Council Calendar

Real Rock Climbing Training (Youth) Enchanted Rock
Friday, December 19, 2014 - Sunday, December 21, 2014
All Day
Christmas Holiday (Office Closed)
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
All Day
Christmas Day (Office Closed)
Thursday, December 25, 2014
All Day
Boy Scout Winter Camp Camp Strake
Friday, December 26, 2014 - Wednesday, December 31, 2014
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.

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) Bovay Scout Ranch
Friday, December 26, 2014 - Wednesday, December 31, 2014
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.

Christmas Holiday (Office Closed)
Friday, December 26, 2014
All Day
OA Brotherhood Ceremony Camp Strake
Sunday, December 28, 2014
All Day

Order of the Arrow members can obtain Brotherhood membership after 10 months of service as an Ordeal member.

New Year's Eve
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
All Day
New Year's Day (Office Closed)
Thursday, January 1, 2015
All Day
Sea Scout Academy
Friday, January 9, 2015 - Sunday, January 11, 2015
All Day

Sea Scout Academy is a regional Sea Scout learning experience directly related to Sea Scouts advancement and the development of youth leadership.

Popcorn Top Seller Celebration
Saturday, January 10, 2015
All Day

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

Key Leaders Conference Cockrell Scout Center
Saturday, January 10, 2015
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

Field Staff Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 N Loop W, Houston, Texas 77008-1311)
Monday, January 12, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Council Conservation Committee Cockrell Scout Center (2225 N Loop W, Houston, Texas 77008-1311)
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Council Camping Committee Cockrell Scout Center (2225 N Loop W, Houston, Texas 77008-1311)
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Venturing Committee Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 N Loop W, Houston, Texas 77008-1311)
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
All Day
Scout Fair Council Kickoff (for district leadership) Cockrell Service Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
Thursday, January 15, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Cub Scout Weekend Camping Bovay Scout Ranch
Friday, January 16, 2015 - Sunday, January 18, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Scout Night at Monster Jam NRG Stadium
Saturday, January 17, 2015
All Day

Monster Jam, starring the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam monster trucks. These twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over - OR smash through. Monster Jam provides a massive night's entertainment tailored perfectly for your family's budget, and these colorful, larger-than-life beasts are sure to capture the hearts of both young and old.

The Pit Party is your opportunity to get an up close look at the amazing trucks of Monster Jam and receive autographs from your favorite Monster Jam drivers. The Monster Jam Pit Party will take place from 2:30 pm-5:30 pm. No Pit Party admission after 5:00 pm.

Tickets are $11 tickets and include a FREE Monster Jam Scout patch and pre-event Pit Party! Purchase tickets online (use the password BOYSCT under “offer code”). Note that service and handling fees will apply for online purchases.  After purchasing online, contact Christina (281-367-9717) to receive your patches. For more information, or to order groups of ten or more, contact Christina (281-367-9717). The special Scout offer is valid on super value seats and not available with any other offer. The deadline to order tickets is Friday, January 9, 2015.

OA Lodge/Chapter Leadership Training Cockrell Scout Center (2225 N Loop W, Houston, Texas 77008-1311)
Saturday, January 17, 2015
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Lodge Leadership Development 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.
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OA Lodge Banquet Cockrell Scout Center (2225 N Loop W, Houston, Texas 77008-1311)
Saturday, January 17, 2015
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The Colonneh Lodge banquet is an opportunity for Arrowmen to show appreciation for the outgoing officers, recognize the Chapter of the Year, bestow awards, and celebrate the past year’s accomplishments.

Martin Luther King Day (Office Closed)
Monday, January 19, 2015
All Day
Council Commissioner Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 N Loop W, Houston, Texas 77008-1311)
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Day Camp Meeting Cockrell Scout Center Room 100-101
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sea Scouts Fleet Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 N Loop W, Houston, Texas 77008-1311)
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Executive Committee Workshop Cockrell Scout Center (2225 N Loop W, Houston, Texas 77008-1311)
Thursday, January 22, 2015
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Scout Fair District Kickoff (for unit leaders) Various district locations
Thursday, January 22, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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
Saturday, January 24, 2015
All Day

Scouts distribute door hangers in their neighborhoods to announce next week's Scouting for Food, a council-wide food drive.

Scout Day with Harlem Globetrotters NRG Arena
Sunday, January 25, 2015
All Day
All Staff Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 N Loop W, Houston, Texas 77008-1311)
Monday, January 26, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Venturing Forum Cockrell Scout Center (2225 N Loop W, Houston, Texas 77008-1311)
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Family Friends of Scouting (FOS) Report Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 N Loop W, Houston, Texas 77008-1311)
Thursday, January 29, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

District Family Friends of Scouting chairs meet to discuss the Friends of Scouting campaign.

Bovay Weekend Camping
Friday, January 30, 2015 - Sunday, February 1, 2015
All Day

Packs and Webelos dens may camp at one of our council camps for family camping.

 

Scouting For Food Pick up
Saturday, January 31, 2015
All Day

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

Scout Fair Coupon Book Sales Begins
Sunday, February 1, 2015
All Day

Scout Fair Coupon Books are a brilliant way for units to raise money and prepare Scouts to earn their own way!

NRA Basic Instructor Training 1 Cockrell Scout Center (2225 N Loop W, Houston, Texas 77008-1311)
Tuesday, February 3, 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.

NRA Basic Instructor Training 2 Cockrell Scout Center (2225 N Loop W, Houston, Texas 77008-1311)
Thursday, February 5, 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.

Bovay Weekend Camping
Friday, February 6, 2015 - Sunday, February 8, 2015
2:00 PM - 10:00 AM

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

University of Scouting
Saturday, February 7, 2015
All Day

University of Scouting offers over 100 different classes, covering leader specific training, information on how to train youth, conservation, program ideas, and more for leaders of all program areas.

BSA's Birthday (1910)
Sunday, February 8, 2015
All Day
Scout Sunday
Sunday, February 8, 2015
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.

Field Staff Meeting Cockrell Scout Center (2225 N Loop W, Houston, Texas 77008-1311)
Monday, February 9, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Council Camping Committee Cockrell Scout Center (2225 N Loop W, Houston, Texas 77008-1311)
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
All Day
New Board Member Orientation Cockrell Scout Center (2225 N Loop W, Houston, Texas 77008-1311)
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Council Conservation Committee Cockrell Scout Center (2225 N Loop W, Houston, Texas 77008-1311)
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Lincoln's Birthday
Thursday, February 12, 2015
All Day
Friends of Eagles Sporting Clays Tournament Westside Shooting Grounds
Friday, February 13, 2015
All Day

The Friends of Eagles Sporting Clays Tournament is an event to raise money to support the recognition of the new class of Eagle Scouts at the annual New Eagle Scout Reception. 

Bovay Weekend Camping Bovay Scout Ranch
Friday, February 13, 2015 - Sunday, February 15, 2015
All Day

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

OA Ordeal and Brotherhood Walk Baytown Nature Center
Friday, February 13, 2015 - Saturday, February 14, 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.

Shooting Merit Badge Fulfillment Day Tellepsen Scout Camp at Bovay Scout Ranch
Saturday, February 14, 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. Scouts typically receive a partial merit badge because they did not meet the minimum shooting score requirement, or did not clean a firearm. 

Valentine's Day
Saturday, February 14, 2015
All Day
Scout Sabbath
Saturday, February 14, 2015
All Day

Scout Sabbath 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.

Council First Aid Meet
Saturday, February 14, 2015
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The First Aid Meet is an event that challenges Scouts abilities to perform first aid in simulated real-life situations.

Order of the Arrow Brotherhood Ceremony Baytown Nature Center
Saturday, February 14, 2015
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

After 10 months of service as an Ordeal member and fulfilling certain requirements, a member may take part in the Brotherhood ceremony, which places further emphasis on the ideals of Scouting and the Order.

President's Day (Office Closed)
Monday, February 16, 2015
All Day
Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
All Day
Council Commissioner Meeting
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Day Camp Meeting SHAC Room 100-101
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sea Scouts Fleet Meeting SHAC Room 200
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Topping Out Classroom Training Cockrell Scout Center
Thursday, February 19, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
SHAC Corps McNair Cub Adventure Camp at Bovay Scout Ranch
Friday, February 20, 2015 - Sunday, February 22, 2015
All Day

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

Topping Out Tellepsen Scout Camp at Bovay Scout Ranch
Friday, February 20, 2015 - Saturday, February 21, 2015
All Day

Topping Out is a climbing tower instructor's course.

Bovay Weekend Camping Bovay Scout Ranch
Friday, February 20, 2015 - Sunday, February 22, 2015
2:00 PM - 10:00 AM

Packs and Webelos dens may camp at one of our council camps for family camping.

Baden Powell Dinner Cockrell Scout Center
Friday, February 20, 2015
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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

NRA Rifle Instructor Training Tellepsen Scout Camp at Bovay Scout Ranch
Saturday, February 21, 2015
All Day
Ten Commandments Hike various locations
Saturday, February 21, 2015
All Day

Ten Commandments Hike is open to Scouts, Scouters and families of all ages. Participants hike to ten places of worship and hear a spokesperson from the religious organization explain the history and distinctive nature of that organization’s religious beliefs and a brief explanation of one of the Ten Commandments.

Pre-Camp Inspection Bovay Scout Ranch
Saturday, February 21, 2015
All Day
Washington's Birthday
Sunday, February 22, 2015
All Day
All Staff Meeting
Monday, February 23, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Monday, February 23, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Family FOS Report Meeting
Thursday, February 26, 2015
6:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Venturing Challenge Duke Energy Camporee Site at Bovay Scout Ranch
Friday, February 27, 2015 - Sunday, March 1, 2015
All Day
Bovay Adventure Camp Bovay Scout Ranch
Friday, February 27, 2015 - Sunday, March 1, 2015
2:00 PM - 10:00 AM

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

Youth Exploring Development Workshop Cockrell Scout Center
Saturday, February 28, 2015
All Day
OA LEC (CSC)
Sunday, March 1, 2015
All Day
Scout Fair Coupon Books: 5% bonus deadline
Thursday, March 5, 2015
All Day

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

Bovay Adventure Camp Bovay Scout Ranch
Friday, March 6, 2015 - Sunday, March 8, 2015
2:00 PM - 10:00 AM

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

NRA Shotgun Instructor Training Tellepsen Scout Camp at Bovay Scout Ranch
Saturday, March 7, 2015
All Day
Philmont Leaders Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Sunday, March 8, 2015
All Day
Daylight Savings Time Begins
Sunday, March 8, 2015
All Day
Field Staff Meeting
Monday, March 9, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Council Conservation Committee Cockrell Scout Center
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Council Camping Committee
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Executive Committee Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Thursday, March 12, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
OA Trail Crew El Rancho Cima
Friday, March 13, 2015 - Tuesday, March 17, 2015
All Day
Bovay Cub Weekend Camping McNair Cub Adventure Camp at Bovay Scout Ranch
Friday, March 13, 2015 - Sunday, March 15, 2015
All Day
St Patrick's Day
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
All Day
Scout Day at Houston Rodeo NRG Arena
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
All Day
Council Commissioner Meeting
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Sea Scouts Fleet Meeting SHAC Room 200
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wood Badge 15-1A McNair - Bovay Scout Ranch
Friday, March 20, 2015 - Sunday, March 22, 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.

Bovay Weekend Camping Bovay Scout Ranch
Friday, March 20, 2015 - Sunday, March 22, 2015
2:00 PM - 10:00 AM

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

All Staff Meeting
Monday, March 23, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Day Camp Meeting SHAC Room 100-101
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Venturing Committee Meeting
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The Venturing Committee is run by Venturing Officers Association (VOA) and plans council Venturing events.

Scout Fair coupon book: 3% bonus deadline
Thursday, March 26, 2015
All Day

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

Council Coordinated Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Thursday, March 26, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Relationship Committee Meeting Cockrell Scout Center
Thursday, March 26, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
OA Trade-o-ree Cockrell Scout Center
Friday, March 27, 2015 - Saturday, March 28, 2015
All Day
Bovay Adventure Camp Bovay Scout Ranch
Friday, March 27, 2015 - Sunday, March 29, 2015
2:00 PM - 10:00 AM

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