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Donate to Scouting

Help 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.


Help us promote Scouting through social media. Like and Share our stories to help attract more people to our page. Let parents know about our page. Sam Houston Area Council Facebook page and XX District Page. Let us know what council events you are “Going” to and “Share” our events.

SHAC Special Events

The Sam Houston Area Council hosts seven special events throughout the year to fund various Scouting programs and to recognize the outstanding individuals that provide those programs including the Friends of Eagle Clays in February, Sporting Clays Tournament in April, New Eagle Scout Reception in May, Corporate Dodge Ball Tournament in June,  Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award Luncheon in September, Golf Classic in October, and The Centennial Gala in October.

SHAC Financial Planning Seminars

"Be Prepared" is the motto of the Boy Scouts of America. In an effort to help Scouting families and supporters prepare for the future, the endowment committee of the Sam Houston Area Council offers the following complimentary educational seminars. These seminars are for educational purposes only. Your information will remain confidential and there is no financial commitment. Learn about the benefits and the importance of having a will or trust and how it can support your loved ones or organizations close to your heart during the Wills and Trusts Seminar. CPA’s, attorneys, and CFRE’s are invited to attend the CPE, CLE, and CFRE Course.

Scout Days

Our community partners frequently offer discounts on events and/or advancement education. Check the Scout Days webpage frequently for the latest opportunities for events such as: the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston, Astros Scout Day, Scout Night, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Schlitterbahn Galveston Scout Day, Monster Jam Scout Day, Scout Night with the Harlem Globetrotters, Scout Day at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and merit badge classes.

Weekend Camping

Packs: When a boy and his family join Cub Scouting, they join an organization that values the fun and excitement of experiencing the outdoors. Each Cub Scout pack is encouraged to provide its youth members with enriching, positive outdoor activities. Family camping can be an exciting addition to your pack's program. Packs and Webelos dens may camp at one of our council camps: Bovay Scout Ranch, Camp Strake, Camp Brosig

Troops and crews: Outdoor adventure is the promise made to Scouts when they join Scouting. Troops and crews can camp at one of our council camps: El Rancho Cima, Bovay Scout Ranch, Camp Brosig, Camp Strake.  At El Rancho Cima, troops and crews can reserve weekend campsites, shooting ranges, climbing and rappelling tower, horse rides, zip lines and canoes.

Cub Scout Adventure Camp

Adventure Camp is an overnight, full program camp for all family members at Bovay Scout Ranch. Tigers, Wolves, Bears, Webelos and their families will enjoy an exciting variety of activities at several program areas and food service in the camp’s air conditioned dining hall. A staff member in each area will provide program supplies and support the parents who will be invited to assist in leading the activities. Packs, dens and individual families may register as a pack or individually. Pack registration is preferred to keep families together. Dens and families that register individually will be combined with dens and families from other packs.