Activities

The Sam Houston Area Council offers a variety of activities in which packs, troops, teams, crews and ships are invited to participate. Districts also offer a variety of activities in your area.

Council Activities

The Baden Powell Dinner is an evening of fellowship for adult Scouters who have participated in Wood Badge or National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) courses.  Attendees from the previous year share memories of their leadership training experience through slide shows, stories, and regalia presentations.
 
Civic Service is important to help youth learn specific qualities of citizenship through service to others.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
 

Conservation activities are a great way to educate youth on local environmental issues and serve our community.                                                                                                             
COPE is an acronym for Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience. It comprises a series of outdoor challenges, beginning with basic group initiative games and progressing to more complicated low-course and high-course activities.

Council First Aid Meet is held each February. The top two winning patrols from each district’s First Aid Meet compete in the council First Aid Meet.                                                       

Council Recognition Reception is held each October, and is an opportunity for the council to recognize the recipients of the Silver Beaver Award, the highest award a council can bestow on a volunteer Scouter.
Fun With Son is held each October, and gives newly registered Cub Scouts and their families an opportunity to experience an overnight campout and exciting activities such as BB guns, crafts, archery and more!

International Scouting brings a truly International flavor to the Scouts in the greater Houston area.  The international committee works to expand the knowledge about other cultures.

Popcorn sales are held each fall, and are a wonderful fundraising opportunity for units, which support the entire year of Scouting.                                                                                      
Order of the Arrow activities are available to Colonneh Lodge members. The Order of the Arrow is the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of America.                
Scout Days offer opportunities to receive discounts on events and/or advancement education with our community partners.                                                                        
Scout Fair is held each April at NRG Arena, with hundreds of booths run by units and community partners, outdoor cooking, merit badge midway, entertainment and much more.
Scoutreach is a program committed to making sure that youth have an opportunity to join Scouting, regardless of their circumstances, neighborhood, or ethnic background.
Scout Sunday is held the first week of February, and is an opportunity for units to participate in religious services. Scout Sabbath offers an opportunity for worshippers to honor Scouts and Scouters, as well as to learn more themselves about the value of Scouting as a youth program chartered to a Jewish organization.

The Scouting Alumni Association welcomes everyone positively and personally impacted by the Boy Scouts of America—former Scouts, family members of Scouts past and present, volunteers past and present, and the millions of Americans who benefit from Scouting in their communities every day—to join today.

Scouting for Food is held each January, and is a council-wide service project in conjunction with the Houston Food Bank and "Souper Bowl of Caring.”                                              

Sea Scouts Activities are available for young men and women 14 years of age (and in the 9th grade) through 20 years with an interest in aquatic activities.                                      
SHAC Corps is an opportunity for troops and crews to give back to camp in the form of a day of service.                                                                                                           

Shooting Sports: The shooting sports committee offers a variety of trainings, merit badge completion days and programs for BB guns, archery, pistol, rifle, muzzle loader and shotgun.

STEM activities engage youth in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.                                                                                                                                                              
The Ten Commandments Hike is held each February, and is open to Scouts and 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.

Venturing Activities are available for young men and women 14 years of age (and in the 9th grade) through 20 years old.                                                                                               

District Activities

Districts offer a variety of activity in which packs, troops, teams, crews and ships are invited to participate. 

Camp-o-ree is a weekend campout for troops and teams. Boy Scout patrols compete in Scoutcraft competitions. Patrols are judged on leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit. The following districts hold camp-o-rees:
 
   Aldine Pathfinder Antares Aquila Arrowmoon Big Cypress Brahman
  Brazos Copperhead David Crockett Flaming Arrow George Strake Iron Horse
  Mustang North Star Orion Phoenix Raven San Jacinto
  Skyline Soaring Eagle Tall Timbers Tatanka Texas Skies Thunder Wolf
  Twin Bayou W.L. Davis        
 
Cub-o-ree / Cub Fun Day is an action-packed day (or weekend) for Cub Scouts in 1st - 5th grade. Scouts and their families can participate in a variety of fun activities. The following districts hold cub-o-rees:
 
   Aldine Pathfinder Aquila Arrowmoon Brazos David Crockett           
  Iron Horse Mustang Orion Phoenix       San Jacinto      
  Tall Timbers Texas Skies   W.L. Davis           
 
Day / Twilight Camp is full of fun and excitement. Camp is held every night for four days in June. Cub Scouts have the opportunity to make new friends and share all kinds of new experiences, including BB guns, archery sports, nature crafts, Scout skills and more. The following districts hold day camps:
 
   Aldine Pathfinder Antares Aquila Arrowmoon Big Cypress Brahman
  Brazos Copperhead David Crockett Flaming Arrow George Strake Iron Horse
  Mustang North Star Orion Phoenix Raven San Jacinto
  Skyline Soaring Eagle Tall Timbers Tatanka Texas Skies Thunder Wolf
  Twin Bayou W.L. Davis        
 
District Recognition Dinner / Banquet is an opportunity for us to thank our district volunteers for the hard work and dedication that made this year incredibly successful. The district’s outstanding leaders at the unit and district levels will also be recognized. 
 
   Aldine Pathfinder Antares Aquila Arrowmoon Big Cypress Brahman
  Brazos Copperhead David Crockett Flaming Arrow George Strake Iron Horse
  Mustang North Star Orion Phoenix Raven San Jacinto
  Skyline Soaring Eagle Tall Timbers Tatanka Texas Skies Thunder Wolf
  Twin Bayou W.L. Davis        
 
During the district First Aid Meet, Boy Scout patrols are tested on their first aid skills. Patrols work as a team to solve several first aid scenarios. The top two scoring patrols represent the district at the council First Aid MeetThe following districts hold first aid meets:
 
   Aldine Pathfinder Aquila Arrowmoon Big Cypress Brahman Brazos
  David Crockett Flaming Arrow North Star Raven San Jacinto Skyline
  Soaring Eagle Tall Timbers Thunder Wolf Twin Bayou W.L. Davis  
 
Fishing Tournaments are for Cub Scouts and their families. Cub Scouts compete to catch the longest, smallest and most fish by rank. The following districts hold fishing tournaments:
 
   Iron Horse Raven   San Jacinto W.L. Davis District                     
 
Merit Badge University / Day / Fair is an opportunity for Boy Scouts or Venturers, of any rank, to work on several merit badges. Classes are taught by adults with experience in the field.The following districts hold merit badge events:
 
   Aldine Pathfinder Aquila Iron Horse Mustang Orion Phoenix
  Raven San Jacinto    Tall Timbers   Texas Skies   Thunder Wolf   Twin Bayou  
 
New Scout Days / Tiger Days / Bobcat Days are a fun-filled day for new Scouts and their families. Scouts can participate in a variety of fun activities and earn some advancements. The following districts hold events for new Scouts:
 
   Arrowmoon Big Cypress Copperhead Orion    Soaring Eagle Thunder Wolf
 
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The Pinewood Derby  is one of the most popular and successful family activities in Cub Scouting. Pinewood derby cars are small wooden models that Cub Scouts make with help from their families. Win or lose, Scouts will take pride in having done their best. Scouts learn craft skills, the rules of fair play, and good sportsmanship. The following districts hold derby events:
 
   Aldine Pathfinder David Crockett Flaming Arrow                                                           
  Mustang Raven W.L. Davis      
 
Pushmobile is an event where Cub Scouts work together as a team to race their pushmobile through a course.  A pushmobile is a boy powered go-cart. Cub Scout dens make their own pushmobile. The following districts hold pushmobile events:
 
   Arrowmoon Copperhead Iron Horse Orion                             
  Phoenix San Jacinto Soaring Eagle      
 
Webelos Woods (World of Webelos and Webelos Do Your Best) is a camp out designed to introduce Webelos to the many outdoor adventures of Boy Scouting. This awesome weekend event includes patrol-method camping and Scout activities. The following districts hold Webelos events:
 
   Aldine Pathfinder Aquila Arrowmoon Big Cypress Brahman Brazos
  Copperhead David Crockett Flaming Arrow George Strake Iron Horse Mustang
  Orion Phoenix Raven San Jacinto Soaring Eagle Tall Timbers
  Tatanka Thunder Wolf Texas Skies Twin Bayou