Download the George Strake District calendar for July 2017 to June 2018 and July 2018 to June 2019. The council calendar and council toolkit provide additional information on upcoming council events.


October 2018

  Popcorn sales
13 Fall University of Scouting
13 Popcorn blitz day #2
18 Council Coordinated (for district committee members) (SHAC)
19-21   Fun with Family (campout for new Scouts) (SHAC)
26-28 Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)
26-28 Webelos Woods
27 Popcorn blitz day #3

November 2018

1 Popcorn orders due
1 District committee (annual business) meeting
1 District commissioners meeting
3 Rocket Day
8 Roundtable
8 Recharter training (one representative per unit should attend)
8 Order of the Arrow chapter meeting
17 Popcorn distribution
19 Order of the Arrow elections end
27 Council Recognition Reception

December 2018

1 College of Commissioner Science (SHAC)
5 District committee meeting
5 District commissioners meeting
6 Recharter turn-in at roundtable
6 Order of the Arrow chapter meeting
8 Top Leader Training Day
13 Roundtable
26-31 National Youth Leader Training (NYLT)
26-31 Boy Scout Winter Camp (SHAC)

January 2019

2 District committee meeting
2 District commissioners meeting
10 Roundtable
10 Friends of Scouting dates due from units
12 Key Leader’s Conference (for district committee members) (SHAC)
18 Adams Eagle Scout Project of the Year nominations due
19 Order the Arrow (OA) Lodge Leadership Development (LLD) Training and Lodge Banquet 
24 Scout Fair Kick-Off Meeting
26 Scouting for Food: hanger distribution (SHAC)
26 Awards Banquet

February 2019

2 Scouting for Food: food pick up (SHAC)
2/3 Scout Sabbath/Sunday
6 District commissioners meeting
6 District committee meeting
7 Roundtable
7 Spring Recruiting Training
7 Order of the Arrow chapter meeting
8 BSA’s birthday
22 Baden Powell Fellowship Dinner (SHAC)
22-24 Venturing Challenge (SHAC)

March 2019

1-3 Spring Camporee
1-3 Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)
6 District committee meeting
6 District commissioners meeting
7 Scout Fair Value Pack: 5% Bonus Deadline
8-10 Wood Badge training 19-1A
14 Roundtable
14 Order of the Arrow chapter meeting
23 Spring University of Scouting training (SHAC)
28 Scout Fair Value Pack: 3% bonus deadline
29-31 Wood Badge training 19-1B

April 2019

1 Scout Fair Coupon Book: 1% bonus deadline
3 District commissioners meeting
3 District committee meeting
6 Scout Fair (SHAC)
11 SHAC’s birthday!
11 Roundtable
12-14 Powder Horn weekend #1
25 Council Coordinated (for district committee members) (SHAC)
26-28 Order of the Arrow: Arrowmen Bash
26-28 Powder Horn weekend #2
26-28 Spring Family Campout

May 2019

1 Silver Beaver nominations due (SHAC)
New Eagle Scout Reception (SHAC)
1 District commissioners meeting
1 District committee meeting
9 Roundtable / Program Preview
9 Order of the Arrow chapter meeting

June 2019

5 District committee meeting
5 District commissioners meeting
13 Roundtable
13 Order of the Arrow chapter meeting
10-14 Cub Scout day camp
  Boy Scout summer camp
  National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)


National / International Events

July 22 - August 3, 2019 World Scout Jamboree, Summit Bechtel Reserve, WV


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Program Area

Sam Houston Area Council The Sam Houston Area Council, BSA, serves nearly 60,000 youth in 16 counties southeast Texas area through dedicated service and leadership of nearly 20,000 adult volunteers. Scouting is completely funded by the generosity of our local communities.  
Colonneh Lodge  The Colonneh Lodge, Order of the Arrow is the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of America.   
Eagle Scout Association - SHAC The Eagle Scout Association - Sam Houston Area Council is a fellowship of men who have achieved the Eagle Scout rank who desire to use their efforts and influence toward forming the kind of young men America needs for leadership. Membership is open to all Eagle Scouts; there is no charge to join.
Exploring Exploring is Learning for Life’s career education program to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.   
Scouts with DisAbilities and Special Needs The Disabilities Awareness Committee is committed to making Scouting accessible and enjoyable to all Scouts, regardless of their abilities.   
Sea Scouts Sea Scouts is a specialized program that focuses on water high adventure and personal development.  
Scout Days / Merit Badge Days Scout 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.
Training Schedule Training is an important part of learning to become an effective leader. See the council training schedule for a list of trainings offered in the council.
Venturing Venturing is a youth development program that provides positive experiences to help young people mature and become responsible and caring adults.