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Texas Skies District Roundtable
March 11, 2021 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the second Thursday of the month at the Holy Covenant United Methodist Church (22111 Morton Ranch Rd, Katy, TX 77449) 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 the district Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SHACTexasSkies.
March 26-28, 2021
The camporee is a weekend campout for troops. Patrols from different troops will compete in various competitions and be judged on leadership, teamwork, Scouting skills and Scout spirit. Scouts from different troops will come together for friendly competition! In addition, Scouts will have an opportunity to learn from and about each other through team building and skill-based activities. The weekend will afford troops an opportunity to focus on key Scouting rank requirements in addition to teamwork and camaraderie. Events are competitive; however, the main aim is to practice new and fun skills, sportsmanship and outreach to other Scouts. The 2021 theme is Medieval Scouting Days! By blending competitive activities with education and joy of effort, the youth-led planning committee wants the fundamentals of outdoor skills to be learned by way of friendly competition and ethical sportsmanship. The event is being held at Tellepsen Scout Camp (3450 County Road 317, Navasota, TX 77868).
Registration is completed by the troop leadership. Registration is a two-step process. Every troop needs to RSVP by 2/18/21 to let the event staff if you are attending. Estimated numbers are provided to the council so the district can reserve the appropriate number of campsites and program areas for the event. Please let us know if this number changes significantly before the event. Every troop is expected to help at the camporee (e.g., run an activity or demonstration, emcee the campfire, interfaith service, logistics, administration, registration). The cost is $25 per Scout and $10 per adult and includes a patch, and camping fees. Youth staff fees are $10.
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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. For more information, contact Aaron Sobel.
What to Bring to Training Council Training Schedule
*Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) gives adult leaders the practical knowledge they need to help Scouts to learn outdoor skills. The skills presented closely follow the Scout Handbook and rank advancement requirements. This is a required training course for all Scoutmaster and assistant Scoutmasters. IOLS is a fun-filled program of hands-on skills training in the outdoors designed to help participants master basic camp skills required to teach Scouts skills from Tenderfoot to First Class. The fantastic Texas Skies District training team will help leaders learn how to set up camp, cook, and work with wood tools, and about ropes, planning campfire programs, map reading and compass skills, hiking and packing techniques, nature identification, and outdoor ethics. Each outdoor session will bring to life the pages of the Scout Handbook to help deliver the promise of Scouting and participant's comfort level and confidence as a trained, skilled leader. The program will also give you the opportunity to work with other Scout leaders from the area, meet new friends, and reinforce skill techniques with fellow unit leaders.