New Internet Rechartering Platform
UPDATE Fri.Sep.24.2021: National is working through some issues with the sandbox and has asked all units to refrain from using it at this time.
Internet Recharter 2.0 is scheduled to release on October 15th for all units to submit their renewals online. We have created an FAQ, along with an Internet Recharter User Guide, to give you the opportunity to review the new platform and provide the necessary tools to your council staff when supporting the volunteers with submitting their Internet Charter Renewal. An instructional video walking the viewer through each step of the new Internet Recharter 2.0 experience will be coming soon.
On September 22, 2021, a Sandbox environment will be opened for units to begin training on the new system. This sandbox, available at https://advancementspp.scouting.org, will allow the unit to “test” the recharter process before actually committing the actions permanently in the new recharter system beginning on October 15, 2021. To access, units will enter their same usernames they would normally use to access Scoutbook.com or My.Scouting, except a new, generic password will be used to access the sandbox system. That password will be circulated once the sandbox environment is ready.
Sandbox Live - September 22nd
September 28th at 8pm Central
Contact your Unit Commissioner or District Commissioner if you have any questions.
Texas Skies District Roundtable
October 14, 2021 | 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.
October 15-17, 2021
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. The weekend will afford troops an opportunity to focus on key Scouting rank requirements in addition to teamwork and camaraderie. Events are competitive; however, the main aim is to practice new and fun skills, sportsmanship and outreach to other Scouts. By blending competitive activities with education and joy of effort, the youth-led planning committee wants the fundamentals of outdoor skills to be learned by way of friendly competition and ethical sportsmanship.
Registration is completed by the troop leadership. Registration is a two-step process. Every troop needs to RSVP by 9/9/21 to let the event staff if you are attending. Estimated numbers are provided to the council so the district can reserve the appropriate number of campsites and program areas for the event. The cost is $25 per Scout and $10 per adult and includes a patch, and camping fees.
Learn More and Register
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
Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) is the Cub Scout leader training required for any Cub Scout den or pack outdoor event, including packing camping, overnighters, and Webelos den overnighters. BALOO training is comprised of two components – an online component, and a practical, hands-on component which includes an overnight with 16 hours of instruction time. One BALOO trained leader is required to be present on any pack family or Webelos den overnight camping.