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OA SKills Discovery Day

March 31, 2018  |  7:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Order of the Arrow logoSkills Discovery Day is an event where Boy Scouts (Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class to First Class) can learn many new skills that are requirements for the first four ranks! It will be a great time with lots of fun and games! Scouts will learn all kinds of skills from fire building and shelter building to first aid and camp setup!

The event is sponsored by the Thunder Hawk Order of the Arrow (OA) Chapter, but Scouts do not need to be an OA member to attend. The event is being held in the back corner of the Outdoor Learning Center (6301 South Stadium Lane, Katy, TX 77474) parking lot. Park in the Katy High School lot. Scouts who have earned the First Class rank can serve on staff.  Please bring lunch or $10 cash for lunch.  

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Spring Recruiting Day

April 28, 2018  |  Noon - 5:00 pm

Spring Recruiting Day is a special event for new Cub Scouts and their families! The spring recruiting event with fun activities to introduce them to Scouting and information for parents. The event will be held at Cinco Ranch Library (2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy, TX 77494).

District Calendar

Download the Texas Skies District calendar for July 2018 to June 2019. The council calendar and council toolkit provide additional information on upcoming council events.

District Calendar: June 2018 - 2019

Annual Planning: A common element of strong units is they all have a good annual program planned a year in advance. The plan is then shared with all families in the form of an annual program calendar. Two other key elements of successful units are trained leaders and having the right leaders.

   Leader Resources       Unit Program Planning Tools

 Cub Scout Planning       Boy Scout Planning       Venturing Planning

Texas Skies District Roundtable

April 12, 2018  |  7:00 - 8:30 pm

Stay Informed, Attend Roundtable graphic Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the second Thursday of the month at the LDS Church-Katy Stake Center (1603 Norwalk Dr, Katy, 77450) at 7:00 pm 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 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.


trained patchTraining is an important part of learning to become an effective leader. Trained leaders impact the quality of programs, leader tenure, youth tenure, and a whole lot more. A trained leader is better prepared to make the Scouting program all it can be! Every Scout deserves a trained leader. See the council training schedule for a list of additional training courses offered around the council. For more information, contact James Yaklin.

What to Bring to Training            Council Training Schedule


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March 26, 2018 Classroom Facilitated Youth Protection Training (YPT) Westland Baptist Church
1407 West Grand Parkway
South Katy, TX 77494
7:00 - 8:30 pm $0 Not Needed
April 2, 2018 Classroom Facilitated Youth Protection Training (YPT) Westland Baptist Church
1407 West Grand Parkway
South Katy, TX 77494
7:00 - 8:30 pm $0 Not Needed
April 9, 2018 Classroom Facilitated Youth Protection Training (YPT) Westland Baptist Church
1407 West Grand Parkway
South Katy, TX 77494
7:00 - 8:30 pm $0 Not Needed
April 27-28, 2018 Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) Camp Brosig
1893 Trenckman Rd.
Sealy, TX 77474
Fr at 5:00 to
Sat at 8:00 pm
$30 Register
April 27-28, 2018 Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) Camp Brosig
1893 Trenckman Rd.
Sealy, TX 77474
Fr at 5:00 to
Sat at 8:00 pm
$30 Register


April 6-8, 2018

The camporee is a weekend campout for troops. Patrols from different troops will compete in various competitions and be judged on leadership, teamwork, Scouting skills and Scout spirit.

The event is western themed! Competitors from different troops will come together for friendly competition! In addition, Scouts will have an opportunity to learn from and about each other through teambuilding and skill-based activities. Patrols are judged on leadership, teamwork, Scouting skills and Scout spirit. The event is being held at Camp Brosig (1893 Trenchman Road, Sealy, TX 77474). The cost is $15 per Scout and $5 per adult and includes a patch,and camping fees. Youth staff fees are $10. Registration is a two-step process. Troops need to RSVP with an approximate head count for planning purposes by March roundtable.

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Day Camp

June 4-8, 2018  |  9:00 am - 3:00 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 is being held at The Cotton Ranch (5223 Katy Hockley Cut Off, Katy, Texas 77493).

The registration fee is $76.50 for the first Scout and $75 for each additional Scouts. The registration fee includes a t-shirt, patch, program supplies, and a water bottle. A registered parent/guardian must be onsite at all times when tot-lots, siblings and Tigers are at camp.

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  • 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 5/21/18

Scout Fair Coupon Books

Scout Fair KickoffScout 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 Amy Kagay.

Turn-in Dates and Locations       Learn More about Coupon Books

Update your unit information on the web

Calling all unit leaders! Now is the perfect time to make it easy for Scouting families to find your unit.

Step 1: BeAScout.org has a Google pin for every unit! Update your unit information by signing into MyScouting, under Unit Tools select BeAScout, the click on Unit Pin Management. If you are the current unit leader and are unable to update your unit pin, please contact your district executive and ensure that you are currently registered as the unit leader or committee chair.

Step 2: Verify the information on the district website. Send corrections to the webmaster.


The Scouting Trail is a monthly handout provided to units at roundtable describing upcoming council events for the next quarter. This is a great resource for Scouters and parents.

The Scouting Trail: March 2018

March 24, 2018

University of Scouting is a training for leaders of all program areas to come together for a day of fun, fellowship and learning. University of Scouting has over 100 different classes, presented by some of the most experienced volunteers in the council covering leader specific training, information on how to train youth, conservation, program ideas and more. University of Scouting also offers several youth courses.

  Register        Course Catalog        Learn More          

Sunday, May 6, 2018   |  2:00 pm

The New Eagle Scout Reception recognizes the previous year’s Eagle Scout class. The council continues its tradition of providing this reception free of charge for new Eagle Scouts and their guests. 

Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Eagle Scout alumni, Scouters, Scoutmasters and Cubmasters are all encouraged to attend this special program to recognize the 2017 Eagle Scout class, the Adams Project of the Year Award, and NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award recipients. Eagle Scouts and their families will not want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to be recognized by accomplished Eagle Scouts. The evening is underwritten with generous sponsorships by many Eagle Scout alumni, charter members and patrons. The event is being held at Crowne Plaza (8686 Kirby Dr., Houston, TX 77054).

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Katy Eagle Scout Association Fellowship

Eagle Scout alumni young and old to join in these gatherings for fellowship, networking, service, and to promote the growth of Scouting in our communities.The fellowship is being held at Rudy’s Country Store and Barbeque (21799 Katy Fwy, near I-10 at Mason) at 7:00 pm. The Katy Chapter of the SHAC Eagle Scout Association is made up of Eagle Scout alumni from the West Division (Texas Skies, Mustang, Copperhead, and Big Cypress Districts) and meets bimonthly on the first Wednesday of the month. 

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Looking for a Cub Scout Pack

Join Cub Scouts graphic Welcome to the adventure of Cub Scouting. Cub Scouting helps to support your family by providing ready-made opportunities for you and your son to do things together. As a parent, you want to be assured that the groups that your boy joins will teach values consistent with good citizenship, character development, and physical fitness. The Boy Scouts of America has been weaving these lifetime values into fun and educational activities since 1910.

Find a pack near you

Scout Days are awesome opportunities to get your Scouts, friends and family together for some exciting experiences around the area with other Scouting families. All Scout Days are offered at a discounted price of admission. Also, many of our partners offer merit badge classes and advancement workshops for Cub Scouts and Webelos.

Learn more about Scout Days

SHAC CSP with car keysHelp ensure the success of Scouting in the Sam Houston Area Council with meaningful gifts including donating cars, trucks, RVs, trailers, boats, motors, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, securities, uniforms, camping equipment, memorials and tributes, planned giving and yes, even services.

Many corporations match employee contributions made to the Boy Scouts. Some companies even make financial contributions for volunteering time to Scouting. Numerous local companies recognize volunteer time through the donation of cash grants to non-profits in which their employees volunteer. This means that for each hour of volunteer time, employers donate funds to support the Sam Houston Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. Volunteer time is money with volunteer grants.

The Sam Houston Area Council is continually searching for potential career employees who would like to work in a profession that has a meaningful, rewarding purpose. Bring to the BSA your varied life experiences, education, and perspective, and in return, have an opportunity to combine those skills and experiences in a career that values and respects others. Scouting is a profession with a purpose!  

Job Openings


SHAC FacebookThe Sam Houston Area Council is focusing on leveraging the power of social media through Facebook.  The more Scouters share and repost, the more powerful our marketing can be.

We are compiling a list of unit social media sites so we can work together to spread the word about Scouting by tagging, liking commenting and sharing each other posts. 

Learn More          Take our Social Media Survey