The Iron Horse District and Sam Houston Area Council offer a variety of activities in which packs, troops, crews and ships are invited to participate. See the district calendar for specific dates.

Cub Scout building a bird houseBobcat Day is a fun-filled day for new Scouts. Scouts can earn the Bobcat badge. Additional activities typically include archery, BB guns, games (e.g., marbles, bean bags), crafts (while supplies last), fingerprinting, ambulance visit, campsite setup and more.
Boy Scout  on a compassThe district camporee is a weekend campout for troops.  Patrols compete in Scoutcraft competitions. Patrols are judged on leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit.
Day camp is full of fun and excitement. The camp is held for four days in June. Cub Scouts have the opportunity to make new friends and share all kinds of new experiences, including bb guns, archery sports, nature crafts, and more. Tigers, Wolves, and Bears work on achievements and electives.  Webelos Scouts work on activity badges.
District Dinner is an opportunity for us to thank our district volunteers for the hard work and dedication that made this year incredibly successful. Iron Horse District’s outstanding leaders at the unit and district levels will also be recognized. All volunteers are invited.
Merit Badge University is an opportunity for Boy Scouts or Venturers, of any rank, to work on merit badges. Classes are taught by adults with experience in the field.
Pushmobile is an event where Cub Scouts work together as a team to race their pushmobile through a course.  A pushmobile is a boy powered go-cart. Cub Scout dens make their own pushmobile. 
Cub Scout building a bird houseScout Days are awesome opportunities to get your Scouts, friends and family together for some exciting experiences around the area with other Scouting families. All Scout Days are offered at a discounted price of admission. Also, many of our partners offer merit badge classes and advancement workshops for Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts.
Webelos Woods is a camp out designed to introduce Webelos Scouts to the many outdoor adventures of Scouting. This awesome weekend event includes patrol-method camping and Scout activities. On Saturday morning, Webelos Scouts compete in skills (e.g., first aid, fire building, camping skills, games, knots), and during the afternoon local troops teach basic Scouting skills. The Webelos Scouts are judged on patrol flag and yell, resources, leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit.

 

District Monthly Meetings

Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the second Thursday of every month to help unit leaders plan and carry out their own program. The objective of Roundtable is to give leaders program ideas; information on upcoming events and training, and an opportunity to share experiences and enjoy fun and fellowship with other Scouting leaders. Leaders will be inspired, motivated, informed, and able to provide a stronger program for their Scouts.
 
District committee meetings are typically held 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.
 
Commissioner meetings are typically held the third Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm. 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.
Trained leaders provide a quality, fun-filled program for youth. When leaders understand the whys and hows of Scouting, they are more effective in their roles. Scouting is a lifetime of learning. It’s a game with a purpose. Scouting teaches skills not only to the youth but also to its adult volunteers as well. Some training can be taken online at www.myscouting.org (e.g., YPT, Cub Leader Specific). Iron Horse District offers a variety of training courses.  Find out more about training and courses held in the council.
 
Order of the Arrow (OA) Chapter meetings are typically held at LDS Church (16331 Hafer Rd, Houston, 77090) on the second Thursday of every month. The regular chapter meeting begins at 7:00 followed by ceremony practice, drumming and singing.  The Order of the Arrow is Scouting's National Honor Society.
http://iron-horse.shac.org/activities