About Us

The Red Wolf District serves Scouting units in the eastern and southwest side of the Cypress-Fairbanks school district and the eastern Area of Cy-Fair ISD attendance zones of Harris County and the southwest side of the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD south of West Rd and west of Eldridge Pkwy. The Red Wolf District is located in the Sam Houston Area Council.

Red Wolf District Roundtable

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. Notes of the meeting are available.

Red Wolf District Committee Meetings

District committee meetings are typically held the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm at the Richard & Meg Weekley Community Center (8440 Greenhouse Rd, Cypress, TX 77433).

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.

Red Wolf District Commissioner Meetings

Commissioner meetings are typically held every month at 7:00 pm on the Wednesday before roundtable.  Currently, district commissioner meetings are held in person. Invitations are sent each month to the commissioner team members.

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. The unit service function is carried out by the district commissioner staff.

About the Red Wolf

To better serve the youth, the Soaring Eagle and Copperhead Districts merged on January 1, 2022, to form the Red Wolf District. The district name was chosen to help educate people about the plight of the red wolf.

Red wolves are on the brink of extinction, but a breeding programs are working to help them make a comeback. Fewer than twenty red wolves remain in the wild.  Scouting promotes ecology, conservation, and resource management. 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.

The Sam Houston Area Council serves approximately 26,800 youth in 16 counties in Southeast Texas through dedicated service and leadership of approximately 10,206 adult volunteers. Scouting is completely funded by the generosity of those that believe in its mission.

The purpose of the council is to guide and support its districts for the achievement of the movement’s purpose. Councils establish policies and programs. Districts carry out the policies and programs in their respective territories. Your support of Scouting provides programs, services, professional support, as well as year-round outdoor programs - all designed to lead youth to lifelong values, service, and achievement.

The Sam Houston Area Council's services area includes the following counties of Southeast Texas: Austin, Brazos, Burleson, (a portion of) Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Grimes, Harris, Madison, Matagorda, Montgomery, (a portion of) Trinity, Walker, Waller, Washington, and Wharton.

Boy Scouts of America

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Vision

The Boy Scouts of America will prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law.

Scout Oath

On my honor I will do my best To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Scout Law

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, reverent.

The Outdoor Code

As an American, I will do my best to – 
Be clean in my outdoor manners. 
Be careful with fire.
Be considerate in the outdoors.
Be conservation minded.

Council Number 576
Boy Scouts of America

Cockrell Scout Center
2225 N Loop W
Houston, Texas 77008

(713) 659-8111
(713) 659-6729 (fax)

Council Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
(excluding holidays)

(Scout Shops hours)

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