Twin Bayou District

Sam Houston Area Council

More Fun, More High Adventure, More Scout-Led

1. Please support the troops active Eagle Scout projects by going to the Current Eagle Projects Page.
2. New Troop 266 Photo page added 
3. New Rank Requirements and Guidelines.  See "Important Notice" to the right. 


1 Committee Meeting,      8pm
3-5 Trail to Eagle, Brazos Bend
7 Troop Meeting, 7:30
14  NO Troop Meeting, 7:30
21  Troop Meeting, 7:30
28  Greenbar 6:30  Troop Meeting, 7:30

4 Troop Meeting, 7:30
5 Committee Meeting,      7:30pm
11Troop Meeting, 7:30
18 Troop Meeting, 7:30
21-23 Tubing/Canoe Campout, Guadalupe State Park 
25  Greenbar 6:30  Troop Meeting, 7:30


Eagle Scout Project Page
To support active Eagle Projects go to the Current Eagle Projects webpage.
Below is the presentation given in the  Parent Meeting.  If you have any questions, please contact Matt Ryan at
Guadalupe River Tubing Campout
Guadalupe State Park - April 21-23
(Passing the BSA Swim Test is Required)

Sign up now for a fun, relaxing and memorable float down the Guadalupe River - One of Texas's spring fed rivers in the Hill Country. Registration ends on April 14 so don't delay - get counted early.


We will stay at the beautiful Guadalupe River State Park in the heart of the Hill Country followed by a 4 hour leisurely trip down the river on Saturday with occasional fun rapids to play in.  


Registration is $35 per scout or adult.  To sign up click REGISTER NOW  to both sign up and to pay for the trip.  You will be able to electronically sign for the trip rather than have to submit permission forms.  At the end of the registration you can download the itinerary and permission form on the website or download it HERE.  If you need any guidance,  please see instructions in the following New Registration and Payment Method for Campouts section below.


If you choose to pay by check, please make it payable to Troop 266 and submit it to Mr. Sparkman.

We look forward to seeing you on the river!

New Registration and Payment Method for Campouts

 For the April campout we are using a new approach to registering for campouts using the West University United Methodist Church's (WUUMC) event pages.  It captures more information, including campout consents, and offers less challenges with payments than PayPal.  The site is straight-forward to use, but if you have challenges please follow these basic steps:

1. Click on this  REGISTER NOW  link to sign up and pay.

2. Enter your email contact information to receive a confirmation of payment.

3. Register using the "Continue as Guest" link or, if you are a member of the WUUMC and have an account log in with your ID and password.

4. Follow the instructions and be sure to click on "Add" when shown to have your entries tallied.

5. Answer the Request for Information questions, some are required for each person registered.  One question is your approval of Troop waiver provisions.

6. Review your payment summary and make a payment using a credit card or choosing to pay by check or cash.  

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Sparkman at

Troop 266 Annual Swim Test
April 2, Bellaire Aquatic Center

Our annual BSA Swim Test will be conducted at the Bellaire Aquatic Center on Sunday afternoon, April 2.  This is a must do for scouts and adults in order to participate in any water events, particularly the upcoming tubing/rafting and waterski campouts.

We have two time periods, at 3:00pm and at 4:00pm, with capacity for 25 persons in each hour.

Please wear your Class-B Troop 266 activity shirt, to allow Center staff to identify you for free entry as a Troop member to take the Swim Test.

Scouts and adults are requested to signup for one of the time periods via the following free SignUp Genius link:

Mr. Rama Venkatachalam,,  has graciously donated his time to organize this event, and will be in charge of the BSA Swim Test on April 2nd. Please look for him when you enter the Aquatic Center. 

12 New Scouts from Pack 266

Thanks to all who helped make the Pack 266 Crossover to Troop 266 a huge success! Our Indians were great as always, and we welcome 12 new scouts shown here with our troop representatives.

 A new page has been added to show a continuous list of photos from scout events.  In the past, photos were added to the home page but would need to be deleted to add room for other, more pertinent troop news.  

Please feel free to visit the page by clicking here or by clicking on the page title in the red navigation bar to the left of each page.


Would you like to camp, backpack, hike, fish, shoot, sail, kayak, canoe, horseback ride, and cook outdoors? Would you like to serve your community, earn Merit Badges, learn about leadership and make new friends?  Then Boy Scout Troop 266 is just for you! 

For more info about joining Troop 266, please contact Scoutmaster Matt Ryan at

Important Notice 
Please click here to read about the 2016 Rank Requirement Changes or go to the 2016 BSA Change in Rank Requirements page listed in the red bar to the left of every page.