Sea Scout Activities

The SHAC Sea Scout Committee and boatswains plan several activities in which ships are invited to participate. 

Sea Scout Academy is a regional Sea Scout learning experience. Classes directly relate to Sea Scout advancement and the development of youth leadership. Youth may choose from one of seven tracks of study. Youth are taught advancement skills such as radio procedures, rules of the road and navigation. Each track has 16 hours of instruction and application of skills required for specific ranks. Regardless of the track a youth pursues, all participants spend time sailing and applying their skills.
Sail Daze is a day of small boat sailing. SHAC ships provide Sunfish, Lasers, catamarans, and other “trailerable” craft for a day of fun.
Minto Rendezvous is a regional event held where Sea Scouts test their knowledge and skills. The competition includes over 20 events that test a ship’s teamwork, training and preparation in a variety of nautical-related events.



Venturing Activities


The Venturing Officers Association (VOA) plans several activities in which ships and crews are invited to participate. The events are planned during the Venturing Forums.

Venturing Challenge is a weekend campout held for crews, ships, friends and potential Venturers and Sea Scouts.  The Venturing Officers Association plans a weekend of fun activities
The Venturing Banquet is the annual awards banquet where Venturers and leadership will be presented with recognition for their work in the Venturing and Sea Scout programs. At the banquet the new Venturing Officer’s Association leadership will be announced.



Sam Houston Area Council Activities

The Sam Houston Area Council offers a variety of activities in which Scouts are invited to participate. Districts also offer a variety of activities in your area.

Conservation activities are a great way to educate youth on local environmental issues and serve our community.
COPE is an acronym for Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience. It comprises a series of outdoor challenges, beginning with basic group initiative games and progressing to more complicated low-course and high-course activities.

Popcorn sales are held each fall, and are a wonderful fundraising opportunity for units, which support the entire year of Scouting.
Scout Days offer opportunities to receive discounts on events and/or advancement education with our community partners.
Scout Fair is held each April at Reliant Arena, with hundreds of booths run by units and community partners, outdoor cooking, merit badge midway, entertainment and much more.
Scout Sunday / Sabbath is held the first week of February and is an opportunity for units to participate in religious services.
Scouting for Food is held each January, and is a council-wide service project in conjunction with the Houston Food Bank and Souper Bowl of Caring.
Silhouette Shooting Archery
Shooting Sports: The shooting sports committee offers a variety of trainings, merit badge completion days and programs for BB guns, archery, pistol, rifle, muzzle loader and shotgun.

STEM activities engage youth in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.