Phoenix District

Phoenix DistrictThe Phoenix District serves Scouting units in the Klein ISD (west of Kuykendahl) located north of Houston and east of Highway 249.

Phoenix District Calendar        Phoenix District Contacts        Phoenix District Events

Phoenix District Roundtable

March 14, 2024 | 7:00 pm

roundtableRoundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm to help unit leaders plan and carry out their own program. Roundtable is held at Cypress Creek Christian Church (6823 Cypresswood Dr, Spring, TX 77379). Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/PhoenixDistrictSHAC.

Roundtable is a form of supplemental training for volunteers. 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. As a result of the roundtable experience, unit leaders will be inspired, motivated, informed, and able to provide a stronger program for their Scouts. Roundtable breakouts are a great place for leaders and parents to come together to share so everyone can learn more about Scouting.

Cub Scout breakout focuses on the needs of leaders and volunteers in packs. Leaders are not on their own and don't have to reinvent the wheel. Learn about the resources available to help put together a top-notch program. 
Scouts BSA breakout focuses on leaders and volunteers in troops, crew, ships to share quality resources, knowledge, and skills that enable and motivate leaders to deliver an outstanding program. Parents and leaders of Webelos Scouts crossing over into troops are also invited.  
Special interest focuses on a special topic each month. 

Pushmobile

March 2, 2024

PushmobilePushmobile is a relay race using simple, homemade, Cub Scout-powered cars. Cub Scout dens make their own pushmobile. Four to eight youth work together as a team to push their pushmobile through the course to the finish line. The purpose of this event is to have fun, promote participation in a team effort, and to provide an activity where doing your best is most important. Medals for top teams per rank and trophies for top three packs will be presented.

Learn More & Register

Outdoor Leader Training

trainingTraining is an important part of learning to become an effective leader. Trained leaders impact the quality of programs, leader tenure, youth tenure, and a whole lot more. A trained leader is better prepared to make the Scouting program all it can be! Every Scout deserves a trained leader. See the council training schedule for a list of additional trainings offered around the council. 

IOLS: Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (S11) Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank.  Topics covered: • Campsite Selection • Ropes – Whipping, Tying, and Lashing • Wood Tools – Knife, Camp Saw, and Ax • Fire Site Preparation and Building • Cooking • First Aid • Plant and Animal Identification • Packing and Hiking Techniques • Map and Compass • Leave No Trace. The training encompasses a weekend. 
Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training is a 4.5-hour training course intended to provide troop leaders with the information and tools they need to lead successful troops. This course teaches practical ways to instill the Scouting methods into troop programs and covers the roles of the Scoutmasters and assistants in a Scout-led troop. This is a required training course for all Scoutmaster and assistant Scoutmasters.

BALOO is the Cub Scout leader training required for any Cub Scout den or pack outdoor event, including packing camping, overnighters and Webelos den overnighters. BALOO training is now comprised of two components – an online component, and a practical, hands-on component. Both components must be completed to qualify as a “Trained” Cub Scout outdoor leader and to receive the BALOO recognition patch. The online component contains introductory and basic information and must be completed prior to the practical component at my.scouting.org. The practical component is an overnight that takes about 16-hours to complete. 

Date Course Location Cost Register
March 15-17, 2024 Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training and
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)
Spring Creek Park
15012 Brown Road, Tomball, TX 77375
$41.50 Register
March 15-16, 2024 Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) Spring Creek Park
15012 Brown Road, Tomball, TX 77375
$41.50 Register

Day Camp

June 19-23, 2023 | 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Day CampGet ready for Cub Scout Day Camp 2024: Outdoor Adventure! Cub Scouts will explore a variety of Outdoor Adventures, learn new skills, and make new friends! Day Camp is open to Scout entering 1st  - 5th grade next school year. Day camp is a week of fun with awesome programs and activities such as BB guns, archery, sports, STEM, games and crafts, rank advancements, Scout skills, fun, and more.

Learn More & Register

 


Trail to Eagle Camp

November 22, 2023

March 9-11, 2024

Trail to Eagle is a council-organized overnight camp for Scouts BSA, similar to summer camp that operates under council-retained leadership. The program provides opportunities for Scouts to earn Eagle-required merit badges along their advancement trail. Troops and individual Scouts can attend.

Learn More & Register


University of Scouting

November 21, 2023

April 12-14, 2024

University of Scouting is a semi-annual supplemental training program. Sessions are led by experienced volunteers who will help leaders and parents enhance their ability to deliver a fun and exciting program to the Scouts. Courses offered:

  • Cub Scout Basic Training
  • New Cub Scout Program Updates
  • Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)
  • Climbing & COPE
  • BSA Lifeguard
  • Angler Education
  • Leave No Trace
  • Shooting Sports (Rifle, Shotgun & Range Master)
  • Trainer's EDGE

Register


Adventure Camp

November 21, 2023

Adventure Camp is a weekend campout at Bovay Scout Ranch for Cub Scouts and their families. Scouts can participate in an exciting variety of activities at several program areas and STEM-based activities. 


Full Throttle

November 20, 2023

April 26-28, 2024

Full Throttle is a weekend event for Scouts in troops, crews, ships, and individual Scouts. Scouts spend a half-day participating in program areas such as shooting sports, climbing, swimming, ziplining, and boating. Scouts will spend a half-day working on a merit badge. Full Throttle is a great way for Scouts to have fun, learn essential skills that could be useful in a survival scenario, and earn survival-related merit badges.

Learn More & Register


Merit Badge Days

October 03, 2023

Merit Badge Days are an opportunity for Scouts in troops to work on requirements merit badges. Over 100 merit badge class opportunities are available throughout the year.

Learn More


Summer Camp

August 02, 2023

Summer Camp is a week-long council-organized overnight camp for Scouts in troops that operates under council-retained leadership. There are unique programs for first-year Scouts and experienced Scouts. Summer camp is held at Camp Strake, a first-class and state-of-the-art facility for Scouts and their leaders. Program areas include shooting sports (rifle, shotgun, archery, sporting arrows), climbing, rappelling, boating (canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, rowing), swimming, ATV riding, ziplining, cycling, merit badge classes and more.

Learn More & Register


Strake Odyssey

August 01, 2023

July 14-20, 2024

Embark on an extraordinary journey with Strake Odyssey, a new space-focused camp being held at Camp Stake. Dive into the wonders of astronomy, rocketry, and cosmic exploration, igniting young minds with hands-on activities and captivating simulations that bring the universe to life. Scouts in troops, crews, ships can join us for an unforgettable adventure beyond the stars. Individual Scouts can also attend.

Learn More & Register


Wood Badge

July 29, 2023

Wood Badge is the Boy Scouts of America's ultimate leadership training designed to meet the advanced leadership needs of Scouters. It is a fun, energetic and inspiring course guaranteed to infuse your unit with fun and meaning – all designed to fulfill the mission of the BSA, and ensure our youth is getting everything they are promised from the program. 

Learn More & Register


View all posts »