Council Calendar

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

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 2 Bovay Scout Ranch
Sunday, July 12, 2015 - Wednesday, July 15, 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.

Cub Scout Resident Camp Session 3 Bovay Scout Ranch
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - Saturday, July 18, 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.

Sea Scout Fleet Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Wednesday, July 15, 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. 

Order of the Arrow (OA) Section Conclave Texas State University
Friday, July 17, 2015 - Sunday, July 19, 2015
All Day

Section 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. 

ArrowTour Texas State University
Saturday, July 18, 2015
All Day

ArrowTour is one of three programs that comprise a year-long celebration of the Order of the Arrow’s centennial anniversary. In the summer of 2015, four delegations of youth Arrowmen will travel to council camps and Scouting events to bring our national centennial experience to Scouts, Arrowmen, and communities throughout the country.

ArrowTour will provide opportunities to reflect, connect, and discover the Order's Centuries of Service, both past and future. Youth leaders from around the country are already hard at work building the ArrowTour program. The program has been designed for all Scouts, OA members and non-members alike. Whether a first year camper or a seasoned volunteer, the ArrowTour program will offer something for everyone.

Summer Camp: Week 6 El Rancho Cima
Sunday, July 19, 2015 - Saturday, July 25, 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 4 Bovay Scout Ranch
Sunday, July 19, 2015 - Wednesday, July 22, 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.

Cub Scout Resident Camp Session 5 Bovay Scout Ranch
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - Saturday, July 25, 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.

Cub Scout Resident Camp Session 6 Bovay Scout Ranch
Sunday, July 26, 2015 - Wednesday, July 29, 2015
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM

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

Cub Scout Resident Camp Session 7 Bovay Scout Ranch
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - Saturday, August 1, 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.

Fall Recruiting Train-the-Trainer #1 Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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 districts.

Order of the Arrow (OA) Vigil Honor Nominations Due
Saturday, August 1, 2015
All Day

Nominations for the Order of the Arrow Vigil Honor are due each year on August 1, 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 Arrowman may be recognized with the Vigil Honor for their distinguished contributions to their lodge, the Order of the Arrow, Scouting, or their Scout camp.

Popcorn online sales begin
Saturday, August 1, 2015
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.

Trainer's EDGE Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Saturday, August 1, 2015
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.  

Exploring Program Preview Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Saturday, August 1, 2015
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The Exploring Program Preview is new annual event open to all Exploring leaders in Sam Houston Area Council that will include leader training, fundraising ideas, program delivery information and much more

National Order of the Arrow Conference Michigan State University
Monday, August 3, 2015 - Friday, August 7, 2015
All Day

The National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) is a six-day conference which includes top notch training sessions, cool recreational opportunities, evening shows full of theatrics and special effects, and exciting programs for Order of the Arrow members.

Fall Recruiting Train-the-Trainer #2 Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
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 districts.

Field Staff Meeting
Monday, August 10, 2015
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Council Camping Committee
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
All Day
Venturing Extravaganza Bovay Scout Ranch
Friday, August 14, 2015 - Sunday, August 16, 2015
8:00 PM - 10:00 AM

The Venturing Extravaganza is the end-of-the-summer activity for all Venturers, Sea Scouts and your friends who are thinking about joining the program. 

Order of the Arrow (OA) Lodge Executive Committee (LEC) and Election Team Training Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Sunday, August 16, 2015
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 Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Sunday, August 16, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The OA Troop/Team Representative Summit is a training experience for OA troop/team representatives and their advisers from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. The summit focuses on building leadership skills, providing service to the troop and working with the OA troop/team representative adviser.

Popcorn Kickoff (Unit Popcorn Kernels) Locations vary by district
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
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.

Council Commissioner Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
All Day
Day Camp Meeting SHAC Room 100-101
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sea Scout Fleet Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Wednesday, August 19, 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. 

Council Recharter Workshop Cockrell Scout Center
Thursday, August 20, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Shooting Merit Badge Fulfillment Day Tellepsen Scout Camp at Bovay Scout Ranch
Saturday, August 22, 2015
All Day

Shooting Merit Badge Fulfillment Class is an opportunity for Scouts who have a partial merit badge in rifle or shotgun to complete the badge. 
Campmaster Training McNair Cub Adventure Camp at Bovay Scout Ranch
Saturday, August 22, 2015
All Day

The campmaster corps is a group of selected, trained, and registered Scouters who serve at council weekend camps whenever units are using any part of the camp property.

Popcorn show-and-sell distribution TBD
Saturday, August 22, 2015
All Day

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

All-Staff Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Friday, August 28, 2015
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Last Day to Redeem Scout Fair Prizes
Monday, August 31, 2015
All Day
Popcorn show-and-sell begins
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
All Day

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

Order of the Arrow (OA) elections begin
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
8:00 AM

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

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

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
NRA Basic Instructor Training Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

NRA instructor trainings are designed to develop NRA certified instructors who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to safely teach the NRA basic firearm training courses.

Executive Committee Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Thursday, September 10, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
NRA Basic Instructor Training Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Thursday, September 10, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

NRA instructor trainings are designed to develop NRA certified instructors who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to safely teach the NRA basic firearm training courses.

Field Staff Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Friday, September 11, 2015
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Order of the Arrow (OA) Ordeal and Brotherhood Walk 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. 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. 

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 Bovay Scout Ranch
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.

Rosh Hashanah Begins
Sunday, September 13, 2015
All Day
Council Commissioner Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
All Day
Day Camp Meeting SHAC Room 100-101
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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 McNair Cub Scout Adventure Camp at Bovay Scout Ranch
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.

NRA Rifle Instructor Training Tellepsen Scout Camp at Bovay Scout Ranch
Saturday, September 19, 2015
All Day

NRA instructor trainings are designed to develop NRA certified instructors who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to safely teach the NRA basic firearm training courses.

Youth Exploring Leadership Development Workshop Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Saturday, September 19, 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.

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.

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.

Popcorn Show & Sell Ends
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
All Day
Venturing Committee Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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.

NRA Shotgun Instructor Training Tellepsen Scout Camp at Bovay Scout Ranch
Saturday, October 3, 2015
All Day

NRA instructor trainings are designed to develop NRA certified instructors who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to safely teach the NRA basic firearm training courses.

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 individual who meet specific goals. 

Order of the Arrow (OA) Lodge Executive Committee (LEC) Meeting 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 and support Scouting in the 16½ counties we serve.

Backpacking 101 Training
Friday, October 9, 2015 - Sunday, October 11, 2015
All Day

Backpacking 101 is a weekend training course designed for first-time backpackers.
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.
Topping Out Climbing Training El Rancho Cima
Friday, October 16, 2015 - Sunday, October 18, 2015
All Day

Topping Out is a tower climbing course.

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 Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts and their adult partner and families at Bovay Scout Ranch near Navasota. Scouts will enjoy BB guns, archery, sling shots, crafts, sports, campfire and more.

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 your entire Venturing Crew.

Council Commissioner Meeting
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
All Day
Day Camp Meeting SHAC Room 100-101
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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. 

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.

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  individual  who meet specific goals. 

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.

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.

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.

 

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

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.

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  individual  who meet specific goals. 

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