The Iron Horse District serves Scouting units in the Spring and Klein (east of Kuykendahl) school districts. The Iron Horse District is located in the Sam Houston Area Council.
Iron Horse District Roundtable
Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the second Thursday of the month at the LDS Church (16331 Hafer Rd, Houston, 77090) at 7:00 pm 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.
Iron Horse District Committee Meetings
District Committee meetings are typically held the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm at LDS Church (16331 Hafer Rd, Houston, 77090). 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.
Iron Horse District Commissioner Meetings
Commissioner meetings are typically held the third Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm at Oak Creek Village Clubhouse (3904 Gladeridge Drive, 77068). Occasionally, due to scheduling conflicts, the meetings have to be moved to the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm those meetings will be held at the Scouting 1659 Annex (15531 Gladeridge Drive, 77068). Please check the calendar for the correct dates.
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.