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Top Leader Training Day Cockrell Scout Center, 2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008
12/10/2016
8:00AM - 2:00PM

Top Leader Basic Training Day is an opportunity to train the top unit leaders before recharter. All top leaders must be trained before December recharter. Top leaders are Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, Advisors, Skippers, and Coaches. 

Register for Top Leader Training Day​​


 

Winter Camp Work Day Bovay Scout Ranch, 3450 County Rd 317, Navasota, TX 77868
12/10/2016
8:00AM - 1:00PM

Annual Business Meeting
12/12/2016
11:30AM - 1:00PM

Staff Planning Conference CSC Room 100 & 101
12/13/2016
All Day

Council Camping Committee Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
12/13/2016
6:30PM - 8:30PM

The camping committee plans and oversees the council outdoor program and the facilities that are needed to support the program.


Winter Camp Early Check-in Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
12/14/2016
6:00PM - 8:00PM

Winter Camp Early Check-in Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
12/17/2016
All Day

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) Bovay Scout Ranch, 3450 County Rd 317, Navasota, TX 77868
12/18/2016 - 12/23/2016
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.

Register for NYLT


Council Commissioner Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
12/21/2016
11:30AM - 1:00PM

The council commission team promotes the quality of the Scouting program within the units. The division commissioners, assistant council commissioners, and council commissioner meet monthly.

Learn More about Commissioner Service


Sea Scouts Fleet Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
12/21/2016
7:30PM - 9:00PM

SHAC Fleet Meetings are an opportunity for Skippers and interested adult leaders gather to discuss program, upcoming events, and training for youth and adults. This is a networking and sharing opportunity. 

Learn More about Sea Scouts


Hanukkah begins
12/24/2016
All Day
Christmas Day (Office Closed)
12/25/2016
All Day

Boy Scout Winter Camp Bovay Scout Ranch, 3450 County Rd 317, Navasota, TX 77868
12/26/2016 - 12/31/2016
All Day

Winter Camp is a wonderful opportunity for troops to camp and Boy Scouts to earn merit badges. Merit badge classes are taught by Scouters with real-life experiences in the field.

Winter Camp


Brotherhood Ceremony (Order of the Arrow) Winter Camp at Bovay Scout Ranch, 3450 County Rd 317, Navasota, TX 77868
12/30/2016
All Day

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. 

Register for an OA Ordeal


New Year's Eve
12/31/2016
All Day

New Year's Day
1/1/2017
All Day

Day Camp Directors Staff Development Workshop Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
1/7/2017
8:30AM - 3:30PM

In lieu of monthly day camp meetings, there will be a staff development workshop. All day camp directors and program directors need to attend. The workshop will cover the day camp program, supplies, promotions, registration, regulations and standards, preparing the camp book for inspections, selecting water bottles and leader gifts, and determining dates for the spring meetings.

RSVP for the Staff Development Workshop


Field Staff Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 N Loop W, Houston, Texas 77008-1311)
1/9/2017
9:00AM - 12:00PM

Council Camping Committee Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
1/10/2017
6:30PM - 8:30PM

The camping committee plans and oversees the council outdoor program and the facilities that are needed to support the program.


Venturing Committee Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
1/11/2017
7:00PM - 8:30PM

The Venturing Committee supports the Venturing Officers Association (VOA).  If you are interested in becoming more involved at the council level, consider joining one of our committee meetings. 

Learn More about Venturing


Popcorn Top Seller Celebration
1/14/2017
All Day

The top seller of popcorn in each district is invited to a special celebration.

More information about popcorn   


Key Leader's Conference Cockrell Scout Center (2225 N Loop W, Houston, Texas 77008-1311)
1/14/2017
8:00AM - 2:00PM

Key Leaders Conference is an annual half-day meeting for district leadership.
 

Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award nomination deadline
1/15/2017
All Day

The Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award program of the National Council is designed to recognize the valuable service of an exceptional nature by an Eagle Scout to a religious institution, a school, community, or other entity. The award recognizes the Scout for his Eagle Scout leadership service project, which is part of the requirements for earning the Eagle Scout Award.

Adams Award Nomination Form


Council Commissioner Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 N Loop W, Houston, Texas 77008-1311)
1/18/2017
11:30AM - 1:00PM

The council commission team promotes the quality of the Scouting program within the units. The division commissioners, assistant council commissioners, and council commissioner meet monthly.

Learn More about Commissioner Service


International Committee Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
1/18/2017
6:30PM - 8:30PM

The focus of the international committee is to raise awareness for the worldwide brotherhood of Scouting.

Learn More


Day Camp Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
1/18/2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM

The day camp meetings are for district day camp directors and day camp program directors. 

Day Camp Directors Website


Sea Scouts Fleet Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 N Loop W, Houston, Texas 77008-1311)
1/18/2017
7:30PM - 9:00PM

SHAC Fleet Meetings are an opportunity for Skippers and interested adult leaders gather to discuss program, upcoming events, and training for youth and adults. This is a networking and sharing opportunity. 

Learn More about Sea Scouts


Scout Fair Chairman's Meeting (for district Scout Fair chairs) Cockrell Service Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
1/19/2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM

District Scout Fair chairs should attend the council kick-off meeting.


Unit Weekend Camping Bovay Scout Ranch, 3450 County Rd 317, Navasota, TX 77868
1/20/2017 - 1/22/2017
All Day

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

Register for Cub Scout Family Camping             Register for Troop and Crew Weekend Camping


OA Lodge Chapter Leadership Development (LLD) & Lodge Banquet (Order of the Arrow) Cockrell Scout Center (2225 N Loop W, Houston, Texas 77008-1311)
1/21/2017
8:00AM - 5:00PM

Lodge Leadership Development (LLD) is a dynamic training where Arrowmen learn how to become a better leader. Youth and adult training classes include leadership development, event planning, goal setting, and other tools needed to improve chapters.

Register for LLD


All Staff Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 N Loop W, Houston, Texas 77008-1311)
1/23/2017
9:00AM - 12:00PM

Venturing Forum Cockrell Scout Center (2225 N Loop W, Houston, Texas 77008-1311)
1/24/2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM

Venturing Forums are a great resource and fun opportunity for leaders and the entire Venturing crew. Every forum features a program packed with ideas and opportunities for your crew to take advantage of and implement into its annual program plan. 

Venturing Forums


Executive Committee Workshop Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
1/26/2017
12:00PM - 1:00PM

Scout Fair Kickoff (for unit leaders) Various district locations
1/26/2017
7:00PM - 8:30PM

At the Scout Fair Kickoff, unit leaders receive training and materials for the Scout Fair coupon books sales, a brilliant way for units to raise money and prepare Scouts to earn their own way! Leaders will also receive information on how their unit can participate at Scout Fair, as either a service unit or booth participant to earn an additional 10% commission.


Scouting For Food: Door Hanger Distribution Day
1/28/2017
All Day

Scouting for Food is a council-wide service project. During the second weekend of Scouting for Food, Scouts pick up and deliver donations to their local food banks and pantries.

Sign up for Scouting for Food


Scouting for Food: Pickup Day
2/4/2017
All Day

Scouting for Food is a council-wide service project. During the second weekend of Scouting for Food, Scouts pick up and deliver donations to their local food banks and pantries.

Sign up for Scouting for Food


Council First Aid Meet
2/4/2017
8:00AM - 12:00PM

The Council First Aid Meet is an event that challenges Scouts abilities to perform first aid in simulated real-life situations. Boy Scout patrols compete in practical first aid problems, displaying hands-on skills from the Boy Scout Handbook, First Aid Merit Badge pamphlet and current American Red Cross guidelines. The top two winning Boy Scout patrols at each district’s First Aid Meet are eligible to compete in the Council First Aid Meet.

More Information about the Council First Aid Meet


Scout Sunday
2/5/2017
All Day

Scout Sunday is an opportunity for units can attend services in uniform, conduct a flag ceremony, speak about Scouting, present religious awards and/or formally thank the chartering organization for their support throughout the year.

Scout Sunday               Religious Awards


 

BSA's Birthday (1910)
2/8/2017
All Day

New Board Member Orientation Cockrell Scout Center (2225 N Loop W, Houston, Texas 77008-1311)
2/9/2017
3:30PM - 5:00PM

Climbing Training: Topping Out (tower course) Tellepsen Scout Camp, 3450 County Rd 317, Navasota, TX 77868
2/10/2017 - 2/12/2017
All Day

Topping Out Supplemental Day Class is climbing tower instructor's course and spans two evening and two weekends.

Register for Topping Out


Scout Sabbath
2/11/2017
All Day

Scout Sabbath offers an opportunity for worshippers to honor Scouts and Scouters, as well as to learn more themselves about the value of Scouting as a youth program chartered to a Jewish organization. It gives a rabbi a framework to address Scouts directly, in addition to speaking about Scouting to the congregation. 
 

University of Scouting - Spring
2/11/2017
8:00AM - 3:00PM

University of Scouting is a training for leaders of all program areas to come together for a day of fun, fellowship and learning.  University of Scouting has over 100 different classes, presented by some of the most experienced volunteers in the council.

University of Scouting


Lincoln's Birthday
2/12/2017
All Day

Field Staff Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 N Loop W, Houston, Texas 77008-1311)
2/13/2017
9:00AM - 12:00PM

Valentine's Day
2/14/2017
All Day

Council Conservation Committee Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
2/14/2017
6:30PM - 8:30PM

The council conservation committee provides the council with all available expertise regarding matters of ecology, conservation, and resource management.


Council Camping Committee Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
2/14/2017
6:30PM - 8:30PM

The camping committee plans and oversees the council outdoor program and the facilities that are needed to support the program.


Council Commissioner Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
2/15/2017
11:30AM - 1:00PM

The council commission team promotes the quality of the Scouting program within the units. The division commissioners, assistant council commissioners, and council commissioner meet monthly.

Learn More about Commissioner Service


Day Camp Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
2/15/2017
6:45PM - 9:00PM

The day camp meetings are for district day camp directors and day camp program directors. 

Day Camp Directors Website


Sea Scouts Fleet Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
2/15/2017
7:30PM - 9:00PM

SHAC Fleet Meetings are an opportunity for Skippers and interested adult leaders gather to discuss program, upcoming events, and training for youth and adults. This is a networking and sharing opportunity. 

Learn More about Sea Scouts


Presidents Day (office closed)
2/20/2017
All Day

Washington's Birthday
2/22/2017
All Day

STEM/NOVA Committee Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
2/22/2017
7:00PM - 8:30PM

The council’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) committee and district STEM coordinators meet to implement current initiatives.
 


Cub Scout Adventure Camp Bovay Scout Ranch, 3450 County Rd 317, Navasota, TX 77868
2/24/2017 - 2/26/2017
All Day

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.

Register for Adventure Camp


Venturing Challenge Duke Energy Camporee Site at Bovay Scout Ranch
2/24/2017 - 2/26/2017
5:00PM - 10:00AM

The Venturing Challenge is a weekend campout  filled with games, movies, crew against crew competitions, campfire program for the youth to bring prospective Venturers and Sea Scouts to a council-wide activity. 

Register for the Venturing Challenge


Baden Powell Dinner Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
2/24/2017
6:30PM - 9:30PM

Scouters who have attended or staffed Wood Badge, staffed National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT), or staffed National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) are invited to attend the Baden Powell Fellowship Dinner.

Register for the Baden Powell Dinner


Board of Directors Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
2/27/2017
12:00PM - 1:00PM

All Staff Meeting
2/28/2017
9:00AM - 12:00PM

Trade-o-ree Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
3/3/2017 - 3/4/2017
All Day

Scouting patchesThe Houston Trade-o-ree is an event held for the primary purpose of buying, selling, or trading Scout memorabilia. All proceeds from the trade-o-ree go to the Colonneh Lodge National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) scholarship fund.

Learn More


Cub Scout Adventure Camp Bovay Scout Ranch, 3450 County Rd 317, Navasota, TX 77868
3/3/2017 - 3/5/2017
2:00PM - 10:00AM

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.

Register for Adventure Camp


OA Lodge Executive Committee (LEC) Meeting (Order of the Arrow) Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
3/5/2017
2:00AM - 4:00AM

The Order of the Arrow Lodge Executive Committee meets several times a years to facilitate the business matters of Colonneh Lodge. All lodge officers and chapter chiefs (or designee) and their advisers are required to attend the LEC; however, all Arrowmen are welcome to attend this important planning and business meeting.  

More information about LEC


Field Staff Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
3/6/2017
9:00AM - 12:00PM

OA Trail Crew (Order of the Arrow) El Rancho Cima, 5800 Ranch Road 32, Fischer, TX 78623
3/9/2017 - 3/13/2017
All Day

OA Trail Crew is an opportunity for Order of the Arrow members to provide cheerful service to El Rancho Cima during spring break. Arrowmen will spend three days improving trails used for weekend campouts, orienteering, Philmont shakedowns, and summer camp “death marches."

OA Trail Crew


Scout Fair 5% bonus deadline
3/9/2017
All Day

Units receive a 5% additional bonus commission for turning in money for sold Scout Fair coupon books sold by today.

Scout Fair coupon books


Council Conservation Committee Cockrell Scout Center, 2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008
3/14/2017
6:30PM - 8:30PM

The council conservation committee provides the council with all available expertise regarding matters of ecology, conservation, and resource management.


Council Camping Committee Cockrell Scout Center, 2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008
3/14/2017
6:30PM - 8:30PM

The camping committee plans and oversees the council outdoor program and the facilities that are needed to support the program.


Council Climbing Committee Cockrell Scout Center, 2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008
3/14/2017
6:30PM - 8:30PM

Council Shooting Sports Committee Cockrell Scout Center, 2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008
3/14/2017
6:30PM - 8:30PM

Council High Adventure Committee Cockrell Scout Center, 2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008
3/14/2017
6:30PM - 8:30PM

Day Camp Early Registration Discount Ends
3/15/2017
All Day

At Day Camp, Scouts earn rank advancements, learn new skills, play sports and games, make crafts, shoot BB guns and archery, but most of all have fun. Most camps offer early registration discounts. 

Register for Day Camp


Council Commissioner Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
3/15/2017
11:30AM - 1:00PM

The council commission team promotes the quality of the Scouting program within the units. The division commissioners, assistant council commissioners, and council commissioner meet monthly.

Learn More about Commissioner Service


Sea Scouts Fleet Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
3/15/2017
7:30PM - 9:00PM

SHAC Fleet Meetings are an opportunity for Skippers and interested adult leaders gather to discuss program, upcoming events, and training for youth and adults. This is a networking and sharing opportunity. 

Learn More about Sea Scouts


St. Patrick's Day
3/17/2017
All Day

Wood Badge 17-1A Bovay Scout Ranch, 3450 County Rd 317, Navasota, TX 77868
3/17/2017 - 3/19/2017
7:30AM - 5:00PM

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.

All Staff Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
3/20/2017
9:00AM - 12:00PM

Day Camp Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
3/22/2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM

The day camp meetings are for district day camp directors and day camp program directors. 

Day Camp Directors Website


Cub Scout Adventure Camp Bovay Scout Ranch, 3450 County Rd 317, Navasota, TX 77868
3/24/2017 - 3/26/2017
All Day

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.

Register for Adventure Camp


Venturing Committee Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
3/29/2017
7:00PM - 8:30PM

The Venturing Committee supports the Venturing Officers Association (VOA).  If you are interested in becoming more involved at the council level, consider joining one of our committee meetings. 

Learn More about Venturing


Arrowman Bash / Ordeal (Order of the Arrow) Bovay Scout Ranch, 3450 County Rd 317, Navasota, TX 77868
3/31/2017 - 4/2/2017
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.

Register for Arrowman Bash


Scout Fair unit participation deadline (10% sales bonus deadline)
3/31/2017
All Day

Units that participate at Scout Fair, as either a service unit or booth participant, earn an extra 10% commission on Scout Fair coupon books sold. Units must sign-up by today.

Unit Sign-up for Scout Fair


Philmont Scout Ranch 101 (Orientation) Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
4/2/2017
1:00PM - 3:00PM

Philmont 101 is a course for anyone interested in learning more about Philmont Scout Ranch should attend. Philmont Scout Ranch is the Boy Scouts of America's largest national High Adventure Base.

Learn More


 

New Eagle Scout Reception Crowne Plaza Hotel
4/2/2017
2:00PM - 5:00PM

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.

RSVP for the New Eagle Scout Reception


Scout Fair 3% bonus deadline
4/6/2017
All Day

Units receive a 3% additional bonus commission for turning in money for sold Scout Fair coupon books sold by today.

Scout Fair coupon books


Climbing Training: Topping Out (real rock class) Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, 16710 Ranch Rd. 965 Fredericksburg, TX 78624
4/7/2017 - 4/9/2017
All Day

Topping Out Supplemental Day Class is climbing tower instructor's course and spans two evening and two weekends.

Register for Topping Out


Powder Horn (weekend #1) Tellepsen Scout Camp, 3450 County 317, Navasota, TX 77868
4/7/2017 - 4/9/2017
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. 

Powder Horn


Wood Badge 17-1B Bovay Scout Ranch, 3450 County Rd 317, Navasota, TX 77868
4/7/2017 - 4/9/2017
7:30AM - 5:00PM

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.

Cub Scout Adventure Camp Bovay Scout Ranch, 3450 County Rd 317, Navasota, TX 77868
4/7/2017 - 4/9/2017
2:00PM - 10:00AM

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.

Register for Adventure Camp


Shooting Merit Badge Fulfillment Day Tellepsen Scout Camp, 3450 County 317, Navasota, TX 77868
4/8/2017
All Day

The Shooting Merit Badge Fulfillment Class is an opportunity for Scouts who have a partial merit badge in rifle or shotgun to complete the badge. 

Register for Shooting Merit Badge Fulfillment Class


Palm Sunday
4/9/2017
All Day

Passover
4/10/2017
All Day
Field Staff Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
4/10/2017
9:00AM - 12:00PM

SHAC's birthday (1914)
4/11/2017
All Day
Council Camping Committee Cockrell Scout Center (2225 N Loop W, Houston, Texas 77008-1311)
4/11/2017
6:30PM - 8:30PM

The camping committee plans and oversees the council outdoor program and the facilities that are needed to support the program.


Council Conservation Committee Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
4/11/2017
6:30PM - 8:30PM

The council conservation committee provides the council with all available expertise regarding matters of ecology, conservation, and resource management.