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SAM HOUSTON AREA COUNCIL
Houston, TX
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Pinewood Derby

                                                                                                                     




Our pack sponsors a Pinewood Derby in January. This is where a boy makes his own small car from a block of wood and paints it and then we race them on a Saturday morning. We typically provide a “workshop” for parents to help with any tools needed to cut out their car. No woodworking skills are needed. Sometimes a boy just assembles the block of wood and paints.  We provide trophies and everyone gets a certificate.  (Please click the link above to see the rules for pinewood derby.)

Camping





Our pack organizes a fall and spring campout each year. We try to rotate to different state or federal parks that are within a 2 hour drive each time. We typically pick a theme and focus activities around the theme. In the past we have themes like Knights, Robin Hood, Indians, Pirates etc. There are usually a combination of pack and den activities during the day.  (Please click the link above to see the supplies for camping.)
Blue & Gold Banquet






In February of each year, our pack has a large banquet called the Blue and Gold. Typically we hold the Banquet on a Saturday evening with a dinner and the awards ceremony. Most dens try to get their scouts to the “rank award” for the Blue and Gold. Not every boy can do all the work in that short time, but we try. In addition, we have a very special and moving ceremony for the Webelos II called ”crossing over”  to Boy Scouts. Even though the night is focused on the Webelos, the younger boys really are mesmerized by the ceremony and can’t wait till they are that age.