New District Executive
Please join us in welcoming Dylan Knau as the new Senior District Executive for the Texas Skies District. Dylan's field service experience will support our efforts to provide the best possible customer service to the volunteers and families in the Texas Skies District. Dylan is originally from Beaumont, TX and a graduate of Lamar University where he earned a BA in History. Dylan joined our Sam Houston Area Council team in September of 2019 as district executive serving the Arrowhead District. His role as district executive will be to provide leadership and support to the volunteers in our district with a focus on district operations, membership recruiting, unit service, family Friends of Scouting, and product sales. Dylan can be reached at email@example.com.
We also want to congratulate Juan Hernandez for being promoted to Field Director of the SHAC East Division.
Texas Skies District Roundtable
February 10, 2022 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the second Thursday of the month at Jeanette Hayes Elementary School (21203 Park Timbers Ln, Katy, TX 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.
District Recognition Reception
February 10, 2022
Jeanette Hayes Elementary School
21203 Park Timbers Ln, Katy, TX 77450
The District Award Recognition event 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. District Award Recognition event will be held at the February district roundtable. Registration is not required for the event.
District Award Nominations
Due by January 31, 2022
Nominate Scouters who have served Texas Skies District youth above and beyond the call of duty. Awards are presented at the District Dinner. For questions about nominations, contact the district advancement chair.
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.
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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.
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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.
Nomination Forms Learn More
Problems Receiving District Communications?
Recently, many Texas Skies District members have reported that they are not receiving emails from district leadership, committee members and the district newsletter. After a brief investigation, we believe that the problem is caused by more aggressive email filtering performed by email providers such as Gmail, Yahoo and Oulook/Hotmail. To work around the issue, we recommend creating safe/approved sender lists for all email sent from addresses that contain "@texas-skies.org". Safe or approved sender lists will normally bypass email provider SPAM filtering, allowing district email to land in your INBOX, rather than in a JUNK, SPAM or PROMOTIONS folder. For more details, feel free to reach out to the Texas Skies District website admin at firstname.lastname@example.org.