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For questions about membership turn-in, contact texasskiesdistrictshac@gmail.com.


Texas Skies District Roundtable

November 9, 2017  |  7:00 - 8:30 pm

Stay Informed, Attend Roundtable graphicRoundtable 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.


Cuboree

October 27-29, 2017

Cuboree is a weekend camping event for Cub Scouts (1st - 5th grade) and their families. On Saturday, Scouts will rotate through a variety of different stations. Scouts and their families can camp on Friday and Saturday nights with their pack. Tigers will work on Tiger rank advancements. Wolves and Bears will work on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) activities. The event registration includes camping fees, program supplies, and a patch. Registration closes 10/22/17. After 10/22/17, there is a late fee; patches and program supplies are not guaranteed for late registration. There is no onsite registration. The event is being held at Camp Brosig (1893 Trenckman Road, Sealy, TX 77474).

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Rocket Day

November 4, 2017   |   9:00 am  - noon

All new Cub Scouts and their parents are invited to their first district Scouting event. Boys who join Cub Scouts this year will receive a rocket that they can design, build, and launch at Rocket Day. Boys in first 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.

New location: The event is being held at Tays Jr. High School (26721 Hawks Prairie Blvd, Katy, TX 77494). Distribute the promotional placemat/ activity sheet to Scouts to remind them about the event. The half-day flier can be attached to the rockets.

Learn More and Register      Promotional Placemat     Half-Page Flier    Half-Page Flier

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. 

Booth Registration


Training

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 James Yaklin.

What to Bring to Training            Council Training Schedule

Date

Course
(click on title for course description)

Location

Time

Cost

Register

10/14/17 Den Leader Position-Specific Training Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Community 
1530 Norwalk Dr
Katy, TX 77450
8:00 - 10:00 am $5 Register
10/14/17 Pack Committee Challenge - Pack Committee Position-Specific Training Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Community 
1530 Norwalk Dr
Katy, TX 77450
8:00 - 10:00 am $5 Register
10/14/17 Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster Position-Specific Training Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Community 
1530 Norwalk Dr
Katy, TX 77450
8:00 - noon $5 Register
10/14/17 Classroom Facilitated Youth Protection Training (YPT) Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Community 
1530 Norwalk Dr
Katy, TX 77450
8:00 - 9:30 am $0 Not required
10/14/17 Classroom Facilitated Youth Protection Training (YPT) Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Community 
1530 Norwalk Dr
Katy, TX 77450
10:30 am - noon $0 Not require
 

Popcorn Sales

Hundreds of thousands of dollars go back to the Scouting program in the Sam Houston Area Council as a result of the annual popcorn sale. 70% of all dollars collected during the sale support local Scouting. The popcorn sale is a way for a Scout to support his or her way through the various activities during the year. There are three options to sell popcorn: traditional take order sales, sell online to friends and family out of town and show-n-sell. New for this year, units that sell over $12,000 will receive free home popcorn delivery. For more information, contact the district popcorn kernel, Karey Fellers.

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Katy Eagle Scout Association Fellowship

Eagle Scout alumni young and old to join in these gatherings for fellowship, networking, service, and to promote the growth of Scouting in our communities.The fellowship is being held at Rudy’s Country Store and Barbeque (21799 Katy Fwy, near I-10 at Mason) at 7:00 pm. The Katy Chapter of the SHAC Eagle Scout Association is made up of Eagle Scout alumni from the West Division (Texas Skies, Mustang, Copperhead, and Big Cypress Districts) and meets bimonthly on the first Wednesday of the month. 

More Information


Looking for a Cub Scout Pack

Join Cub Scouts graphic 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.

Find a pack near you


Help us promote Scouting

SHAC FacebookThe Sam Houston Area Council is focusing on leveraging the power of social media through Facebook.  The more Scouters share and repost, the more powerful our marketing can be.

We are compiling a list of unit social media sites so we can work together to spread the word about Scouting by tagging, liking commenting and sharing each other posts.

Learn More          Take our Social Media Survey


The Scouting Trail is a monthly handout provided to units at roundtable describing upcoming council events for the next quarter. 
This is a great resource for Scouters and parents.


December 9 or 10, 2017

Philmont Advisor Skills School (PASS) is designed to help prepare Philmont advisors to lead a successful trek. PASS is an 8-hour course taught by experiences Philmont staffers that covers backcountry and logistical fundamentals of Philmont. Participants will enjoy a trail lunch and sample a trail dinner in between training sessions. At the conclusion of the course, advisors will receive PASS materials to share with crew members. The December 9th course will be held at Camp Brosig and the December 10th course will be held at the Cockrell Scout Center. The cost is $40.

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December 26-31, 2017

Winter Camp is a wonderful opportunity for troops to camp and Boy Scouts to earn merit badges. Merit badge classes are taught by Scouters with real-life experiences in the field. The 32nd annual winter camp will be held at Bovay Scout Ranch (3450 County 317, Navasota, TX 77868), just 3 miles outside of Navasota, TX. Over 50 merit badge classes are offered, including many merit badges that are not normally offered at summer camp.

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December 26 - 31, 2017

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed six-day council-level program designed to provide Boy Scouts and Venturers who are 13 years and older with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. 

There is a mandatory orientation on December 3, 2017, for all participants and every youth on the waitlist. The fee for NYLT training is $225. The fee includes two t-shirts and one neckerchief; extra t-shirts can be ordered. Before registering, read the FAQs and have the unit leader information (name, address, phone, and email) available. 

Learn More and Register             NYLT Flier


The Sam Houston Area Council is continually searching for potential career employees who would like to work in a profession that has a meaningful, rewarding purpose. Bring to the BSA your varied life experiences, education, and perspective, and in return, you will have an opportunity to combine those skills and experiences in a career that values and respects others. Scouting is a profession with a purpose!  Check out the current openings at www.shac.org/employment.


Scout Days are awesome opportunities to get your Scouts, friends and family together for some exciting experiences around the area with other Scouting families. All Scout Days are offered at a discounted price of admission. Also, many of our partners offer merit badge classes and advancement workshops for Cub Scouts and Webelos.

Learn more about Scout Days