Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, in-person district and council meetings, activities, and events have restrictions; council camp events have restrictions. The council office and Scouts Shops open with limited staff and social distancing protocols. Learn More.
San Jacinto District Roundtable
November 12, 2020 | 7:00 pm | Virtual
The November roundtable will be a virtual roundtable live via Zoom starting at 7:00 pm. This month's meeting will be similar in format to previous in-person monthly meetings. The first 15-20 minutes will be a joint session with general announcements and information applicable to everyone. Then, there will be three breakout sessions.
Join the Virtual Roundtable
- Cub Scout Breakout
- Scouts BSA Breakout
- Recharter Training Breakout
Email questions ahead of time to the Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner Tiffaney Clark, or Scouts BSA Roundtable Commissioner Rick Ewan. There will be a question and answer time during the meeting.
Due December 10, 2020
Every year, all units (packs, troops, crews, ships) are required to renew their affiliation with Scouting. The BSA issues charters to community organizations to enable them to use the Scouting program under their own leadership as a service to their children, youth, and families. Re-chartering is the process of renewing the charter agreement between the BSA and the organization and renewing the registration of youth and adult members.
Rechartering on time is critical. It is required for Journey to Excellence. It is required for units to continue registration without interruption. It is required to ensure Scouts are registered, critical for receiving rank advancement and other awards, and for insurance coverage.
The Internet Recharter (IR) site will officially open up on November 1, 2020, but there's a lot units can be working on right now to make the recharter process go smooth.
1. Unit packets will be distributed via email in .pdf format. Review the Recharter Workshop presentation.
2. Prepare and plan ahead to get recharter done early, as this time of the year is typically very busy. It takes time to gather information and collect fees and signatures.
- Schedule: It is recommended that recharters be submitted the 1st or 2nd Thursday in December (12/3/20 or 12/10/20). They can also be turned in on 12/12/20 from 9:00 am - noon at the council office for last-minute turn-in. The deadline is 12/15/20 at the Cockrell Scout Center.
- Review recharter resources
- Contact your unit commissioner or district commissioner for assistance.
Learn More about Recharter Journey to Excellence
Scouts BSA Office Hours Session
The Scouts BSA Office Hours session was live-streamed. Scouters and senior patrol leaders had an opportunity to have their questions answered by subject matter experts from the National BSA Committee on the following topics:
Nominate Scouters in the San Jacinto District who have served youth above and beyond the call of duty. The deadline has been extended to November 11, 2020 for award nominations.
Online Nomination Form Previous Award Winners
San Jacinto District has several new units that are in need of donations.
- Uniforms (shirts, pants, shorts, belts, neckerchiefs, slides and hats)
- Cub Scout/Scouts BSA Handbooks
- Den Leader handbooks
- Camping Equipment
- Pinewood Derby Tracks
- Uncut Pinewood Derby kits
If you or your unit have items to donate, please contact Ron Wiehle or Frank Razem
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 Altare 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 JT Thomas.