San Jacinto District Roundtable
September 12, 2019 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the second Thursday of every month (except July) at 7:00 pm at the House of Prayer Lutheran Church (14045 Space Center Blvd, 77062) 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 upcoming events and trainings, 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.
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7:00 pm: Call to order
7:15 pm: Cub Scout breakout
7:15 pm: Scouts BSA breakout
7:15 pm: Chaplain breakout
7:15 pm: Venturing / Sea Scouts breakout
September 21, 2019
The fishing tournament is for Cub Scouts (kindergarten through 5th grade), families and friends thinking about joining Cub Scouts. Cub Scouts love to fish. Cub Scouts will compete to catch the longest, smallest and most fish by rank. The event is being held at Sylvan Park Pier (400 Bayshore Dr., La Porte, TX 77571). The registration fee is $8.50 for the first Cub Scout and $7 for each additional Cub Scouts and includes bait, a patch, a pier pass and an entry for the door prize drawings. Late registration begins 9/19/19 and is $10 per Cub Scout. Onsite registration is not recommended.
Learn More and Register
Training is an important part of learning to become an effective leader. The important Scouting position you hold will be easier and more effective once you develop the skills necessary to deliver a quality Scouting program every Scout desires. Every Scout deserves a trained leader. See the council training schedule for a list of additional trainings offered in the council. For more information, contact Doug Zimmerer.
What to Bring to Training Council Training Schedule
The fall membership campaign focuses on recruiting new families to the fun and adventures of Cub Scouting. The council provides a variety of support materials for your pack. We are excited to announce that the fall recruiting campaign will once again be Rocket Into Scouting. Girls and boys who join Cub Scouts will receive a rocket patch for joining and will also receive a rocket that they will be able to design, build, and launch at a fall district event.
Learn More Order Fall Recruiting Night Fliers Signs and table tents
Join Scouting Nights should be designed to be fast-paced for today’s busy parents. The key to making any Sign-Up Night successful is advanced planning and preparation, including recruiting a sufficient number of enthusiastic volunteers to help. To ensure families get the message that it’s time to sign up, use various methods of communication and be sure to have a plan. You should start to build the buzz at least six weeks out from your sign-up event(s). The council and district will help get the word out, but the majority of your success will come from unit marketing. Geofencing is a method of geographically targeting a specific audience using Facebook.
Scouting activities contribute to the academic development of the children who participate. Share with principals and teachers the brochure which lists the Cub Scout advancements that support over 120 skills taught in elementary school. There are two methods typically used at Join Scouting Nights.
Option 1: Table Rotation Method: The table rotation method has been used very successfully in recent years and is ideal for smaller groups. It allows families more flexible timing and it allows the pack to have better one-on-one conversations with new families as they visit the tables. Families sign in at the first table, then they go on a self-paced journey through five stations to learn how Scouting and the pack work. Families who are familiar with Scouting, or who have limited time, may hurry past some tables and go directly to checkout. The diagram below shows the stations and the recommended room setup. A model campsite with a tent, camp chairs, fishing poles, etc. should be in the center of the room so everyone circles some Scouting fun while they’re there! Table displays can be checked out from the district executive or units can make their own.
Sample Table Rotation Model Table Display - Table 1 Table 2 Table 3 Table 4 Table 5
Option 2: Presentation Method: The presentation method has been used successfully for many years and is ideal for larger groups. If using this method, remember that the goal is to sign up new Scouts and adult leaders. Packs are asked to avoid the use of PowerPoint presentations because they tend to include too much information, take too much time, and often cause interested families to leave without signing up because they simply can’t stay so long. Instead, new Cub Scouts and parents should be invited back to a Parent Orientation a week later, which gives the pack an opportunity to share more information about their activities and leadership. A model campsite with a tent, camp chairs, fishing poles, etc. should be to one side of the presenter, so everyone clearly sees some Scouting fun while they’re there!
Sample Presentation Method
A Scout is reverent. They are reverent toward God. They are faithful in their religious duties and respects the convictions of others in matters of custom and religion.
To encourage members to grow stronger in their faith, religious groups have developed the religious emblems programs. Additional resources are available from Programs of Religious Activities with Youth (P.R.A.Y). The Boy Scouts of America has approved of these programs and allows the emblems to be worn on the official uniform. The various religious groups administer the programs.
A class for the Catholic Ad Altair Dei (7th graders and older up to 18) and the Catholic Pope Pius XII for (9th graders and older up to 21) is currently being scheduled. For more information, contact Kim Groce. Kim is also organizing and arranging instructors for other faiths based on interest, please her know if you are interested.