District Dinner

February TBD, 2024  |   7:00 - 9:00 pm

Blanton Scout House
St. Luke's United Methodist Church
3499 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77027
(NE corner of Alabama and Edloe, east of the soccer field)

fleur-de-leis on a plate

District Dinner is an opportunity for a night of fellowship and great food as we acknowledge and thank our adult 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 in Twin Bayou District are invited.

We are delighted to be able to offer this in-person event and eager to gather once again to celebrate Scouting!


Tickets are $25 for adults and Scouts BSA and $10 for Cub Scouts payable online with credit card or electronic check. Food is ordered on 2/5/23; registrations after this date are not guaranteed food. Catering provided by Fadi's Mediterranean Grill - Chicken shawarma, Lamb Gryo, Rice Fish, Falafel and other items. Dessert, lemonade, and water are included. Council refund policy.

Purchase Tickets

Award Nominations

Due by January Roundtable

Nominate Scouters who have served Twin Bayou District youth above and beyond the call of duty. Nominations must be submitted by January roundtable.

  • District Award of Merit Nomination Form: This is a council award presented by districts. The award is available to Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level. A nominee must be a registered Scouter who has rendered noteworthy service to youth in Scouting, outside Scouting, or both. The nature and value of noteworthy service to youth may consist of a single plan or decisions that contributed vitally to the lives of large numbers of youth or it may have been given to a small group over an extended period of time. Considerations must be given to the nominee's Scouting position and the corresponding opportunity to render outstanding service beyond the expectations of that Scouting position. The nominee's attitude toward and cooperation with the district, division, and/or council is to be taken into consideration.
  • Jack-of-all-Trades Award Nomination FormThe award is presented to a Scouter whose unit always seems to turn to when there is a need within the unit. This Scouter is never afraid to take on a task, no matter how big or small if the youth benefit
  • Elbert K. Fretwell Outstanding Educator Award: Presented to people who make their students better people by modeling and teaching Scouting values. Often that will go hand-in-hand with academic excellence, but the selection process should emphasize those that are proactive in teaching Scouting values. The educators’ participation, promotion, or support of the Boy Scouts of America is not a requirement of this award.
  • Rising Star Award Nomination Form: The award is presented to a Scouter whose unit always seems to turn to him or her when there is a need to work with the district or is taking on additional Scouting positions or responsibilities. 
  • Scout Family of the Year Award Nomination Form: The award is presented annually to a family who has, as a group, provided outstanding support to the BSA's programs in Twin Bayou District. Often times a family participates at all levels of BSA program.
  • Shining Star Award Nomination Form: The award is presented to a Scouter who says “Yes, how can I help?” when asked to assist the district committee. 
  • Unit Service Award Nomination Form The award recognizes exceptional leaders who work with youth at the unit level. These volunteers share their energy, resources and talents with Scouts. Each unit may select one award recipient for each 5 registered Scouters or fraction thereafter, rounded up. 

Additional Adult Awards: Council and National Awards

  • Silver Beaver Award – The Silver Beaver Award is a national award presented by the council. It is the highest form of recognition that a local council can bestow on a volunteer. Nominations are due by May 1. The District Recognition Chair is available to assist Scouters in preparing nominations.
  • Unit Leader Award of Merit – Recognizes Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, Crew Advisors, and Skippers who provide a quality program to youth. Nominations accepted at any time.
  • Venturing Leadership Award – Recognizes Venturers who have made exceptional contributions to Venturing and who exemplify the Venturing Code. Nominations are due by June 15.
  • BSA Distinguished Conservationist – Recognizes adult volunteers for influence on youth and educational programs, with an emphasis on sound stewardship of natural resources and environmental improvement during a period of at least three years.
  • SHAC Conservation Award – Recognizes youth for completing a Hornaday qualifying conservation project, and adult volunteers for involvement in teaching the value of natural systems and wise resource management.
  • William D. Boyce New-Unit Organizer Award Presented to recognize volunteers who organize one or more traditional Scouting units. The recognition is a knot and a certificate.
  • Training Awards (click the link, then scroll down to training awards at the bottom) - Recognizes unit Scouters for tenure, training, and performance in their leadership roles. Progress record forms with the 2012 requirements for these awards can be found at the links below. The recognition is a knot and a certificate.
  • Awards Central - the Boy Scouts of America’s repository for information about official awards and recognitions.

Scouter Resume

Scouter resume forms may be used to keep track of accomplishments in Scouting. The form is just a recommendation and not a requirement. When people are nominating you for awards in Scouting, like the District Award of Merit and Silver Beaver Award, this form can help the nominator accurately relay your accomplishments.


For questions, contact the District Dinner chair or district activities chair.