Activities

The Phoenix 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.

Boy Scout on compassThe camporee is a weekend campout for troops.  Patrols compete in Scoutcraft competitions. Patrols are judged on leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit.
Cub Scouts painting a bird houseCub Scout Adventure Day / Rocket Day is an action-packed day (or weekend) for Cub Scouts. Scouts can shoot BB guns and archery, play games, make crafts, and participate in outdoor challenges and activities.
Day Camp signDay camp is full of fun and excitement. Camp is held every night for a week 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.
District DinnerThe district dinner is an opportunity for us to thank our district volunteers for the hard work and dedication that made this year incredibly successful. Phoenix District’s outstanding leaders at the unit and district levels will also be recognized. All volunteers are invited.
merit badge sashMerit Badge University is an opportunity for Scouts in troops to work on several merit badges. Classes are taught by adults with experience in the field.
Cub Scout in a pushmobilePushmobile is an event where Cub Scouts work together as a team to race their pushmobile through a course. A pushmobile is a Scout powered go-cart. Cub Scout dens make their own pushmobile.  
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.
Cub Scout in a tentWebelos Woods 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 graphic Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the first Thursday of the 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 second 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 logoCommissioner meetings are typically held the second 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.
Trained patch  Trained 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. It’s a game with a purpose. 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). Phoenix District offers a variety of training courses. Find out more about training and courses held around the council.
 
Order of the Arrow logoOrder of the Arrow (OA) Chapter meetings are typically held the first Thursday of the month. 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.