April 12, 2018 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Roundtable is a district monthly meeting held the second Thursday of the month (except July) at 7:00 pm at the LDS Church (10055 West Rd, Houston, 77064) to help unit leaders plan and carry out their own program. Roundtable is a form of supplemental training for volunteers. The objective of roundtable is to give leaders program ideas; information on policy, events, and training opportunities; and an opportunity to share experiences and enjoy fun and fellowship with other Scouting leaders. As a result of the roundtable experience, unit leaders will be inspired, motivated, informed, and able to provide a stronger program for their Scouts. Follow us on Facebook.
Scout Fair Coupon Books
Scout Fair coupon books sales are a brilliant way for units to raise money and prepare Scouts to earn their own way! The Scout Fair coupon book offers great savings for the buyer, while Scouts earn commissions for every $10 coupon book purchased. At the Scout Fair Kickoff, unit leaders receive training and materials. All units receive a 30% base commission for each $10 Scout Fair coupon book sold. Units can also take advantage of early bird turn-in dates offering 5%, 3% and 1% additional bonus commissions. For more information, contact Kim Ho.
Turn-in Dates and Locations Learn More about Coupon Books
March 3, 2018
A pushmobile derby is a race using cars built by a Cub Scout den and their parents and powered by the Cub Scouts. This gives the boys and parents an opportunity to work on a project together, and allows the boys to practice together and build teamwork, which are both very important in Scouting! Six boys work together as a team to push their pushmobile through the course to the finish line at this annual district event. The event is being held at St. Matthew the Evangelist Catholic Church (9915 Hollister St., Houston, TX 77040).
Registration is done by the den or pack leadership. Groups of less than six boys will be combined with other dens to form a team. The highest-ranking boy will determine the rank for the team. Scouts whose pack is not attending pushmobile can attend, but the parent must verify with the pack leadership before registering. Sibling teams can also race; sibling teams can be mixed ages up to age 10. Registration is done online with credit card, electronic check or PayPal. The registration is $8.50 for the first Scout and $7 for each additional Scout. Late registration (after 2/28/18) is $13.50 for the first Scout $12 for each additional Scout. Onsite registration is $18 per Scout; patches are not guaranteed.
Learn More and Register
Webelos Do Your Best
April 7, 2018 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Webelos Do Your Best is an opportunity for Webelos Scouts to work on four adventures and take a 3.5-mile walkabout. Webelos dens compete in den yell and den flag competitions. A parent/guardian must accompany every Webelos Scout. Webelos Scouts will work on four adventures: Webelos Walk-About, Earth Rocks, Into the Woods, Into the Wild, and watch to a Dutch Oven cooking demonstration. The event is being held at Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center, 20634 Kenswick Dr., Humble, Texas 77338). More information will be available at the March roundtable. The registration fee is $6.50 for the first Webelos Scouts and $5 for each Webelos Scout. The registration deadline is March 20, 2018.
Learn More and Register
June 5-8, 2018 | 3:00 - 8:00 pm
Excitement is waiting as Cub Scouts travel the world on a passport to adventure as they learn new skills, and make new friends. Day camp is a council camp hosted by districts for Scouts entering 1st through 5th grade for the 2018-2019 school year. An awesome program is being planned with activities such as BB guns, archery, sports, games, and crafts, rank advancements, Scout skills, fun and more.
Many volunteers are needed to make camp a success, so please consider volunteering. Adult volunteers can also register their non-Scouting children ages 3-5 (potty trained) or girls ages 6-13. Boy Scouts and youth ages 14-17 can also volunteer. An adult/guardian must register with a Tiger (1st grader). Camp will be held at St. Timothy Lutheran Church (14225 Hargrave Rd., Houston, TX 77070).
The registration fee is $76.50 for the first Scout and $65 for each additional Scout. The registration fee includes a t-shirt, patch, program supplies, and water bottle. A registered parent/guardian must be onsite at all times when tot-lots, siblings and Tigers are at camp.
Learn More and Register
- Late registration begins 5/15/18. A late fee of $20 will apply; patches, t-shirts and craft supplies are not guaranteed for late registrations.
- Registration closes for youth and adults on 5/22/18.
Friends of Scouting
Friends of Scouting is an opportunity for families, friends, alumni, businesses and community organizations to support Scouting. The $33 registration fee goes directly to the national office of the Boy Scouts of America. If a Scout unit collects dues, that money stays with the unit to help pay for supplies, advancements and other activities. None of that money helps the Sam Houston Area Council. In order to keep Scouting affordable for all youth, the council runs an annual Friends of Scouting fundraising campaign.
Friends of Scouting helps:
- Recruit and train youth and leaders
- Provide assistance to those in need
- Keep camps and activities affordable
- Enhance programming and facilities
- Provide communication tools for volunteer leaders
Friends of Scouting contributions provide approximately 24 percent of the support the council receives each year. The success of Scouting depends on those who support it. Please help Scouting provide the resources necessary to make sure every youth can benefit from Scouting’s fun, exciting, adventure-filled activities that foster character, honesty, respect and life-long values.
Unit Leaders: Each unit is requested to hold a FOS presentation at your unit’s biggest gathering (typically the blue and gold banquet or a troop court of honor) during the months of February through May. The presentation, which takes approximately seven minutes to conduct, informs parents and leaders of all council services, its financial needs and extends an opportunity to help fulfill the need. Please sign up for a presentation.
Donate Sign up for FOS presentation