San Jacinto District Roundtable

October 11, 2018  |  7:00 - 8:30 pm

Stay Informed, Attend Roundtable graphicLike us on FacebookRoundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the second Thursday of every month (except July) at 7:00 pm at the House of Prayer Lutheran Church (14045 Space Center Blvd, 77062) 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 upcoming events and trainings, 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. 
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7:00 pm: Cub Scout Roundtable
7:00 pm: Scouts Roundtable
7:00 pm: Venturing / Sea Scouts Roundtable

Fishing Tournament

September 29, 2018

Cub Scout fishing in a canoeThe fishing tournament is for Cub Scouts (kindergarten through 5th grade), families and friends thinking about joining Cub Scouts. Cub Scouts love to fish. Cub Scouts will compete to catch the longest, smallest and most fish by rank. Pre-registration is $7 for kids and includes bait, a patch, a pier pass and an entry for the door prize drawing. Adult peer passes are $5.

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Outdoor Skills Workshop for Webelos Scouts

October 6, 2018

Troop 1513 is hosting an Outdoor Skills Workshop for 4th and 5th grade Webelos Scout dens to prepare for Webelos Woods and Scouting in a troop. See the flyer for more details. The event is being held at Bay Area Park Scout Shack (7500 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX 77058). There is no cost to attend.  RSVP by 9/26/18 by contacting Matt Upanavage. The two-hour session will focus on fire building, knot tying, first aid, and campsite set-up. There will be three sessions:

  • 8:00 am - 10:00 am 
  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Webelos Woods

Webelos Woods is a campout designed to introduce Webelos Scouts to the many outdoor adventures of Scouting. This awesome weekend event includes patrol-method camping and Scout activities. On Saturday, Webelos dens compete in Webelos Scout skills. The dens are judged on patrol flag and yell, resources, leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit.

Den compete and are assigned ratings similar to UIL competitions for campsite inspection, first aid, fire building, team building games, knots and outdoor skills. There will be demonstrations along the trail to fill the time between challenges. The scavenger hunt is all day long, with a goal of collecting as many troop tokens as possible. Saturday afternoon and evening activities will include demonstrations and a campfire. The event is being held at Challenger Seven Memorial Park, 2301 West Nasa Boulevard, Webster, TX 77598).

Registration should be submitted by the Webelos den leader or unit leader no later than 10/20/18. Every pre-registered Webelos Scouts will receive a Webelos Woods patch and t-shirt if registered by 10/12/18 ).

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Rocket Day

November 3, 2019  |  9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Boys and girls who join Cub Scouts this year will receive a rocket that they can design, build, and launch at Rocket Day. Youth in kindergarten through fifth grade who are interested in joining Cub Scouting may also attend. We will help you find a pack near you and get signed up for Cub Scouting. The event is being held at South Main Baptist Church (4300 E. Sam Houston Pkwy South, Pasadena, TX 77505). The event is free; please RSVP so we will have an engine for your rocket onsite.

Learn More and Register      Promotional Placemat     Flier to Attach to Rocket


Training is an important part of learning to become an effective leader. The important Scouting position you hold will be easier and more effective once you develop the skills necessary to deliver a quality Scouting program every Scout desires. Every Scout deserves a trained leader. See the council training schedule for a list of additional trainings offered in the council. For more information, contact Matthew Bordelon.

What to Bring to Training                  Council Training Schedule

Date Course (click on the title for more information) Location Time Cost Register

October 26-27, 2018

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)

Challenger Seven Memorial Park
2301 West Nasa Boulevard
Webster, TX 77598
6:30 pm Friday (10/26) -
5:30 pm Saturday (10/27)


October 26-27, 2018

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

Challenger Seven Memorial Park
2301 West Nasa Boulevard
Webster, TX 77598
6:30 pm Friday (10/26) -
5:30 pm Saturday (10/27)
$11.50 Register

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: August 2018

October 13, 2018

University of Scouting is a semi-annual training event for leaders of all program levels, district and council leaders and parents. It is an action-packed, fun-filled single day of supplemental training where participants choose from over 100 courses. Sessions are led by experienced volunteers who will help you enhance your ability to deliver a fun and exciting program to the Scouts. This unique day of seminars provides information, techniques, and best practices on how to improve your Scout program. Whether you are new to the program or a veteran of many years, the University of Scouting has something for you.

Learn More and Register            Course Catalog

The BSA has announced bold, wide-ranging updates to its Youth Protection program as part of an ongoing effort to protect young people from child abuse. An enhanced Youth Protection Training course debuted in February; all Scouters who took Youth Protection Training prior to February 2018 need to complete the updated course by Oct. 1, 2018.

The updated course will take about an hour to complete. It includes cutting-edge research from the top experts in the field of child abuse prevention. It covers topics like bullying, neglect, exposure to violence, physical and emotional abuse, and child sexual abuse.

Finally, beginning June 1, 2018, all adults who will be present at a Scouting activity for 72 hours or more must register as volunteers and complete a background check and Youth Protection Training. This includes parents, merit badge counselors and any other adult who will be there for an extended time.

The BSA is serious about fighting child abuse, and you’re an important part of that fight. Thanks for your vigilance and dedication. To take the new online Youth Protection Training, please visit

YPT Updates     Take YPT     Learn More about Youth Protection

October 19-20 or 20-21, 2018

Fun with Family is an overnight campout for newly registered boys and girls in kindergarten through fifth grade and their adult partner and families at Bovay Scout Ranch (3450 County Rd 317, Navasota, TX 77868). Scouts can participate in archery, sling shots, crafts, rockets, sports, campfire and more.

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Pack Coordinators for District Events

Every pack must have a minimum of one volunteer per event to assist at each district event in which the pack participates. The coordinator promotes the event within the pack, attends volunteer orientation meeting, and attends the event and assists event staff in the assigned job.

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San Jacinto Scoop

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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!  

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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