of America.
What are the check-in procedures?

Campers may check-in between 3:00 - 10:00 pm on Friday evening or between 7:00 - 9:00 am on Saturday morning. Programs begin on Saturday at 9:00 or 10:00 am and run until 5:00 pm. 

The designated leader will check in at registration office in the administration building (approximately 1 mile past the main gate on the left) and register the unit or group. Registration lines can be a long on busy weekends so please be patient. To facilitate a quicker registration process, please be sure to have all of the mandatory paperwork: 
1. Camp roster, two copies;
2. Youth Protection Training, copy of certificate for every adult;
3. Current BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (Part A and B) for each participant, two copies alphabetized in an envelope or notebook (one to keep in campsite and one to turn in during registration);
4. Camp registration confirmation (printed receipt);
5. Hazardous Weather Training, copy of certificate for one adult in the unit (taken online within past years).

When registration is complete, the staff will assign campsites and campers may then proceed to their campsite. When you arrive at your campsite, please inspect your campsite and any rental equipment (cots or tents) to make sure there are no safety issues or prior damages. If your cots or tents have any problems please report it immediately to staff. All campsites have a pavilion with multiple picnic tables and a red fire water bucket. Distribute wristbands to all youth and adults. Everyone must wear their designated wristbands at all times. Wristband colors determine which rotation schedule the Scout should follow. Please follow the specified rotation schedule as the program is designed for a specific number of youth at each outpost.

What are the departure procedures?

Departure is after breakfast on Sunday. Camp is closed at 11 a.m. On the morning of departure, the campmaster will drop off cleaning supplies at the restrooms. Follow the written instructions on cleaning assigned showers and restrooms. Scouts should conduct a “police line” where Scouts stand within arm’s length of each other and walk the entire campsite picking up all trash. The campmaster will inspect each campsite to make sure the campsite, restrooms, showers, and pavilions are undamaged and clean, and that all gear and trash is removed. After passing inspection, proceed to the administration building to sign out and pick up paperwork.

What is the schedule?
Tentative Schedule:

Friday

3:00 – 10:00 pm: Check-in at the administration building, camp set up, dinner on own, pack free time

8:00 pm: Leader's meeting in Safari Room

Saturday

7:00-9:00 am: Late check-in at the administration building, camp set-up, breakfast on own

9:00 or 10:00 am – noon: Program

12:00 pm: Lunch in dining hall

1:30 – 5:00 pm: Program

6:00 pm: Dinner in dining hall

7:00 pm: Pack free time in campsites

Sunday

8:00 am: Breakfast in dining hall

9:00 am: Camp breakdown / check-out

11:00 am: Camp closed

Note:  You will receive the final rotation schedule at check-in. Schedules vary based on camp attendance.

What do we need to bring to Webelos Coyote Xtreme?

Bring:  Tent (if not requested when registering); sleeping bag, sheets, or blanket and pillow; cot or air mattress (if not requested when registration); toiletries (e.g., shampoo, toothbrush, deodorant); water bottle; towel and wash cloth; sunscreen; insect repellent; swimsuit; clothes appropriate for weather; rain gear, extra clothes; Scout uniform (determined by pack); closed toed shoes (tennis shoes) and extra pair; flashlight with fresh batteries; personal medication; first aid kit, one per registered group; Annual Health and Medical Form, Part A & B, required for every participant; small trash bags for restrooms; 55 gallon trash bags for campsite; camper release form, for Scouts whose parents are not attending camp. All items should be marked with name and unit number.

Optional:  Alarm Clock; battery operated lantern; bicycle and bike helmet; book of faith; camera; camp chair; Cub Scout handbook; fishing gear; glow sticks (great to keep track of your kids at night and to play games); lockable footlocker; money for trading post; shower shoes; snacks (do not keep in tent); sports drinks or flavor packets for water (to help keep Scouts hydrated); sunglasses

Adults also need to bring a copy for camp: 
1. Youth Protection Training, copy of certificate for every adult;
2. Hazardous Weather Training, copy of certificate for one adult in the group (taken online within past years).
3. Camp Roster for the group

What NOT to bring to camp:  Alcohol, electronics/game equipment, firearms, guns and ammunition, illegal drugs, liquid fuel lanterns or stoves, pets, scooters, skates, skateboards, valuables

Where can I find cpimco; ca,[ policies?
Every adult attending Bovay Scout Ranch must be familiar with the Leader’s Guide which includes council policies and procedures, and the Guide to Safe Scouting.

Contacts:

Geno Aguilar
Webelos Coyote Camp Registration
 (713) 756-3304
 Geno.Aguilar@scouting.org

 

Fritz Maxwell
Council Camping Chair
 fritz.maxwell@sbcglobal.net

 

Vincent Manning
Bovay Scout Ranch Professional Advisor
 (713) 756-3380
 Vincent.Manning@scouting.org

 

 

 

Never Miss a Post 

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Tuesday, July 12, 2016 6:09:00 PM

To keep up with the latest council news, like us on Facebook.

How to Never Miss a Post

Once you've liked our council's Facebook page, click the arrow next to the "Liked" button and select "See First" under "In Your News Feed." This way, you'll always see our latest posts and Scouting news at the top of your timeline - no matter what time of day you visit Facebook.

Help spread the word about Scouting on Facebook

 

Engage.

Click, like, comment, and share our posts. 

 

Mention the council in your posts. 

Type "@Sam Houston Area Council" and then select the council from the list that appears.

 

Share Memories.

Share your Scouting memories with us by sending photos and videos.  You can post them on our wall or send them to us as a message. You may just see them posted on our wall.

 

Invite Friends.

Invite your Scouting friends to Like our page. 

 

 

The Sam Houston Area Council is focusing on leveraging the power of communications through websites and on social media through Facebook.  The more Scouters share and repost, the more powerful our marketing can be.

Share your unit social media sites

While we are currently focused on Facebook, we have plans to expand to other types of social media. 

We are compiling a list of unit social media sites so we can work together to spread the word about Scouting by tagging, liking commenting and sharing each other posts. 

Would you like your unit website to be listed on your district website?  If so, please complete our social media survey.

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