Texas Skies District Roundtable
September 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 7:00pm 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.
September 18-20, 2016
Texas, Our Texas
Cub-o-ree is weekend outdoor camping event for Wolf and Bear Scouts (2nd and 3th graders) and their families. Scouts will rotate through different stations focusing on Scout skills (e.g., requirements, electives), archery, Native American crafts, a compass course, songs, skits, campfire, and more. Scouts and their families can camp on Friday and Saturday nights. Tigers, Webelos, and siblings are welcome to camp, but Wolves and Bears are given preference in the activities. Each Scout must be accompanied by a parent. The cub-o-ree will be held at Camp Brosig.
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 trainings offered around the council.
BALOO will be held at Daren-Huff Scout House (20775 Kingsland Blvd., Katy - behind St. Peter's United Methodist Church). For more information, contact Matt Stoops.
|October 3, 2015
||Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)
||BALOO is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for those leaders who are interested in adding a camping component to their pack activities. Flyer
*Pre-registration is not required for Classroom Facilitated YPT
Cub Scout Fall Recruiting
The fall recruiting campaign focuses on recruiting new families to the fun and adventures of Cub Scouting. Download directional signs and table tents to use during your recruiting nights.
Order Fall Recruiting Night Flyers Council Recruitment Resources / Leader's Guide
Did you know that 46% of families have never been asked to join Scouting? Based on a recent national survey you can see how Scouts and families find out about an join a Scouting. 68% are asked by a Scout, friend, volunteer or the charter organization to join. What can we do to ask the 46% who have never been asked to join? Utilize the BSA's Build an Adventure and Badge of Honor resources. Ideas on how to produce a successful fall recruiting campaign:
- School visits (classrooms, lunchrooms, recess, etc.).
- Send flyers home from school to all prospective members.
- Posters in schools, businesses, community organizations, etc.
- Put Cub Scouting messages on marquees at schools, subdivisions, and businesses.
- Set up a booth at “Meet the Teacher” nights, open houses and charter partner.
- Post yard signs in every Cub Scout family’s yard.
- Public address announcement at the school on the day of the rally.
- Articles in local newspapers, subdivision newsletters, and chartered partner newsletters.
- Have Cub Scouts wear their uniforms on the day of the rally.
- Plan a second event (e.g., pack meeting) to invite prospective Cub Scouts. Use the second chance flyers.
Fall Popcorn Sales
Selling gourmet popcorn is a wonderful opportunity for units to earn funds to support their entire year of Scouting. Why Sell? • Increase your unit income – 73% stays in the local area • Scouts learn life lessons by “earning their own way” • There are loads of incentives including cool prizes and college scholarships. For more information, contact Lisa Munoz.
More Information Sign up your unit to sell popcorn Popcorn Kernel Guide
There are two options to sell popcorn: traditional take order sales, and selling online to friends and family out of town:
1. Traditional take order sales are the most traditional way to sell popcorn. Scouts go door-to-door with the take order form received from your leader after your unit kick off through November 10, 2015. Customers choose the product(s) and Scouts deliver the popcorn after November 21, 2015.
2. Online popcorn sales are a great way to sell to friends and family who live far away. Online sales count toward Scout prizes and the scholarship program. Customers can pay with a credit card, and the products are shipped directly to the customer by Trail's End. Scout must create an account to sell online. Online sales run through November 10, 2015.
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