Raven District Roundtable

November 9, 2017  |  7:00 - 8:30 pm

Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Wooster Baptist Church (7007 Bayway Dr. Baytown, Texas 77520) 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.


Spookoree

October 27-29, 2017

Thrills and chills await Cub Scouts and their families, Boy Scout troops, Venture crews and Sea Scout ships of the Raven District.  You never know what may happen during the weekend!  Come if you dare! This spooky weekend includes BB gun shooting and archery for Cub Scouts and their families, Warped Wall, pumpkin carving, Monkey Bridge, team activities, obstacle course, orienteering course, a haunted hayride, games, and more will fill the day with exciting adventures. The event is being held at Cedar Hill Park (1275 Lake Charlotte Road, Wallisville, Texas 77597). It's a spooky good time you won't want to miss! Registration is $11.50 for the first Scout and $10 for each additional Scout. Adults are $5 and Boy Scouts who volunteer are free. The late fee begins 10/35/17; there is no onsite registration.

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Rocket Day

November 3, 2017   |   5:00 - 8:00 pm

All new Cub Scouts and their parents are invited to their first district Scouting event. Boys who join Cub Scouts this year will receive a rocket that they can design, build, and launch at Rocket Day. Boys in first through fifth grade who are interested in joining Scouting may also attend. We will help you find a pack near you and get signed up for Scouting.

The event is being held at Peter Piper Pizza (6223 East Sam Houston Pkwy N., Houston, TX 77049). Distribute the promotional placemat/ activity sheet to Scouts to remind them about the event. The half-day flier can be attached to the rockets.

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Popcorn Sales

Hundreds of thousands of dollars go back to the Scouting program in the Sam Houston Area Council as a result of the annual popcorn sale. 70% of all dollars collected during the sale support local Scouting. The popcorn sale is a way for a Scout to support his or her way through the various activities during the year. There are three options to sell popcorn: traditional take order sales, sell online to friends and family out of town and show-n-sell. New for this year, units that sell over $12,000 will receive free home popcorn delivery. For more information, contact the district popcorn kernel, Kindra Ellis.

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First Aid Meet

Date TBD   l   8:30 am

The First Aid Meet is an event that challenges Scouts abilities to perform first aid in simulated real-life situations. Boy Scout Patrols compete in practical first aid problems, displaying hands-on skills from the Boy Scout Handbook, First Aid Merit Badge pamphlet and current American Red Cross guidelines. Trophies will be awarded to the top three patrols. The top three scoring patrols represent the district at the council first aid meet.

Webelos Scouts can work on the requirements for the Webelos First Responder Adventure Pin. The registration fee is $5 and includes a patch. Late registration begins 9/13/17. Door prizes will be given away. The event is being held at Cedar Bayou Grace United Methodist Church in Kay's Theater (2714 Ferry Rd., Baytown, TX 77520). At checkout, pay with a credit card, electronic check, or PayPal. There is no onsite registration. 

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Help us promote Scouting

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


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.


October 28, 2018  |  9:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Houston Police Department (HPD) is hosting the 1st annual local heroes Family Fun Day. This free event will recognize the outstanding public safety efforts of local first responders including HPD, the Houston Fire Department (HFD), military and citizens. There will be HPD helicopters, HPD ladder trucks, SWAT operations demos, K-9 demos, driving demos, self-defense demos, food vendors, informational tables and more. The event is being held at Houston Police Academy (17000 Aldine Westfield, Houston, TX 77073).

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December 9 or 10, 2017

Philmont Advisor Skills School (PASS) is designed to help prepare Philmont advisors to lead a successful trek. PASS is an 8-hour course taught by experiences Philmont staffers that covers backcountry and logistical fundamentals of Philmont. Participants will enjoy a trail lunch and sample a trail dinner in between training sessions. At the conclusion of the course, advisors will receive PASS materials to share with crew members. The December 9th course will be held at Camp Brosig and the December 10th course will be held at the Cockrell Scout Center. The cost is $40.

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December 26-31, 2017

Winter Camp is a wonderful opportunity for troops to camp and Boy Scouts to earn merit badges. Merit badge classes are taught by Scouters with real-life experiences in the field. The 32nd annual winter camp will be held at Bovay Scout Ranch (3450 County 317, Navasota, TX 77868), just 3 miles outside of Navasota, TX. Over 50 merit badge classes are offered, including many merit badges that are not normally offered at summer camp.

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December 26 - 31, 2017

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed six-day council-level program designed to provide Boy Scouts and Venturers who are 13 years and older with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. 

There is a mandatory orientation on December 3, 2017, for all participants and every youth on the waitlist. The fee for NYLT training is $225. The fee includes two t-shirts and one neckerchief; extra t-shirts can be ordered. Before registering, read the FAQs and have the unit leader information (name, address, phone, and email) available. 

Learn More and Register             NYLT Flier


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, you will have an opportunity to combine those skills and experiences in a career that values and respects others. Scouting is a profession with a purpose!  Check out the current openings at www.shac.org/employment.


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