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Older photos (2013-2014)

Troop 97’s Photo Gallery is filled with interesting pictures from previous outings and camping trips. The older pictures include a camping trip to Mission Tejas State Park, our trip to El Ranco Cima for summer camp during July 2014, an Eagle Scout Court of Honor, a camping trip to South Shore Lake Bastrop with a visit to Austin, a camping trip to Dinosaur Valley State Park, our trip to Hale Scout Reservation for summer camp during July 2013, and various fundraising and service projects


Troop 97, SHAC, Huntsville Texas March 2013 – November 2014

Spring Plant Sale – Walker County Master Gardener

They appreciate us coming to help carry plants, and spring is much busier than the fall sale. Typically they want us there 30 minutes before the gates open, and those helping are welcome to partake in the food in the staff room. Those who can participate, come wearing a field uniform if you have one and shoes up to walking a lot. Jeans or other long pants preferred. Parents are encouraged to look around a bit as well, there is much to see and learn.

Saturday, March 11 at 8 AM – 1 PM
102 Tam Rd, Huntsville, TX 77320-1918, United States
More details and map to location:



Troop Wish List

Here are some items the troop could use:

  • Metal ammo boxes – waterproof
  • Rope / Canopy ties / Bungee straps
  • Zip ties, various lengths
  • Paracord


Arrowman Bash March 31- April 2, 2017

Colonneh Lodge would like to invite all troops to join the Order of the Arrow (OA) for the 2017 Arrowman Bash at Bovay Scout Ranch on March 31- April 2, 2017. For the second consecutive year, the OA is opening the entire weekend for troops.  It is our goal to give the Houston scouting community the opportunity to learn more about the OA, advance in scouting skills and have fun!

We have engaged our most experienced Arrowmen to create an exciting program for the OA members and visitors. The weekend is designed with something for everyone in your troop: (more…)

Houston Trade-o-ree 2017/03/03-04

Houston Trade-o-ree is this weekend, March 3rd and 4th, at the Cockrell Scout Center. The Houston Trade-o-ree is an event held for the primary purpose of buying, selling, or trading Scout memorabilia. All proceeds from the trade-o-ree go to the Colonneh Lodge National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) scholarship fund which helps send youth, in need of assistance, to NOAC. For more information and event details, visit Admission is free for scouts in uniform.

Scout Fair

May 6, 2017
Minute Maid Park
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

At Scout Fair, Scouts of all ages converge to showcase their Scouting skills. Meet leaders and Scouts from your neighborhood. Sample the amazing dutch oven creations and other delicacies in the outdoor cooking area. (more…)

Long Term Camping

Summer Camp

Troop 97 attends a week-long summer camp every year in Texas, Oklahoma, or Louisiana having fun and earning numerous merit badges.

High Adventure

In addition to our monthly outings and summer camp, every four years Troop 97 travels to one of the Boy Scouts of America High Adventure Bases such as the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.

Winter Camp

Winter camp is much like summer camp as far as having fun and earning numerous merit badges, but is held over Christmas break somewhere in council and focuses on activities suitable for cold weather.

Packing for camp

Here is a good example of a list of gear to pack for camp. It is recommended to pack the gear in a waterproof bag or trunk: (more…)

The Scout Oath and Law

All of scouting is designed to promote physical, mental, and spiritual excellence. Troop 97 lives this. Every one of our scouts is somebody important. He holds himself to these standards: (more…)

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