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Boy Scouts kick off School Night for Scouting

The Sam Houston Area Council, one of the largest Boy Scout councils in the nation, will kick off its Fall Scouting Recruitment campaign, “School Night for Scouting” on September 5th at area elementary schools. The Sam Houston Area Council, with more than 159,000 youth members, will introduce Scouting programs to youth and their parents through “rallies” held at these elementary schools.

Parents and their children will have a chance to see Scouts in action at schools in North Forest Independent School District. They will have pinewood derbies and knot-tying demonstrations and display various merit badges. Every new Cub or Boy Scout that joins Scouting in the months of August or September and comes to the next pack or troop meeting will be eligible to receive a special Scouting baseball card featuring Billy Wagner of the Houston Astros!

The Sam Houston Area Council leads the nation in the number of Eagle Scout recipients each year. The Council includes 72 school districts across Harris and the surrounding fifteen counties of Southeast Texas.

The Council’s Scouting programs reach out to youth from all socioeconomic backgrounds and in every community of its 32 districts and divisions. Scouting programs include Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Learning for Life, an organization that introduces career options to high school boys and girls.