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 the virtual training on July 16, 2024 (register) .

Recruiting Training

Recruiting Training

The council membership growth team held online trainings to help leaders prepare for a successful recruiting season.

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

Cub Scout Program Updates

February 23, 2024

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


Facilities Committee

March 17, 2023

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


Youth Safety | Ongoing Commitment

November 17, 2020

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 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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