Activities

The Twin Bayou District and Sam Houston Area Council offers a variety of activities in which packs, troops, crews and ships are invited to participate. See the district calendar for specific dates.

district dinner graphicdistrict award of meritDistrict Dinner is an opportunity for us to thank our district volunteers for the hard work and dedication that made this year incredibly successful. Twin Bayou District’s outstanding leaders at the unit and district levels will also be recognized. All volunteers are invited. District Nominations should be submitted for enthusiastic Scouters who live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law, served the youth above and beyond the call of duty and make a difference in the lives of our Scouts. Nominations forms are available at January roundtable.

 

Boy Scout on a compassCamporee is a weekend campout for troops. Patrols compete in Scoutcraft competitions. Patrols are judged on leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit.
 
first aid meetThe First Aid Meet is an event where Scout in troops are tested on their first aid skills. Patrols work as a team to solve several first aid scenarios. The top scoring patrols represent the district at the council First Aid Meet.
 
merit badge sashMerit Badge Fair is an opportunity for Scouts in troops and crews to work on several merit badges. Classes are taught by adults with experience in the field.
twilight campTwilight 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, and more. Tigers, Wolves, and Bears work on electives; Webelos Scouts work on activity badges.
Boy Scout on a compassThe camporee is a weekend campout for troops.  Patrols compete in Scoutcraft competitions. Patrols are judged on leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit.
Cub Scout in a tentWebelos Woods is a camp out designed to introduce Webelos Scouts to the many outdoor adventures of Scouting. This awesome weekend event includes patrol-method camping and Scout activities. On Saturday morning, Webelos Scouts compete in skills (e.g., first aid, fire building, camping skills, games, knots), and during the afternoon local troops teach basic Scouting skills. The Webelos Scouts are judged on patrol flag and yell, resources, leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit.
 

 

District Monthly Meetings

Stay Informed, Attend Roundtable graphicRoundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the second Thursday of the month at St. John The Divine Church (2450 River Oaks Blvd, Houston, 77019) at 7:00 pm. to help unit leaders plan and carry out their own program. The objective of Roundtable is to give leaders program ideas; information on upcoming events and trainings, and an opportunity to share experiences and enjoy fun and fellowship with other Scouting leaders. Leaders will be inspired, motivated, informed, and able to provide a stronger program for their Scouts.
 
District committee patch District committee meetings are typically held the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm at the St. Luke's United Methodist Church Blanton Scout House (3499 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77027; northeast corner of Alabama and Edloe, east of the soccer field). Consisting of chartered organization representatives (CORs) and elected district committee members, the district committee coordinates the functions of the district.
 
commissioner logo   Commissioner meetings are typically held the second Thursday of every month at 8:00 PM following Roundtable at St. John the Divine. The commissioners review specific unit needs, discuss ways to support unit growth in the Journey to Excellence criteria, examine ways to promote events and provide resources to units, support on-time charter renewal, and evaluate ways to help the units and district maintain the standards of the Boy Scouts of America.
Trained patchTrained leaders provide a quality, fun-filled program for Scouts. When leaders understand the whys and hows of Scouting, they are more effective in their roles. Scouting is a lifetime of learning. It’s a game with a purpose. Scouting teaches skills not only to the youth, but also to its adult volunteers as well. Some training can be taken online at www.myscouting.org (e.g., YPT, Cub Leader Specific). Twin Bayou District offers a variety of training courses.  Find out more about training and courses held around the council.
 
Order of the Arrow logo  Order of the Arrow (OA) Chapter meetings are typically held one Sunday a month at 3:00pm at the Blanton Scout House (West Alabama just east of Edloe). See the calendar for specific dates.  The Order of the Arrow is Scouting's National Honor Society.