September 17, 2016
The Fishing Tournament is for Cub Scouts, 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 registration fee for all youth who are fishing is $7 per person and includes bait, a patch and pier pass. The registration fee for adults and siblings NOT fishing is $5 per person for the pier pass. The park requires that every person must have a pier pass to be allowed access to the pier. Youth (under the age of six) are free. Adults who would like to fish will need to have a fishing license. The event is being held at Sylvan Beach (400 Bayshore Dr., La Porte).
More Information and Registration
The fall membership campaign focuses on recruiting new families to the fun and adventures of Cub Scouting. Begin your planning by attending fall recruiting training. Involve all your pack leaders in recruiting by inviting everyone to the training! The council provides a variety of support materials for your pack. We are excited to announce that the fall recruiting campaign will be Rocket Into Scouting. Boys who join Cub Scouts will receive a rocket patch for joining. Scouts who join in September will also receive a rocket that they will be able to design, build, and launch at a fall district event. 14045 Space Center Blvd, 77062). For more information, contact Dominique Vega.
Learn More Order Fall Recruiting Flyers Checklist
San Jacinto District Roundtable
September 8, 2016
Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the second Thursday of every month (except July) at 7:00 pm 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.
7:00 pm: Fall Recruiting Training
7:00 pm: Cub Scout Roundtable and Fishing Derby meeting
7:00 pm: Boy Scout Roundtable
7:00 pm: Varsity Roundtable
7:00 pm: Venturing / Sea Scouts Roundtable
Silver Beaver Award
Congratulations to Karan Garske for receiving the Silver Beaver Award. The Silver Beaver Award is the highest form of recognition that a local council can bestow on a volunteer. She will receive his award on October 25, 2016 at the Council Recognition Reception. Karan is one of our volunteers who has significantly helped the district committee for over 18 years.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars go back to the Scouting program in the Sam Houston Area Council as a result of the annual popcorn sale. 70% of all dollars collected during the sale support local Scouting. The popcorn sale is a way for a Scout to support his or her way through the various activities during the year. There are three options to sell popcorn: traditional take order sales, sell online to friends and family out of town and show-n-sell. For more information, contact the district popcorn kernel, Darrel Monroe. The council is using a new vendor for popcorn the year, Camp masters.
Sign your unit up to sell popcorn Learn More
Why Sell Popcorn?
• Increase your unit and council income – 70% stays in the local area.
• Scouts pay for their way for various Scouting programs and activities.
• Scouts learn life lessons by earning their own way.
• There are loads of incentives to motivate Scouts: cool prizes, $650 club, $2K club.
November 12, 2016 (new date)
Pushmobile is a boy powered go-cart. Cub Scout dens make their own. Six boys 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). The event date was moved because the council's Cub Scout Leader Pow Wow is being held on November 5, 2016. Registration opens soon.
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 leadersand having the right leaders.
East Division Program Guide Leader Resources
Cub Scout Planning Boy Scout Planning Venturing Planning
The Missing Piece Ministry and La Porte Municipal Court is hosting the 2nd annual "Discover You" summer program. They would like to introduce the youth (middle and high school age) to Scouting by inviting older Scouts to volunteer to help with some of the activities like building pinewood derby cars. Community service hours will be given.
The goal of the summer program is to help each youth identify and manage his/her own emotions, and to apply emotional thinking skills to social and personal relationship challenges. The activities are designed to enhance positive qualities within each youth, focusing on self/social awareness, empathy, decision-making, and emotional management, all in a fun, positive environment. For more information, contact Sharon Martinez.
San Jacinto Scoop
Sign up for our electronic newsletter called the San Jacinto Scoop.
Put your unit on the map
Calling all unit leaders: now is the perfect time to put your unit is on the map at www.BeAScout.org with a Google pin! Update your unit information with your new unit leaders, and make it EASY for new Scouting families to find you.
- Sign into MyScouting
- Under “Unit Tools” select BeAScout
- Select “Unit Pin Management”
- Update your unit information
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 Cubmaster or committee chair.
Help us promote Scouting
The Sam Houston Area Council is focusing on leveraging the power of social media through Facebook. The more Scouters share and repost, the more powerful our marketing can be.
We are compiling a list of unit social media sites so we can work together to spread the word about Scouting by tagging, liking commenting and sharing each other posts.
Learn More Take our Social Media Survey
Armand Bayou Nature Center Classes
The Armand Bayou Nature Center offers a variety of classes for Scouts.
- Tigers: Tigers in the Wild,
- Wolves: Paws on the Path
- Bear: Fur, Feathers and Ferns.
- Webelos: Into the Wild and Into the Woods