The Sam Houston Area Council is hosting the Seventeenth Annual Ten Commandments Hike in conjunction with Scout Sunday. This year we will host four separate hikes. Our traditional hike or Museum District Hike will feature some of the most beautiful older churches in the Museum District southeast of downtown Houston. Our second hike will take place in the Kingwood area and will meander through the wooded areas and view newer sanctuaries with somewhat more modern motifs. Our third hike will be the Southwest Hike which is in the beautiful Sugarland area. For the Downtown Houston Hike, hikers will be amongst the majestic Skyscrapers that make Houston so unique. Participants will enjoy viewing these historic and newer places of worship and hearing a brief presentation at each stop of the history of the building, the distinctive nature of their religious belief and a brief explanation of one of Ten Commandments. The hike includes an event patch for each participant. All Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, parents, adult leaders, siblings, Girl Scouts, church youth groups, Sunday School Classes, confirmation classes, or other interested youth and their parents, and friends are welcome!
The event is a "rain-or-shine event". A Scout is prepared, a daypack is recommended for each person to carry personal items, snacks, water, lunch, trash, personal first aid items, rain gear, or jacket as necessary. This is a walking event covering the hours of 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Check-in begins at 8:15 AM and the first presentation will begin at 9:00 AM. The terrain varies from paved sidewalks, roadways, graveled and grassy walkways, curbs and stairways. A police escort will lead the event and provide security and safe street crossings.
For Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, the hike can also be used to fulfill advancement requirements as follows: Cub Wolf: #10b, 11a, 11b; Cub Bear: #12b, d, & e; Webelos: #7, 4 & 5 for Arrow of Light; Scout Tenderfoot: #5 & #9; Scout 2nd Class: #2a & #1b; Scout 1st Class: #1-partial & #3. It is the responsibility of the Cub's parents or the Scout's adult leader to signoff on the completion of these requirements.
Each participant is required to provide their own sack lunch. A shuttle service to deliver the lunches to the noon stop will be available at Check-in so please consider appropriate packaging or container and identification for the lunches.
Registration: All participants must fill out a registration form and pay a fee of $8.00 per participant. The Registration will be done through Double-Knot and is on the Council web site www.SHAC.org .
Please register by 2/21 by logging on the Sam Houston Area Council website and clicking on the 1o Commandment hike registration.
The cost will be $8.00 for each participant and the payment should be made through Double knot on the Council website. Questions...contact George Etier, 713-677-4159 or email@example.com