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Bay Area CouncilBAC 100th Anniversary Celebration 2019

Bay Area Council, BSA 100th Anniversary Celebration

 100th Scout-O-RamaIn 2019, the Bay Area Council will celebrate its 100th Anniversary with a year-long celebration.

The original charter letter for the council is dated March 28, 1919. The document is a report from the Galveston Rotary Club to its officers and members with a recommendation to form a Boy Scout movement in Galveston.

As early as 1920, the Daily News, the oldest newspaper in Texas, carried a regular column called "The Scout Roundup." On August 14, 1962, Mrs. Mary Moody Northen donated funds for a permanent council headquarters (where we are still housed today.) She made the donation in honor of her late husband, Edwin Clyde Northen, a longtime Scout who was active in Troop 513.

Thousands of Scouts and their families have been positively impacted by Scouting over the past 100 years and so we fully expect great interest and anticipation as we commemorate and preserve our legacy.

Each month we will host a 100th Anniversary event.  Each event will have its own segment. Collect all 12 segments by attending each of the special events throughout the year.

For more information, contact Aaron Christopher at 

100th Anniversary Calendar of Events

5K Run/Hike
January 5, 2019

Thank you to all who participated in the 5K Run/Hike.

10 Commandments Hike
February 9, 2019

Thank you to all who came out for the 10 Commandments Hike. 

101 Trees for Camp
March 23, 2019

Thank you to all the Scouts and volunteers who came out to plant trees at Camp Karankawa.

April 26-28, 2019

Thank you to the 1,000+ Scouts and families that joined at the Scout-O-Rama. We will return next year with Cub-O-Rees and Camp-O-Rees in April. Watch the calendar for more information.

Scouts Honor
Shooting Classic
May 4, 2019

Thank you to all our corporate sponsors who came out to support Scouting in the Bay Area Council.


Scouting for Food
May 11 & 18, 2019

Scouting For Food is a council-wide service project to collect food for our communities in need.

A big thank you to all the units, Scouts and families that participated.

Scouts BSA
Summer Camp
June 16-22, 2019

Thank you to the thousands of alums who spent a magical night at Camp Karankawa. 

Scouts on Parade
July 4, 2019

Scouts from across Brazoria and Galveston Counties will gather to honor the United States of America during the Fourth of July community parades. Sign up with your local city hall.

Take photos and send them to us to share on our website and social media sites, and to receive your patch. Send photos to

CONTACT: For more information, contact Program Director Aaron Christopher

REGISTER BY: July 4, 2019

TO REGISTER: Only one unit leader needs to sign up a participating group.
Please register your unit online so we can distribute patches to your Scouts. All participants in community parades will receive the 100th Anniversary Scouts on Parade rocker patch.


Ice Cream Social
August 3, 2019
Moody Mansion

Join us for the Ice Cream Social, a family-fun event at the Moody Mansion in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Clyde Northen.


Mrs. Mary Moody Northen was a generous lady who donated our headquarters located at 3020 53rd Street in Galveston in honor of her late husband, Mr. Edwin Clyde Northen.  Mr. Northen was a long-time and very active Scout with Troop 513 in the Bay Area Council. They would often invite Scouts to their home for ice cream.


Activities include:

  • Ice cream & toppings
  • Scientific ice cream displays
  • Mr. & Mrs. Northen's Scouting memorabilia
  • Discount tickets to the Moody Mansion Children's Museum

TIME: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.


DATE: Saturday, August 3, 2019


PLACE: Moody Mansion, 2618 Broadway, Galveston, TX 77550 (Parking in rear.)


COST: $5 (Includes the 100th Anniversary Ice Cream Social rocker patch)



(Register by July 20, 2019)

100th Anniversary Gala
October 19, 2019
Moody Gardens Convention Center

The Bay Area Council serves up glamour for a great cause at our 100th Anniversary Gala.

Musical guests are The Lineup.


Title Sponsor - $25,000
- Company name below title event, exclusive naming rights, recognition in all publicity materials, recognition at event, 2 tables with priority seating, 10 VIP Reception tickets

Eagle Sponsor - $10,000
- Recognition in all publicity materials, recognition at event, 1 table with priority seating, 10 VIP Reception tickets

Life Sponsor - $5,000
- Recognition at event, 1 table with priority seating, 4 VIP Reception tickets

Star Sponsor - $2,500
- Recognition at event, 1 table with priority seating, 2 VIP Reception tickets

Champions (Couples) Sponsor - $600
- Recognition at event, priority seating

Individual Ticket - $175


(Registration coming soon)


Scouts Honor
Golf Challenge
November 1, 2019

Join us to raise money for local Scouting programs in Brazoria and Galveston Counties. Aim to be the best at the Scouts Honor Golf Challenge.

Scout Service Center Open House
December 16, 2019

We invite all Scouts and alumni to visit the headquarters of the Bay Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. Come and see Scouting memorabilia on display and take the largest ever Bay Area Council group photo. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.


100th Anniversary Bay Area Council Scout Merchandise  


100th CSP

shirts     (Coming soon)

hats    (Coming soon)

Pins    (Coming soon)

Books    (Coming soon)