October 14-16, 2022

Double Bayou Park
2814 Eagle Ferry Road
Anahuac, Texas 77514

Are you ready for a spooky good time? Thrills and chills await Cub Scouts and their families at this year’s spookoree. Come if you dare. The event is hosted by Scouts in area troops, crews, ships, and posts. You never know what may happen during the spookoree weekend! 

Spookoree is a fun, exciting weekend event for Cub Scouts (kindergarten through 5th grade) and their families to kick off the Scouting year. This includes Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Bears and Webelos Scouts. Scouts and their families can camp on Friday and Saturday nights with their pack or just attend the Saturday activities. Packs will be assigned a campsite. 

Cub Scouts can shoot BB guns and archery, participate in an acrobatics obstacle course, make crafts, and more. 

Rocket launch: Newly registered Scouts receive a rocket for joining Scouts. They can attend the rocket launch on Saturday for free or attend the full day of Saturday activities and/or camp for the weekend with their famiIies.


Registration can be completed by the unit leaders or parents. There is no onsite registration. Registration must be completed online with credit card, or electronic check.  Council refund policy.

Option 1: Spookoree and Rocket Launch

Scouts and their families can camp on Friday and Saturday nights with their pack or just attend the Saturday activities. 

Option 1: Register       Event Feedback

Option 2: Rocket Launch only 

If the Scout only wants to launch their rocket, sign up for the rocket launch only. There is no charge to launch your rocket.

Option 2: Learn More & RSVP

Spookoree Registration Fees

Late Fee
(begins 10/12/22)
Cub Scouts / siblings (kinder - 5th grade) $25 $30
Adults / pack leaders $5  
Troops, crews, ships $0  
Leader Training - BALOO

Leaders and parents attending Spookoree can attend BALOO during the event. Participants will register for both Spookoree and BALOO. Participants will camp and eat with their unit (except for lunch which will be eaten during BALOO training). Learn More

Register for BALOO

What to Bring

Personal gear:      

  • BSA Health and Medical forms (Parts A & B) for every participant
  • Tents with ground cloth
  • Bedroll, or sleeping bag and pillow
  • Field uniform (Scout uniform) or activity (Scout t-shirt) uniform
  • Appropriate clothes for weather and extra clothes
  • Jacket, raingear, hat
  • Closed-toed shoes (tennis shoes)
  • Flashlight with fresh batteries
  • Mess kit; water bottle or cup
  • Food (check with your unit leader)
  • Toiletries
  • Medications
  • Folding camp chair
  • Insect repellant
  • Sunscreen
  • Bag of candy for trick-or-treating, one per family
  • Optional items: glow in the dark sticks, camera, hand sanitizer, water, snacks (do not leave in tent), battery operated lantern, wet wipes
  • New Cub Scouts: Rocket that you received from your pack leader (with the Scout's name on it). Learn more about the rocket launch.

Unit gear:

  • Meals
  • Water containers for hauling water
  • Cooking gear and food
  • First-aid kit
  • Trash bags
  • Optional items: table, marshmallows and sticks, raised firebox and wood (if you want a fire), 5-gallon buckets and shovel (to remove all ashes and unused wood), canopy

Tentative Schedule


5:00 - 9:00 pm Check-in 
8:00 pm Movie under the stars
10:00 pm Lights out


6:30 am Breakfast with pack
7:45 am Flag ceremony and announcements
8:00 - 12:00 pm Stations 1 - 5
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch (non-cooking) with pack
1:00 - 4:45 pm Stations 6 - 10
5:00 - 7:00 pm Dinner with pack and rest before evening activities
7:00 - 9:30 pm Carnival-style games and trick-or-treating
9:30 - 10:00 pm Closing ceremony
10:00 pm Lights out


7:30 am Breakfast (continental) with pack
9:00 am Interfaith worship service
9:30 am Pack up and head home

Leader Training - BALOO

Leaders and parents attending Spookoree can attend BALOO during the event. Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) is the Cub Scout leader training required for any Cub Scout den or pack outdoor event, including packing camping, overnighters, and Webelos den overnighters. BALOO training is comprised of two components – an online component, and a practical, hands-on component which includes an overnight with 16 hours of instruction time. One BALOO trained leader is required to be present on any pack family or Webelos den overnight camping.


Notice!  Please be advised that promotional videotaping/photography may be in progress at any time at an event. Your entrance constitutes your agreement that the council and district has the right to reproduce your likeness in videography/photography for promotion (e.g., publications, internet, newspaper).

Scouting Safely

Safety is Your Responsibility posterThe BSA's Commitment to Safety is ongoing and we want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. The Boy Scouts of America puts the utmost importance on the safe and healthy environments for its youth membership. The Sam Houston Area Council takes great strides to ensure the safety of its youth as well as the adult volunteer leadership that interacts with them. 

BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed. All participants must follow Youth Protection Guidelines at all Scouting events. Highlights include:

  • Two-deep leadership on all outings required.  
  • One-on-one contact between adults and youth members is prohibited. 
  • The buddy system should be used at all times. 
  • Discipline must be constructive.

Health and safety must be integrated into everything we do, to the point that no injuries are acceptable beyond those that are readily treatable by Scout-rendered first aid. As an aid in the continuing effort to protect participants in a Scout activity, the BSA National Health and Safety Committee and the Council Services Division of the BSA National Council have developed the "Sweet Sixteen" of BSA safety procedures for physical activity. These 16 points, which embody good judgment and common sense, are applicable to all activities.

Youth Protection Guidelines     Guide to Safe Scouting      Sweet Sixteen      Enterprise Risk Management


For questions, contact Jillian Vondenstein.