Roundtable

May 10, 2018   l   7:00 - 8:30 pm

Stay Informed, Attend Roundtable graphicLike Us on Facebook 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.


Training

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.

What to Bring to Training            Council Training Schedule

Date Course
(click on title for course description)
Time Location Cost Register
April 20-22, 2018 Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) Fr at 5:00 pm to
Sun at 1:00 pm
Sam Houston National Forest
FM 2025 Rd,
Coldspring, TX 77331
$31.50 Register
May 5, 2018 Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Cy-Hope Lodge
12715 Telge Rd.
Cypress, TX 77429
$0 Register 
May 10, 2018 Classroom Facilitated Youth Protection Training (YPT) TBA Roundtable $0 Not needed

District Calendar

Download the Big Cypress District calendar for July 2018 to June 2019. The council calendar and council toolkit provide additional information on upcoming council events.

District Calendar: July 2018 to June 2019

Annual Planning: A common element of strong units is they all have a good annual program planned a year in advance. The plan is then shared with all families in the form of an annual program calendar. Two other key elements of successful units are trained leaders and having the right leaders.

   Leader Resources       Unit Program Planning Tools

 Cub Scout Planning       Boy Scout Planning       Venturing Planning


Day Camp

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.

  • 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.

Learn More and Register 


Update your unit information on the web

Calling all unit leaders! Now is the perfect time to make it easy for Scouting families to find your unit.

Step 1: BeAScout.org has a Google pin for every unit! Update your unit information by signing into MyScouting, under Unit Tools select BeAScout, the click on Unit Pin Management. If you are the current unit leader and are unable to update your unit pin, please contact your district executive and ensure that you are currently registered as the unit leader or committee chair.

Step 2: Verify the information on the district website. Send corrections to the webmaster.


The Scouting Trail is a monthly handout provided to units at roundtable describing upcoming council events for the next quarter. This is a great resource for Scouters and parents.

The Scouting Trail: April 2018


Sunday, May 6, 2018   |  2:00 pm

The New Eagle Scout Reception recognizes the previous year’s Eagle Scout class. The council continues its tradition of providing this reception free of charge for new Eagle Scouts and their guests. 

Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Eagle Scout alumni, Scouters, Scoutmasters and Cubmasters are all encouraged to attend this special program to recognize the 2017 Eagle Scout class, the Adams Project of the Year Award, and NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award recipients. Eagle Scouts and their families will not want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to be recognized by accomplished Eagle Scouts. The evening is underwritten with generous sponsorships by many Eagle Scout alumni, charter members and patrons. The event is being held at Crowne Plaza (8686 Kirby Dr., Houston, TX 77054).

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Resident camp is a three-night campout at Bovay Scout Ranch for Cub Scouts entering the first through fifth grade the following school year. From Cub Scout skills to rank advancements, these camps are full of fun and learning. Cub Scouts attending resident camp are also encouraged to register for day camp, as the advancements offered at resident camp add to those offered at day camp.

Learn More About Resident Camp


Due May 1, 2018

The Silver Beaver Award is the highest form of recognition that a local council can bestow on a volunteer. In 1931, BSA President Mortimer L. Schiff recommended to the national board that an award be devised for recognition of distinguished service to youth in the area of a local council, and the concept of the Silver Beaver Award recognition was established. Nominations for the Silver Beaver Award are due to silverbeaver@shac.org by May 1st.

Silver Beaver Nomination Form                Complete list of Silver Beaver Recipients


Life to Eagle Scout

Life patch and Eagle Scout pinEagle Scout Board of review: After a Boy Scout has completed the requirements for any rank, they appear before a board of review. Its purpose is to determine the quality of their experience and decide whether they have fulfilled the requirements for the rank. For an Eagle Scout board of review, at least one district or council representative must serve as a member of an Eagle Scout board of review. On the advancement page (under the resources tab), there is a new form to request a district representative to serve on the Eagle Scout board of review.   

Eagle Scout Service Project: While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community. (The project must benefit an organization other than Boy Scouting.) A project proposal must be approved by the organization benefiting from the effort, your unit leader and unit committee, and the council or district before you start. On the advancement page (under the resources tab), there is a new form to request a district Eagle Scout project approval review meeting.

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