Holy Spirit Episcopal Church

Houston, Texas


Troop 825

Troop 825 is chartered by Holy Spirit Episcopal Church located in a quiet neighborhood in Houston’s Memorial area. The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. Since 1963, Troop 825 has provided a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops leadership and personal fitness. We combine educational activities and lifelong values with plenty of fun and excitement.

If you are interested in becoming a part of our Troop, we welcome visitors during our Wednesday meetings. To arrange for a visit please contact Paul ("Skip") Teel, our Scoutmaster.

Why join troop 825?

Our program is focused and fun. Troop 825 has helped an unusually high percentage of its scouts earn the respected Eagle rank. Our smaller size allows the scouts to build close relationships with their peers and with the adult leaders helping them through rank advancement. Leaders really know each scout and can tailor programs to each scout giving that scout the highest likelihood of success and reward. We are a scout-led troop empowering boys to be leaders by allowing them to develop a troop program and then take responsibility for figuring out how to achieve their goals. We are a well equipped and well supported troop that has a lot of fun.

Trust + Commitment + Accountability = Results

Troop 825 Boy Scout recognized with BSA Honor Medal

On Sept 2nd of Labor Day weekend 2012, Star Scout William Meyer was enjoying the beach with his family near San Louis Pass just West of Galveston, Texas. Someone yelled that several people had been caught by the strong current too far out to swim to safety. Without hesitation, William began directing a rescue effort. While William's mother began swimming out to the victims, William and his father unloaded a kayak from their truck. William rowed towards the victims.  A man with another kayak paddled out as well. 2 fathers and their children were in the current.  A father and his 12-year-old girl were trying to remain above water. Using the kayaks, William and his mother were able to bring them to safety onshore. Several police and an ambulance had responded to the 911 call. The victims were transported to the hospital. The father and young girl were fine, the other family’s father, regrettably, did not survive the experience. 
When William returned to shore, a young woman and a man (a Boy Scout himself) introduced themselves and asked William how he knew what to do and what action to take. William responded: “I am a Boy Scout.” See photos and story here. Also, so Boys Life Scouts In Action here.