Council Calendar

Houston Trade-o-ree Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Friday, March 27, 2015 - Saturday, March 28, 2015
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Houston Trade-o-ree is an event held for the primary purpose of buying, selling, or trading Scout memorabilia.

McNair Cub Adventure Camp Bovay Scout Ranch
Friday, March 27, 2015 - Sunday, March 29, 2015
6:00 PM - 10:00 AM

Adventure Camp is an overnight, full program camp for all family members at Bovay Scout Ranch. Tigers, Wolves, Bears and Webelos and their families will enjoy an exciting variety of activities at several program areas and food service in the camp’s air conditioned dining hall.

Trash Bash Service Project
Saturday, March 28, 2015
All Day

Once a year, thousands of volunteers gather along the Texas waterways to do their part in cleaning up the environment by participating in the largest single day waterway cleanup in the state of Texas, the River, Lakes, Bays 'N Bayous Trash Bash®Scouts, Scouters and Scouting units can participate.

Summer Camp Staff Interviews Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Saturday, March 28, 2015
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Palm Sunday
Sunday, March 29, 2015
All Day
Summer Camp Staff Interviews El Rancho Cima
Sunday, March 29, 2015
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Philmont Orientation and Contingent Leader Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Sunday, March 29, 2015
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Scout Fair 10% Participation Deadline
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
All Day
Camps Closed
Friday, April 3, 2015 - Sunday, April 5, 2015
All Day
Passover Begins Sunday
Friday, April 3, 2015
All Day
Good Friday (Office Closed)
Friday, April 3, 2015
All Day
Passover
Saturday, April 4, 2015
All Day
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 5, 2015
All Day
Scout Fair coupon book: 1% bonus deadline
Thursday, April 9, 2015
All Day

Units receive an 1% additional bonus commissions for turning in money for sold Scout Fair coupon books sold by today.

Wood Badge 15-1B Bovay Scout Ranch
Friday, April 10, 2015 - Sunday, April 12, 2015
All Day

Wood Badge is a six-day advanced training program which gives participants a greater understanding of Scouting aims and methods, while developing true Scout Spirit. It is anticipated that all people who complete Wood Badge training will continue to work actively in the Scouting program to further the aims and methods of Scouting.

Powder Horn (weekend #1)
Friday, April 10, 2015 - Sunday, April 12, 2015
All Day

Powder Horn is an action-packed, hands-on, six-day course on high adventure resources to help Scouts and Scouters learn how to implement high adventure activities into their troops or crews. Adult leaders from all Scouting programs and Scouts age 16 and older are eligible to attend; and there are no restrictions on attending the course a second time. The course spans two 3-day weekends: weekend #1 will be held on April 10-12, 2015 and weekend #2 will be April 24-26, 2015.

McNair Cub Adventure Camp Bovay Scout Ranch
Friday, April 10, 2015 - Sunday, April 12, 2015
6:00 PM - 10:00 AM

Adventure Camp is an overnight, full program camp for all family members at Bovay Scout Ranch. Tigers, Wolves, Bears and Webelos and their families will enjoy an exciting variety of activities at several program areas and food service in the camp’s air conditioned dining hall.

SHAC's 101st Birthday (1914)
Saturday, April 11, 2015
All Day
Texas A&M Merit Badge University Texas A&M College Station
Saturday, April 11, 2015
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service fraternity is hosting a Merit Badge University for Boy Scouts at Texas A&M in College Station. Over 30 merit badge classes are being offered, including some Eagle Scout required badges. This event is for SHAC registered Scouts; there is a cap of 300 Scouts. For more information, visit their website

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Saturday, April 11, 2015 - Sunday, April 12, 2015
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is the assessment of and treatment given to an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care by a physician and/or rapid transport is not readily available. Participants will learn how to assess, treat, and (when possible) contain emergencies within the scope of their training. Youth and adult Scout leaders over age 14 are invited to participate and earn their certification. Register

Field Staff Meeting
Monday, April 13, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Council Conservation Committee Cockrell Scout Center
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Council Camping Committee
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Council Commissioner Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Day Camp Meeting SHAC Room 100-101
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sea Scouts Fleet Meeting SHAC Room 200
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Boy Scouts Sleepover at Rice Reckling Park (6100 Main st. Houston. TX 77005)
Friday, April 17, 2015 - Saturday, April 18, 2015
All Day
Scout Fair set-up NRG Arena
Friday, April 17, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Units can set up their Scout Fair booth on Friday night.

Camps Closed
Saturday, April 18, 2015
All Day
Scout Fair NRG Arena
Saturday, April 18, 2015
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Scout Fair is an event where Scouts from 16 1/2 counties converge to showcase their Scouting skills. Scouts and the entire family will enjoy visiting hundreds of booths with fun activities and crafts, learning Scout skills, meeting new friends and tasting the delicious outdoor cooking. Bring comfortable shoes and your camera. Open to the public. The event is free (parking is typically $10).

Board of Directors Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Monday, April 20, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Venturing Forum Cockrell Scout Center
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Venturing Forums are a great resource and fun opportunity for your entire Venturing Crew.

Boy Scout Summer Camp Unit Leader Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
All Day
Earth Day
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
All Day
Hike and Learn + Mini-Philmont El Rancho Cima
Friday, April 24, 2015 - Sunday, April 26, 2015
All Day

Hike & Learn + Mini-Philmont is an weekend campout for troops, teams, and crews to prepare for backpacking adventures, including Philmont.

Powder Horn (weekend #2)
Friday, April 24, 2015 - Sunday, April 26, 2015
All Day

Powder Horn is an action-packed, hands-on, six-day course on high adventure resources to help Scouts and Scouters learn how to implement high adventure activities into their troops or crews. Adult leaders from all Scouting programs and Scouts age 16 and older are eligible to attend; and there are no restrictions on attending the course a second time. The course spans two 3-day weekends: weekend #1 will be held on April 10-12, 2015 and weekend #2 will be April 24-26, 2015.

McNair Cub Adventure Camp Bovay Scout Ranch
Friday, April 24, 2015 - Sunday, April 26, 2015
2:00 PM - 10:00 AM

Adventure Camp is an overnight, full program camp for all family members at Bovay Scout Ranch. Tigers, Wolves, Bears and Webelos and their families will enjoy an exciting variety of activities at several program areas and food service in the camp’s air conditioned dining hall.

Order of the Arrow (OA) Ordeal and Brotherhood Walk Armand Bayou Nature Center
Friday, April 24, 2015 - Sunday, April 26, 2015
8:00 PM - 9:00 AM

Boy Scouts who were elected into the Order of the Arrow (OA) by their troop must complete an ordeal within one year, in order to become a member of Colonneh Lodge. A Brotherhood walk and ceremony are held at 3:00 pm on Saturday. After 10 months of service as an Ordeal member and after fulfilling certain requirements, an Order of the Arrow member may take part in the Brotherhood ceremony, which places further emphasis on the ideals of Scouting and the Order. 

Summer Camp Staff Interviews Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Saturday, April 25, 2015
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
All Staff Meeting
Monday, April 27, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sporting Clays Tournament Westside Shooting Grounds
Thursday, April 30, 2015
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM

The Sporting Clays Event is a shotgun shooting game, held annually in support of Scouting.

Family FOS Report Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Thursday, April 30, 2015
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Order of the Arrow (OA) Arrowman Bash / Ordeal / LEC McNair Cub Adventure Camp at Bovay Scout Ranch
Friday, May 1, 2015 - Sunday, May 3, 2015
All Day

Arrowman Bash is a weekend event held each spring, that allows Arrowmen to recommit themselves to the principles of our order: brotherhood, cheerfulness and service. Saturday morning focuses on service to camp, while Saturday afternoon and evening are filled with awesome food, exciting activities, and lots of fellowship opportunities (e.g., games, competitions, Pow Wow). Ordeal: Boy Scouts who were elected into the Order of the Arrow (OA) by their troop must complete an ordeal within one year, in order to become a member of Colonneh Lodge.

Topping Out: Real Rock Climbing Training Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, near Fredericksburg, TX
Friday, May 1, 2015 - Sunday, May 3, 2015
All Day

Topping Out is climbing tower instructor's course that spans two evening and two weekends.

Silver Beaver Nomination Deadline
Friday, May 1, 2015
4:30 AM

The Silver Beaver Award is the highest form of recognition that a local council can bestow on a volunteer for distinguished service to youth.  Nominations are due May 1.

Sail Daze Houston Yacht Club
Saturday, May 2, 2015
All Day
Summer Camp Staff Interviews Bovay Scout Ranch
Saturday, May 2, 2015
All Day
3K/5K Color Run/Walk Fall Creek Community Center (7930 Fall Creek Bend, Humble, TX 77396)
Saturday, May 2, 2015
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Color Run is an untimed event where participants walk/run/skip along a 3K and/or 5K course while being splashed with colorful powder from head-to-toe. Come out and enjoy fun, fitness and fellowship while helping raise money for a great cause!  All proceeds go to the Sam Houston Area Council Special Needs Program. If you have questions or concerns please contact Regina Gervin at 713-598-7571.

Register for Color Run

 

Houston Astros Scout Educational Day Minute Maid Park
Saturday, May 2, 2015
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

In addition to a discounted Astros game, Scouts are invited to a special pre-game presentation featuring athletic trainers from Houston Methodist. Some Scouts might even be able to earn requirements for their sports merit badge and sport belt loops. Tickets start at $15.

The following topics will be discussed: importance of the physical exam, maintaining a healthy diet, warming up and cooling down, weight training, differences between amateur and professional athletes, sportsmanship, exhibiting Scout spirit on and off the field, and being a good team leader. For more information, contact Brent Broussard (713) 259-8316.


 

Staff Popcorn Conference
Monday, May 4, 2015
All Day
Bovay Weekend Camping Bovay Scout Ranch
Friday, May 8, 2015 - Sunday, May 10, 2015
2:00 PM - 10:00 AM

Packs, Webelos dens, troops and crews can camp at Bovay Scout Ranch, Camp Strake and Camp Brosig.

Mother's Day
Sunday, May 10, 2015
All Day
Staff Conference
Monday, May 11, 2015 - Thursday, May 14, 2015
All Day
Council Conservation Committee Cockrell Scout Center
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Council Camping Committee
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Executive Committee Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Thursday, May 14, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
SHAC Corps at Camp Brosig Camp Brosig
Friday, May 15, 2015 - Sunday, May 17, 2015
All Day
McNair Cub Adventure Camp
Friday, May 15, 2015 - Sunday, May 17, 2015
2:00 PM - 10:00 AM

Adventure Camp is an overnight, full program camp for all family members at Bovay Scout Ranch. Tigers, Wolves, Bears and Webelos and their families will enjoy an exciting variety of activities at several program areas and food service in the camp’s air conditioned dining hall.

Kids to Parks Day
Saturday, May 16, 2015
All Day

Getting involved in “America’s national day of play” is easy. Just head to a park with your  Scouts,  and have fun! You can even register your event on the National Park Trust website to be a part of this massive movement. To be a part of the 2015 Kids to Parks Day, visit kidstoparks.org.

Armed Forces Day
Saturday, May 16, 2015
All Day
Youth Exploring Leadership Development Workshop Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Saturday, May 16, 2015
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

The Leadership Development Workshop Series is for Learning for Life senior high school groups, work-based Exploring posts and any other programs serving teenage youth.  The Leadership Development Workshop Series lesson plans provide high school students with exposure to life skills, personal management skills, and group leadership skills.  Students learn to apply these skills in real-life leadership situations. ​Register for these free workshops.

New Eagle Scout Reception Crowne Plaza Hotel
Sunday, May 17, 2015
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The New Eagle Scout Reception recognizes the previous year’s Eagle Scout Class.  The council continues its tradition of providing this reception free of charge for new Eagle Scouts and three guests.  The evening is underwritten with generous sponsorships by many Eagle Scout alumni, charter members and patrons.

BSA National Annual Meeting
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - Friday, May 22, 2015
All Day
Council Commissioner Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Day Camp Meeting SHAC Room 100-101
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sea Scouts Fleet Meeting SHAC Room 200
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Camps Closed
Friday, May 22, 2015 - Monday, May 25, 2015
All Day
Boy Scout Aviation Badge Workshop 1940 Air Terminal Museum at Hobby Airport
Saturday, May 23, 2015
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Soar to new heights this year in science, math, and history with the 1940 Air Terminal Museum's Aviation Merit Badge Workshop.  Located at William P. Hobby Airport, these exciting one-day programs serve as an excellent introduction for youth to aviation while helping them earn their Aviation Merit Badge*. Scouts will learn about the forces of flight, types of engines, and functions of aircraft instruments and control surfaces. Guided tours of the 1940 Air Terminal Museum and presentations by career speakers will also inform participants of commercial aviation’s rapid growth and various job opportunities available in the Houston Area.  Flyer.  Registration Form.

Memorial Day (Office Closed)
Monday, May 25, 2015
All Day
All Staff Meeting
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Council FOS Celebration Cockrell Scout Center
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
District Popcorn Kernal Chairs Training Cockrell Scout Center
Thursday, May 28, 2015
All Day
Council Coordinated Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Thursday, May 28, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Council Coordinated is a triannual meeting for district leadership to receive the updates from the council. 

NYLT Staff Development Bovay Scout Ranch
Friday, May 29, 2015 - Sunday, May 31, 2015
All Day
SHAC Corps (camp service project) El Rancho Cima
Friday, May 29, 2015 - Sunday, May 31, 2015
All Day

SHAC Corps is an opportunity for troops and crews to give back to camp in the form of a day of service.

Bovay Weekend Camping Bovay Scout Ranch
Friday, May 29, 2015 - Sunday, May 31, 2015
2:00 PM - 10:00 AM

Packs, Webelos dens, troops and crews can camp at Bovay Scout Ranch, Camp Strake, and Camp Brosig.

Venturing Leadershp Award (VLA) Nominations Due
Monday, June 1, 2015
4:30 AM - 4:30 PM

The Venturing Leadership Award (VLA) is presented by councils to Venturers and adults who have made exceptional contributions to Venturing and who exemplify the Venturing Code

Corporate Dodgeball Challenge Competative Edge Sports, Spring, TX
Saturday, June 6, 2015
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Company teams can register for the Corporate Dodge Ball Challenge to support Scouting.

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) 15-1 and 15-2 Bovay Scout Ranch
Sunday, June 7, 2015 - Friday, June 12, 2015
All Day

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed six-day council-level program designed to provide Boy Scouts and Venturers who are 13 years and older with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.

Summer Camp Staff Week
Sunday, June 7, 2015 - Saturday, June 13, 2015
All Day
Field Staff Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Monday, June 8, 2015
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Council Camping Committee
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) 15-3 and 15-4 Tellepsen Scout Camp at Bovay Scout Ranch
Sunday, June 14, 2015 - Friday, June 19, 2015
All Day

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed six-day council-level program designed to provide Boy Scouts and Venturers who are 13 years and older with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.

Flag Day
Sunday, June 14, 2015
All Day
Summer Camp: Week 1 El Rancho Cima
Sunday, June 14, 2015 - Saturday, June 20, 2015
All Day

A variety of summer programs are offered at El Rancho Cima, near San Marcos, TX, for Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers and Sea Scouts.

Board of Directors Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Monday, June 15, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Council Commissioner Meeting
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Sea Scout Fleet Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Father's Day
Sunday, June 21, 2015
All Day
Summer Camp: Week 2 El Rancho Cima
Sunday, June 21, 2015 - Saturday, June 27, 2015
All Day

A variety of summer programs are offered at El Rancho Cima, near San Marcos, TX, for Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers and Sea Scouts.

WHB Week 2 LDS Week - Monday Check in ONLY
Monday, June 22, 2015 - Saturday, June 27, 2015
All Day
Cub Resident Camp Staff Development McNair Cub Adventure Camp at Bovay Scout Ranch
Monday, June 22, 2015 - Saturday, June 27, 2015
1:30 AM - 2:30 AM
All-Staff Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Monday, June 22, 2015
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Summer Camp: Week 3 El Rancho Cima
Sunday, June 28, 2015 - Saturday, July 4, 2015
All Day

A variety of summer programs are offered at El Rancho Cima, near San Marcos, TX, for Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers and Sea Scouts.

Independence Day Observed (Office Closed)
Friday, July 3, 2015
All Day
Independence Day
Saturday, July 4, 2015
All Day
Summer Camp: Week 4 El Rancho Cima
Sunday, July 5, 2015 - Saturday, July 11, 2015
All Day

A variety of summer programs are offered at El Rancho Cima, near San Marcos, TX, for Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers and Sea Scouts.

Cub Scout Resident Camp Session 1 Bovay Scout Ranch
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - Saturday, July 11, 2015
2:00 PM - 11:00 AM

Resident Camp is a three-night camp out for Scouts entering 1st – 5th grade the following school year at Bovay Scout Ranch.

Council Conservation Committee Cockrell Scout Center
Saturday, July 11, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Summer Camp: Week 5 El Rancho Cima
Sunday, July 12, 2015 - Saturday, July 18, 2015
All Day

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