San Jacinto District Roundtable
April 11, 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 roundtable
7:15 pm: Scouts roundtable
7:15 pm: Venturing / Sea Scouts roundtable
District Commissioner Meeting
April 4, 2019 | 6:30 - 7:30
District commissioner meetings are held the first Thursday of the month (except July) at 6:30 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (4202 Yellowstone Dr, Pasadena, TX 77504; off Fairmont Parkway and Burke Rd) to review specific unit needs, discuss ways to support unit growth in the Journey to Excellence criteria, examine ways to promote events and provide resources to units, support on-time charter renewal, and evaluate ways to help the units and district maintain the standards of the Boy Scouts of America.
District Committee Meeting
April 4, 2019 | 7:30 - 8:30
District meetings are held the first Thursday of the month (except July) at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (4202 Yellowstone Dr, Pasadena, TX 77504; off Fairmont Parkway and Burke Rd). District committee meetings are held at 7:30; committee members work through chartered organizations and community groups to organize and support successful units. Volunteers are invited to attend.
Nomination Deadline: April 11, 2019
Nominate Scouters in the San Jacinto District who have served youth above and beyond the call of duty. The awards will be presented at the district dinner.
May 3, 2019
District Dinner is an opportunity for a night of fellowship and great food as we acknowledge and thank our adult volunteers for the hard work and dedication that made this year incredibly successful. San Jacinto’s outstanding leaders at the unit and district levels will also be recognized. All volunteers in the San Jacinto District are invited. The event is being held at Edward H. White II American Legion Post 521 (2221 Preston, Pasadena, Texas 77503). The registration fee is $11.50 for the first Scouter and $10 for each additional Scouter. Check-in starts at 5:30 pm. Dinner starts at 6:30 pm Registration closes 5/1/19.
New District Executive
Please join us in welcoming Eagle Scout Trevor Lewis as the new District Executive for the San Jacinto District. Trevor grew up in the Houston area and is a recent graduate of Prairie View A&M holding a bachelor’s degree in finance. He has been delivering the Scouting program to local youth as a program specialist since September 2018. His role as district executive will be to provide leadership and support to the volunteers in our district with a focus on district operations, membership recruiting, unit service, family Friends of Scouting, and product sales. Trevor can be reached at email@example.com.
OA Chapter Meetings
Second Sunday of the month
Beginning in April, OA chapter meetings are being moved to the the second Sunday of every month (except May which is held on the 1st Sunday) from 3:00 - 4:30 pm at St. James Presbyterian Church (9725 Spencer Hwy, La Porte, TX 77571 ). Chapter meetings provide an opportunity for the youth to develop a plan to support units in the district, promote upcoming events, participate in ceremony team preparation and regalia building, learn leadership skills and have fun.
The Order of the Arrow (OA) is the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of America. For 99 years, the Order of the Arrow has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well. Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long-term resident camping, developing leaders, and providing cheerful service to others. OA service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich, support, and help to extend Scouting to America's youth.
Packs are encouraged to hold spring recruiting events. For Cub Scouts, there is no better time to personally invite your kid's friends to a meeting! District and pack campouts are coming up as well as day camp, resident camp and summertime pack activities! And don’t forget about all of those potential Scouts, the kindergarteners who can join on June 1! March and April is the time to get talkin’ with the schools and ask if you can invite kids to join Scouting! Sometimes we think we can only recruit in the fall, but spring is a great time to get new Scouts and their families involved early.
Troops, crews and ships: March is the perfect month to have an open house to invite friends and other potential Scouts for the opportunity to see what your troop, crew and ship is made of. Check out some of the cool resources:
If you have questions, please contact your district membership chair or district executive.
STEM/NOVA Science Fair at Scout Fair
April 6, 2019 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
A council-wide STEM/NOVA Science Fair is hosted by the STEM/NOVA Program Committee and sponsored by GEA Industrial Automation and Robotics is being held at Scout Fair to showcase the talent, ingenuity, and curiosity of our youth. Cub Scouts can showcase a science experiment? Scouts BSA, Venturers and Sea Scouts, can demonstrate their science skills in many categories. For more information, contact June Keller, San Jacinto District STEM NOVA Representative at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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June 10-14, 2019 | 4:30 - 9:00 pm (except Friday which ends at 8:00 pm)
Grab your sunglasses, sunscreen and beach towel for an adventure beneath the sea. Cub Scouts and their families will learn new skills and make new friends. Twilight camp is a council camp organized by districts and conducted by volunteers from the local area for Cub Scouts entering 1st through 5th grade for the 2019-2020 school year. Twilight camp is a week of fun with awesome programs and activities such as BB guns, archery, sports, STEM, games and crafts, rank advancements, Scout skills, fun and more.
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). Scouts in troops, crews and ships can also volunteer. An adult/guardian must register with a Tiger (1st grader). Camp is being held at Lomax Arena (1508 1/2 Lomax Rd, La Porte, TX 77571).
The registration fees are $75 for registered Cub Scouts entering 1st through 5th grade next school year. The registration fee includes a t-shirt, patch, program supplies, and water bottle. Tot-lots (siblings ages 3-5 and potty trained) are $35. Youth volunteers (ages 11-13) are $15 and 14-17 are $10. Full-time volunteers (those that attend from 3:45 to camp closing daily) are free and part-time and job-share volunteers are $10.
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Free two-sided placemats are available to use at blue and gold banquets, den meetings or pack meetings to help promote twilight camp and resident camp.