Scout Fair, at Minute Maid Park, this Saturday

At Scout Fair, put on by the Sam Houston Area Council at Minute Maid Park this Saturday (6 May, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Scouts of all ages converge to showcase their Scouting skills. Meet leaders and Scouts from your neighborhood. Sample the amazing Dutch oven creations and other delicacies in the outdoor cooking area.

Visit the midway with over 90 experts representing merit badges. Enjoy live entertainment on the center stage. Watch demonstrations, interact with participating booths from our community partners…pick up free offers.

Scouts and the entire family will enjoy visiting hundreds of booths with fun activities and crafts, learning Scout skills, meeting new friends and tasting the delicious outdoor cooking.

Scout Fair is open to the public and is free (area parking fees apply).

Tracking Your Scout’s Progress

Most parents should have received an email from our new version of
Troopmaster. Unfortunately, it did not explain in the email what the
information was, that was being sent.

The new version of Troopmaster creates a log in account for parents, so you
can see your scout’s advancement. Please remember that the scout book is
the real record. ASMs sign off their requirements in the book, and update
Troopmaster, however requirements may not get put in Troopmaster right away.

We are still in transition, but hope the new version will soon be a good
tool to use to help in the troop.

Opportunity For Service Hours

You could help create wetlands in Exploration Green  a 200-acre conservation, recreation and flood-detention park just north of the Johnson Space Center (at the old Clear Lack City (CLC) Golf Course). Planting wetland plants will improve the water quality in our Clear Lake environment, and will also reduce flooding in the Clear Lake area. They’re going to plant hundreds—even thousands—of native wetland plants around the phase 1 detention lake. The next wetland-planting days are on 13 & 27 May.  Work begins at 9 a.m. and ends at noon. Bring your energy—and don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty! (You can find parking on the street near 1800 Reseda, Houston, 77062.)

To learn more about Exploration Green, click here or visit our Facebook page.

Boy Scout Camp At Camp Karankawa

 Enjoy a week-long adventure with swimming, canoeing, hiking, welding, campfires, and much more. Try something new and earn Merit Badges too!  You even have the opportunity to participate in a 4-day, 3-night trek down the San Bernanrd river.  
If you want to sign up for the whole week, be aware that you’ll probably have to sign up as a maverick ($175 per scout), since Troop 2322 leadership will likely still be recovering from the Camp Daniel Boone trip.  But if that sounds like too much to deal with, you also have the option to sign up for a 2-day merit badge option (for $100) or even just a 1-day merit badge option (for $50).
June 4 is the last day to register.  Don’t put it off until the last moment.

deadline for NYLT

we have a HARD DEADLINE COMING UP Thursday May 4th 2017 for National Youth Leadership Training this summer in BAC.

We need 30 Scouts signed up to make the course and we are very close BUT not
quite there yet.

NYLT is for scouts 13 and older, and First Class or above. It is a great,
fun leadership training program. If you have questions regarding the
program, ask in your troop.

So if your Scouts may be interested in signing up for NYLT and has been
hesitating about singing up for the course NOW is the time to sign up.

Merit Badge opportunities

Our area has a lot of programs for scouts, consider making one of them part
of your scout’s summer plans. This can be a great opportunity for scouts
not attending summer camp to earn merit badges.

Moody Gardens, Pleasure Pier, Houston Museum of Science, Bay Area Council,
and others all have great programs available. It can be a lot of fun for
scouts, when they team up with other scouts to attend program.

Please be advised that we do not accept merit badges from the Houston Health
Museum, due to program deficiencies.

For more details go to this website.