Cub Scout Family Dens

How Cub Family Dens Can Work For Your Pack

Effective June 1, 2023, family packs that serve both girls and boys may now form dens with both girls and boys in kindergarten (Lion), first grade (Tiger), second grade (Wolf), third grade (Bear) and fourth-grade Webelos dens. Fifth-grade Webelos Scouts are to remain in gender-specific dens to prepare them for joining a gender-specific Scouts BSA troop. Learn more.

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National Annual Membership Fees Announced

Effective August 1, 2023, the BSA will implement the following national membership fees which were approved by the National Executive Committee and New Annual Membership Fee Process Announced – BSA Will No Longer Prorate Fees for New Members beginning August 1, 2023.  Learn More.

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Facilities Committee

The Sam Houston Area Council is looking for volunteers with specialized skills who would be willing to be called upon to help provide service to our camps and facilities which includes buildings, the grounds, equipment, and other assets. Learn More

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Youth Safety | Ongoing Commitment

Youth Safety | Ongoing Commitment
The safety of children in our programs is the most important priority of the Boy Scouts of America. The BSA’s safeguards highlighted below are key parts of our multilayered approach to help keep kids safe. These measures were informed by... read more

Returning to Scouting

The Steps You Can Take Right Now to Help You Return to Scouting Activities (Source) While many Scout units have a desire to return to Scouting activities, they have questions about how to do so safely during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.... read more

Promote Scouting on Social Media

Help promote Scouting on social media by adding a photo frame around your profile picture. Encourage families to Text Cub Scout, Scouts BSA or crew to 31996. They will be sent to, a website with all packs listed by school district... read more

Support Scouting with Amazon Smile

(Source) Now you can support Scouting without lifting a finger — or at least not more than one. AmazonSmile, the simple and no-cost way to donate to the Sam Houston Area Council, now works on the Amazon Shopping app for iPhone and... read more

Two-Deep Leadership

What’s the difference between ‘two-deep leadership’ and ‘no one-on-one contact’? Source: Scouting Magazine While no Scouter questions the value of Youth Protection training and policies — we all agree on the need to keep young people safe... read more

Do’s and Don’ts of Scouts BSA

New Scouts BSA Brand Guidance Training As the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) welcomes girls into Cub Scouts and older girls into the Scouts BSA program starting on February 1, it is important that families understand the program or organization they ... read more

Scouts First Helpline

'Scouts First' Helpline for Abuse and Youth Protection BSA, Our Commitment The protection of youth is the primary obligation of every individual involved in the Boy Scouts of America — including leaders, parents, members and professionals.... read more
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