Phoenix Newsletter

The Phoenix roundtable newsletter is a monthly newsletter that contains information about upcoming district and council events and activities and becomes available the first Thursday of the month. The electronic newsletter is sent on a weekly basis and is in addition to the roundtable newsletter.

Phoenix District Calendar for June 2018 to July 2019

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New District Executive

Please join us in welcoming Cristal Razo as the senior district executive for the Phoenix District beginning September 1, 2018. Cristal’s field service experience will support our efforts to provide the best possible customer service to the volunteers and families in the district.

She has been serving successfully as the district executive for the  Soaring Eagle District since 2016. She has been with the Sam Houston Area Council since 2015 and started out serving in the WL Davis District. Cristal is a proud graduate of the University of Texas.

Her role as district executive will be to provide leadership and support to the volunteers in our district with a focus on district operations, membership recruiting, unit service, family Friends of Scouting, and product sales.  Cristal can be reached at (713) 679-8267, cell or

Phoenix District Roundtable

October 4, 2018   |   7:00 pm

Stay Informed, Attend Roundtable graphicRoundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the first Thursday of the month at Klein LDS Center (16535 Kleinwood Dr, Spring, 77379) 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 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. Follow our Facebook page.


Cuboree / Rocket Day

October 27, 2018  11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cuboree is an action-packed day for newly registered Cub Scouts. Cub Scouts will enjoy a day of fun games, prizes, crafts, treats, shooting archery and more. Cub Scouts ages  2nd - 5th grade can also participate in BB guns. Only registered Scouts can participate in shooting sports (no siblings).

Boys and girls who join Cub Scouts this year will receive a rocket that they can design, build, and launch at cuboree. Youth in kindergarten 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. New Scouts can attend any Rocket Launch Day event in the council that fits their schedule. Returning Scouts can bring a rocket to launch.

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  • Option 1: Cuboree and Rocket Launch. The cost is $11.50 per Scout and $5 per sibling. Siblings under age 3 are free. Patches are guaranteed for the first 150 Scouts registered. The late fee begins October 27, 2018, and is $14.50. 
  • Option 2: Rocket Launch. Scouts who only want to shoot their rocket and not participate in the Cuboree activities can sign up to attend the rocket launch. There is no charge to shoot your rocket. The launch will be held from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Webelos Woods

December 7-9, 2018

Webelos Woods is a campout designed to introduce 4th and 5th grade Webelos to the many outdoor adventures of Boy Scouting. This awesome weekend event includes patrol-method camping and Scout activities. Webelos will have an opportunity to:

  • Work with Boy Scout troops in a number of skills, activities, and games.
  • Experience a Boy Scout campfire program and Scout’s Own Service (non-denominational)
  • Have fun and get a taste of Boy Scout camping.

On Saturday morning, Webelos patrols compete in Webelos skills (first aid, fire building, camping skills, games, knots) and during the afternoon local Boy Scout troops teach basic Boy Scout skills. The patrols are judged on patrol flag and yell, resources, leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit. The evening will finish off with an entertaining campfire program. After the campfire troops, crews and ships will host a cracker barrel where Webelos and their parent/guardian can tour their campsites and ask questions. The event is being held at Spring Creek Park (15012 Brown Road, Tomball, TX 77375). Pre-registered Webelos Scouts will receive an event patch and water bottle; registration includes activities supplies. Late registration is $21.50 and begins 12/5/18; patches and water bottles are not guaranteed. Onsite registration is $26.50. Registration is typically completed by the den or unit leader. 

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Training 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 trainings offered around the council. For more information about training, contact Tamela De Maranville.

Date Course
(click on title for course description)
Location Time Cost Register
October 4, 2018 Lion Den Leader Training Klein LDS Center
16535 Kleinwood Dr
Spring, TX 77379
7:00 pm N/A Not Needed
November 2-3, 2018 Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) Klein property
6410 Spring Cypress
Spring, Texas 77379
6:30 pm Fr -
9:00 pm Sat
$30 Register
November 2-3, 2018 Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) Klein property
6410 Spring Cypress
Spring, Texas 77379
6:30 pm Fr -
9:00 pm Sat
$30 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.

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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

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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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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. 

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