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.

Council Office Closed - June 12th

Council Office Closed - June 12th

The air conditioner is not working. If you have business needs, please call 713-659-8111 to ensure a staff person will be available to assist. 

Holiday Closure

Holiday Closure

The Cockrell Scout Center and the Scout Shops will be closed on June 19, 2024.

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. 

Day Camp

Day Camp

Day camp is a week of fun for Cub Scouts with awesome programs and activities such as BB guns, archery, sports, STEM, games and crafts, rank advancements, Scout skills, fun, and more. June 2024

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.

 

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, Train Like an Astronaut Program or Underwater Helicopter Rescue Program, ATV riding, zip lining, high-ropes course, low-ropes COPE, 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. 

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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