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

Resources Feedback

Key Staff,

The BSA National Camp Accreditation Program addresses the requirement for continuous camp improvement in areas such as program, equipment, marketing and communications. This survey, though lengthy will help us identify areas that have the potential for improvement. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey to help us meet objective AO-801. 

Additional feedback from the day camp chair and program chair will be requested at the day camp meeting in August.

Provide Feedback

Council Day Camp Meeting

August 16, 2017

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

Topics:  (required for 2017 camp directors and program directors; 2018 directors are highly encouraged to attend)

  • Awards ceremony
  • Thorns and roses feedback for last year
  • Submit patch and t-shirt design ideas for next year
  • Submit any program changes recommended for next year

Day Camp Calendar

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


Day Camp Calendar          Staff Development Handouts


Day Camp Goals

Every camp should try to exceed last year's numbers (current 2017 numbers).

2016 Numbers

Cubs & Webelos


Aldine Pathfinder 35 29
Aquila 133 92
Arrowmoon 152 48
Big Cypress 319 146
Brahman 49 23
Brazos 112 60
Copperhead 120 60
David Crockett 69 31
Flaming Arrow 212 109
George Strake 67 35
Iron Horse 183  
Mustang 46 28
North Star 96 45
Orion 163 64
Phoenix 138 67
Raven 65 50
San Jacinto 217 141
Scoutreach (AN) 37 18
Skyline 86 59
Soaring Eagle 139 44
Tall Timbers 191 89
Tatanka 74 38
Texas Skies 255 71
Thunder Wolf 232 144
Twin Bayou 78 52
W. L. Davis 63 36

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