District Merger

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.

Roundtable 

February 10, 2022   |  7:00 - 8:30 pm  |  Jersey Village Civic Center

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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

fleur-de-leis on a plateThe 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.

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If you find an error on the district website or any of the council websites, please let us know. 

Submit corrections needed, information updates, broken links, or even suggestions on how to improve. 

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It's time to sign up for summer camp. Summer camp is a week-long council-organized overnight camp for Scouts BSA that operates under council-retained leadership. The program provides opportunities for Scouts to earn merit badges along their advancement trail.

Summer camp is held at Camp Strake, a first-class and state-of-the-art facility for Scouts and their leaders. Program areas include shooting sports (rifle, shotgun, archery, sporting arrows), climbing, rappelling, boating (canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding), swimming, ATV riding, ziplining, merit badge classes and more.

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Full Throttle is a weekend event for Scouts BSA. Troops who are camping at Camp Strake on April 29 - May 1, 2022, or May 7-8, 2022, can sign up their Scouts to participate in activities such as shooting sports (rifle, shotgun, archery), climbing, COPE (high-ropes course), zipline, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding or ATV riding. The camp staff provides the program leadership. Registration is now open for spring.

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March 11-13 and 26-27, 2022 

Wood Badge is the Boy Scouts of America's ultimate leadership training designed to meet the advanced leadership needs of Scouters in all aspects of the BSA, whether unit, district, or council level – from assistant den leaders to Scoutmasters, from Cubmasters to Venturing Advisors, from committee members to commissioners. It is a fun, energetic and inspiring course guaranteed to infuse your unit with fun and meaning – all designed to fulfill the mission of the BSA, and ensure our youth is getting everything they are promised from the program.

Reflecting the best of nearly a century of Scouting experience, Wood Badge draws upon the most current leadership models used by corporate America, academic circles and successful organizations throughout the country. Participants can expect to develop skills in many areas, including leadership theory, team building, problem-solving, communication, project planning and more.  These skills can be taken back to packs, troops, crews and ships to help leaders guide youth in dynamic Scouting programs.  Scouters will find these skills invaluable in their business and personal lives as well.

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April 28-May 1, 2022  |  Camp Strake

Powder Horn is an action-packed, hands-on, six-day course which helps Scouts and Scouters learn how to implement high adventure activities into their troop, crew or ship. Do you have young adults in Venturing who are looking to breathe underwater because they have already learned how to filter it?  What about Scouts who are ready to maximize their shooting skills?  Would you like to expose Scouts in your troop, crew or ship to rock climbing, Dutch oven cooking, geocaching, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding, firefighting, search and rescue, trekking in a different countries, mountain biking, fly fishing, canoeing, wilderness first aid, astronomy, shooting sport (e.g., rifle, shotgun, handgun, archery), equestrian, 1860 baseball, wilderness survival, National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)Sea Scouts, the Kodiak Challenge, the Hornaday awardMessenger of Peace, living history, Leave No Trace, vendors, the National Scout Jamboree, event planning, scuba diving, and more?

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In Scouting events and activities, the BSA’s primary consideration is the safety of its youth and adult members. To achieve that goal, the BSA, in consultation with other organizations, has created specific guidelines for shooting sports. These organizations also provide training and instructor certification by discipline-specific subject matter experts to prepare those individuals who will serve in a leadership or supervisory role in the various shooting sports activities. Training classes are offered in order to be able to run a shooting (pistol, rifle, shotgun, archery) range at a troop, crew, ship, district or council event. 

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To ensure that we promote our programs in a clear and Scout-like manner, it important to remind units to follow BSA Brand Guidelines and use approved materials from the BSA Brand Center in developing their recruiting materials. This includes following the requirements included in the Scouts BSA Branding Dos and Don’ts Guide and the associated Brand Training Guide.  

The Scouts BSA Brand Guidance Training is one of the efforts underway to be sure Scouters have a clear understanding of what they can do. This training should be shared with all volunteers to bring this understanding to all parts of our community.

BSA Brand Guidelines     BSA Brand Center    Scouts BSA Branding Dos and Don’ts Guide    Brand Training Guide

While our goal is to encourage youth to join our program, we must always be clear in our communications about the program they are joining.

  • We are The Boy Scouts of America.
  • The Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of the USA are different organizations.
  • We support all other youth organizations and do not disparage them.
  • We encourage parents to enroll all youth in a character development program that meets their needs – and the BSA is certainly ready to welcome them.

District Committee Meetings  

District committee meetings are typically held the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm at the Backyard Grill (9453 Jones Rd, Houston, TX 77065). 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.