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Membership Fee Update

Membership Fee Update
One-Time Joining Fee Eliminated Effective April 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... read more
 

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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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

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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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
 

Update Your Pin at BeAScout.org

Unit Leaders: Make sure your unit’s information is correct on BeAScout.org. BeAScout.org is a tool prospective families use to find units to join. Is your unit information up to date or do you have the unit leader from three years ago as your... read more