Wild, Wild West Day Camp

June 20-24, 2016 

June 2, 2016 at Phoenix District Roundtable we will help with online registration for Cub Scout Day Camp. We will have individuals that can register your Scout online for you before late registration goes into effect. Please consider registering your Cub Scout for a wonderful outdoor experience at Burroughs Park.

Phoenix District Roundtable - Klein LDS Stake - 16535 Kleinwood Drive, Spring, 77379 - Online Registration assistance beginning at 6:30 pm.

Day Camp is an opportunity for Scouts entering 1st – 5th grade during the 2016-2017 school year to make new friends, earn rank advancements and enjoy BB guns, archery, sports, skills, and crafts.  Lots of volunteers are needed to make camp a success, so please consider volunteering.  Adult volunteers can also register their non-Scouting children ages 3-5 (potty trained) or girls ages 6-13. Boy Scouts and youth ages 14-17 can also volunteer. The registration fee is $60 per Scout. Participants receive a t-shirt and patch. There is a late fee of $10 for registering after 6/5/16. Day camp is being held from 7:45 a.m. - 3:15 pm at Burrough’s Park. Adults must be registered a minimum of two weeks before camp starts.

More Information and Registration

Phoenix District Roundtable

June 2, 2016

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.

June’s theme will be “Program Preview”  In June, we’ll have our traditional ice cream social, and the Phoenix District Program Fair: come and find out about all the great adventures ahead this summer and fall! Come and pick up your 2016-2017 Program Guide with Phoenix calendar of events.


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 newsletter is sent on a weekly basis and is in addition to the Roundtable newsletter.

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Classroom Facilitated Youth Protection Training

Classroom Facilitated YPT must be taken by anyone (both BSA registered and non-registered) 18 years old or older attending or staffing a long-term camping program in a camp licensed by the State of Texas (e.g., day camp, resident camp, Boy Scout summer camp, winter camp). For more information, visit the FAQ's for Classroom Facilitated YPT. YPT is designed to help you keep our youth safe from abuse and participants learn the Boy Scouts of America's Youth Protection Guidelines, signs of abuse, and how to report suspected abuse. The training takes about an hour to complete.  Bring: BSA Health and Medical Record (Part A & B for all Scouting events), note taking materials. There is no cost to attend and registration is not required. For more information, contact Tamela DeMaranville.

Date Course
(click on title for course description)
Location Time Cost Register
May 17, 2016 Classroom Facilitated Youth Protection Training (YPT) Trinity Lutheran Family Life Center 5201
Spring Cypress Road Klein, Texas 77375
7-8:30 pm N/A N/A
May 24, 2016 Classroom Facilitated Youth Protection Training (YPT)

Kleinwood LDS Stake  16535 Kleinwood Drive Spring, 77379

7-8:30 pm N/A N/A
May 25, 2016 Classroom Facilitated Youth Protection Training (YPT) Trinity Lutheran Family Life Center 5201 
Spring Cypress Road Klein, Texas 77375
7-8:30 pm N/A N/A
June 1, 2016 Classroom Facilitated Youth Protection Training (YPT) Kleinwood LDS Stake  16535 Kleinwood Drive Spring, 77379 7-8:30 pm N/A N/A
June 11, 2016 Classroom Facilitated Youth Protection Training (YPT) Trinity Lutheran Family Life Center 5201 
Spring Cypress Road Klein, Texas 77375
9-10:30 am N/A N/A

Annual Planning

A common element of strong units is they all have a good annual program planned a year in advance. The plan is then shared with all families in the form of an annual program calendar. Two other key elements of successful units are trained leaders and having the right leaders.

North Division Program Guide         Leader Resources   

Cub Scout Planning        Boy Scout Planning       Venturing Planning

District Calendar

Download the Phoenix District calendar for July 2016 - 2017. The council calendar and council toolkit provide additional information on upcoming council events.

Phoenix District 2016 - 2017 Calendar

Spring Recruiting

Spring is here Scouters, and you know what that means? It’s time to reach out to all of those potential Scouts and give them the opportunity to join Scouting.

Packs are encouraged to hold spring recruiting events. For Cub Scouts, there is no better time to personally invite your son's friends to a meeting! District and pack campouts are coming up as well as day campresident camp and summertime pack activities! And don’t forget about all of those potential Scouts, the kindergarteners who can join on June 1! March and April is the time to get talkin’ with the schools and ask if you can invite kids to join Scouting! Sometimes we think we can only recruit in the fall, but spring is a great time to get new Scouts and their families involved early.

Pack Recruitment Resources          Order Spring Recruiting Flyer

But what about the Boy Scouts and Venturers? March is the perfect month to have an open house to invite friends and other potential Scouts for the opportunity to see what your troop, crew and ship is made of. Check out some of the cool resources:

Troop Recruitment Resources            Crew and Ship Recruitment Resources

Put your unit on the map

Calling all unit leaders: now is the perfect time to put your unit is on the map at www.BeAScout.org with a Google pin! Update your unit information with your new unit leaders, and make it EASY for new Scouting families to find you.

  • Sign into MyScouting
  • Under “Unit Tools” select BeAScout
  • Select “Unit Pin Management”
  • Update your unit information

If you are the current unit leader and are unable to update your unit pin, please contact your district executive and ensure that you are currently registered as the Cubmaster or committee chair.

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

Sunday, July 24, 2016 vs. Angels

Sunday, August 28, 2016 vs. Rays

Join the Houston Astros to celebrate Scout Day at Minute Maid Park. Arrive early to participate in a pregame parade and stay late for a post game run around the bases! Please wear your uniform. See the flyer for more information or contact Brent Broussard at (713) 259-8316 or Broussard@astros.com.


July 21 & 23, 2016

This sales training will help participants learn how to increase unit fundraising efforts. The training is being conducted by Michael Beck, a professional sales coach and creator of a program that has helped many units stop worrying about raising funds year-round and concentrate more on the FUN of Scouting.

He has helped units across the country increase their sales revenue dramatically (an average of 14 percent). Skills learned apply to all types of fundraising including popcorn, Scout Fair tickets and unit money earning projects. One representative from each unit should attend.  The training will be held at the Cockrell Scout Center.

Learn More 

July 19-28, 2017 

Scouting’s flagship event is one-of-a-kind. It’s a gathering of approximately 40,000 Scouts, leaders, and staff that showcases everything that is great about the BSA and its members. Once every four years, the Boy Scouts of America comes together. The result is the national Scout jamboree. The jamboree will be held July 19-28, 2017. To keep up with the latest information, visit the Summit website.

Scouts and Scouters will explore all kinds of adventures—stadium shows, pioneer village, Garden Ground hikes, adventure sports, patch trading, and more—in the heart of one of nature’s greatest playgrounds. With 10,000 acres at the Summit to explore, there’s no shortage of opportunities to build Scouting memories. The cost to attend the 2017 National Scout Jamboree has been lowered for youth and adult council contingent members due to the fact that the contingent will no longer be traveling to Washington, D.C. before the Jamboree. The price is now more affordable and Scouts enjoy the best of Scouting rolled into 10 days of fun, friends, and adventure. You won’t want to miss out on this incredible Scouting experience.

   Register for Council Contingent      Register for Jamboree Staff      Register for Operation Arrow (Order of the Arrow)

ToolBank logoThe Houston Community ToolBank is a nonprofit tool lending program serving other nonprofits by putting high-quality tools in the hands of the volunteers. For three pennies on the dollar, the Houston Community ToolBank provides fast and easy access to tools (e.g., loppers, drills, ladders, wheelbarrows, shovels, hammers, rakes, safety cones, water coolers, cordless drills, safety gears, painting equipment) for Eagle Scout projects and community service projects to increase the impact and community revitalization efforts.

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.