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Texas Skies District Roundtable
December 12, 2019 | 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 the district Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SHACTexasSkies.
January 17-19, 2020
Webelos Woods is a camping event, where Webelos Scouts are invited to spend the weekend in a Scout-led environment. The purpose of Webelos Woods is to showcase the Scout tenants of a youth-led troop and the patrol method. Fourth grade Webelos Scouts will have the opportunity to visit the archery range and work on various Webelos Scout and Arrow of Light Adventures. Fifth grade Webelos Scouts will have the opportunity to visit the BB gun range and work on various Scouting skills directly from the Scout Handbook. All activities are led by troops. On Saturday evening, there will be a campfire program and Arrow of Light Ceremonies for fifth grade Webelos Scouts who have earned the Arrow of Light rank. The event is being held at Bovay Scout Ranch (County Rd. 317, Navasota, Texas 77868).
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Friends of Scouting Presentation
FOS presentation date due by December 12, 2019
Friends of Scouting is an opportunity for families, friends, alumni, businesses and community organizations to support Scouting. The registration fee goes directly to the national office of the Boy Scouts of America. If a Scout unit collects dues, that money stays with the unit to help pay for supplies, advancements and other activities. None of that money helps the Sam Houston Area Council. In order to keep Scouting affordable for all youth, the council runs an annual Friends of Scouting fundraising campaign.
Friends of Scouting helps:
- Recruit and train youth and leaders
- Provide assistance to those in need
- Keep camps and activities affordable
- Enhance programming and facilities
- Provide communication tools for volunteer leaders
Friends of Scouting contributions provide approximately 24 percent of the support the council receives each year. The success of Scouting depends on those who support it. Please help Scouting provide the resources necessary to make sure every youth can benefit from Scouting’s fun, exciting, adventure-filled activities that foster character, honesty, respect and life-long values.
Unit Leaders: Each unit is requested to hold a FOS presentation at your unit’s biggest gathering (typically the blue and gold banquet or a troop court of honor) during the months of February through May. The presentation, which takes approximately seven minutes to conduct, informs parents and leaders of all council services, its financial needs and extends an opportunity to help fulfill the need. Please sign up for a presentation.
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District Award Nominations
Nominations are due January 8, 2020
Nominate Scouters who have served Texas Skies District youth above and beyond the call of duty. Awards are presented at the District Dinner on January 25, 2020. For questions about nominations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Spirit Award is presented to one or more Scouters in each unit who has made a significant impact in the lives of youth in the unit and/or district.
Nomination Form for Spirit Award
Family of the Year Nomination
The family is an important part of Scouting. Family support for each youth is vital to their success in Scouting. Those parents who volunteer as leaders are a vital support for other kids as well as their own. The extra effort that parents put forth as leaders, in addition to their family responsibilities, deserve to be recognized. But when the whole family is involved in Scouting, they deserve recognition all the more. The Family of the Year award is a way to honor these families by selecting, from those nominated, the family whose work as a team in Scouting has made the greatest difference in our community.
Nomination Form for Family of the Year
District Award of Merit
The District Award of Merit is a council award presented by the district. The award is available to Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level. A committee of district peers will review the nominations and select the recipients. Selections for the Rising Star Award will also be chosen from these nominations.
Nomination Form for District Award of Merit
January 25, 2020
The District Dinner is an opportunity for a night of fellowship and great food as we acknowledge and thank our adult volunteers for the hard work and dedication that made this year incredibly successful. Texas Skies District’s outstanding leaders at the unit and district levels will be recognized. All volunteers in Texas Skies District are invited. The event is being held at Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Community (1530 Norwalk Dr, Katy, TX 77450). The registration fee is $12 per person paid online with credit card or electronic check. Registration closes January 19, 2020. Dinner will be beef, chicken or vegetarian.
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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 Ray Terry.
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