Welcome to Texas Skies District!
The Texas Skies District serves Scouting units located in the Katy and Royal school districts. Sign up for email communications and follow us on:
Texas Skies District Roundtable
February 8, 2018 | 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 us on Facebook.
January 19-21, 2018
Webelos Woods is a Boy Scout level camping event, where Webelos Scouts are invited to spend the weekend in a Boy Scout led environment. The purpose of the Webelos Woods camping weekend is to showcase the Boy Scout tenants of a boy-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 Boy Scout Handbook. All activities are led by Boy Scout troops On Saturday evening, there will be a campfire program and a crossover ceremonies for fifth grade Webelos Scouts. The registration fee is $20 per Webelos Scout. The fee for fifth grade Webelos who are also participating in the Arrow of Light ceremony is $30. The fee for parents, Boy Scouts and leaders is $5.00. Family members and friends are invited to attend the Arrow of Light ceremonies on Saturday evening. The event is being held at Bovay Scout Ranch (County Rd 317, Navasota, Texas 77868).
Learn More and Register
January 27, 2018
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 theme for 2018 is Mad Hatter. Awards will be given out for the tallest, craziest, most colorful, wildest, smallest, and most unusual hats. The event is being held at (Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Community, 1530 Norwalk Dr, Katy, TX 77450). The gathering is at 5:30 pm, dinner is at 6:00 pm and the awards ceremony begins at 6:30 pm. Dinner will be catered by Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q. Registration ends January 24, 2018.
Nominations Due January 15, 2018
Nominate Scouters who have served Texas Skies District youth above and beyond the call of duty. For questions about nominations, contact email@example.com.
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. Units may select one candidate per year for every 60 Scouts registered with the Boy Scouts of America. (i.e., 1 – 60 Scouts = one nomination, 61-120 Scouts = two nominations and so on). Anyone may recommend a Scouter for this award. The unit committee selects the candidate(s) and makes the nominations to the district. All unit nominations will receive an award.
Nomination Form for Spirit Award
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
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
Scout Fair Coupon Book Kick-off
January 25, 2018 l 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Scout Fair coupon books sales are a brilliant way for units to raise money and prepare Scouts to earn their own way! The Scout Fair coupon book offers great savings for the buyer, while Scouts earn commissions for every $10 coupon book purchased. At the Scout Fair Kickoff, unit leaders receive training and materials. All units receive a 30% base commission for each $10 Scout Fair coupon book sold. Units can also take advantage of early bird turn-in dates offering 5%, 3% and 1% additional bonus commissions. Leaders will also receive information on prizes and how their unit can participate at Scout Fair to earn an additional 10% commission. The kickoff meeting is being held at 7:00 pm at Epiphany of the Lord (1530 Norwalk Dr., Katy, TX 77450). Each unit should send at least one representative. For more information, contact Audrey Markiton.
RSVP for Kick-off and Sign-up to Sell Coupon Books Learn More about Coupon Books
Friends of Scouting
Friends of Scouting is an opportunity for families, friends, alumni, businesses and community organizations to support Scouting. The $33 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.
Donate Sign up for FOS presentation