Tall Timber District

Tall Timber District

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District mail box:

Tall Timbers District
PO Box 131616
The Woodlands, TX 77393-1616

Tall Timbers District, Sam Houston Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
Welcome to Tall Timbers District PDF Print E-mail

Tall Timbers District, Sam Houston Area Council, Boy Scouts of AmericaWelcome to the web site of the Tall Timbers District, Sam Houston Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. The Tall Timbers District encompasses the South Montgomery County (Texas) including The Woodlands and surrounding communities, north to the San Jacinto River.

The Tall Timbers District became an official district of the Sam Houston Area Council on January 1, 2009. With more than 60 units including approximately 24 Cub Scout Packs, 21 Boy Scout Troop, 5 Varsity Teams, 10 Venturing Crews and 1 Sea Exploring Ship, the district serves over 1500 youth and 1100 adult leaders.

View our Mission Statement.

Merit Badge University PDF Print E-mail

August 23, 2014

Tall Timbers District (TLD) is hosting "Merit Badge University" on 8/23 from 9am-4pm.  This event is going to be held at Lone Star College-Montgomery, 3200 College Park Drive, Conroe.
Currently scheduled classes include:
  • Merit Badge Classes - Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Communications, Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Science, Personal Management, and Personal Fitness
  • Adult Training Classes - Scoutmaster Specific, Merit Badge Counselor Orientation
  • (Merit Badges are subject to change based on volunteer availability.)

We can always use and welcome help with classes, as MBC shadowers, blue card assistants, registration or information aides.  You too can gain new experiences, give back and help others, create connections, a sense of accomplishment and can help build career options for our scouts.
8:00 am Check-in
8:30 am Opening Ceremony
9:00 am Classes Begin (morning sessions)
12:00 pm Lunch Break (Bring your lunch!)
1:00 pm Classes Resume (afternoon sessions)
4:00 pm Classes End

Helpful Merit Badge Worksheets can be found here:

- Merit Badge Counselors may contact you regarding pre-requisites.
- No medical forms are required for this event.
- If youth is special needs, at least one Troop adult is requested to stay with Scout during the entire class.

Things to remember:
  • Park in the parking structure on the NW part of the campus, from there we’ll post signs to check-in.
  • Bring a lunch. You will not have time to leave the campus for lunch, and the on-campus concession in the Commons building will be closed.
  • Wear full field uniform (Class A).
  • Your scout is encouraged to bring a cell phone, but it must be silent and put away during class.
  • READ and BRING the booklet for your merit badge.
  • Bring a notebook with paper and pencil and pen to take notes.
  • Check this website the evening before the event in case we have additional announcements.
  • No FEE for this event.

REGISTER TODAY:  http://bit.ly/2014TLDMBU

Thank You,
Marlene Madincea
Tall Timbers District Merit Badge University Coordinator

Jeff Neuman
Tall Timbers District Advancements Chair
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BSA health forms, now as easy as A, B, C PDF Print E-mail

Deciding which version of the BSA’s Annual Health and Medical Record you need shouldn’t raise your blood pressure.

And starting today, you’re getting a streamlined version of the BSA health forms and an easier-to-use website to accompany them. The site is the result of several BSA teams (professionals and volunteers) joining forces to make this process a painless one for you and other Scouters.

The Annual Health and Medical Record (hereafter AHMR) comes in several flavors, and until now some Scouters and parents found it a little difficult to determine which version of the AHMR they or their Scout/Venturer needed.

Conservation Corner PDF Print E-mail

A Scout interested in one of these projects for the Eagle rank or the Hornaday Award should contact:
Mr. Glenn Buckley
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Conservation Scholarship PDF Print E-mail


The award has the following objectives:
• to encourage environmental stewardship among high school and college aged youth
in Montgomery County.
• to improve one’s understanding of resource management and conservation issues.
• to help youth continue their studies in a natural resource management or related
field beyond high school.
E-News Lists PDF Print E-mail
Join Now!Want to know about Scouting activities in the Tall Timbers District (South Montgomery County) area? Our email announcements will let you know about upcoming events and point you to excellent resources.

Know what is going on in your Scouting community – become an email list member. Sign up today!  Pick any or all program group below to sign up:
Order of the Arrow : (Must be approved)  http://groups.google.com/group/tldoa

The Tall Timbers District will not sell or trade your email address, and will only use our email announcement list for our own informational purposes. You can unsubscribe from our lists list at any time by visiting the appropriate link above, or you may email Mike Lampkin at ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).
Roundtable PDF Print E-mail

Map to Grace CrossingTall Timbers District Roundtable

All Scouting leaders, parents, and supporters are invited to attend the Tall Timbers District Roundtables. Roundtable is a monthly presentation of unit program ideas, inspiration, and additional training for all leaders. Share ideas, learn something new and fellowship with other Scouting parents.

Cub Scout Roundtable, Boy Scout Roundtable, Venturing Roundtable and Order of the Arrow Chapter Meeting are held the 2nd Thursday of each month starting at 7:00pm.

Eagle Scout Scholarship Opportunities - Sons of the American Revolution PDF Print E-mail
Sons of the America  RevolutionThe local chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution has announced two opportunities for Eagle Scouts of the Tall Timbers District and the George Strake District.

1.  A Certificate of Recognition is available for new Eagle Scouts.  If the Scout desires, it may be presented in person at the Court of Honor by a chapter member in historic military uniform.

2.  The Freedom Chapter will award one $250 scholarship annually to one Eagle Scout in Tall Timbers District or George Strake District.  The chapter's winning entry will proceed to state competition for additional scholarship opportunities.

Information on both programs can be downloaded at www.talltimbersdistrict.org.  Or contact Freedom Chapter member Steve Cannon, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 281-363-1961.

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Eagle Project Presentation PDF Print E-mail
If you missed the Eagle Project Presentation from the June Roundtable, you can download the information here:
icon Eagle Project Presentation - Roundtable 2010 (1.37 MB)
Eagle Board and Project Requests PDF Print E-mail
For Tall Timbers District Troops to request a District Representative for an Eagle Scout Board of Review, an email stating the need for the District Representative should be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The email should include the following information:
  • Candidate's Name
  • Candidate's Troop Number
  • Troop Eagle Coordinator or person responsible
  • Eagle Coordinator or responsible person's contact information
    • Name
    • Phone
    • Cell Phone
    • Email
  • Board of Review meeting location
  • Board of Review desired meeting date with alternates
  • Special request information

An automated reply should be forthcoming shortly after the email has been received. A district representative should contact the responsible person within a week to set up the Board of Review. If contact is not made in a timely manner, send a message to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it which goes directly to the District Advancement Chairman.

Processing of Eagle Scout Project Reviews will continue at the Roundtable meeting each month. This is the most favored method of securing the project review. In cases where this is not acceptable, send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it The email should include the same information as the Board of Review request.

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Merit Badge Counselor Requirements and Registration PDF Print E-mail

To qualify as a merit badge counselor, a volunteer must:

  • Register annually with the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Be of good character.
  • Be proficient in the merit badge subject by vocation, avocation, or special training.
  • Be able to work with Scout-age youth.
  • Be approved by the district/council advancement committee.

To register with the Boy Scouts of America, a potential merit badge counselor must complete the BSA's Adult Application form (No. 28-501Y; available in Spanish as No. 28-502S) and submit it along with the BSA Merit Badge Counselor Information form (No. 34405) to the BSA local council office. Renewal of this registration annually is necessary to continue as a merit badge counselor.

Friends of Scouting PDF Print E-mail

What is Friends of Scouting?

Friends of Scouting is the annual campaign where the Sam Houston Area Council asks Scouting families, businesses and civic-minded citizens to support our mission of providing the Scouting program to tens of thousands of young people in Southeast Texas.

Please click here to schedule your FOS presentation.

Scouting Makes a Difference

As parents, we want our children to have a great education, be safe and happy, and learn duty to God. We have just a few short years to equip them with the knowledge to make the right decisions when life presents adversity. Scouting is the perfect tool to help your children have better lives!

Be Prepared for Severe Weather – Hazardous Weather Training PDF Print E-mail

Storms at Camp

Scout leaders should always help their Scouts to be prepared for all types of weather. The National Council offers an online weather training called, "Are You Weather Smart?" Click here to go to the Online Learning Center to learn about severe weather safety or begin other training regarding health and safety matters. Floods, lightning, high winds and many other threats are reviewed.

Severe weather cannot be prevented, but Scouts and leaders can be adequately prepared for most situations in the outdoors. The council's summer camp staff and directors of Cub Day Camps receive training on severe weather procedures. At Boy Scout summer camp, a weekly fire drill is conducted to help prepare all campers for possible emergencies. The health and safety of all youth members and adult volunteer leaders is the council's highest priority.

Read more here:  http://scoutingmagazine.org/2005/01/outdoor-smarts-camping-with-an-eye-to-the-weather/

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