San Jacinto District Roundtable
January 11, 2018 | 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. Follow us on Facebook.
7:00 pm: Cub Scout Roundtable
7:00 pm: Boy Scout Roundtable
7:00 pm: Venturing / Sea Scouts Roundtable
Scout Fair Coupon Book Kick-off
January 25, 2018 l 7:00 - 8:00 pm
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. Leaders will also receive information on prizes and how their unit can participate at Scout Fair to earn an additional 10% commission. The kickoff meeting is being held at 7:00 pm at Woodforest Presbyterian (15330 Wallisville Rd., Houston, TX 77049). Each unit should send at least one representative. For more information, contact Frank Razeem.
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First Aid Day
January 27, 2018
First Aid Day is an opportunity for Webelos and Boy Scouts to learn first aid skills. During the morning, Webelos will work on the First Responder Adventure and Boy Scouts will work on the First Aid Merit Badge. The event is being held at Bay Area Community Center (5002 Nasa Road 1, Seabrook, Texas 77586).
After lunch is the First Aid Meet. Boy Scout patrols are tested on their first aid skills. Patrols work as a team to solve several first aid scenarios. The top three scoring patrols represent the district at the council First Aid Meet. Boy Scouts can participate in the First Aid Merit Badge class, the First Aid Meet or both.
Webelos Scouts and Boy Scouts can register individually for the merit badge day workshops. Unit leaders should sign up patrols for the First Aid Meet. The cost is $6.50 for the first Scout and $5 for each additional Scout. Space is limited. Late registration begins 1/25/18 and is $16.50 for the first Scout and $15 for each additional Scout.
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February 24, 2018
A pushmobile is a youth-powered go-cart. Cub Scout dens make their own pushmobile. Six Cub Scouts work together as a team to push their pushmobile through the course to the finish line at this annual district event. The event is being held at (Gateway Community Church, 760 Clear Lake City Blvd., Webster, Texas 77598). Registration is typically done by the den leader. Dens will race as teams. Individuals or groups of less than six Cub Scouts will be combined with other dens to form a team. Substitutions are allowed. The registration fee is $6.50 for first Cub Scout and $5 for additional Cub Scouts. Late registration is $11.50; patches are not guaranteed for late registration.
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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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