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The Boy Scouts of America provides programs for boys ages 7-20 and girls ages 14-20.
Cub Scouts is a program designed to meet the needs of young boys, by offering fun and challenging activities to promote character development, citizenship, and physical fitness.
Scouts BSA is a program for youth ages 11 through 17, designed to develop character, citizenship, and fitness.
Venturing is a youth development program for young men and women 14 years of age (and in the 9th grade) through 20 years old.
Sea Scouts is a youth development program for young men and women 14 years of age through 20 years old with a special interest in aquatic activities.
Exploring is Learning for Life’s career education program for young men and women who are 14 to 20 years old.
The Sam Houston Area Council offers a variety of activities in which packs, troops, teams, crews and ships are invited to participate.
Advancement & Awards
Scouts are rewarded for each achievement, which helps him or her gain self-confidence.
Order of the Arrow
The Order of the Arrow is the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of America.
Selling gourmet popcorn is a wonderful opportunity for units to earn funds to support their entire year of Scouting.
Scout Days are opportunities for Scouts and their families to receive discounts on events with our community partners. Many of our partners also offer merit badge classes and advancement workshops for Scouts.
Scout Fair is an exposition of Scouting activities presented by units from across the council. Scouts and families can visit hundreds of booths and displays.
Scouting for Food
Scouting for Food is a council-wide service project in conjunction with the Houston Food Bank and "Souper Bowl of Caring.”
Every Scout deserves a trained leader. Training is an important part of learning to become an effective leader.
The Sam Houston Area Council is divided into 26 geographic districts.
Aquila District is in the South Division and serves the southeast and southwest area of the Houston ISD, including Sharpstown, Bellaire, Meyerland, Braes Oak, Third Ward, Sunnyside, and Hiram Clarke areas.
Arrowhead District is in the South Division and serves Scouts living in the Alief and Fort Bend (north of US-59 in Fort Bend County) school districts.
Arrowmoon District is in the North Division and serves Anderson-Shiro, Bryan, Caldwell, College Station, Huntsville, Madisonville County Navasota and Richards school districts.
Big Cypress is in the West Division and serves the northwest area of the Cy-Fair ISD attendance zones of Harris County, including Cypress, Bridgeland and Fairfield.
Brahman is in the South Division and serves Matagorda, Wharton and Colorado counties.
Brazos District is in the South Division and serves Lamar CISD and Needville ISD in Fort Bend County.
Copperhead District is in the West Division and serves the southwest side of the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD south of West Rd and west of Eldridge Pkwy.
David Crockett District is located in the West Division and serves Bellville, Brazos. Brenham, Burton, Hempstead, Sealy, Somerville and Waller school districts.
Flaming Arrow is in the East Division and serves Scouts living in the Splendora, New Caney, Huffman and Humble school districts.
George Strake is the North Division and serves Scouts in Conroe ISD (south of the San Jacinto River) which serves The Woodlands, Oak Ridge, and Shenandoah.
Iron Horse is in the North Division and serves Scouts living in the Spring and Klein school districts (east of Kuykendahl).
Lone Star is in the East Division and serves Scouts living in Houston schools in Garden Oaks, Oak Forest, Acres Homes, the Heights, Independence Heights, North side of Downtown Houston, Magnolia, Denver Harbor, Wallisville Road and Port of Houston area.
Mustang District is in the South Division and serves Scouts living in the Spring Branch and Houston (north of Westheimer and outside of Beltway 8) school districts.
Orion District is in the North Division and serves Scouts living in the Tomball, Magnolia and Montgomery school districts.
Phoenix District is located in the North Division and serves Scouts living in the Klein school district (west of Kuykendahl).
Raven District is in the East Division and serves Scouts living in East Houston, Barbers Hill, Galena Park, Goose Creek CISD, Channelview, Crosby, Sheldon and Mont Belvieu school districts.
San Jacinto District is located in the East Division and serves Clear Creek ISD, Deer Park ISD and La Porte ISD and the Pasadena area.
The Scoutreach service area is a non-traditional school based program. Scouting paraprofessionals support units in select schools in the Aldine ISD, Alief ISD, Fort Bend ISD, Houston ISD, Lamar ISD, North Forest ISD, and Spring Branch ISD.
Soaring Eagle is in the West Division and serves Scouts living in the eastern area of the Cy-Fair school district.
Texas Skies is in the West Division and serves Scouts living in the Katy and Royal school districts.
Thunder Wolf is in the South Division and serves Scouts living in the Fort Bend school district (south of US-59 in Fort Bend county).
Twin Bayou is in the East Division and serves Scouts living in southwest area of Houston school district, including West University, Tanglewilde, River Oaks, Upper Kirby, Neartown, Galleria, Tanglewood and Westchase.
Help ensure the success of Scouting in the Sam Houston Area Council with meaningful gifts.
The Corporate Dodgeball Challenge is a fundraiser to support council programs. As many as 60 ten-man player teams compete for the championship cup.
Endowment gifts ensure that the council can continue to offer the outstanding programs we now have and also grow to meet the needs of our youth and community for the next 100 years.
Houston Sports Breakfast
The Houston Sports Breakfast is an opportunity to honor an individual for making a difference in the greater Houston area. Proceeds support the programs of the council.
Leaders of Tomorrow Campaign
The Leaders of Tomorrow Campaign is an initiative to unleash the potential of our programs and camp properties to best serve the needs of Scouting families in the 21st century.
Memorials and Tributes
Memorials and tributes are a gratifying way for individuals, businesses, or groups to remember special friends.
Other Ways to Give
Help ensure the success of Scouting by donating cars, trucks, RVs, trailers, boats, motors, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, securities, uniforms, camping equipment, services, company matching gifts, and company volunteer grants.
Donors can use giving to achieve personal goals, enhance your financial security, and to help shape the future of Scouting.
Sporting Clays Tournament
The Sporting Clays Tournament is an annual event to support the council's programs for at-risk youth. Up to one hundred four-person teams can compete in the shot gun shooting game.
Annual Giving (FOS)
Friends of Scouting is an opportunity for families, friends, alumni, business and community organizations to support Scouting.
A variety of resources are available to assist parents and leaders in their Scouting efforts.
Commissioners are district and council leaders who help Scout units succeed. The commissioner is the liaison between the local council and Scouting units.
District leaders ensure the growth and success of units within the district’s territory. Districts are responsible for carrying out four standard functions: membership, finance, program, and unit service.
Enterprise Risk Management
BSA puts the utmost importance on the safe and healthy environments for its youth membership. The council takes great strides to ensure the safety of its youth and adult leadership.
A variety of forms and resources are available.
Internet Advancement / Scoutbook
Journey to Excellence
Journey to Excellence is the BSA's council performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success, and measure the performance of our units, districts, and councils.
A variety of Leader Guide's are available to assist parents and leaders in their Scouting efforts.
Membership recruitment efforts take place throughout the year. Our main objective is to ensure that every youth is invited to join Scouting, and to fulfill our promise to new Scouts for a great Scouting program.
Every December, all units (packs, troops, teams, crews, posts) are required to renew their affiliation with Scouting.
Roundtable is a monthly program offered by districts that gives leaders hands-on experience and provides a forum for leaders to offer and receive help from their fellow Scouters.
There are five Scout Shops in the area to get all of your Scouting supplies.
Scouts with Special Needs
The council is committed to making Scouting accessible and enjoyable to all Scouts, regardless of their abilities.
Business-like finance management not only assures that your unit will remain solvent and have what it needs when it needs it,
Audited Financials/Form 990
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