The Sam Houston Area Council is provides the opportunity for membership or participation to all of the approximately 600,000 youth living in the 16.5 counties served in southeast Texas.
Most individuals are aware of the contributions and vital role that the Boy Scouts of America has played in shaping the lives of boys and young men through the Scouting programs. The success of the Tiger Cub, Cub Scout, Boy Scout and the Venturing Program, which began including girls and young men in 1998, is well documented. On December 31, 2007, 53,289 youth were registered as Scouts in the traditional program, which includes Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturing.
Mission Statement and Purpose
Today, the focus of the Boy Scouts of America remains the same as the day the organization was formed in 1910. The Mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.