Raven District Activities

The Raven 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.

Raven District Award Nominations should be submited for enthusiastic Scouters who live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law, served the youth above and beyond the call of duty and make a difference in the lives of our Scouts. Nominations forms are available at December Roundtable.
 
District Dinner is an opportunity for us to thank our district volunteers for the hard work and dedication that made this year incredibly successful. Raven District’s outstanding leaders at the unit and district levels will also be recognized. All volunteers are invited.
 
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 den flag and yell, resources, leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit.
The Pinewood Derby is one of the most popular and successful family activities in Cub Scouting. Pinewood derby cars are small wooden models that Cub Scouts make with help from their families. Win or lose, Scouts will take pride in having done their best. Scouts learn craft skills, the rules of fair play, and good sportsmanship.
Laid Back Weekend is a camp out for packs, troops, crews and ships. This is an opportunity to sit back, relax, and visit other units. Scouts will enjoy unit activities, fishing, play games, and shooting BB guns and archery.
 
Merit Badge Day is an opportunity for Scouts in troops and crews to work on several merit badges. Classes are taught by adults with experience in the field.
Twilight Camp is full of fun and excitement. 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. Scouts work on adventures.
The Fish-o-ree is for Cub Scouts, families and friends thinking about joining Cub Scouts. Cub Scouts love to fish. At the fishing tournament, Cub Scouts will compete to catch the longest, smallest and most fish by rank. 
Spook-o-ree is weekend camp for packs, troops, crews and ships. This spooky weekend event includes trick or treating from campsite to campsite, super hero costume contest, awards for the most creative costumes, haunted hike, games, crafts, and more.
The camporee is a weekend campout for troops. Scouts in patrols compete in Scoutcraft competitions. Patrols are judged on leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit.

 

District Monthly Meetings

Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the second Thursday of the month at Wooster Baptist Church (7007 Bayway Dr., Baytown, TX 77520) 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 at 7:00 pm at Woodforest Presbyterian Church (15330 Wallisville Rd., Houston, TX 77049). 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 first Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm at Woodforest Presbyterian Church (15330 Wallisville Rd., Houston, TX 77049). 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). Raven 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 St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Baytown (3811 N. Main, Baytown, TX 77521) on the fourth Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm. The Order of the Arrow is Scouting's National Honor Society.