This website is operated by the Sam Houston Area Council of Boy Scouts. This site’s main goal is to provide a communication medium for its member scouts, prospective scouts, parents troop leaders, volunteers and donors.
What personal information we collect on this website:
This website will use interactive forms to collect personal information and BSA-oriented information. This information may be released to other local Scout councils and/or to the National Council. The information will also be used for verification purposes, registration, historical data purposes, and trend-analysis. This site will create cookies on a visitor’s computer. In addition, some of the eCommerce applications will send information to third-party vendors or connect to third-party vendors for processing credit card transactions and other monetary transactions. Children 12 and under should not enter data via this site’s interactive applications.
What we do with personal information we gather online:
While we take reasonable precautions to protect the privacy of this information, its security is not guaranteed.
Notice to Parents: Policies Regarding Children
Portions of this site are directed to children ages 12 and under. Children 12 and under are not permitted to enter data through this Web site’s interactive applications. Parents and guardians of children ages 12 and under should enter the data for such children. Such information is used only for the purposes of providing information for Scouting programs (events, unit registration, chartering, and rechartering, camp registration, merit badge registration, etc.) We will not solicit or collect detailed information, such as addresses and telephone numbers, without the consent of a parent or guardian. The Sam Houston Area Council of Boy Scouts does not and will not condone a child’s participation in any online activity or the child’s disclosure of more personal information than is necessary to participate in that activity.
This site does not use online chat or message board communication per recommended guidelines from National.
Written parental consent is required before youth members may be granted access to any editors-only area.
Children’s full names with a photo of the child should not appear in this site. If you find a child’s full name with a photo of the child is accidentally placed on a page in this site, please report the error to the content owner, listed at the bottom of the page, or to the Director, Marketing & Communications.
We would like to encourage you to speak with your child about using the Internet. Keeping their personal information private regardless of what site they are visiting is important and should be discussed with them directly.
Youth Protection Training is available on the National BSA Web site.
Confirmation and Corrections:
You may confirm the information we have collected about you or your child at any time by contacting us at 713-865-9111. If any information we collect about you or your child is incorrect or inaccurate, you may have us correct that information by contacting us at writing to us at Sam Houston Area Council, BSA, Webmaster, 2225 N Loop W, Houston, TX 77008-1311. Please provide your contact information and details of the information that must be corrected.
Links to Other Sites:
Changes to this Policy:
2225 N Loop W
Houston, Texas 77008-1311
Phone: (713) 865-9111
Fax: (713) 659-6729
Lynda.Sanders@shac.org (Director, Marketing & Communications)
Last revised: December 10, 2009