Council Office Hours

The Cockrell Scout Center and Scout Shops are open with limited staff and social distancing protocols. The district executives are working remotely. 

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The Cockrell Scout Center will have a “drop off only” visitor policy. Interaction needed with staff members should be conducted through phone and email. 

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Scout Shop Hours

Merit Badge Days

Scouts in troops can participate in one-day merit badge classes held at Tellepsen Scout Camp on Saturdays and Sundays in July and August.


Virtual Day Camp

Get ready to grab your electronic device this summer for some virtual Cub Scout camp fun! Even though the camp is virtual, it is also intended to be a chance for the Scouts to get up, create things, get moving and do activities outdoors again. 


Virtual Day Camp
July 25, 26  |  August 1

Outdoor Sports Days are one-day Cub Scout events held at a council camp. Activities will include BB guns, archery, water activity, and fishing. 


Digital Safety

Many units and families are discovering creative ways to have fun Scouting at home. When using digital and online resources, there are some important guidelines from the National Council about youth protection, safeguarding personal information and recording online meetings.

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Scouting at Home

Discover a variety of Scouting skills and advancements that you can work on at home and learn creative ideas on how to do Scouting remotely.

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National Scout Jamboree
July 21-30, 2021

Once every four years, Scouts from across the country come together for a gathering of approximately 40,000 Scouts, leaders, and staff that showcases everything that is great about the BSA and its members.Activities range from shooting sports, mountain biking, zip-lining, rock climbing, white water rafting and more!  

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The popcorn sale is a way for a Scout to support his or her way through the various activities during the year. Trail's End is opening online sales early this year for Scouts who would like to continue fundraising. 

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Family Scouting

Our priority is to bring the benefits of Scouting to more youth while remaining true to our mission. 

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Sign up your family for Scouting.

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Scouting Supports Education

Scouting activities contribute to the academic development of the children who participate. 

The Cub Scout program supports over 120 elementary standards (TEKS) that students are to learn. More than 85% of merit badges include requirements that meet National Science Education Standards, giving Scouts a foundation in everything from nuclear science to robotics.

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Start a New Unit

Learn how your organization can start a Scouting unit. Organizations can help parents make the most of the little time they have to impact the lives of their children. Scouting is a one-stop shop providing opportunities for personal leadership, physical fitness, mentoring, career exploration, outdoor adventure, positive life skills, fun activities, and values for a lifetime.

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Join Scouting

Adventure is waiting.
Build yours.  

Scouting makes the most of the time you have with your children.


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Exploring is Learning for Life’s career education program for young men and women who are 14  to 21 years old. Exploring’s purpose is to provide experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. 

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Friends of Scouting

The true cost of Scouting is much higher than what most people realize. Help us provide the resources necessary to make sure every youth can benefit from Scouting’s adventure-filled activities that foster character, honesty, respect and life-long values.  

Your financial investment, plus your time and talent, is among the greatest gifts you can give. 



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Upcoming Events

Virtual Day Camp
Mon, Jul 20 - Fri, Jul 24
All Day
Popcorn show-n-sell orders due
Fri, Jul 24
All Day
Popcorn online sales
Sat, Aug 1
All Day
Popcorn Unit Kernel Kickoff (for unit popcorn kernel) Varies by district (
Tue, Aug 11
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Venturing Banquet Cockrell Scout Center, 2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008 km
Sat, Aug 15
6:00PM - 9:00PM
Council Coordinated Meeting
Thu, Aug 20
7:00PM - 8:30PM