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Big Cypress District Packs

Cub Scouting is for boys in the first through fifth grades, or 7 to 10 years of age. Since its beginning, the Cub Scout program has been a fun and educational experience concerned with values. Besides providing a positive place where boys can enjoy safe, wholesome activities, Cub Scouting focuses on building character, improving physical fitness, teaching practical skills, and developing a spirit of community service.

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Pack 3 Robison Elementary PTO Kiley Van Horn Rob Porter Robison Elementary Chris Kubiak
Pack 15 Enchanted Valley HOA Allen Ognoskie Mildred Ognoskie Millsap Elementary Victor Davis  
Pack 28 Cypress Home School Association Cereese Hollen Trevor Hollen Homeschool Holly Householder
Pack 33 Swenke Elementary PTO Jason Coen Daniel Duffy Swenke Elementary Tracy Martin  
Pack 156 Warner Elementary PTO Sruti Ramaswamy Russell Householder Warner Elementary Chris Kubiak   
Pack 271 LDS - Bridgeland Ward - Cypress Stake Rebecca Carroll Maryam Keyser LDS - Bridgeland Ward - Cypress Stake LDS UC  
Pack 329 Foundry United Methodist Church Victor Davis Trey Morman Pope Elementary Russell Householder  
Pack 438 Rennell Elementary PTO Adan Belgodere Matt Hill Rennell Elementary, Woodard Elementary Victor Davis  
Pack 533 Keith Elementary PTO Melinda Bellinger Paul Williams Keith Elementary Tracy Martin  
Pack 537 Lamkin Elementary PTO Regina Paura John Minkert Lamkin Elementary Jason Britton  
Pack 573 Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church John Woolner Briz Garcia Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church Holly Housenholder  
Pack 831 Black Elementary PTO Jenn Adams Matt Adams Black Elementary Russell Householder
Pack 978 Farney Elementary PTO Jared Weis Juan Rubalcaba Farney Elementary  Cindy King
Pack 1100 Hamilton Elementary PTO W.T. Bryant Desiree Davis Hamilton Elementary Victor Davis  
Pack 1179 Coles Crossing HOA Russell Ehrenfeld   Sampson Elementary  
Pack 1212 La San Foundation Martin Pham Thien N. Tran La San Foundation Commissioner Team  
Pack 1478 LDS - Fairfield Ward - Cypress Stake Laura Steinicke Charity Heinrich LDS - Fairfield Ward - Cypress Stake LDS UC  
Pack 1533 Ault Elementary PTO Lisa Mueller Michael Mueller Ault Elementary Tracy Martin  
Pack 1537 Adam Elementary PTO Lise Chisholm Gregory Stafford Adam Elementary

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Pack 1847 LDS - Cypress Lakes Ward - Cypress Stake Denise Rubey Ann Ekenstam LDS - Cypress Lakes Ward - Cypress Stake LDS UC  

Big Cypress District Troops

Boy Scouting is available to boys who have earned the Cub Scout Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old, or have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10, or who are 11, but not yet 18 years old. The program achieves the BSA's objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness.


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Troop 10 West Houston Church of Christ Tue 7:00pm Chris Kubiak Mary Fitzgerald Jason Britton
Troop 44 Ravensway HOA     Lance Wilkerson Jeff Howell Russell Householder  
Troop 179 St. Aidan's Episcopal Mon 7:00pm Chris Collier Kelly Niles Tracy Martin  
Troop 246 Coles Crossing HOA     Chip Vacek Andy Mullaly Angela Teague
Troop 271 LDS - Bridgeland Ward - Cypress Stake       Kyle Christensen LDS UC  
Troop 519 Stone Gate Community     Nickolas Kapatos   Commissioner Team  
Troop 533 Good Shepherd United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm Louis Mayer Stacy Hendrick Commissioner Team  
Troop 573 Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church Tues (As of 8/1/17) 7:30pm Marc Johnson John Bills Holly Householder  
Troop 658 Messiah Lutheran Church Mon 7:00pm Andy Wahmhoff Michael Barnhart Martin Pham
Troop 846 Cypress United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm Trey Taylor Jason Goodwin Martin Pham
Troop 901 Rotary Club of Cypress Fairbanks Mon 7:00pm Ted Lively Rene Eppling Commissioner Team
Troop 939 Rotary Club of Cypress Fairbanks Tue 7:00pm Ryan Passmore David Heskin Chris Kubiak
Troop 1014 Christ United Church of Cypress Mon 7:00pm Steve Lowenstein Jenna Green Commissioner Team
Troop 1212 La San Foundation     Ngan Ha Martin Pham Commissioner Team  
Troop 1478 LDS - Fairfield Ward - Cypress Stake     Andrew Foote   LDS UC  
Troop 1791 B Ellen Sun 6:00pm Brandylee Marsh Amy Bennet Angela Teague  
Troop 1847 LDS-Cypress Lakes Ware-Cypress Stake     Brian Crandall Denise Rubey LDS UC  


Big Cypress District Teams

Varsity Scouting is an exciting program for older boys, that offers the same ideals and principles as Boy Scouting. Varsity Scouting is available to boys who are at least 14 years old, but not yet 18. Varsity Scouting offers five program fields of emphasis: advancement, high-adventure/sports, personal development, service, and special programs and events. Many community organizations use Varsity Scouting as part of their youth program, including the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, United Methodist Church, Roman Catholic Church, Baptist Church, and Lutheran Church.

Team Location of Meetings Day Time Varsity Coach Committee Chair Commissioner*
Team 271 LDS - Bridgeland Ward - Cypress Stake          
Team 1478 LDS - Fairfield Ward - Cypress Stake          
Team 1847 LDS-Cypress Lakes Ward-Cypress Stake     Jordan Tanner Denise Rubey  

Big Cypress District Venturing Crews

Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 13 and have completed the eighth grade, or age 14 through 20 years of age. Venturing's purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.

Venturing is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth, adult leaders, and organizations in their communities. Local community organizations establish a Venturing crew by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community. The result is a program of exciting and meaningful activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, develop leadership skills, and become good citizens. Venturing crews can specialize in a variety of avocation or hobby interests.


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Crew 28  Cypress Home School Association Jason Britton   Brian Belding    
Crew 32 Belding Enterprises Patrick Collins Brian Belding Brian Belding  
Crew 451 Christ United Church Raymond Allen Roxie Allen Brian Belding  
Crew 1212 La San Foundation Madeleine Nguyen Martin Pham Brian Belding  
Crew 1478 LDS - Fairfield Ward - Cypress Stake Daniel Erwin   LDS UC  
Crew 1847 LDS-Cypress Lakes Ward-Cypress Stake Tyler Nuttall Denise Rubey LDS UC  


Big Cypress District Ships

Sea Scouts are run by the youth members. Elected officers plan and conduct the program. Being part of the vessel’s crew teaches teamwork. As experience is gained, more opportunities arise to contribute to the leadership of the unit. At quarterdeck meetings, ship’s officers work together to plan and evaluate the ship’s program. Leadership skills learned in Sea Scouts last a lifetime. Sea Scouts give service to others, and have been of service to hundreds of communities across the nation. Service can be expressed in individual good turns to others, or in organized projects involving the crew or the whole ship. In rescues at sea, or facing emergencies on shore, Sea Scouts have saved lives and property. Sea Scout service puts citizenship into action. Sea Scout advancement rewards individual pursuits of excellence. Each level of advancement marks growth as a seaman and a leader. The highest rank a Sea Scout can earn is the prestigious Quartermaster rank. Seafaring has traditions that go back hundreds of years. Sea Scouts have adapted these traditions to the Sea Scout program, and have created traditions of their own. A youth must be 13 years of age and graduated from the eighth grade, or be 14, to join Sea Scouts. A youth can stay in Sea Scouts until 21 years of age. Sea Scout ships can be located by contacting the Boy Scouts of America in your area. If there is not a ship nearby, encourage parents, school, church, or community organizations to organize one. Find a ship near you.


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Ship 846 Cypress United Methodist Church Richard Lipham Kathleen Naff Gene Manuel


Commissioners are district and council volunteers who help units succeed. They are available to coach and consult with parents and leaders of Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops and Venturing crews and ships. Please feel free to contact your commissioner anytime with questions. Commissioners help maintain the standards of the Boy Scouts of America. They also oversee the unit recharter plan, so that each unit re-registers on time with an optimal number of youth and adult members.

A commissioner plays several roles, including friend, representative, unit "doctor," teacher, and counselor. Of all their roles, friend is the most important. It springs from the attitude, "I care; I am here to help, what can I do for you?" Caring is the ingredient that makes commissioner service successful. He or she is an advocate of unit needs. A commissioner who makes himself known and accepted now will be called on in future times of trouble.

  • The commissioner is a representative. The average unit leader is totally occupied in working with kids. Some have little if any contact with the Boy Scouts of America, other than a commissioner's visit to their meeting. To them, the commissioner may be the BSA. The commissioner helps represent the ideals, the principles, and the policies of the Scouting movement.
  • The commissioner is a unit "doctor." In their role as "doctor," they know that prevention is better than a cure, so they try to see that their units make good "health practices" a way of life. When problems arise, and they will, even in the best unit, they act quickly. They observe symptoms, diagnose the real ailment, prescribe a remedy, and follow up on the patient.
  • The commissioner is a teacher. As a commissioner, they will have a wonderful opportunity to participate in the growth of unit leaders by sharing knowledge with them. They teach not just in an academic environment, but where it counts most—as an immediate response to a need to know. That is the best adult learning situation, since the lesson is instantly reinforced by practical application of the new knowledge.
  • The commissioner is a counselor. As a Scouting counselor, they will help units solve their own problems. Counseling is the best role when unit leaders don't recognize a problem and where solutions are not clear-cut. Everyone needs counseling from time to time, even experienced leaders.