During 2014, the Sam Houston Area Council is celebrating 100 years of serving youth. For a century, Scouts have embraced "Do A Good Turn Daily" and "A Scout is Helpful."
Celebrating a Century of Service Patches
Help celebrate a century of service by purchasing limited edition 100th anniversary council shoulder patches (CSP) for $7.50 and activity patches for $1.00, while supplies last. Don't miss your chance to own these keepsakes that will be cherished for a lifetime. Segments can be earned for camp participation and participating in Community Service Day. Patches can be ordered online, purchased at the Cockrell Scout Center (2225 N Loop W, Houston, Texas 77008-1311), or purchased at one of the five Houston area Scout Shops.
Camping has always been a very important part of Scouting. It is both an enjoyable and educational experience in one. For those in the Scouting movement, it allows them to bring a variety of skills they have been taught and put them into practice. In addition, the Scouts learn important 'life' skills such as leadership, self discipline, responsibility, hygiene and much more. As Scouts celebrate their centennial, Scouts will encouraged to participate in this important cornerstone of the Scouting movement. To earn the camp participation patch, choose from one of these awesome camp opportunities:
- The Venturing Summit is the end-of-the-summer activity for all Venturers, Sea Scouts and your friends who are thinking about joining the program. Make it a full weekend, just a day, or a night and a day activity. Venturers can camp, or just enjoy a long summer day.
- Winter Camp is held each year at Camp Strake between Christmas and New Year's, and is a wonderful opportunity for troops to camp and for Scouts to earn merit badges. Merit badge classes are taught by adult Scouters with actual real-life experiences in the field. Registration is due by October 31.
Community Service Day is an opportunity for units to perform a community service project, conservation project, project for their chartered organization, or participate in an Eagle Scout project. Instilling the value of service to others helps to make our world a better place and leaves a lasting legacy with our youth. Community service, conservation and environmental education have always been deeply woven into the philosophy and programs of the Boy Scouts of America. On November 15, 2014, each unit is encourage to conduct a community service or land stewardship project to benefit their local community. Through this council-wide effort, 100,000 hours of service will mark our 100th anniversary.
Community Leaders: Please submit projects that you would like to be considered for Community Service Day. We will distribute the project requests to each of our 27 districts, and you will be contacted by an interested local Scout unit.