Due to the COVID-19 outbreak district and council meetings, activities, and events through May 4th are canceled. Learn More.
Digital Safety and Scouting at Home
Many units and families are discovering creative ways to have fun Scouting at home. When using digital and online resources, there are some important guidelines from the National Council about youth protection, safeguarding personal information and recording online meetings.
Across the nation, Scouters are finding ways to help keep their youth members engaged and Scouting. These out-of-the-box, in-home activities are centered around providing advancement-related content to help keep kids safe, engaged and to help them make the best of home time.
Digital Safety Scouting at Home COVID-19 Updates Advancement Update
District Coordinated and Roundtable
April 9, 2020 | 7:00 pm
The April roundtable will be held virtually at 7:00 pm. Learn More.
District Coordinated is a district monthly meeting of unit and district committee members beginning at 6:00 pm. Roundtable is a district monthly meeting from 7:00 - 8:30 pm to help unit leaders plan and carry out their own program. The meetings are supplemental training for volunteers and are typically held the second Thursday of the month at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church (20155 Cypresswood Dr, Cypress, TX 77433). Volunteers and parents can attend one or both of the sessions. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BigCypress.
June 1-4, 2020
AM Session: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
PM Session: 3:00 - 8:30 pm
Prepare for launch as we count down to lift-off, 2020: A Scout Odyssey! Cub Scouts and their families will learn new skills and make new friends. Day camp is a council camp organized by districts and conducted by volunteers from the local area for Cub Scouts entering 1st through 5th grade for the 2020-2021 school year. Day camp is a week of fun with awesome programs and activities such as archery, sports, STEM, games and crafts, rank advancements, Scout skills, fun and more.
Many volunteers are needed to make camp a success, so please consider volunteering. The registration fee is $76.50 for the first Scout and $75 for additional Scouts, tot lots (siblings ages 3-5) are $25. Volunteers (adults; junior staff; Scouts in troops, crews and ships) are free. The camp is being held at Cy-Fair ISD Exhibition Center (11206 Telge Road, Cypress 77429).
Learn More and Register
- Late registration begins 5/15/20. A late fee of $25 will apply; patches, t-shirts and craft supplies are not guaranteed.
- Registration closes for youth and adults two weeks before camp.
Free promotional placemats / activity pages are available to promote day camp. Use these placemats as a gathering activity at blue and gold banquets, pack meetings and den meetings. Before printing insert the date, time, location and web page of day camp.
Space Placemats Blue and Gold Theme Placemats Pinewood Derby Placemats
New District Executive
Please join us in welcoming Jonathon Mook as the district executive for Big Cypress District. His role as district executive will be to provide leadership and support to the volunteers in our district with a focus on district operations, membership recruiting, unit service, family Friends of Scouting, and product sales. Jonathon can be reached at (832) 707-0161, cell or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jonathon graduated from Texas State University with a degree in History, and a dual minor in Philosophy and English. Since graduating, he has served international communities through teaching in Spain, as well as South Korea; upon returning to Houston, he has served the local community here in Houston through helping to organize volunteer teams to serve patients in hospice care. Jonathon is an Eagle Scout from Troop 421 in Copperhead District, and has been serving as sales associate in the council's New Unit Development department for the last 11 months. As sales associate, Jonathon has called upon and built relationships with many community organizations that has resulted in 45 new unit commitments.
The district committee has approved the district calendar through June 2021. The council calendar and council toolkit provide additional information on upcoming council events.
District Calendar Printable Calendar
Annual Planning: A common element of strong units is they all have a good annual program planned a year in advance. The plan is then shared with all families in the form of an annual program calendar. Two other key elements of successful units are trained leaders and having the right leaders for Scouts BSA and Cub Scouts.
Cub Scout Planning Scouts BSA Planning Venturing Planning Leader Resources