March 8, 2018 l 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm at Good Shepard United Methodist Church (20155 Cypresswood Dr, Cypress, TX 77433). The objective is 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.
Boy Scout Camporee
February 16-18, 2018
Camporee is a weekend campout for troops around the district. Patrols compete in various competitions and are judged on leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit. Every troop needs to send a representative to the January roundtable for planning. The event is being held at Bovay Scout Ranch - Tellepsen Scout Ranch, 3450 County Rd 317, Navasota, TX 77868). Events will include archery, fire building, first aid, knot tying, messy camp, orienteering, pioneering, rifle and shotgun shooting, a campfire program, climbing, dining fly competition, dodgeball, Dutch oven cook-off, eight-knot competition, ironman competition, OA call-out and tomahawk throwing.
Registration is a two-step process completed by the unit leader. RSVP for the camporee by January roundtable on January 11, 2018. The registration fee includes the camping fee, awards, t-shirt, patch and activities for those registered by 2/15/18. The registration fee is $40 for Boy Scouts, $15 for adults and $20 for Venturers and Sea Scouts. There is no onsite registration.
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Scout Fair Coupon Books
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. For more information, contact Angela Teague.
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June 11-14, 2018
AM Session: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
PM Session: 3:00 - 8:30 pm
Excitement is waiting as Cub Scouts travel the world on a passport to adventure as they learn new skills, and make new friends. Day Camp is a council camp hosted by districts for Scouts entering 1st through 5th grade for the 2018-2019 school year. No matter what camp you choose, you can be sure it will be loaded with an awesome program such as Archery, sports, games, and crafts, rank advancements, Scout skills, fun and more. Day camp is being held at Cy-Fair Exhibit Center (11206 Telge Rd, Cypress, TX 77429).
Many volunteers are needed to make camp a success, so please consider volunteering. Adult volunteers can also register their non-Scouting children ages 3-5 (potty trained) or girls ages 6-13. Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts ages 14-17 can also volunteer. The registration fees are $75 and includes a t-shirt, patch, program supplies, and mug. Tot lot is $25 and sibling girls in 1st through 5th grade is $45. Full-time volunteers are free.
- There is an early registration discount of $15 for Scout until 3/15/18.
- Late registration begins 5/15/18. A late fee of $25 will apply; patches, t-shirts and craft supplies are not guaranteed.
- Registration closes for youth and adults on 5/26/18.
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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.
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