District Coordinated and Roundtable
October 10, 2019
District Coordinated is a district monthly of unit and district committee members. Roundtable is a district monthly meeting to help unit leaders plan and carry out their own program. The meetings are supplemental training for volunteers and are typically held the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church (20155 Cypresswood Dr, Cypress, TX 77433). Volunteers and parents can attend one or both of the sessions. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BigCypress.
District Coordinated | 6:00 - 7:00 pm
The objective of district coordinated for the unit leadership to receive updates from the district leadership including district and council events, training opportunities and national updates.
Audience: unit committee members including the unit key 3 (chartered organization representative, committee chair, unit leader), fundraising coordinator (popcorn, Scout Fair coupon book), outdoor/activities coordinator, public relations chair, membership coordinator, Friends of Scouting (FOS) coordinator, advancement coordinator, training coordinator
Agenda: program announcements, planning and training. District committee members, as well as the council professional, will also be available to meet one on one.
Roundtable | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
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.
Audience: unit leaders (Cubmasters, Scoutmasters), den leaders, assistant Scoutmasters, merit badge counselors, camping chairs, volunteers that work directly with Scouts or are involved with planning activities and events for their unit.
Agenda: district and council announcements, program planning (pack and den meetings, troop and patrol meetings), training (e.g., Guide to Safe Scouting, youth protection), networking and collaboration.
Lion / Tiger Day and Rocket Launch
October 19, 2019 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Youth who join Cub Scouts this year will receive a rocket that they can design, build, and launch at Rocket Day. Youth in kindergarten through fifth grade who are interested in joining Scouting may also attend. We will help you find a pack near you and get signed up for Scouting. The event is being held at the Community of Faith (16124 Becker Rd. Hockley, TX 77447).
Option 1: Rocket launch only: There is no charge to launch your rocket. Rocket engines are not guaranteed for Scouts who do not RSVP.
Option 2: Lion / Tiger Day and rocket launch: Lion / Tiger Day is an opportunity for Scouts to participate in a variety of activities (e.g., hike, games, and crafts) and work on some advancements. The Lions (kindergarten) will work on the Rumble in the Jungle Adventure. The Tigers (1st graders) will work on the Tigers: Safe and Smart Adventure. The registration fee $12.00. Onsite registration is $20 (check payable to SHAC). Pre-register and pay online to save money.
Learn More and Register Flier (half-page to attach to rocket) Promotional Placemat
Webelos to Scout Expo
October 25-27, 2019
The Webelos to Scout Expo is a campout designed to introduce 4th and 5thgrade Webelos Scouts and their parent/guardian to the many outdoor adventures of Scouting. This awesome weekend event includes patrol-method camping and Scout activities. On Saturday morning, Webelos Scouts will participate in five activity stations by run by troops: first aid, cooking, BB guns, archery and pioneering. Parents will attend Scouting 101. During the afternoon, Webelos Scouts will visit the Troop Fair. Troops will set up displays and activities in their campsites for Webelos Scouts and their parents to visit. The evening will culminate in a rousing campfire and special presentation by the Order of the Arrow (OA). The event is being held at Camp Brosig (1893 Trenchman Road, Sealy, TX 77474).
The registration fee includes a patch, activity supplies and entry for one Webelos Scout and a parent/guardian. Additional adults can be added for $10. Webelos Scouts will receive a t-shirt if registered by 10/4/19. Parents can order t-shirts until 10/4/19. Registration is typically completed by individuals; check with your Webelos den leader before registering to make sure registration isn't being done by the den leader. After 10/1/19, there is a $10 late fee. The last day to register is 10/11/19 and there is no onsite registration.
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Troops are needed to run the activity stations (first aid, cooking, BB guns, archery, and pioneering) in the morning. To volunteer your troop to lead one of these stations please contact Gregory Stafford. There will be a Troop Fair from 3:00 to 5:30 pm, where all troops will set up displays and activities in their campsites for Scouts and their parents to visit. Troops can recruit new Webelos Scouts by showcasing their talents at cooking, activities, and teaching new skills! Parents will be looking for information regarding troops, so please remember to have informational sheets to share!
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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 trainings offered around the council. For more information, contact Alicia Rodenberger. The classes are being held at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church (11507 Huffmeister Rd., Houston, TX 77065). There is no fee for the training.
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