Activities

The Big Cypress 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.

adult recognition banquetdistrict award of meritAdult Recognition Event is an opportunity for us to thank our district volunteers for the hard work and dedication that made this year incredibly successful. Big Cypress District’s outstanding leaders at the unit and district levels will also be recognized. All volunteers are invited. District Award 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. 
Cub Scout building a bird houseBobcat Day is a fun filled day for new Scouts. Scouts can earn the Bobcat badge. Additional activities typically include archery, BB guns, games (e.g., marbles, bean bags), crafts (while supplies last), fingerprinting, ambulance visit, campsite setup and more.
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.
Day Camp signDay Camp is full of fun and excitement. Camp is held every night for four days or nights 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.
first aid meet logoThe first aid meet is an event where patrols 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.
Cub Scout building a bird houseScout Days are awesome opportunities to get your Scouts, friends and family together for some exciting experiences around the area with other Scouting families. All Scout Days are offered at a discounted price of admission. Also, many of our partners offer merit badge classes and advancement workshops for Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts.
At STEM Day, Scouts in 2nd through 5th grades can work on the Swing and 1-2-3 Go! STEM/NOVA requirements. In order to complete both awards, the Scouts will need to complete the prerequisites before the event. 
trained patchSuper Saturday of Training is an opportunity for leaders to take a variety of training courses including:  Find out more about training and courses held around the council.
Tiger Tiger Day is a fun-filled day for Tigers (1st graders) and their families. Tigers will work on the advancements, take a hike, make crafts and participate in games.                                                     
Cub Scout in a a tentWebelos to Scout Expo 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 every month 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. 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 first Thursday of every month. 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.
Order of the Arrow logo  Order of the Arrow (OA) Chapter meetings are typically held the third Thursday of every month. The Order of the Arrow is Scouting's National Honor Society. The Order of the Arrow is Scouting's National Honor Society. The Order of the Arrow (OA) recognizes Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well.
Trained patchTrained leaders provide a quality, fun-filled program for youth. When leaders understand the whys and hows of Scouting, they are more effective in their roles. Scouting is a lifetime of learning. 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). Big Cypress District offers a variety of training courses.  Find out more about training and courses held around the council.