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December 2022

Phoenix District is excited to welcome our new District Executive Eric Haats. 
Eric is an Eagle Scout from Troop 1945 in The Woodlands area and graduate of Texas A&M Corpus Christi. He enjoys the outdoors, fishing and working on cars.

Phoenix District Roundtable

Thursday, Dec. 8 | 7 p.m. | Cypress Creek Christian Church (6823 Cypresswood Dr.)

Roundtable is a district monthly meeting to help unit leaders plan and carry out their own program. Roundtable is a form of supplemental training for volunteers.

Cub Scout Breakout: Volunteer roles for Packs
Scouts BSA Breadkout: Volunteer roles for Troops
Hot Cocoa Station

Toys for Tots: Bring a new, unwrapped toy to put in our Toys for Tots donation box.


We want to see the awesome things our units are doing. Share photos and stories - Eagle Scouts, service projects, campouts and special events, awards and adventures - to to share your Scouting. We'll post pictures to our Facebook page and maybe share the stories with local community groups or news outlets that might be interested in our Scouting Stories.

If you know an outlet - neighborhood or HOA newsletter or community group linked to Scouting - please share those contacts.


FOS Presentations
District Leaders would like to make a presentation at your Pack's Blue & Gold Banquet or next Court of Honor. Please email District Finance Chair Dominic Garcia your dates for these events to help our District schedule these important visits.


Every Scout deserves a trained leader. Every leader deserves to be trained. The council offers a variety of training courses for all levels of leaders in all Scouting program. Scouters can attend training in any district. 

Join the Training Team

We are always seeking out experienced trained leaders who would like to pass on their wisdom to other Scouters, or would like to serve in some way to help us out at our Training Events. If you’d like to be a Trainer, Quartermaster or Camp Medical Officer, please contact Kevin Renfro, Phoenix District Training Chair

Council Training

A cornerstone of the Scout programs is training.Training courses are conducted by districts and some by the Sam Houston Area Council. Trainings include First Aid, Climbing, Shooting, BALOO, IOLS and Position Specific Training.

Council Training Calendar

Archery Instructor: Certification as a USA Archery Level 1 Instructor is needed for Archery Merit Badge Counselors. First complete online course through USA Archery, then completing a Practical course. When you complete the online portion (see link below), email a copy of your certificate to

USA Archery Level 1 Instructor Certification practical course and USA Archery Level 2 Instructor Certification will be offered at Tellepsen on Saturday, Dec. 10

SHAC Shooting Sports Training Schedule
Shooting Sports Trianing Information


Phoenix OA Chapter

OA Chapter Meeting
Thursday, Dec. 8 | 7 p.m. | Cypress Creek Christian

Upcoming Events
Officer Election Deadline - Dec. 6
Chapter Officer Elections - Dec. 8 Chapter Meeting
Chapter Holiday Party - Dec. 9 @ Main Event Tomball

December Chapter Meeting will be Officer Elections!!

If you would like to run for a position, please let Ms. Rhonda know by Dec. 6. 

Chapter Holiday Party - Friday, December 9th
6:00 pm-8:30pm @ Main Event

The Chapter will pay for all entry fees for bowling & video games! Bring a White Elephant gift ($15<) to exchange!!

Scouts need to bring $$$ for snacks.


Brotherhood Ceremony will be held during SHAC Winter Camp
Wednesday, Dec. 28 @ 7 p.m.

Email for more information

2022 Colonneh Lodge Training and Awards Banquet

All Newly Elected Officers Must Attend both training & banquet.

Jan. 21 @ Cockrell Service Center

DUES 2023

Lodge Dues for 2023 should be paid no later than January 6th.  The Phoenix Chapter receives our annual budget based on the amount of dues paid by its members. Please pay early so that we can provide great scholarships and events for our chapter members.

Contact Chapter Leadership

Chapter Chief: Zeke R., Troop 1550

Chapter Adviser: Rhonda Bill, Pack 1324 & Troop 1920

Phoenix OA Chapter


Program Planning
Phoenix Distirct leaders will gather Sunday, Dec. 11, to discuss and plan our upcoming slate of activities. Anyone from the District interested in helping, sharing ideas, leading events or shaping our calendar is invited to attend. Email District Chair Brad Graving for more details.

District Dinner

January 28, 2023 | St. Ignatius Loyola (7810 Cypresswood Dr.)

The District Dinner is an opportunity for a night of fellowship and great food as we acknowledge and thank our adult volunteers for the hard work and dedication that made this year incredibly successful. Phoenix District’s outstanding leaders at the unit and district levels will be recognized. 

5:00 pm - Fellowship
6:00 pm - Dinner
6:30 pm - Speaker and Awards


The registration fee is $20.00 payable online with credit card or electronic check. After January 14, 2023, a late fee of $5.00 will apply and dinner is not guaranteed. 

District Award Nominations

Nominate Scouters who have served Phoenix District youth above and beyond the call of duty. The deadline for submitting nominations is January 14, 2023.

District Dinner Registration
District Award Nominations



The Phoenix District would like to congratulate the following Scouts on recently achieving the rank of Eagle Scout


Recharter Due Dec. 15

The annual unit recharter season for 2023 starts today.

Get Ready!…by appointing a recharter champion right away to lead the unit’s recharter process, including conducting a membership inventory to determine the members to recharter.

Get Set!…by creating the unit’s recharter roster with Internet Rechartering 2.0 as soon as it is available to us on November 1.

Get Done!…by submitting an approved recharter roster by December 15 and promptly taking any corrective action requested by the council.

A representative of each unit completes the paperwork for renewing a charter online. Through the process, information on the chartered organization, youth members and adult leaders is updated as well as BSA National registration fees, Scout Life's subscriptions, and accident insurance premiums are collected/paid. As part of December 2022 charter renewals, there will be a $6 fee per registered youth and adult which goes toward the council’s cost of accident insurance.

For more information about unit recharter, please click here.

Membership Recruiting Resources
Recharter Resources


Leader Guides

Scouting relies on dedicated volunteers to promote its mission of preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. National planning resources are available to help leaders develop a program filled with safe and fun activities and adventures.

Leader Resources


Staying inside all winter shouldn’t be an option for Scout units.

Sure, it might be cold. But as long as it’s safe to go outside, you should make every effort to get out there. Check out this article from On Scouting to learn how to Be Prepared for cold-weather outings.

ERM Resources
Medical Forms
SAFE Checklist
Guide to Safe Scouting


Scout Camping

Outdoor adventure is the promise made to Scouts when they join Scouting. Youth yearn for outdoor programs that stir their imagination and interest.

Scouts BSA Weekend Camping
National Scout Jamboree (July 2023)
Cub Scout Family Camping
Adventure Camp
Summer Camp 2023

Calendar Highlights

Full Calendar

Phoenix District Calendar 2022-23

Jan. 28: District Dinner

Feb. 25: District Crossover

March 4: District Pushmobile

March 24-26: District Camporee @ Brosig

April 14-15: Spring Training (BALOO/IOLS) (tentative)

June 19-23: District Day Camp

Phoenix District Commissioners meet first Thursday each month

Phoenix District Committee meets first Thursday each month

Phoenix District Roundtable is held second Thursday each month

Phoenix OA Chapter meeting is held second Thursday each month