Support the Sam Houston Area Council

Scouting makes a direct and positive impact on our community by teaching positive values and leadership skills to youth. Join the individuals, corporations, and foundations that support Scouting's mission.

The Boy Scouts of America plays a major role in shaping lasting and formative values in the lives of youth. Take a stand on teaching character and integrity to the young people of our country by making a contribution to the council. Sam Houston Area Council is registered with the eBay Giving Works program and AmazonSmile.

Friends of Scouting affords families, friends, alumni, business and community organizations an opportunity to support Scouting. Contributions provide approximately 24 percent of the support the council receives each year. The success of Scouting depends on those who support it.

Endowment gifts ensure the council can continue to offer outstanding programs we now have and also grow to meet the needs of our youth and community for the next 100 years.

Memorials and tributes are a nice way for individuals, businesses, or groups to remember special friends. Special donations in memory or honor of an extraordinary individual will be acknowledged and handled with great care.

Non-cash gifts help ensure the success of Scouting at the Sam Houston Area Council through meaningful gifts such as vehicles, trucks, trailers, boats, stocks, bonds, and yes, even services.
Planned Giving for endowment ensures Scouting will continue building character, fitness, and citizenship for years to come. Click to learn more about ways to plan a gift and the additional personal income and tax benefits your gift can create. Help ensure Scouting success with meaningful planned gifts. Learn more by viewing website or attending a seminar.

Special Events

The Dodgeball 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 corporate teams compete for the Patches O’Houllihan Championship Cup.
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 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 Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner is an opportunity to honor an individual for making a distinct difference in the fabric of the greater Houston area. Proceeds benefit the many youth development programs of the Sam Houston Area Council. 
The Celebrating Cultures 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.

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Jim Rees
Chief Development Officer
(713) 756-3315