Activities

The Mustang 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.

Boy Scout on a compassThe camporee is a weekend campout for troops.  Patrols compete in Scoutcraft competitions. Patrols are judged on leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit.
Day Camp signDay camp is full of fun and excitement. Camp is held every night for one week 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 Dinner graphicDistrict Award of MeritDistrict dinner is an opportunity for us to thank our district volunteers for the hard work and dedication that made this year incredibly successful. Mustang District’s outstanding leaders at the unit and district levels will also be recognized. All volunteers are invited. Mustang District Award Nominations should be submitted 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.
Cub Scout next to pinewood derby trackThe 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.
Rocket Day is an event for new Cub Scouts Youth who join Cub Scouts this year will receive a rocket that they can design, build, and launch at Rocket Day. Youth in first through fifth grade who are interested in joining Scouting may also attend. We will help you find a pack near you and get signed up for Scouting. 
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.
Spookoree is an action-packed day (or weekend) for Cub Scouts in 1st - 5th grade. Scouts will earn rank achievements and have fun, fun, fun! Events include camping and activities such as the space derby, tent-to-tent trick or treating, physical fitness, pumpkin carving, water bottle rockets, ghostly campfire, archery, golf ball toss, rope making, push carts, and much, much, more! 
Cub Scout in a tentWebelos Woods is a camp out designed to introduce Webelos 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.

 

District Monthly Meetings

Stay Informed, Attend Roundtable graphicRoundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the second Thursday of the month (except for June) at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church (12955 Memorial Drive, Houston, 77079) at 7:00 pm 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 patch District committee meetings are typically held the first Thursday of every month (except July) at 7:30 pm upstairs in the Community Center of St. Cecilia Catholic Church. Consisting of chartered organization representatives (CORs) and elected district committee members, the district committee coordinates the functions of the district.
 
commissioner logo   Commissioner meetings are typically held the first Thursday of every month (except July) at 6:30 pm upstairs in the Community Center of St. Cecilia Catholic Church. 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 patchTrained 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). Mustang 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 the third Thursday of the month at Christ Memorial Lutheran (14200 Memorial Dr.) at 7:30 pm.  The Order of the Arrow is Scouting's National Honor Society.