OA Service Weekend

November 16-17, 2019
December 14-15, 2019

Double Lake Recreation Area 
301 FM 2025 Rd,
Coldspring, TX 77331

The Service Weekend is sponsored by the Conservation Committee and led by Colonneh Lodge Order of the Arrow (OA) members in partnership with the US Forest Service on National Public Lands Day. This service opportunity is open to all Scouts in troops, crews and ships, Venturers, Scouters and their family members. Projects include clearing of underbrush, removing invasive species, and erosion control. Scouts can earn service hours and more.


The cost is only $5 per person and includes lunch. Registration can be done by individual Arrowman or units (troops, crews, ships). Units may camp Friday and/or Saturday night.

Registration opens in August.


7:00 am Check-in
8:00 am Safety meeting
3:30 pm Conclude

What to Bring

  • Work clothes (jeans, long sleeve shirt, boots, work gloves, hat)
  • Insect repellant
  • Rain gear
  • Water bottle
  • BSA Health and Medical Record (parts A & B for all Scouting events)
  • Optional: loppers, bow saw, shovel


Service Hours: Scouts can earn service hours for Scouting and school. For Star Scouts, these projects will serve to meet the Life Scout requirement for conservation project hours. 

Take Care of Texas Patch: The hours of service will also help qualify towards the service hours requirements for the Take Care of Texas patch. Texans have a special connection to the great outdoors. From the peaceful inlets of Goose Island State Park to the rugged canyons of Big Bend Ranch, the Lone Star State has a vast array of wonders to experience. As Texans and Scouts, it is our job to preserve these abundant gifts for this generation and for all those who follow. We believe in personal responsibility and service to others. We have combined those core values with innovation, dedication, and old-fashioned hard work to ensure that the air we breathe and the water we drink are clean. It is with that spirit that we protect our state's public health and natural resources. The Take Care of Texas Award recognizes Scouts who are doing their part to conserve water and energy, keep our air and water clean, and reduce waste. The Award shows a commitment to both learning and educating others on how we can keep our state great. 

Take Care of Texas

Hornaday Award: There are opportunities for Hornaday Award projects.  William T. Hornaday awards are presented for distinguished service in natural resource conservation for units, Scouts, Venturers, and Scouters. Boy Scouts may earn the William T. Hornaday Awards Badge, the William T. Hornaday Awards Bronze Medal or the William T. Hornaday Awards Silver Medal. 

Hornaday Award

About Double Lake

The Double Lake Recreation Area is managed by the U.S. Forest Service manages and offers a little of everything, including camping, fishing, swimming, picnicking, hiking and simply relaxing in nature. A variety of tent and group campsites are available. The area has rolling hills forested with hardwood and pines. The campground is surrounded by the 23-acre Double Lake. Double Lake is stocked with bass, bream and catfish. There are three fishing piers and a limited access boat ramp with parking nearby for trailers. Only boats with small electric motors are allowed. Boat and canoe rentals are available seasonally. A 5-mile hiking trail leads to Big Creek Scenic Area, and there is access to part of the 128-mile Lone Star Hiking Trail. A 20-mile mountain bike trail meanders around the lake. Swimmers can relax on a sandy beach after taking a cool plunge. 

About National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. Nearly 200,000 volunteers and park visitors will provide service at 2,520 public land sites in all 50 states. Connect with NPLD on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or sign up for their newsletter to stay posted! NPLD began in 1994 with three sites and 700 volunteers. It proved to be a huge success and became a yearly tradition, typically held on the last Saturday in September. Since the first NPLD, the event has grown by leaps and bounds.

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Event Adviser - Patrick Weisbrod
 (281) 408-5204

Lodge Vice Chief and Service


Associate Lodge Adviser of Service