District Coordinated and Roundtable
December 12, 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.
First Aid Meet
January 4, 2020 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The First Aid Meet is an event that challenges Scouts in troops to perform first aid in simulated real-life situations. Patrols compete in practical first aid problems, displaying hands-on skills from the Boy Scout Handbook, First Aid Merit Badge pamphlet and current American Red Cross guidelines. The top three scoring patrols represent the district at the council First Aid Meet. The troop leadership should register each patrol for the first aid meet. There is no cost to participate. Each patrol must provide at least one Scouter or Scout parent to serve as a judge or proctor. The event is being held at Coles Crossing Community Center (13050 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429).
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Friends of Scouting Presentation
Presentation date due by December 12, 2019
Friends of Scouting is an opportunity for families, friends, alumni, businesses and community organizations to support Scouting. The 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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