Activities

The Skyline 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.

The district First Aid Meet is an event where Scouts in troops are tested on their first aid skills. Patrols work as a team to solve several first aid scenarios. The top two scoring patrols represent the district at the council First Aid Meet.
 
Skyline District Dinner is an opportunity for us to thank our district volunteers for the hard work and dedication that made this year incredibly successful. Skyline District’s outstanding leaders at the unit and district levels will also be recognized. All volunteers are invited.
 
The district Camporee is a weekend campout for troops. Patrols compete in Scoutcraft competitions. Patrols are judged on leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit.
 
Skyline District Twilight Camp is full of fun and excitement. Camp is held for four 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 achievements and electives.  Webelos work on activity badges.

 

District Monthly Meetings

Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008) 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 meetings are typically held the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008). Consisting of chartered organization representatives (CORs) and elected district committee members, the district committee coordinates the functions of the district.
 
Commissioner meetings are typically held the last Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm at the Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008). 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 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). Skyline District offers a variety of training courses.  Find out more about training and courses held around the council.
 
Order of the Arrow (OA) Chapter meetings are typically held at the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm at the Cockrell Scout Center (2225 N Loop West).  The Order of the Arrow is Scouting's National Honor Society.