The Texas Skies District serves Scouting units located in the Katy and Royal school districts. Sign up for email communications and follow us on Facebook.
Texas Skies District Roundtable
November 8, 2018 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
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. Follow us on Facebook.
October 19-21, 2018
Cuboree is a fun, exciting weekend event for Cub Scouts (kindergarten through 5th grade) and their families to kick off the Scouting year. This includes Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Bears and Webelos Scouts. Scouts and their families can camp on Friday and Saturday nights with their pack or just attend the Saturday activities.
This year’s theme is Wild West Days, and each den will travel to different towns to try their skill at frontier activities. Events include Water Brigade, Gold Nugget Tossing, Paul Bunyan Hammer Relay, Taos Corn Cob Toss and many others.
Dens will compete in Scout skills and games. Dens will be graded on their Scout skills, spirit, gamesmanship and on the items to be brought. The event is being held at Long Acres Ranch (101-107 Cir 7 Dr, Richmond, TX 77469). The registration fee is $20 per Scout and includes program supplies, camping fees, and a patch. Registration closes October 12, 2018. Registration is limited to 300 Cub Scouts.
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November 3, 2017 | 10:00 am - noon
Youth who join Cub Scouts this year will receive a rocket that they can design, build, and launch at the cuboree. Youth in kindergarten through fifth grade who are interested in joining Scouting may also attend. We will help you find a pack near you and get signed up for Scouting. The event is free; please RSVP so we will have an engine for your rocket onsite. The event is being held at Tays Jr. High School (26721 Hawks Prairie Blvd., Katy, TX 77494).
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Unit Booths: Every unit is encouraged to bring a booth with an activity at Rocket Day similar to what is done at Scout Fair. The unit leader should register the booth.
Merit Badge Fair
November 3, 2018 | 7:00 am to 4:30 pm
The Merit Badge Fair is an opportunity for Scouts in troops, crews, or ships of any rank, to work on merit badges. A Scout has the opportunity to work on requirements for two merit badges. These are not giveaway merit badges, and this is not a merit badge factory. Each Scout is expected to prepare ahead of time (by reading the merit badge book and completing prerequisites), and to participate fully during the course in order to receive credit for the requirements completed. All Scouts are required to bring signed blue cards in order to work on merit badges.
Adult participation is required to offer this event. Every unit with Scouts participating is expected to provide at least one volunteer for every six Scouts attending. Additional volunteers are needed and appreciated. The event is being held at Holy Covenant United Methodist Church (22111 Morton Road, Katy, TX 77449). The cost to register is $10 per Scout.
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Recharter Training Workshop
November 8, 2018
Every year, all units (packs, troops, crews, ships) are required to renew their affiliation with Scouting. The BSA issues charters to community organizations to enable them to use the Scouting program under their own leadership as a service to their children, youth, and families. Re-chartering is the process of renewing the charter agreement between the BSA and the organization, and renewing the registration of youth and adult members.
Rechartering on time is critical. It is required for Journey to Excellence. 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.
The Internet Recharter (IR) site will officially open up on November 1, 2018, but there's a lot units can be working on right now to make the recharter process go smooth.
1. Send a representative from the unit to one of the district recharter training sessions:
- October 11, 2018 at LDS Church-Katy Stake Center (1603 Norwalk Dr, Katy, 77450)
- November 8, 2018 at LDS Church-Katy Stake Center (1603 Norwalk Dr, Katy, 77450)
2. Prepare and 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.
- Review recharter resources
- Contact your unit commissioner, assistant district commissioner, or district commissioner for assistance
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