Sam Houston Boy Scouts of America celebrates a century of service

Sam Houston Boy Scouts of America celebrates a century of service

Left to Right: Rodney Eads, Lionel Jellins, Stan Stanely, Tom Varnell, Webb Jennings. Sam Houston Area Council, Boy Scouts of America leaders cut a birthday cake celebrating the SHAC’s century of service at the Cockrell Scout Center on Friday, April 11, 2014.

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on April 11, 2014 at 5:12 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 11 at 5:35 PM

HOUSTON - A century of service was celebrated for the Sam Houston Area Council, Boy Scouts of America and continues with the 77th annual Scout Fair at Reliant Arena on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

Boy scouts from 16 counties will come together at Reliant Stadium to show off their scouting skills. Guests will have the opportunity to meet team leaders and boy scouts from local neighborhoods and sample tasty treats in the outdoor cooking area. Guests can enjoy live entertainment while visiting the midway featuring experts representing merit badges. A food drive is set up and participants are asked to bring two cans of food for the food drive.

Join the Boy Scouts of America as they celebrate a century of service.

Saturday, April 12 at 10:00 a.m. at Reliant Arena

The attached images are described below.

Photo 1  Left to Right: Rodney Eads, Lionel Jellins, Stan Stanely, Tom Varnell, Webb Jennings. Sam Houston Area Council, Boy Scouts of America leaders cut a birthday cake celebrating the SHAC’s century of service at the Cockrell Scout Center on Friday, April 11, 2014. Established on April 11, 2914, the Sam Houston Area Council serves 60,000 Scouts in 16 ½ counties in southeast Texas.

Photo 2  NASA Astronaut and Eagle Scout Mike Fossum shared his experience with Scouting at the Sam Houston Area Council, Boy Scouts of American centennial celebration at the Cockrell Scout Center on Friday, April 11th. He explained how the Astronomy merit badge led him to chase his dreams of being an astronaut.

Photo 3  Lionel Jellins, a 35-year Scout volunteer and vice president of membership for the Sam Houston Area Council, talked about the African American scouting experience at a celebration honoring SHAC’s century of service at the Cockrell Scout Center on Friday, April 11, 2014. In 1934, W.L. Davis formed a committee to encourage the development of African American units in the community. At the time, the Council had three African American Boy Scout troops. Today, approximately 13 percent of Scouts in the SHAC are African American.

Photo 4  Sergeant Al Blenderman from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office discussed the Boy Scouts of America Police Explorers Program, the second largest police Explorers program in the nation, at the Sam Houston Area Council’s centennial celebration on Friday, April 11, 2014 at the Cockrell Scout Center. The Explorers youth program instills a love for law enforcement along with good values, loyalty and most importantly, the concept of servant leadership.

Photo 5  Lionel Jellins signs a birthday card in honor of the Sam Houston Area Council, Boy Scouts of America’s 100th birthday. The Council is hoping to secure a Guiness World Record for “Most Signatures on a Birthday Card”. The public is invited to sign the card and learn more about Scouting at the 77th Scout Fair on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Reliant Arena.

 

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