Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, in-person district and council meetings, activities, and events have restrictions; council camp events have restrictions. The council office and Scouts Shops are open with limited staff and social distancing protocols. Learn More.


Roundtable

March 11, 2021   l  7:30 - 9:00 pm  |  Virtual

Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the second Thursday of every month at St. John Lutheran Church (520 N. Holland Bellville, TX 77418) at 7:30 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 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 our official Facebook site at www.facebook.com/DavidCrockettDistrictSHAC.


Pinewood Derby

February 27, 2021  |  12:30 - 3:30 pm

The pinewood derby is one of the most popular and successful family activities in Cub Scouting. Pinewood derby cars are small wooden models that Cub Scouts make with help from their families. Then they race the cars in competition. The cars are powered by gravity and run down a track. Every Cub Scout can design and build their own "grand prix" car to enter in the race. Win or lose, Scouts will take pride in having done their best. Scouts learn craft skills, the rules of fair play, and good sportsmanship—things they will remember for life. The registration fee is $12 for the first car and $10.50 for each additional car. Registration can be done by unit leaders, den leaders or individuals. There is no onsite registration. The event is being held at Celebration Center (1207 Farr Street, Waller TX, 77484).

Learn More and Register


Every Scout should learn the value of hard work and earning their own way. This year, we are partnering with Entertainment® for local and national discount offers 2-for-1 and up to 50% off, all conveniently accessed on their mobile app, online or in the book. The online fundraiser is designed to help Scouts earn their way to support their Scouting programs (e.g., day camp, summer camp). Units will earn a 35% commission on each online membership sold. 

For only $20, customers receive a 1-year membership from the date of purchase! The membership includes thousands of dollars in savings on fine and casual dining, local attractions, travel, shopping and much more with mobile and online coupons. Customers can connect to over 500,000 opportunities to save on local and national coupons with 2-for-1 offers and up to 50% off discounts. The average user saves $240 annually. With coupon coverage across the U.S. and Canada, savings are with them wherever they go. Scouts can sell to supports across the country. Whether it's pizza or fine dining they're craving, movie tickets, a day at the zoo or planning a vacation — customers will get it for less. For a demo of how the online coupons work and what coupons are available, click here.​

Scouts sign up to sell the coupon books virtually and/or in-person.

Learn More      Sign-up Instructions      Scouts Sign-up to Sell  

February 22 & 24, 2021

Great staff deliver a great camp experience! Available for motivated Scouts, Venturers, Explorers and Scouters. Serving as a summer camp staffer is an unforgettable experience. It is a chance to spend part of the summer working at a beautiful camp while teaching Scouts and having fun. Every day is fully rewarding to you as a staff member and to the campers in whose lives you have made a difference. Camp work is often demanding as there is a packed schedule serving campers, but the opportunities, rewards, and experiences available are endless. Serving on camp staff is a great way to spend a summer.

Interviews are being held on February 22 and 24, 2021, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.  

Sign up for Interview       Summer Camp Staff Application     Summer Camp


The council offers are a variety of first aid training courses throughout the year including First Aid/CPR/AEDFirst Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Course, and Wilderness First Aid.

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In Scouting events and activities, the BSA’s primary consideration is the safety of its youth and adult members. To achieve that goal, the BSA, in consultation with other organizations, has created specific guidelines for shooting sports. The shooting sports committee is providing rifle, shotgun and pistol training and instructor certification to prepare those individuals who will serve in a leadership or supervisory role in the various shooting sports activities. 

NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) is held on Friday night and the discipline-specific basic training and instructor training (rifle, shotgun, or pistol) classes are held on Saturday. These training courses allow leaders to run a shooting sports range at a troop, crew, ship, district, or council event and to teach the Rifle and Shooting Sports Merit Badge. 

Register      Learn More about Shooting Sports


April 15-18, 2021  |  Camp Strake

Powder Horn is an action-packed, hands-on course that helps Scouts and Scouters learn how to implement high adventure activities into their troop, crew or ship. Scouting leaders often face the dilemma of having a strong desire to provide challenging and fun outdoor programs to meet the needs of their older youth, while lacking the knowledge and/or resources to do so. Powder Horn responds to this quandary by exposing Scouts BSA and Venturing leaders to a wide range of outdoor/high adventure activities. More importantly, Powder Horn provides participants with valuable resources and contacts to assist them in delivering the promise of Scouting’s high adventure. 

During Powder Horn, participants learn by doing with expert consultants who demonstrate the skills and explain where resources, such as equipment, facilities, guides, instructors, and certifications can be obtained. Learn how to expose Scouts in your troop, crew or ship to rock climbing, Dutch oven cooking, geocaching, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding, firefighting, search and rescue, trekking in different countries, snorkeling, mountain biking, fly fishing, canoeing, wilderness first aid, astronomy, shooting sports (e.g., rifle, shotgun, handgun, archery), equestrian, 1860 baseball, wilderness survival, National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT), Sea Scouts, the Kodiak Challenge, the BSA Distinguished Conservation Service Award, Messenger of Peace, living history, Leave No Trace, vendors, the National Scout Jamboree, event planning, scuba diving, and more. Adult leaders from all Scouting programs and young adults age 14 and older are eligible to attend.

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Summer camp is a week-long council-organized overnight camp for Scouts BSA that operates under council-retained leadership. The program provides opportunities for Scouts to earn merit badges along their advancement trail.

Summer camp is held at Camp Strake, a first-class and state-of-the-art facility for Scouts and their leaders. Program areas include shooting sports (rifle, shotgun, archery, sporting arrows), climbing, rappelling, swimming, merit badge classes and more. Camp is filling up.

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Registration is now open for weekend camping at the new Camp Strake. Outdoor adventure is the promise made to Scouts when they join Scouting. Youth yearn for outdoor programs that stir their imagination and interest. Troops, crews, and ships can camp at Camp Brosig, Camp Strake and Tellepsen Scout Camp.  Packs and Webelos dens can camp at Camp Brosig and Bovay Scout Ranch

Weekend Camping Reservations:

Camp Strake     Camp Brosig      Tellepsen Scout Camp     Cub Scout Camping


Many units and families are discovering creative ways to have fun Scouting at home. When using digital and online resources, there are some important guidelines from the National Council about youth protection, safeguarding personal information and recording online meetings.

Across the nation, Scouters are finding ways to help keep their youth members engaged and Scouting. These out-of-the-box, in-home activities are centered around providing advancement-related content to help keep kids safe, engaged and to help them make the best of home time.

Digital Safety       Scouting at Home       COVID-19 Updates       Advancement Update


While many Scout units have a desire to return to Scouting activities, they have questions about how to do so safely during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Learn the steps your unit can take to help return to Scouting activities. During the recent webinar on how to hold meetings safely during COVID-19, attendees received tips on the key steps they can be taking right now to find a safe way to return to their meeting activities.

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Help promote Scouting on social media by adding a photo frame around your profile picture. Encourage families to Text Cub Scout, Scouts BSA or crew to 31996. They will be sent to www.shac.org/join, a website with all packs listed by school district and links to register online.

To find the frame, click on edit/update your profile picture (or go to www.facebook.com/profilepicframes), search for a frame by entering Sam Houston Area Council, then choose one of our four frames.

Recruiting Website