Special Events

Support the Sam Houston Area Council

The Sam Houston Area Council hosts a number of special events throughout the year to fund various Scouting programs and to recognize the outstanding individuals that provide those programs. Here are some events coming up this year:

The Dodge Ball Challenge is a fundraiser that helps the council achieve its mission of preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. As many as 60 ten-player teams compete for the Patches O’Houllihan Championship Cup.
 
Friends of Eagles Clays is a sporting clays tournament.  Proceeds support the recognition of Eagle Scouts at the New Eagle Scout Reception. Each Eagle Scout receives an Eagle Scout medallion and attends the reception at no cost to him or his family members.
 
The Golf Classic is a fundraiser to support the council. The  will be played in a scramble format with prizes awarded to the top three foursomes on each course. Prizes will also be given for the longest drive and closest to the pin on each course. All proceeds from the event go to support Scouting in the 16 counties supported by the Sam Houston Area Council.
 
The New Eagle Scout 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 his guests.  The evening is underwritten with generous sponsorships by many Eagle Scout alumni, charter members and patrons.  
 
The Sporting Clays Tournament is an annual event to support the Sam Houston Area Council's programs for at-risk youth. Up to one hundred four-person teams can compete in the shot gun shooting game.
The Centennial Gala is an opportunity to honor the legacies of families in Sam Houston Area Council and their many contributions to Scouting at the Distinguished Family Award Dinner.
 
 
The Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award Luncheon celebrates and recognizes individuals and organizations who have made an outstanding contribution toward implementing Scouting opportunities for at-risk youth in urban and rural areas.