Today, the national organization of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to achieve two key objectives: equitably compensate victims who were harmed during their time in Scouting and continue to carry out Scouting’s mission for years to come. We want to highlight important points that are most relevant to the Sam Houston Area Council...
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Texas Skies District Roundtable
March 5, 2020 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
March roundtable is being held the first Thursday in March due to spring break.
Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the second Thursday of the month at the Holy Covenant United Methodist Church (22111 Morton Ranch Rd, Katy, TX 77449) 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.
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 Aaron Sobel.
What to Bring to Training Council Training Schedule
March 27-29, 2020
The camporee is a weekend campout for troops. Patrols from different troops will compete in various competitions and be judged on leadership, teamwork, Scouting skills and Scout spirit. Scouts from different troops will come together for friendly competition! In addition, Scouts will have an opportunity to learn from and about each other through team building and skill-based activities. Patrols are judged on leadership, teamwork, Scouting skills and Scout spirit. The weekend will afford troops an opportunity to focus on key Scouting rank requirements in addition to teamwork and camaraderie. The program will work with all Scouts to foster skills and teamwork. Events are competitive; however, the main aim is to practice new and fun skills, sportsmanship and outreach to other Scouts. Registration is completed by the troop leadership. The cost is $20 per Scout and $10 per adult and includes a patch, portable toilets, and camping fees. Youth staff fees are $10. Shooting sports are extra. The event is being held at Tellepsen Scout Camp (3450 County Road 317, Navasota, TX 77868).
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District Pinewood Derby
April 18, 2020 | 9:00 am (check-in)
The pinewood derby is one of the most popular and successful family activities in Cub Scouting. Pinewood derby cars are small wooden models that Cub Scouts make with help from their families. Then they race the cars in competition. The cars are powered by gravity and run down a track. Cub Scouts can design and build their own car to enter in the race. Win or lose, Cub Scouts will take pride in having done their best. Cub Scouts learn craft skills, the rules of fair play, and good sportsmanship—things they will remember for life. Scouts must make a new car each year. Any registered Cub Scout (kindergarten - 5th grade) can participate in the district pinewood derby, regardless of placement in their pack’s derby. Scouts can race cars built during this program year. There is an open division for family members. The event is being held at Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church - Recreation Room (1530 Norwalk Dr, Katy, TX 77450). The last day to register is April 16, 2020. There is no onsite registration.
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