Council Calendar

Camps Closed
Friday, September 4, 2015 - Sunday, September 6, 2015
All Day

Boy Scout Aviation Badge Workshop 1940 Air Terminal Museum at Hobby Airport
Saturday, September 5, 2015
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Boy Scouts can earn their Aviation Merit Badge, and learn about the forces of flight, types of engines, and functions of aircraft instruments and control surfaces. Flyer.

Register for Aviation Merit Badge Workshop


Labor Day (Office Closed)
Monday, September 7, 2015
All Day

Council Camping Committee Cockrell Scout Center
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
All Day

Council Conservation Committee Cockrell Scout Center
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Executive Committee Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Thursday, September 10, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Field Staff Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Friday, September 11, 2015
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

OA Ordeal and Brotherhood Walk (Order of the Arrow) Camp Brosig
Friday, September 11, 2015 - Saturday, September 12, 2015
8:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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. 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. 

Register for an OA Ordeal                           Register for an OA Brotherhood Ceremony


Advancement Academy Cockrell Scout Center
Saturday, September 12, 2015
All Day

Advancement Academy is a training for unit advancement chairs, committee members, unit leaders and district advancement committee members. Instructors will discuss advancements for all Scouts, training requirements and recent advancement updates and changes.
 

Sea Scouts Mintos Rendezvous Lost Pines Scout Reservation, Bastrop, Texas
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - Sunday, September 13, 2015
All Day

The Minto Rendezvous is a regional event where Sea Scouts test their knowledge and skills. The competition includes over 20 events that test a ship’s teamwork, training and preparation in a variety of nautical-related events.

Register for Minto Rendezvous


Rosh Hashanah Begins
Sunday, September 13, 2015
All Day

Council Commissioner Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
All Day

Sea Scout Fleet Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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. Non-Sea Scout leaders who are interested in joint activities or in starting a ship are welcome to attend.

 


Wood Badge 15-2A Tellepsen Scout Camp at Bovay Scout Ranch
Friday, September 18, 2015 - Sunday, September 20, 2015
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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 Weekend Camping Bovay Scout Ranch, 3450 County Rd 317, Navasota, TX 77868
Friday, September 18, 2015 - Sunday, September 20, 2015
5:00 PM - 10:00 AM

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


Bovay Scout Ranch Adventure Camp Staff Development
Saturday, September 19, 2015
All Day

Distinguished Family Award Dinner
Thursday, September 24, 2015
All Day

The Distinguished Family Award Dinner is an opportunity to honor an individual for making a distinct difference in the fabric of the greater Houston area.

Register for the Distinguished Family Award Dinner


All-Staff Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Friday, September 25, 2015
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

McNair Cub Scout Adventure Camp Bovay Scout Ranch
Friday, September 25, 2015 - Sunday, September 27, 2015
5:00 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.

Register for Adventure Camp


Youth Exploring Leadership Development Workshop Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Saturday, September 26, 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. ​​The workshops are free.

Register for Leadership Development Workshop Series


STEM/Nova Day Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030
Saturday, September 26, 2015
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Houston Museum of Natural Science will be hosting a STEM/Nova day. Cub Scouts, Webelos, Boy Scouts and their families will have access to the museum at a discounted rate, and can work on some of the requirements for the Supernova Awards!

More Information


Popcorn show-n-sell ends
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
All Day

Show-n-sell product sales end today.
 


Venturing Committee Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

STEM Committee Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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


McNair Cub Scout Adventure Camp Bovay Scout Ranch
Friday, October 2, 2015 - Sunday, October 4, 2015
5:00 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.

Register for Adventure Camp


Popcorn Blitz Day
Saturday, October 3, 2015
All Day

On popcorn blitz days, units will be encouraged to canvas their neighborhoods selling popcorn. There will be special drawings for prizes for Scouts who meet specific goals. 

Popcorn Blitz Days


OA Lodge Executive Committee (LEC) Meeting (Order of the Arrow) Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Sunday, October 4, 2015
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The LEC 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.


Council Golf Classic Kingwood Country Club
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The Golf Classic is played in a shamble format with prizes awarded to the top three foursomes on each course to support Scouting in the 16 counties we serve.

Register for the Golf Classic


Field Staff Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Friday, October 9, 2015
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Catholic Retreat Bovay Scout Ranch
Friday, October 9, 2015 - Sunday, October 11, 2015
5:00 PM - 10:00 AM

Columbus Day
Monday, October 12, 2015
All Day

Council Conservation Committee Cockrell Scout Center
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Council Camping Committee
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Wood Badge 15-2B Bovay Scout Ranch
Friday, October 16, 2015 - Sunday, October 18, 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.

Fun with Son Bovay Scout Ranch
Friday, October 16, 2015 - Sunday, October 18, 2015
All Day

Fun with Son is an overnight campout for newly registered Scouts in 1st - 5th grades and their adult partner and families. Scouts can participate in BB guns, archery, sling shots, crafts, sports, campfire and more.

Register for Fun with Son


Board of Directors Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Monday, October 19, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Venturing Forum Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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


Council Commissioner Meeting
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
All Day

Sea Scout Fleet Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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. Non-Sea Scout leaders who are interested in joint activities or in starting a ship are welcome to attend.
 


Council Coordinated Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Thursday, October 22, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

RSVP for Council Coordinated


Topping Out Climbing Training El Rancho Cima
Friday, October 23, 2015 - Sunday, October 25, 2015
All Day

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

Register for Topping Out


McNair Cub Scout Adventure Camp Spook-o-ree Bovay Scout Ranch
Friday, October 23, 2015 - Sunday, October 25, 2015
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


All-Staff Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Friday, October 23, 2015
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Popcorn Blitz Day
Saturday, October 24, 2015
All Day

On popcorn blitz days, units will be encouraged to canvas their neighborhoods selling popcorn. There will be special drawings for prizes for Scouts who meet specific goals. 

Popcorn Blitz Days


Backpacking 101 Training Cockrell Scout Center
Saturday, October 24, 2015
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Backpacking 101 is a weekend training course designed for first-time backpackers.
 

Council Recognition Reception
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Council Recognition Reception is held annually to honor the recipients of the Silver Beaver Award and Heroism Awards.

Council Recognition Reception


Wood Badge 15-3A Tellepsen Scout Camp at Bovay Scout Ranch
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - Saturday, October 31, 2015
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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 Weekend Camping Bovay Scout Ranch
Friday, October 30, 2015 - Sunday, November 1, 2015
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


Topping Out Tellepsen Scout Camp
Saturday, October 31, 2015
All Day

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

Register for Topping Out


Halloween
Saturday, October 31, 2015
All Day

Election Day
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
All Day

Winter Camp Staff Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
All Day

National Camp School for Cub Scout Day Camp Sea Scout Base Galveston (7511 Broadway St, Galveston, TX, 77554)
Friday, November 6, 2015 - Sunday, November 8, 2015
All Day

​Every district day camp must have a Cub/Webelos Scout Day Camp Administration National Camp School certified camp director and program director.

Learn More


OA Fall Pow Wow (Order of the Arrow) McNair Cub Adventure Camp at Bovay Scout Ranch
Friday, November 6, 2015 - Sunday, November 8, 2015
7:00 PM - 10:00 AM

The Order of the Arrow (OA) Fall Pow Wow is Colonneh Lodge's premier event. It is a combination of sports, games, expos, shows, ceremony competitions, Native American crafts, Pow Wows, and so much more.

Register for OA Fall Pow Wow


Popcorn Blitz Day
Saturday, November 7, 2015
All Day

On popcorn blitz days, units will be encouraged to canvas their neighborhoods selling popcorn. There will be special drawings for prizes for Scouts who meet specific goals. 

Popcorn Blitz Days


Field Staff Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Monday, November 9, 2015
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Council Camping Committee
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
All Day

Popcorn orders due
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
All Day

Unit popcorn orders are due today.Selling gourmet popcorn is a wonderful opportunity for units to earn funds to support their entire year of Scouting.  

 


Council Conservation Committee Cockrell Scout Center
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Veterans Day
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
All Day

Executive Committee Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Thursday, November 12, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Webelos Coyote Trail Extreme Bovay Scout Ranch
Friday, November 13, 2015 - Sunday, November 15, 2015
All Day

Webelos Coyote Trail Xtreme is a specialty Adventure Camp weekend for 4th and 5th grade Webelos at Bovay Scout Ranch. Webelos are introduced to the patrol method giving them a unique experience into the importance of team work and an introduction to Boy Scouts. Webelos will have an opportunity to shoot BB guns, learn archery, ride BMX bikes, explore the Lost Mine, and have some free time.

Register for Webelos Coyote Trail Xtreme


 

Topping Out Climbing Training for Youth El Rancho Cima
Friday, November 13, 2015 - Sunday, November 15, 2015
All Day

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

Register for Topping Out


OA Vigil Weekend (Order of the Arrow) McNair Cub Adventure Camp/Bovay
Saturday, November 14, 2015 - Sunday, November 15, 2015
All Day

The Vigil Honor is the highest honor that the Order of the Arrow can bestow upon its members for service to lodge, council, and Scouting. Membership cannot be won by a person's conscious endeavors.

OA Vigil Honor Nomination Form

Cub Scout Leader Pow Wow Davis High School
Saturday, November 14, 2015
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Cub Scout Leader Pow Wow is a one-day training with new ideas and resources for Cub Scout leaders and parents. Over 50 classes are offered on topics such as awards, crafts, games, songs, skits, outdoor cooking, derbies, den meeting ideas, field trips, pack committee resources, pack meeting ideas and more. 

Register for Cub Scout Leader Pow Wow


Youth Exploring Leadership Development Workshop Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Saturday, November 14, 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.

OA Unit Elections End and OA Awards Nominations Due
Monday, November 16, 2015
All Day

Each year Colonneh Lodge presents several recognitions to youth and adult Arrowmen. Anyone can submit a nominationOnce each year, a troop or team may hold a unit election to elect youth members of their troop or team to become members of the Order of the Arrow.

Council Commissioner Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
All Day
STEM Committee Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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


Wood Badge 15-3B Tellepsen Scout Camp at Bovay Scout Ranch
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - Saturday, November 21, 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.
McNair Cub Scout Adventure Camp McNair Cub Scout Adventure Camp at Bovay Scout Ranch
Friday, November 20, 2015 - Sunday, November 22, 2015
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


OA Ordeal and Brotherhood Walk (Order of the Arrow) Tellepsen Scout Camp at Bovay Scout Ranch
Friday, November 20, 2015 - Saturday, November 21, 2015
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. 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. 

Register for an OA Ordeal                           Register for an OA Brotherhood Ceremony


Popcorn distribution (unit pick-up) various district locations
Saturday, November 21, 2015
All Day

Selling gourmet popcorn is a wonderful opportunity for units to earn funds to support their entire year of Scouting.  Visit your district website for the location of your district's popcorn distribution.


Day Camp Staff Development Workshop Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Saturday, November 21, 2015
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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


All-Staff Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Monday, November 23, 2015
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Thanksgiving Day (Office Closed)
Thursday, November 26, 2015
All Day

Thanksgiving Day Holiday (Office Closed)
Friday, November 27, 2015
All Day

Camps Closed
Friday, November 27, 2015 - Sunday, November 29, 2015
All Day

Winter Camp Leaders Meeting Cockrell Service Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Winter Camp is held between Christmas and New Year's Day, and is a wonderful opportunity for troops to camp and Boy Scouts to earn merit badges.  At least one adult leader from each unit registered for Winter Camp should attend this meeting.
 

Unit recharter turn-in #1 District Roundtable
Thursday, December 3, 2015
All Day

Every December, all units (packs, troops, teams, crews, posts) are required to renew their affiliation with Scouting. A representative of each unit completes the paperwork for renewing a charter online. The recharter paperwork is due to the district by December roundtable.

Learn more about Internet Recharter


McNair Cub Scout Adventure Camp Bovay Scout Ranch
Friday, December 4, 2015 - Sunday, December 6, 2015
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


Field Staff Meeting Cockrell Service Center
Friday, December 4, 2015
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

College of Commissioner Science Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Saturday, December 5, 2015
All Day

The College of Commissioner Science is a day of training for commissioners from Commissioner Basic Training through advanced learning experiences in unit service.

Register for College of Commissioner Science


Council Annual Business Meeting Cockrell Service Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Monday, December 7, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Unit recharter turn-in #2 District Roundtable
Thursday, December 10, 2015
All Day

Every December, all units (packs, troops, teams, crews, posts) are required to renew their affiliation with Scouting. A representative of each unit completes the paperwork for renewing a charter online. The recharter paperwork is due to the district by December roundtable.

Learn more about Internet Recharter


Winter Camp Work Weekend Bovay Scout Ranch
Friday, December 11, 2015 - Sunday, December 13, 2015
All Day

Topping Out: Real Rock Climbing Training Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, near Fredericksburg
Friday, December 11, 2015 - Sunday, December 13, 2015
All Day

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

Register for Topping Out


Cub Scout Weekend Camping Bovay Scout Ranch
Friday, December 11, 2015 - Sunday, December 13, 2015
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 Ordeal and Brotherhood Walk (Order of the Arrow) Bovay Scout Ranch
Friday, December 11, 2015 - Saturday, December 12, 2015
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. 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. 

Register for an OA Ordeal                           Register for an OA Brotherhood Ceremony


Council Staff Conference
Monday, December 14, 2015 - Wednesday, December 16, 2015
All Day

Winter Camp Early Check-in
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
All Day

Council Commissioner Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Day Camp Meeting SHAC Room 100-101
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sea Scout Fleet Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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. 


NYLT Staff Development Bovay Scout Ranch
Friday, December 18, 2015 - Sunday, December 20, 2015
All Day

Winter Camp Early Check-in
Saturday, December 19, 2015
All Day

Office Closed - Holiday
Thursday, December 24, 2015
All Day

Christmas Day (Office Closed)
Friday, December 25, 2015
All Day

Winter Camp Bovay Scout Ranch
Saturday, December 26, 2015 - Thursday, December 31, 2015
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.

Register for Winter Camp


Kwanzaa Begins
Saturday, December 26, 2015
All Day