Texas Skies District Leadership

Position Name Phone
District Chair John Fortier 832-541-0617
District Vice-Chair Joe Dante 832-859-6007
District Director Juan Hernandez 713-726-6109
District Executive Open  
District Commissioner Sam Randolph  
          Scouts BSA Roundtable Commissioner Tim Gebauer 281-728-4627
          Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner Jeremy Odell  
          Program Preview Open  
          Assistant District Commissioner Cindy Yaklin  
          Assistant District Commissioner - LDS Hal Mead 346-773-0875

Administration & Finance Committee

Administration & Finance Chair

Zach Whitehurst

          Enterprise Risk Management Chair Karim Jan 832-922-3227
          Friends of Scouting Chair
               • Request an FOS Presentation
Will Kopf  
          Popcorn Chair Open  
          Publicity/Newsletter Chair Cindy Yaklin  
          Scout Fair Chair Amy Kagay  
               • Website Feedback
Zach Whitehurst 281-732-2012

Membership Committee

Membership Chair

Mike Neff 281-685-5216
          Family Scouting Chair Aaron Voges 713-446-5145
          School Night for Scouting Chair
Request Fall Recruiting Night Fliers
               • Request Fall Recruiting Night Fliers
          Rocket Day Chair Open  
          Webelos to Scout Transition Open  
          Scout to Venturer Transition Clayton Dilday 808-630-7561

Program Committee

Program Chair
               • Event Feedback
James Yaklin 281-513-9786
Training Chair Ray Terry 832-520-1336
          Classroom Facilitated Training Coordinator Jeff Wellman  
          Boy Scout Outdoor Training Director Mark DeRouen  
          Cub Scout Outdoor Training Director Matt Estes  
          Youth Protection Training Champion Aaron Sobel 281-698-0032
Advancement and Recognition Chair Open  
          Merit Badge Counselors Available via Scoutbook.com  
          Merit Badge Fair Chair Frank Ocon 281-836-3289
          Eagle Scout Board of Review Will Schmidt 832-258-5811
          Eagle Scout Project Review
               • Request a project review
Derek Spier  
          Eagle Scout Representative (ESA-SHAC) Open  
          Religious Emblem Chair Joe Dante 832-859-6007
          Adult Recognition Open  
          District Dinner Coordinator Anke Homburger 281-216-5191
Activities and Civic Service Chair Open  
          Scouting for Food Chair Michael Justilian 713-203-4252
          District Pinewood Derby Chair Open  
          Cuboree and Tiger Day Chair Richard Jander 214-864-3900
          Day Camp Director Kendall Mitchell  
          Webelos Woods Chair Rob Clausing  
          Camporee Chair Daryl Peterson 832-856-0488
          Conservation/Hornaday Awards Bethany Voges 832-794-3651
          Order of the Arrow Adviser
               • Request an OA Election
Christian Smerz 832-746-9520
          Order of the Arrow Skills Discovery Chair Christian Smerz 832-746-9520


Request an Eagle Scout Service Project Review

To obtain district/council approval, the Scout should send an email eagle-project@texas-skies.org. The email should include troop number, a scanned copy of the Eagle Project workbook with signed signatures page and copy and the parent or adult leader should be copied. Expect a response within one to two weekdays. For the council/district contact, use Derek Spier, 2225 N Loop West, Houston, TX 77008, (713) 659-8111. Initial communications will be conducted via email and then a time will be scheduled to meet and discuss the project to get approval. For more info, please visit SHAC Advancing from Life to Eagle.


Interested in joining?

Scouters and parents are encouraged to attend roundtable to learn more about the many positions at the district level. A focused effort once a month could make a big difference for the entire district. Learn more about district committee and the roles and overall district operations.

Roundtable / District Committee Meetings           District Operations (SHAC)

Council Number 576
Boy Scouts of America

Cockrell Scout Center
2225 N Loop W
Houston, Texas 77008

(713) 659-8111
(713) 659-6729 (fax)

Council Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
(excluding holidays)

(Scout Shops hours)

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