Welcome to Sam Houston Area Council

The Sam Houston Area Council serves approximately 25,000 youth in 16 counties in Southeast Texas through dedicated service and leadership of approximately 10,000 adult volunteers. Scouting is completely funded by the generosity of those that believe in its mission.

Webelos & Arrow of Light Quest

Webelos & Arrow of Light Quest

Webelos & Arrow of Light Quest is a campout for 4th & 5th graders to earn advancements, learn Scout skills, and be introduced to the many outdoor adventures of Scouts BSA. July 21-24, 2024

Popcorn Training

Popcorn Training

Power your unit's program with our fall popcorn sale. Every unit should send a representative to either the virtual training on July 9, 2024, or the in-person training on July 13, 2024. Register for Online Training     

Recruiting Training

Recruiting Training

The council membership growth team is holding an online training session on July 11th to help leaders prepare for a successful recruiting season now and in the fall.

 

Strake Odyssey

Strake Odyssey

Strake Odyssey is our new space-focused camp where Scouts in troops, crews and ships embark on an extraordinary journey. July 14-20, 2024. 

Mission Lone Star

Mission Lone Star

Mission Lone Star is the new high adventure program for older Scouts (13+) attending summer camp. This exciting program includes a trip to NASA, ATV riding, zip lining, ropes course, climbing, shooting sports, aquatics, and primitive camping on the Lone Star Trail.

Trail to Eagle Camp

Trail to Eagle Camp

Trail to Eagle Camp is an opportunity for Scouts to earn Eagle Scout-required merit badges along their advancement trail at Camp Strake. July 7-10, 2024

ATV Experience

ATV Experience

The ATV program allows Scouts (ages 14+) to explore Camp Strake's trails while learning to drive using crème de la crème of ATV equipment. 

Cub Scout Program Updates

Cub Scout Program Updates

Learn about improvements to the Cub Scout program and changes to requirements and ranks. 

Aquatics Day

Aquatics Day

Aquatics Day is an event for Scouts in troops, crews, and ships to participate in canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, rowboats, and swimming in the pool and the obstacle course. August 17, 2024

Recruiting Training

April 25, 2024
For pack leaders and district membership teams

The council membership growth team is holding two online training sessions on May 8th and July 11th to help Cub Scout leaders prepare for a successful recruiting season now and in the fall.


Cub Scout Program Updates

February 23, 2024

Learn more about the updates to the Cub Scout program are being launched on June 1, 2024.


Membership Fee Update

January 31, 2024

One-Time Joining Fee Eliminated

Effective May 1, 2024, the BSA will eliminate the $25 one-time joining fee for new Scouts in the Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scouts programs. This is great news for families joining Scouting and especially timely during spring recruiting.

Membership Fee Increase

Also, effective May 1, 2024, the annual membership fee for all adult volunteers and youth in the Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scouts programs will increase by five dollars annually.  All other fees remain the same. 

The timing of this membership fee increase earlier in the calendar year allows unit leaders to plan their budgets, fundraising, and recruiting calendars.


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