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Cub Scouting is fun for the whole family.  In Scouting, boys and girls start with their best right now selves and grow into their very best future selves. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life.

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Silver Beaver Award

The Silver Beaver Award is the highest form of recognition that a local council can bestow on a volunteer. The Silver Beaver is an award given to those who implement the Scouting program and perform community service through hard work, self-sacrifice, dedication, and many years of service. 

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Summer Camp
June/July, 2022

Summer camp is a week-long overnight camp for Scouts BSA that provides opportunities for Scouts to earn merit badges along their advancement trail.

Summer camp is held at Camp Strake, a first-class and state-of-the-art facility. Program areas include shooting sports, climbing, rappelling, swimming, boating, ATV riding, merit badge classes, and more.

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Spring of Service
January 15 - April 30, 2021

Scouting's Spring of Service is a new program and is an opportunity for Scouting families across the 16 counties served by the Sam Houston Area Council to participate in unit-developed service projects to benefit the local community.  

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Shooting Sports Training

The shooting sports committee is providing rifle training and instructor certification to prepare those individuals who will serve in a leadership or supervisory role in the various shooting sports activities.

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First Aid Training

The council offers are a variety of first aid training courses throughout the year including First Aid/CPR/AED, First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Course, and Wilderness First Aid.

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Camping

Summer camp is a week-long council-organized overnight camp for Scouts BSA that operates under council-retained leadership.  The program provides opportunities for Scouts to earn merit badges along their advancement trail.

Summer Camp

Weekend camping often plays a central role in most of the 48 program features troops choose as a monthly theme.

Weekend Camping

 

Youth Safety

The safety of children in our programs is the most important priority of the Boy Scouts of America. 

The BSA’s safeguards are key parts of our multilayered approach to help keep kids safe.

These measures were informed by respected experts in the fields of child safety, law enforcement, and child psychologyand are among the strongest safeguards found in any youth-serving organization. 

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Full Throttle

Full Throttle is a weekend event for Scouts BSA. Troops who are camping at Camp Strake in September can sign up their Scouts to participate in program areas such as shooting sports (rifle, shotgun, archery), climbing, COPE, swimming, boating, and ATV. The camp staff provides the program leadership.

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Scouting Supports Education

Scouting activities contribute to the academic development of the children who participate. 

The Cub Scout program supports over 120 elementary standards (TEKS) that students are to learn. More than 85% of merit badges include requirements that meet National Science Education Standards, giving Scouts a foundation in everything from nuclear science to robotics.

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Friends of Scouting

The true cost of Scouting is much higher than what most people realize. Help us provide the resources necessary to make sure every youth can benefit from Scouting’s adventure-filled activities that foster character, honesty, respect and life-long values.  

Your financial investment, plus your time and talent, is among the greatest gifts you can give. 

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