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Aquila District Packs

Cub Scouting is a program for boys and girls in kindergarten through fifth grade whose overall mission is to help young people build character, learn citizenship, develop personal fitness, and contribute to the academic development of the children who participate. Cub Scouts are part of a pack. The Cub Scout pack belongs to a church, a school, or some other group of people in the community or neighborhood. This group makes sure your pack has good adult leaders, a place to meet, and exciting things to do. The pack is divided into smaller groups called dens. Each den has about six to eight youth. All of the Cub Scouts in your den are in the same grade and may even go to the same school.

Cub Scouts Website

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Feeder School / Church



Pack 8 Girl & Boy Dens St. John's Presbyterian Church Kirsten Statt Jeremy Pearce Red Elementary, St. John's Presbyterian Church  
Pack 80 Girl & Boy Dens St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church Minh Nyguyen Vivien Liu White Elementary, St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church  
Pack 99 Girl & Boy Dens St. Thomas More Catholic Church Daniel Soenjoto  Charles Raimond, Jr. Elerod Elementary, St. Thomas More Catholic Church    
Pack 130 Boy Pack Bellaire United Methodist Church Sandi Smith   Condit Elementary, Bellaire United Methodist Church    
Pack 197 Girl & Boy Dens St. Philips United Methodist Church Ross Cunningham Christian Flores Herod Elementary, St. Philips United Methodist Church    
Pack 455 Girl & Boy Dens Westbury United Methodist Church Steve Vertrano Roman Bernal Kolter Elementary, Westbury United  Methodist Church    
Pack 498 Boy Pack Phap Luan Buddhist Cultural Center James Nguyen Sato Tran Phap Luan Buddhist Cultural Center  
Pack 688 Girl & Boy Dens Bethany United Methodist Church Tineace Taylor Paula Burns Longfellow Elementary, Bethany United Methodist Church  
Pack 705 Girl & Boy Dens Westbury United Methodist Church Donald Scherer Becky Hall Anderson Elementary, Parker Elementary, Westbury United Methodist Church    
Pack 806 Girl & Boy Dens Brotherhood of Temple Beth-Israel Nelson Block Eric Lieb Brotherhood of Temple Beth-Israel Jeremy Penner  
Pack 1020   Pilgrim Lutheran Church Brian Staley Tanya Burns Lovett Elementary, Pilgrim Lutheran Church    
Pack 1226 Boy Pack St. Thomas Episcopal Church   Ted Butler St. Thomas Episcopal School, St. Thomas Episcopal Church    
*Packs are either all-girl packs, all-boy packs or family Scouting packs (with both boy and girl dens).

Aquila District Troops


Scouts BSA is available to youth who have earned the Cub Scout Arrow of Light Award and at least 10 years old or have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10, or who are 11, but not yet 18 years old. The program achieves the BSA's objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness.

Boy Scouts of America Website

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Troop 80 Boy Troop St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church            
Troop 99 Boy Troop St. Thomas More Catholic Church Mondays 7:00 pm Ed Seymour Phil Cremer     
Troop 197 Boy Troop St. Philips United Methodist Church Thursdays 7:30 pm Jarrod Aden John Becker     
Troop 222 Boy Troop Bellaire United Methodist Church Mondays 7:00 pm Shane Kimzy Amy Witten    
Troop 455 Boy Troop Westbury United Methodist Church Tuesdays 7:30 pm Larry Langlois Don Scherer  
Troop 498 Boy Troop Phap Luan Buddhist Cultural Center Sundays 12:00 pm Binh Nguyen Doi Duong  
Troop 549 Boy Troop Christ Church Presbyterian Church Mondays 7:30 pm Bill Folts Angela Bennett    
Troop 688 Boy Troop St. Johns Presbyterian Church Tuesday 7:00 pm John Fueger Jeanette Balloun  
Troop 740 Boy Troop Post Willow Parents Club Mondays 7:30 pm Myron Cloyd Scott Edwards    
Troop 806 Boy Troop Brotherhood of Temple Beth-Israel Tuesdays 7:00 pm Chris Ainsworth Michael Grosser    
Troop 1020 Boy Troop Pilgrim Lutheran Church Tuesdays 7:00 pm John Dybala Stephen Mulvehill    
Troop 1226 Boy Troop St. Thomas Episcopal Church Fridays 6:30 pm Joseph Grimley Don Lewman  
Troop 1314 Girl Troop Bellaire United Methodist  Tuesdays 7:00 pm Todd Thrash Amy Witten Ted Butler
Troop 1806 Girl Troop Brotherhood of Temple Beth-Israel Tuesdays 7:00 pm Margaret Jelinek Lewis Steve Plumb    
*Troops are either all-girl troops or all-boy troops.


Aquila District Venturing Crews

Venturing is a youth development program for young men and women who are 13 and have completed the eighth grade, or age 14 through 20 years of age. Venturing's purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Venturing is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth, adult leaders, and organizations in their communities. Local community organizations establish a Venturing crew by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community. The result is a program of exciting and meaningful activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, develop leadership skills, and become good citizens. Venturing crews can specialize in a variety of avocation or hobby interests.

Venturing Website

Crew Location of Meetings Crew Advisor Committee Chair Commissioner*  
Crew 80
St. Francis de Sales Catholic
Luis Velazquez    
Crew  99 St. Thomas More Catholic William Izard Kevin Dunn    
Crew 197 St. Philips United Methodist Kenneth Groue      
Crew 222 Bellaire United Methodist Todd Thrash Alyssa Hightower    
Crew 498 Phap Luan Buddhist Tuan Le Nha Nguyen  
Crew 529 Bethany United Methodist Sherry Dieckmann Mary Ann Bartee    
Crew 549 Christ Church Presbyterian Carol Clarkston Bill Folts  
Crew 1020 Pilgrim Lutheran Gordon Start Stephen Mulvehill  


Aquila District Ships

Sea Scouts are run by the youth members. Elected officers plan and conduct the program. Being part of the vessel’s crew teaches teamwork. As experience is gained, more opportunities arise to contribute to the leadership of the unit. At quarterdeck meetings, ship’s officers work together to plan and evaluate the ship’s program. Leadership skills learned in Sea Scouts last a lifetime. Sea Scouts give service to others, and have been of service to hundreds of communities across the nation. Service can be expressed in individual good turns to others, or in organized projects involving the crew or the whole ship. In rescues at sea, or facing emergencies on shore, Sea Scouts have saved lives and property. Sea Scout service puts citizenship into action. Sea Scout advancement rewards individual pursuits of excellence. Each level of advancement marks growth as a seaman and a leader. The highest rank a Sea Scout can earn is the prestigious Quartermaster rank. Seafaring has traditions that go back hundreds of years. Sea Scouts have adapted these traditions to the Sea Scout program, and have created traditions of their own. A youth must be 13 years of age and graduated from the eighth grade, or be 14, to join Sea Scouts. A youth can stay in Sea Scouts until 21 years of age. If there is not a ship nearby, encourage parents, school, church, or community organizations to organize one. Find a ship near you.

Sea Scouts Website 


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Ship 1701SSS Enterprise Bellaire United Methodist Tony Hightower Gordon Start     


Exploring is Learning for Life’s career education program for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) or 15 to 21 years old. Exploring’s purpose is to provide experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Explorers are ready to investigate the meaning of interdependence in their personal relationships and communities. Explorer posts can specialize in a variety of career skills. Exploring programs are based on five areas of emphasis: career opportunities, life skills, citizenship, character education, and leadership experience. Fill out our career interest survey and we will notify you of open houses and when a new Exploring post is starting near you.

Find a Post    Career Interest Survey     Exploring Website


Commissioners are district and council volunteers who help units succeed. They are available to coach and consult with parents and leaders of Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops and Venturing crews and ships. Please feel free to contact your commissioner anytime with questions. Commissioners help maintain the standards of the Boy Scouts of America. They also oversee the unit recharter plan, so that each unit re-registers on time with an optimal number of youth and adult members.

A commissioner plays several roles, including friend, representative, unit "doctor," teacher, and counselor. Of all their roles, friend is the most important. It springs from the attitude, "I care; I am here to help, what can I do for you?" Caring is the ingredient that makes commissioner service successful. He or she is an advocate of unit needs. A commissioner who makes himself known and accepted now will be called on in future times of trouble.

  • The commissioner is a representative. The average unit leader is totally occupied in working with kids. Some have little if any contact with the Boy Scouts of America, other than a commissioner's visit to their meeting. To them, the commissioner may be the BSA. The commissioner helps represent the ideals, the principles, and the policies of the Scouting movement.
  • The commissioner is a unit "doctor." In their role as "doctor," they know that prevention is better than a cure, so they try to see that their units make good "health practices" a way of life. When problems arise, and they will, even in the best unit, they act quickly. They observe symptoms, diagnose the real ailment, prescribe a remedy, and follow up on the patient.
  • The commissioner is a teacher. As a commissioner, they will have a wonderful opportunity to participate in the growth of unit leaders by sharing knowledge with them. They teach not just in an academic environment, but where it counts most—as an immediate response to a need to know. That is the best adult learning situation since the lesson is instantly reinforced by practical application of the new knowledge.
  • The commissioner is a counselor. As a Scouting counselor, they will help units solve their own problems. Counseling is the best role when unit leaders don't recognize a problem and where solutions are not clear-cut. Everyone needs counseling from time to time, even experienced leaders.