Activities

The Aquila 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.

Aquatics Day is an opportunity for Scouts in troops to work on the Swimming or Lifesaving Merit Badge and Webelos Scouts to earn the Aquanaut Adventure
The camporee is a weekend campout for troops.  Patrols compete in Scoutcraft competitions. Patrols are judged on leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit.
Cub Scout Fun Day is an action-packed evening for Cub Scouts. Scouts will enjoy shooting water rockets and STEM (science, technology, engineering) activities.
District dinner is an opportunity for us to thank our district volunteers for the hard work and dedication that made this year incredibly successful. Aquila District’s outstanding leaders at the unit and district levels will also be recognized. All volunteers are invited.
The first aid meet is an event where troop patrols 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.
Spring Merit Badge Fair is an opportunity for Scouts in troops or crews to work on several merit badges. Classes are taught by adults with experience in the field.
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.
Twilight camp is full of fun and excitement. Camp is held every night for five days 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.
Webelos 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

Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the second Thursday of the month (except July) at 7:30 pm at Bellaire United Methodist Church (4417 Bellaire Blvd. at Newcastle St.) 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 every month (except July) at 7:30 pm at Bellaire United Methodist Church (4417 Bellaire Blvd. at Newcastle St.). 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 second Thursday of the month (except July) at 6:45 pm at Bellaire United Methodist Church (4417 Bellaire Blvd. at Newcastle St.). 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). Aquila 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 last Sunday of every month at 3:00 pm at Bethany United Methodist Church (3511 Linkwood Houston 77025). The Order of the Arrow is Scouting's National Honor Society.