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Welcome to the Adventure of Cub Scouting. Cub Scouting helps to support your family by providing ready-made opportunities for you and your son to do things together. As a parent, you want to be assured that the groups that your boy joins will teach values consistent with good citizenship, character development, and physical fitness. The Boy Scouts of America has been weaving these lifetime values into fun and educational activities since 1910.
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Texas Skies District Roundtable
December 10, 2015
Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the second Thursday of the month at the LDS Church-Katy Stake Center (1603 Norwalk Dr, Katy, 77450) at 7:00 pm to help unit leaders plan and carry out their own program. Roundtable is a form of supplemental training for volunteers. The objective of roundtable is to give leaders program ideas, information on events and training opportunities, and an opportunity to share experiences and enjoy fun and fellowship with other Scouting leaders. As a result of the roundtable experience, unit leaders will be inspired, motivated, informed, and able to provide a stronger program for their Scouts.
Due by December 10, 2015
Every December, all units are required to renew their affiliation with Scouting. Units are to complete the internet recharter and submit the signed paperwork by December roundtable. Some important things to remember:
- Plan ahead to get recharter done early, as this time of the year is typically very busy. It takes time to gather information and collect fees and signatures.
- Ensure all registered leaders have taken Youth Protection Training (YPT).
- Ensure the top unit leader (i.e., Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Venturing Advisor, Varsity Coach) has completed BSA training for his or her position.
- Submit internet advancements and service hours by December 31st.
- Recharter paperwork is due on or before the December 10th roundtable.
- Read the important information at www.shac.org/recharter.
- For more information, contact the District Commissioner Donna Coselli or District Director George Etier.
Youth Protection Training (YPT)
Every December, all units are required to renew their affiliation with Scouting. Rechartering on time is critical. It is required for units to continue registration without interruption. It is required to ensure Scouts are registered, critical for receiving rank advancement and other awards, and for insurance coverage.
What is the most likely delay in the recharter process? Expired Youth Protection Training (YPT). Seventy-two percent (72%) of the recharters submitted last year with errors were because an adult needed to take YPT. All adults must have taken Youth Protection Training appropriate for their unit within the last 24 months. This course can be taken online at My.Scouting - it only takes about 25 minutes to complete. If your YPT expires before March 2016, please renew it now.
Take YPT online
The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. Youth Protection Training (YPT) is designed to help keep our youth safe from abuse. Participants will learn the Boy Scouts of America's youth protection guidelines, signs of abuse, and how to report suspected abuse.
Classroom Facilitated YPT
Classroom Facilitated YPT must be taken by anyone (both BSA registered and non-registered) 18 years old or older attending or staffing a long-term camping program in a camp licensed by the State of Texas (e.g., day camp, resident camp, Boy Scout summer camp, winter camp). For more information, visit theFAQ's for Classroom Facilitated YPT. YPT is designed to help you keep our youth safe from abuse and participants learn the Boy Scouts of America's Youth Protection Guidelines, signs of abuse, and how to report suspected abuse. Pre-registration is not required for Classroom Facilitated YPT, unless noted. See the council training schedule for a list of additional training courses offered around the council. There is no cost to attend and pre-registration is not needed. For more information, contact James Yanklin.
January 15-17, 2016
Webelos Woods is designed to give first and second year Webelos and their parents a preview of Boy Scout experiences. The program reinforces Boy Scout values, procedures, methods, and skills. It is an introduction to Boy Scouts as a “boy led” program versus “adult led” Cub Scouts. Also, Scouts will enjoy the thrill of camping in the outdoors in a Boy Scout style camp which will foster a desire to continue Scouting. This is an excellent time for Webelos to visit a variety of Texas Skies troops and work on various Webelos activities and Scouting skills.
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February 26-28, 2016
The camp-o-ree is a weekend campout for troops. The Rio de Janeiro Olympic summer games are being held in 2016. We’ll celebrate the game’s cause: bringing competitors from different cultures together in peace for friendly competition and an opportunity to learn about, and from, each other. At the Texas Skies Scouting games, patrols from different troops will compete in various competitions and be judged on leadership, teamwork, Scouting skills and Scout spirit.
Training is an important part of learning to become an effective leader. Trained leaders impact the quality of programs, leader tenure, youth tenure, and a whole lot more. A trained leader is better prepared to make the Scouting program all it can be! Every Scout deserves a trained leader. See the council training schedule for a list of additional training courses offered around the council.
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Upcoming Council Events