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Wanted: Merit Badge Counselors

Posted on Jul 13 2014 - 10:23pm

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Hey Scouters!!! 

We need qualified Merit Badge Counselors for these five merit badges.  Please review the requirements at http://www.scouting.org/meritbadges.aspx

If you are already registered as a MB Counselor and want to add one of these, please complete a MBC Information Form  http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/34405.pdf

If you are NOT registered as a MBC, you need to complete that form, plus an Adult Application (position code 42), and submit both, along with proof of current Youth Protection Training.

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Wood Badge 2014

Posted on Jul 2 2014 - 8:36am

Hey Scouters!

Wood Badge is designed for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing, Sea Scout, and Varsity Leaders at the unit level, as well as district and council leaders. The course content and leadership principles introduced apply to Scouters in all leadership positions. These skills provide a leadership foundation that is beneficial for all program area.

Here is a great opportunity to attend Wood Badge this summer or fall in the Sam Houston Area Council. These will be the final courses held at Camp Strake in Conroe, TX and run 6 days ( SHAC 14-2 will be the week-long format, and SHAC 14-3 & SHAC 14-4 will be over two separate weekends). More Wood Badge information can be found at 2014 Wood Badge Info

Basic training for your registered position must be completed… and you need to be a registered Scouter.

  • SHAC 14-2 -  will be held Monday, July 28th through Saturday, August 2nd (begins Monday at 7:30 AM, ends Saturday at 5:00 PM) at Camp Strake.
  • SHAC-14-3 – will be held Friday, September 26ththrough Sunday, September 28th AND Friday, October 24th through Sunday, October 26 (begins Friday at 7:30 AM, ends Sunday at 5:00 PM) at Camp Strake.
  • SHAC 14-4 -  will be held Thursday, October 16th through Saturday, October 18th AND Thursday, November 13th through Saturday, November 15th (begins Thursday at 7:30 AM, ends Saturday at 5:00 PM) at Camp Strake.

Council scholarship applications to help with the cost of the course can be found at:

http://www.samhoustonbsa.org/Data/Sites/1/media/training/wood-badge/wb_scholarship_application.pdf

If you have questions concerning Wood Badge, please feel free to contact your District Commissioner, Cindy Scanland at 713-725-4339 or at cindy.scanland@gmail.com.