Council Calendar

Venturing Leadership Award (VLA) Nominations Due
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
All Day

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

VLA Nomination Form


Corporate Dodgeball Challenge
Saturday, June 4, 2016
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Company teams can register for the Corporate Dodgeball Challenge to support Scouting. The tournament is open to all businesses, clubs and civic groups.

Dodgeball Challenge


Boy Scout Summer Camp Staff Week El Rancho Cima
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - Saturday, June 11, 2016
All Day

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) Tellepsen Scout Camp at Bovay Scout Ranch
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - Friday, June 10, 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


Cub Scout Day Camp: Week 1
Monday, June 6, 2016 - Friday, June 10, 2016
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. Late registration fees begin two weeks before camp. Late registrations are not guaranteed a patch.

Register for Day Camp


Boy Scout Summer Camp and Rough Riders: Week 1 El Rancho Cima, 5800 Ranch Road 32, Fischer, TX 78623
Sunday, June 12, 2016 - Saturday, June 18, 2016
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.

Summer Camp


National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) Tellepsen Scout Camp at Bovay Scout Ranch
Sunday, June 12, 2016 - Friday, June 17, 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


Cub Scout Day Camp: Week 2
Monday, June 13, 2016 - Friday, June 17, 2016
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. Late registration fees begin two weeks before camp. Late registrations are not guaranteed a patch.

Register for Day Camp


Field Staff Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Monday, June 13, 2016
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Flag Day
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
All Day

Council Commissioner Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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)
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
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. 

Learn More about Sea Scouts


Boy Scout Summer Camp and Rough Riders: Week 2 El Rancho Cima, 5800 Ranch Road 32, Fischer, TX 78623
Sunday, June 19, 2016 - Saturday, June 25, 2016
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.

Summer Camp


Father's Day
Sunday, June 19, 2016
All Day

Cub Scout Day Camp: Week 3
Monday, June 20, 2016 - Friday, June 24, 2016
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. Late registration fees begin two weeks before camp. Late registrations are not guaranteed a patch.

Register for Day Camp


Board of Directors Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Monday, June 20, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Boy Scout Summer Camp and Rough Riders: Week 3 El Rancho Cima, 5800 Ranch Road 32, Fischer, TX 78623
Sunday, June 26, 2016 - Saturday, July 2, 2016
1:00 AM - 2:00 AM

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

Summer Camp


All-Staff Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Monday, June 27, 2016
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Boy Scout Summer Camp and Rough Riders: Week 4 El Rancho Cima
Sunday, July 3, 2016 - Saturday, July 9, 2016
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 (Office Closed)
Monday, July 4, 2016
All Day

Boy Scout Summer Camp: Week 5 El Rancho Cima, 5800 Ranch Road 32, Fischer, TX 78623
Sunday, July 10, 2016 - Saturday, July 16, 2016
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.

Summer Camp


Cub Scout Resident Camp Session 1 Bovay Scout Ranch, 3450 County Rd 317, Navasota, TX 77868
Sunday, July 10, 2016 - Wednesday, July 13, 2016
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.

Resident Camp


Cub Scout Resident Camp Session 2 Bovay Scout Ranch, 3450 County Rd 317, Navasota, TX 77868
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - Saturday, July 16, 2016
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.

Resident Camp


Order of the Arrow (OA) Section Conclave University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX
Friday, July 15, 2016 - Sunday, July 17, 2016
All Day

Section Conclave graphicSection Conclave is an annual event where nine lodges from Southern Region Section 2-3 South get together for fellowship, competitions, and lots of fun, while celebrating the traditions of the Order of the Arrow. Arrowmen from all over South Texas have a blast participating in the numerous special events, games, over the top activities, fun, ceremony and dance competitions, awesome shows, LOTS of patch trading and so much more.

SR2-3 Website


Boy Scout Summer Camp: Week 6 El Rancho Cima, 5800 Ranch Road 32, Fischer, TX 78623
Sunday, July 17, 2016 - Saturday, July 23, 2016
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.

Summer Camp


Cub Scout Resident Camp Session 3 Bovay Scout Ranch, 3450 County Rd 317, Navasota, TX 77868
Sunday, July 17, 2016 - Wednesday, July 20, 2016
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Resident Camp


Cub Scout Resident Camp Session 4 Bovay Scout Ranch, 3450 County Rd 317, Navasota, TX 77868
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - Saturday, July 23, 2016
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.

Resident Camp


Sea Scouts Fleet Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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. 

Learn More about Sea Scouts


Sales Training Cockrell Scout Center (2225 N Loop W, Houston, 77008)
Thursday, July 21, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This sales training will help participants learn how to increase unit fundraising efforts. The training is being conducted by Michael Beck, a professional sales coach and creator of a program that has helped many units stop worrying about raising funds year-round and concentrate more on the FUN of Scouting. He has helped units across the country increase their sales revenue dramatically (an average of 14 percent). Skills learned apply to all types of fundraising. 

Learn More 

Sales Training varies
Saturday, July 23, 2016
All Day

This sales training will help participants learn how to increase unit fundraising efforts. The training is being conducted by Michael Beck, a professional sales coach and creator of a program that has helped many units stop worrying about raising funds year-round and concentrate more on the FUN of Scouting. He has helped units across the country increase their sales revenue dramatically (an average of 14 percent). Skills learned apply to all types of fundraising. 

Learn More 

Boy Scout Summer Camp: Week 7 (Trail to Eagle and Boots and Saddles) El Rancho Cima, 5800 Ranch Road 32, Fischer, TX 78623
Sunday, July 24, 2016 - Saturday, July 30, 2016
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.

Summer Camp


Cub Scout Resident Camp Session 5 Bovay Scout Ranch, 3450 County Rd 317, Navasota, TX 77868
Sunday, July 24, 2016 - Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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.

Resident Camp


Popcorn show-n-sell orientation TBD
Monday, July 25, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Show-n-sell is similar to take order sales, except Scouts have the popcorn in hand to sell to customers. Units pre-purchase a product bundle. 

Sign up for shown-n-sell


Cub Scout Resident Camp Session 6 Bovay Scout Ranch, 3450 County Rd 317, Navasota, TX 77868
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - Saturday, July 30, 2016
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.

Resident Camp


Fall Recruiting Train-the-Trainer #1 Cockrell Scout Center, 2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

District fall recruiting night chairs and their team members are invited to this training. The council membership committee will present ideas on how to conduct the district Fall Recruiting Night Training. Fall Recruiting Night support materials will be distributed to the district recruiting chairs.


Popcorn online sales begin
Monday, August 1, 2016
All Day

Selling online is the best way to sell to friends and family who live far away. Online sales count toward Scout rewards including great prizes and the scholarship program. Selling gourmet popcorn is a wonderful opportunity for units to earn funds to support their entire year of Scouting.

Register Scouts to sell online        More Information about Popcorn Sales


Popcorn show-n-sell commitment deadline
Monday, August 1, 2016
All Day

Show-n-sell is similar to take order sales, except Scouts have the popcorn in hand to sell to customers. Units pre-purchase a product bundle. 

Sign up for show-n-sell


OA Vigil Honor Nominations Due (Order of the Arrow)
Monday, August 1, 2016
All Day

Nominations for the Order of the Arrow Vigil Honor are due in August, and are announced at OA Fall Pow WowAfter two years of exceptional service as a Brotherhood member, and with the approval of the national Order of the Arrow committee, a youth or adult Arrowmen may be recognized with the Vigil Honor for their distinguished contributions to their lodge, the Order of the Arrow, Scouting, or their Scout camp.


Fall Recruiting Train-the-Trainer #2 Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

District fall recruiting night chairs and their team members are invited to this training. The council membership committee will present ideas on how to conduct district the Fall Recruiting Night Training. Fall Recruiting Night Support materials will be distributed to districts.

Support materials


Field Staff Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Monday, August 8, 2016
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Council Conservation Committee Cockrell Scout Center
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 

Council Camping Committee Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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)
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Council Shooting Sports Committee Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Council High Adventure Committee Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Venturing Banquet Cockrell Scout Center
Saturday, August 13, 2016
All Day

The Venturing Banquet is the annual awards banquet where your peers and leadership will be presented with recognition for their work in the Venturing and Sea Scout programs. At the banquet the new Venturing Officer’s Association leadership will be announced.

Venturing Banquet


Trainer's EDGE Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Saturday, August 13, 2016
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Trainer's EDGE is BSA's trainer development course designed to help Scouters put into practice the EDGE training model and gain self-confidence through hands-on training experiences.  Trainer's EDGE brings to life the EDGE model taught in Troop Leadership Training, Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Specific Training, National Youth Leadership Training, and Wood Badge.

Register for Trainer's EDGE


OA Lodge Executive Committee (LEC) and Election Team Training (Order of the Arrow) Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Sunday, August 14, 2016
All Day

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.  Arrowmen who wish to help conduct unit elections should attend the Election Team training beginning at 4:00 pm.


OA Troop Representative Summit (Order of the Arrow) Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Sunday, August 14, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Order of the Arrow (OA) Troop/Team Representative Summit is a training experience for OA troop/team representatives and their advisers. The summit focuses on building leadership skills, providing service to the troop and working with the OA troop/team representative adviser.

Register for the OA Troop/Team Representative Summit


Popcorn Kickoff (for unit popcorn kernels) Locations vary by district
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
All Day

At the popcorn kickoff, unit leaders will receive, sales materials, training, and leader tools. Every unit should send at least one leader.  Selling gourmet popcorn is a wonderful opportunity for units to earn funds to support their entire year of Scouting.

Popcorn Information


Council Commissioner Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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 (close out and kickoff meeting) Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
6:45 PM - 9:00 PM

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)
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
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. 

Learn More about Sea Scouts


Council Recharter Workshop Cockrell Scout Center
Thursday, August 18, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Popcorn show-n-sell distribution / sales begin Various locations; see district website for details
Saturday, August 20, 2016
All Day

Show-n-sell is similar to take order sales, except Scouts have the popcorn in hand to sell to customers. Units pre-purchase a product bundle. 

More about show-n-sell


District Committee Training Cockrell Scout Center
Saturday, August 20, 2016
All Day

The District Committee Training Workshop is basic training for members of the district committee. The workshop also results in a well-coordinated and dedicated group of Scouters committee to achieving the mission of the council and its districts. The workshop also helps initiate a working relationship between council and district personnel.

All-Staff Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Monday, August 22, 2016
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Last Day to Redeem Scout Fair Prizes
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
All Day
OA elections begin (Order of the Arrow)
Thursday, September 1, 2016
All Day

Once a year, a troop or team may hold a unit election to elect youth members into the Order of the Arrow.

Sign up for an OA Unit Election


Labor Day (Office Closed)
Monday, September 5, 2016
All Day

Wood Badge 16-2A Bovay Scout Ranch, 3450 County Rd 317, Navasota, TX 77868
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - Saturday, September 10, 2016
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.

Executive Committee Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Thursday, September 8, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
SHAC Corps (camp service project) Camp Brosig, 1893 Trenchman Rd, Sealy, TX 77474
Friday, September 9, 2016 - Sunday, September 11, 2016
All Day

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

Register for SHAC Corps


Field Staff Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Friday, September 9, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Shooting Merit Badge Fulfillment Day Tellepsen Scout Camp, 3450 County 317, Navasota, TX 77868
Saturday, September 10, 2016
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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


Advancement Academy Cockrell Service Center (2225 N Loop W Houston, Texas 77008-1311)
Saturday, September 10, 2016
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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.
 

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

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


Wood Badge 16-3A Bovay Scout Ranch, 3450 County Rd 317, Navasota, TX 77868
Friday, September 16, 2016 - Sunday, September 18, 2016
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.

Unit Weekend Camping Bovay Scout Ranch, 3450 County Rd 317, Navasota, TX 77868
Friday, September 16, 2016 - Sunday, September 18, 2016
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


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

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)
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
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. 

Learn More about Sea Scouts


Cub Scout Adventure Camp Bovay Scout Ranch, 3450 County Rd 317, Navasota, TX 77868
Friday, September 23, 2016 - Sunday, September 25, 2016
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
Friday, September 23, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Monthly meeting of the council's commissioned professional staff.

Shooting Merit Badge Fulfillment Day Tellepsen Scout Camp, 3450 County 317, Navasota, TX 77868
Saturday, September 24, 2016
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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


Popcorn show-n-sell ends
Monday, September 26, 2016
All Day

Show-n-sell product sales end today.

More about show-n-sell


STEM/NOVA Committee Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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.
 


Venturing Committee Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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


Cub Scout Adventure Camp Bovay Scout Ranch, 3450 County Rd 317, Navasota, TX 77868
Friday, September 30, 2016 - Sunday, October 2, 2016
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


Popcorn Blitz Day
Saturday, October 1, 2016
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


Rosh Hashanah begins
Sunday, October 2, 2016
All Day
OA Lodge Executive Committee (LEC) Meeting (Order of the Arrow) Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Sunday, October 2, 2016
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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.  Arrowmen who want to help conduct unit elections should attend the election team training.

More information about LEC


Golf Classic Black Horse Golf Club
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
All Day

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

Register for the Golf Classic


Catholic Retreat Bovay Scout Ranch, 3450 County Rd 317, Navasota, TX 77868
Friday, October 7, 2016 - Sunday, October 9, 2016
All Day
Backpacking 101 Training Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Saturday, October 8, 2016
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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

Register for Backpacking 101


Columbus Day
Monday, October 10, 2016
All Day

Yom Kippur begins at sundown
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
All Day

Council Camping Committee Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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)
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Council Shooting Sports Committee Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Council High Adventure Committee Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Yom Kippur
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
All Day

Wood Badge 16-2B Bovay Scout Ranch, 3450 County Rd 317, Navasota, TX 77868
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - Saturday, October 15, 2016
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.

Leave No Trace Trainer Course Camp Brosig, 1893 Trenchman Rd, Sealy, TX 77474
Friday, October 14, 2016 - Sunday, October 16, 2016
All Day

The BSA Leave No Trace Trainer Course  is 16-hour, overnight course is for individuals, ages 14 and up who wish to serve as Leave No Trace trainers. Trainers are the backbone of Scouting’s outdoor ethics program, providing instruction to individuals and units wishing to adopt cutting edge outdoor ethics into their unit programs. Youth who hold the position of Troop LNT Trainer must take this training. 

Register for BSA LNT Trainer Course 


Fun with Son Bovay Scout Ranch, 3450 County Rd 317, Navasota, TX 77868
Friday, October 14, 2016 - Sunday, October 16, 2016
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


Field Staff Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Friday, October 14, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Monthly meeting of the council's commissioned field staff.

Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) Cockrell Scout Center
Saturday, October 15, 2016
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

JOTI @ SHAC is an opportunity for Scouts to talk or email other Scouts all over the world. Scouts of all ages are invited to participate. Registration is not required. We will have some shared computers available, or we can show you how to use your laptop or mobile device.

JOTI / JOTA


Board of Directors Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Monday, October 17, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Venturing Forum Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
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 Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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)
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
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. 

Learn More about Sea Scouts