This website is a resource for the Sam Houston Area Council day camp key staff. 

Supply Order

The supply order should be sent to Pam White and Donna Burke:

  • Final order due May 15, 2017

2017 Supply Order Form

Returns: Extra supplies can be returned for credit. There is a 25% charge to cover re-stocking fees and shipping back to the vendor.

Registration Reports

Day camp reports were posted April 17, 2017. Another set of reports will be posted May 7. Reports will be posted once a week in May and June. 



Help spread the word about Scouting on Facebook. Leverage the power of the council promotions by engaging with their content. This will help the council promote day camp.

  • Like, share, and comment on their posts. This applies not only to any day camp posts but all of our posts.
  • Mention the council in your posts. Type "@Sam Houston Area Council" to tag the council in your Scouting photos.
  • Invite your Scouting friends to Like our page. There is a link on the page to invite your friends.
  • Once you've liked the council's Facebook page, click the arrow next to the "Liked" button and select "See First" under "In Your News Feed." This way, you'll always see the latest posts and Scouting news at the top of your timeline - no matter what time of day you visit Facebook (see graphic).

Day camp Facebook posts (May 5, 2017, April 29, 2017, April 19, 2017, April 3, 2017,  March 21, 2017, March 17, 2017) to share on your personal, unit and district pages.

Council Day Camp Meeting

April 19, 2017

The district day camp chairs and programs meet throughout the year at the Cockrell Scout Center at 7:00 pm. 

Topics:  (required for camp directors and program directors)

  • day camp concerns
  • training review
  • quartermaster supplies
  • standards review
  • pick-up the supplies order on March 15th. 
  • pricing for t-shirts, supplies, gifts, patches will be announced

Day Camp Calendar

Please regularly review the day camp calendar for upcoming meetings and deadlines.


Day Camp Calendar          Staff Development Handouts



Jungle Theme Song Book

The songbook should be printed front to back and then cut in half. The cover should be customized with the camps name on the cover and the district facebook page and website on the back cover before printing on card stock paper. Staple the book at the fold. Thanks to Susan Driever, Thunder Wolf District Day Camp Chair, for creating this great resource.

Office Depot has a discount card for printing at a great price, and can cut book in half. Go to step 4 and print the card before taking it to the store. Make sure to customize the cover first. Copies can also be printed at the council office for .05 cents a copy; however, the council doesn't have the ability to cut the copies in half.

Songbook    Cover

2017 Camp Dates

Please check the information on the council day camp page and the Google map, and the day camp page on your district website (under the activities tab). Submit any corrections to the council webmaster. The 2017 day camp dates listed on the day camp page were taken from the district calendars submitted by the district committees to the council in the spring.

SHAC Day Camp Page        Google map       Submit Corrections


2017 Jungle Theme

In 1914, Scouting founder Robert Baden-Powell started a Scouting program based on Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book stories and targeted at younger boys in Britain.

We have added some Pinterest boards to our new council Pinterest page.  Please submit link ideas to

Jungle Ideas              Pinterest Jungle Themed Ideas

2017 Day Camp Promotional Resources

Placemats:  Free, customizable placemats are available for packs to use at blue and gold banquets and den leaders to use during den meetings to help promote day camp. Send these your leaders.

​​8.5 x 11 Placemat      8.5 x 14 Placemat

Business cards: Customizable two-sided business cards using an Avery template in Word.

Business Cards

Fliers: Three different fliers that can be customized in Word can be used to promote camp.

One Page Flier        Tri-Fold Brochure - Color        Tri-Fold Brochure - Black and White