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Cradle of Texas

Welcome to the Cradle of Texas District which includes the Brazosport Area (Clute, Freeport, Jones Creek, Lake Jackson, Oyster Creek, Quintana, Richwood, Surfside) and the West of the Brazos Area (Brazoria, Churchill, Damon, Danciger, East Columbia, Old Ocean, Shady Acres, Sweeny, West Columbia, Wild Peach) communities.

District contacts

District Chair: Joe Ripple

District Commissioner: Bruce Hook,

District Executive: Aaron Christopher, 409-750-3657,

Monthly Meeting Information Can Be Found At The Bottom Of This Page

The Cradle of Texas District is always seeking volunteers to help serve on the District Committee, as well as to help organize and carry out events. We are also continually seeking organizations to partner with to create new units. If you are interested in volunteering or chartering a unit, please contact the District Executive for more information.

COT District news

It's finally here! Sign Up for the Cradle of Texas' First Ever District Pinewood Derby, open to ALL Cub Scouts!  Click on the logo below for more information!




Scott Dick (right) presents Mike Griffin (left) with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) Outstanding Eagle Scout Award for exceptional service and achievement on a regional level. Mike is a 1970 Eagle Scout from Boy Scout Troop 311 sponsored by Christ Lutheran Church in Lake Jackson, Texas.

Mike is the first recepient of this award in the Entire Bay Area Council, way to go Mike!

Boy Scout Troop 561 in Sweeny, Texas live the Scout Oath and Scout Law


Cub Scouts at the Cradle of Texas 2014 Day Camp perform the Closing Flag Cerimony.


Congratulations to the Cradle of Texas Skeet Team!  They are the District Champions of the Bay Area Council!










+ Brazoswood student wins prestigious Venturing award. It’s the first honor of its kind given in the 12 years the Venturing program of the Boy Scouts of America has been in Brazoria County, and the recipient couldn’t be more deserving. Brazoswood senior Pahola Gonzalez, a Guatemalan native, earned the Venturing Silver Award through a variety of activities to prove both physical and mental competency, along with a strong sense of community and a commitment to personal growth, Venture crew head adviser Bruce Hook said. Read the rest of the story here.

Venture award


+ Congratulations to Paul Chavel Jr. The Cradle of Texas District's newest Wood
Badge recipient. Paul is shaking hands with Ron Ricaldi & PJ Brown, our Camp K Ranger.












+ The Cradle of Texas District B.S.A. would like to thank the Freeport Lions Club, The Mayor of Freeport: Norma Moreno Garcia (Pictured Far Right) & Freeport City Manager: Jeff Pynes (Pictured Far Right) for their support of Troop 345.













+ Troop 328 & Pack 333 attend Scout Sunday with Rev. Peter Cammarano to honor their Charter Organization, Chaplelwood United Methodist Church. Chaplewood U.M.C. was named Charter Organization of the Year by the Cradle of Texas District.












Monthly meetings

District Committee Meetings are held in alternating venues each month:

Odd Months: 6:30 p.m., 3rd Monday, Brazoria Civic Center - 202 W. Smith Street; Brazoria, TX 77422

Even Months:  6:30 p.m., 3rd Monday, Brazosport Chamber of Commerce - 300 Abner Jackson Parkway, Lake Jackson, TX 77566   --  There is no District Committee Meeting in July.


Commissioner Meeting: 6:30 p.m., 1st Thursday, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 502 Southern Oaks, Lake Jackson, TX 77566 --  There is no Commissioner Meeting in July.


Roundtable: 7 p.m., 1st Thursday, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 502 Southern Oaks, Lake Jackson, TX 77566 -- There is no Roundtable Meeting in July.


Order of the Arrow: 7 p.m., 1st Thursday, Brazosport Chamber of Commerce, 300 Abner Jackson Parkway, Lake Jackson, TX 77566