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February 2024

15 Order of the Arrow chapter meeting (for OA members)

March 2024

2 Big Cypress Day of Training
7 District committee meeting
7 District commissioners meeting (for commissioners)
9-12 Trail to Eagle Camp (for Scouts BSA)
14 Roundtable
21 Order of the Arrow chapter meeting (for OA members)

April 2024

4 District commissioners meeting (for commissioners)
4 District committee meeting
11 Roundtable
12-14 Camporee (for troops) 
12-14 Webelos Woods (for Webelos Scouts)
18 Order of the Arrow chapter meeting (for OA members)

May 2024

2 District commissioners meeting (for commissioners)
2 District committee meeting
4 STEM Day (for 2nd - 12th graders)
9 Roundtable / Program Preview
16 Order of the Arrow chapter meeting (for OA members)

June 2024

6 District committee meeting
6 District commissioners meeting (for commissioners)
10-13 Cub Scout Day Camp (for Cub Scouts)
13 Roundtable
20 Order of the Arrow chapter meeting (for OA members)
  Scouts BSA summer camp (for troops)
  National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) (for Scouts BSA, Venturers, Sea Scouts)

July 2024

varies Scouts BSA summer camp (for troops)
7-10 Trail to Eagle Camp (for Scouts BSA)
7-12 Super Troop (for Scouts BSA)
14-20 Camp Odyssey (for Scouts BSA)
21-24 Resident camp (for Scouts going into 4th & 5th grade)
7/29 - 8/3 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC), University of Colorado, Boulder

Draft 2024-2025 Big Cypress District Calendar

 

August 2024

1 Silver Beaver nominations due 
1 District committee meeting
1 District commissioners meeting (for commissioners) 
8 Roundtable  
8 Fall recruiting night training
►10 Venturing Banquet (for crews)
15 Order of the Arrow chapter meeting (for OA members)
15 Council Coordinated (for district committee members) 
23-25 Aquatics Day (for troops, crews and ships)

September 2024

  Fall recruiting nights
5 District committee meeting 
11 District commissioners meeting (for commissioners) 
12 Roundtable
13-15 Order of the Arrow (OA) Service DayOrdeal Induction WeekendBrotherhood Ceremony  (for troops, crews, ships and OA members) 
19 Order of the Arrow chapter meeting (for OA members)
20-22 Full Throttle (for troops, crews and ships) 
Big Cypress New Leader Training Night
27-29 Angler Classic  (for troops, crews and ships)

October 2024

3 District committee meeting 
4-6 Fun with Family (campout for new Cub Scouts and their families)
9 District commissioners meeting (for commissioners)
10 Roundtable
10 Recharter training (one representative per unit should attend)
17 Order of the Arrow chapter meeting (for OA members)
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)
Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)
17 Council Coordinated (for district committee members) 
Lion and Tiger Day (for kindergartners and first graders)
21 Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI)  (for all Scouts)
Troop Fair (for Webelos Scouts & troops)
Popcorn and prize orders due by 4:00 pm
18-20 Full Throttle (for troops, crews, ships) 

November 2024

1-3 Order of the Arrow: Fall Fellowship chapter meeting (for OA members)
Rocket Day (for Cub Scouts)
District First Aid Meet (for troops)
7 District committee meeting (annual business meeting)
8 District commissioners meeting
8-10 Arrow of Light Coyote Trail Extreme (for 5th grade Arrow of Light Scouts) 
9 College of Commissioner Science (for commissioners)
13 Roundtable
14 Recharter training (one representative per unit should attend)
16 Fall University of Scouting (training for leaders)
16 Popcorn pick up
16-19 STEM Camp (for troops, crews, ships)
20 Order of the Arrow chapter meeting (for OA members)

December 2024

5 District committee meeting 
12 District commissioners meeting (for commissioners)
12 Roundtable
15 Unit recharter due
13-15 Order of the Arrow (OA) Service DayOrdeal Induction WeekendWinter camp setup (for troops, crews, ships, OA members)
19 Order of the Arrow chapter meeting (for OA members)
26-31 National Youth Leader Training (NYLT)  (for Scouts BSA, Venturers, Sea Scouts)
26-31 Winter Camp (for troops, crews, ships)

January 2025

2 District committee meeting  / calendar planning meeting
8 District commissioners meeting (for commissioners)
9 Roundtable
9 District Award Nominations Due (Nomination Forms)
10 Council Recognition Event
11 Key Leader’s Conference (for district committee members) 
16 Order of the Arrow chapter meeting  (for OA members)
18 Adams Eagle Scout Project of the Year nominations due
18 Order the Arrow (OA) Lodge Leadership Development (LLD) Training and Lodge Banquet chapter meeting (for OA members)
Scouting for Food (hangar drop off)

February 2025

1 Scouting for Food (food pick up)
6 District commissioners meeting (for commissioners)
1/2 Scout Sabbath/Sunday    
7-9 Order of the Arrow (OA) Service Day and Ordeal Induction Weekend (for OA members)
8 BSA’s birthday (1910)
12 District committee meeting  / finalize district calendar
13 Roundtable / Recognition Event
13 Spring Recruiting Training
14-16 Full Throttle (for troops, crews and ships) 
20 Order of the Arrow chapter meeting  (for OA members)
21-23 Venturing Challenge (for crews)

March 2024

Big Cypress District Day of Training
5 District committee meeting  
6 District commissioners meeting (for commissioners)
8-10 Trail to Eagle Camp
13 Roundtable
19 Order of the Arrow chapter meeting  (for OA members)
28-20 Order of the Arrow: Spring Fellowship / chapter meeting (for OA members)
Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)

April 2025

3 District committee meeting
5-7 OA Service Weekend and Ordeal Induction Weekend (for troops and OA members)
11 SHAC’s birthday!
9 District commissioners meeting (for commissioners)
10 Roundtable
11-13 University of Scouting training (for leaders and parents)
12 Council Merit Badge Day
Camporee (for troops) 
Webelos Woods (for Webelos Scouts)
17 Order of the Arrow chapter meeting  (for OA members)
17 Council Coordinated (for district committee members) 
25-27 Webelos Coyote Trail Extreme (for 4th grade Webelos Scouts)
25-27 Full Throttle (for troops, crews, ships) 

May 2025

1 District committee meeting 
STEM Day (for 2nd - 12th graders)
7 District commissioners meeting (for commissioners)
8 Roundtable / Program Preview
16-18 OA Service Weekend and Ordeal Induction Weekend (for troops and OA members)
Order of the Arrow chapter meeting  (for OA members)

June 2025

5 District committee meeting 
11 District commissioners meeting
12 Roundtable
Cub Scout Day Camp (for Cub Scouts)
Order of the Arrow chapter meeting (for OA members)
  Scouts BSA summer camp (for troops)
  National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) (for Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouts)

July 2025

  Scouts BSA summer camp (for troops)
  Cub Scout summer resident camp  (for Cub Scouts)
29-3 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC), University of Colorado, Boulder (for OA members)

 

 

 

Roundtable 

Stay Informed, Attend Roundtable graphicRoundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the first Thursday of the month at Spillane Middle School (13403 Woods-Spillane Blvd, Cypress, TX 77429) to help unit leaders plan and carry out their own program. Roundtable is a form of supplemental training for volunteers.

Objective: The objective of roundtable is to give leaders program ideas, information on events and training opportunities, and an opportunity to share experiences and enjoy fun and fellowship with other Scouting leaders. As a result of the roundtable experience, unit leaders will be inspired, motivated, informed, and able to provide a stronger program for their Scouts. 
Audience: unit leaders (Cubmasters, Scoutmasters), den leaders, assistant Scoutmasters, merit badge counselors, camping chairs, volunteers that work directly with Scouts or are involved with planning activities and events for their unit.
Agenda: district and council announcements, program planning (pack and den meetings, troop and patrol meetings), training, networking and collaboration.

District Committee Meetings 

District committee patchDistrict committee meetings are typically held the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm at Arnold Middle School (11111 Telge Rd, Cypress, TX 77429). Consisting of chartered organization representatives (CORs) and elected district committee members, the district committee coordinates the functions of the district. The purpose of the district is to work through chartered organizations and community groups to organize and support successful units. The end result of effective district support is more and more youth members receiving a better and better program. All districts are responsible for carrying out four standard functions:

1) The membership function strives for growth through the organization of new Scouting units and through new members and adult volunteers joining existing units and working to retain current members.
2) The finance function sees that the district provides its share of funds to the total council operating budget.
3) The program function concentrates on helping Scouting units with camp promotion; special activities including community service; training adult volunteers; and youth advancement and recognition.
4) The unit service function provides direct coaching and consultation by district volunteers for unit adults to help ensure the success of every Scouting unit.

District Commissioner Meetings

commissioner logo  Commissioner meetings are typically held prior to the roundtable at Arnold Middle School (11111 Telge Rd, Cypress, TX 77429). 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. The unit service function is carried out by the district commissioner staff.

OA Chapter Meetings 

Order of the Arrow logoOA chapter meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month from August through May. The meetings are held in the green space behind the VFW on 290 (21902 Northwest Fwy, Cypress, TX, 77429) at 7:00 pm. Chapter meetings provide an opportunity for the youth to develop a plan to support units in the district, promote upcoming events, participate in ceremony team preparation and regalia building, learn leadership skills and have fun. The Order of the Arrow (OA) is the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of America and recognizes Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. The Order of the Arrow provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well. Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long-term resident camping, developing leaders, and providing cheerful service to others. OA service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich, support and help to extend Scouting to America's youth.  


District Calendar Updates

For the latest version of the district calendar, visit shacbsa.org/big-cypress-calendar.