Sam Houston Area Council Premieres Adventures of the Muddy Lions

Sam Houston Area Council Host Muddy Lions Movie Screening
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Captivating audiences, teaching valuable lessons and inspiring youth to turn their backs on violence and negative peer pressure – that’s exactly what “Troop 491: The Adventures of the Muddy Lions” is accomplishing.

And the Sam Houston Area Council took notice.

Following a ceremony recognizing outstanding parents and children in the community, the Sam Houston Area Council rolled out the red carpet on Friday, May 29, for a “Muddy Lions” movie premiere and screening.

Directed by first-time filmmaker (and Troop 491 member) Praheme, the film chronicles the real-life experiences of a boy coping with peer pressure, gang life and other inner-city struggles. Yet, after joining Troop 491, his life takes a positive turn.

Not only was the movie screening a big hit for viewers, but nineteen boys were also inspired to become Scouts after the film! The boys joined the Good Gang Muddy Lions of Troop 291, based on the film’s namesake. The troop is chartered by the Community of Faith Church, which is one of the first churches to screen the film.

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Hayley Cordaro is a communications specialist at the Boy Scouts of America. She loves sharing inspiring success stories and uncovering new ways volunteers and employees can make the most of their Scouting experience. If you have story ideas or questions, reach out to us at