To better serve the youth, the Soaring Eagle and Copperhead Districts merged on January 1, 2022, to form the Red Wolf District.
Scouting promotes ecology, conservation, and resource management. Our new district name can help educate people about the plight of the red wolf. Some history and facts about the red wolf:
- When first discovered the red wolf was called the red Texan wolf.
- Smaller than a grey wolf and larger than a coyote.
- The red wolf is currently on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Critical Endangered Species list.
- At one time, the red wolf could be seen in eastern and central Texas, as its range was across the southeastern and south-central United States.
- The red wolf was almost driven to extinction by aggressive eradication programs and habitat destruction through the mid-1900s.
- In the late 1960s, only a small number of red wolves were around in east Texas and western Louisiana.
- 14 red wolves were captured and placed into a captive breeding program. This program has been successful; however, in 1980, the red wolf was declared extinct in the wild.
- An effort to repopulate the red wolf began in 1987 and were released in the Alligator River Wildlife Refuge and the Great Smokey Mountains National Park.
- Of the 63 wolves released between 1987 and 1994, the population rose to between 100 and 120 by 2012.
- Success has diminished over the last few years due to poor regulation enforcement and the wild population has dwindled to 14 by 2019.
February 10, 2022 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm | Jersey Village Civic Center
Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Jersey Village Civic Center (16327 Lakeview Dr, Jersey Village, TX 77040) to help unit leaders plan and carry out their own program. Roundtable is a form of supplemental training for volunteers. The objective of roundtable is to give leaders program ideas, information on events and training opportunities, and an opportunity to share experiences and enjoy fun and fellowship with other Scouting leaders. As a result of the roundtable experience, unit leaders will be inspired, motivated, informed, and able to provide a stronger program for their Scouts. For updates, follow the district at facebook.com/RedWolfDistrict.
District Committee Meeting
February 3, 2022 | 7:00 pm
District committee meetings are typically held on the first Thursday of every month.
Consisting of chartered organization representatives (CORs) and elected district committee members, the district committee coordinates the functions of the district. The purpose of the district is to work through chartered organizations and community groups to organize and support successful units. The end result of effective district support is more and more youth members receiving a better and better program. All districts are responsible for carrying out four standard functions:
1) The membership function strives for growth through the organization of new Scouting units and through new members and adult volunteers joining existing units and working to retain current members.
2) The finance function sees that the district provides its share of funds to the total council operating budget.
3) The program function concentrates on helping Scouting units with camp promotion; special activities including community service; training adult volunteers; and youth advancement and recognition.
4) The unit service function provides direct coaching and consultation by district volunteers for unit adults to help ensure the success of every Scouting unit.
District Recognition Dinner
Saturday, March 5, 2022 | 7:00 pm
The District Awards Reception is an evening of fellowship and gratitude as we acknowledge our adult volunteers for their hard work and dedication. Outstanding leaders at the unit and district levels will be recognized. This event is based on last year's participation and performance. There will be awards for both the Soaring Eagle and the Copperhead Districts. All volunteers in Red Wolf District are invited to attend. The District Awards Reception will be held in lieu of the March roundtable meeting. A formal program will begin at 7:00 pm, then immediately after the program, there will be a time for fellowship.
Please show your Scouting spirit by wearing your BSA field uniform and bringing your unit flag for display. The event is being held at Cornerstone United Methodist Church (18081 West Rd, Houston, TX 77095). The registration fee is $16.50 for the first Scouter and $15 for each additional Scouter. At checkout, pay with a credit card or electronic check. There is no onsite registration or payment. Council Refund Policy.