Don Braga's Memorial Service
Sunday, September 22, 2019
For many generations before ours, trail markers were used to safely guide travelers in the right direction while on the trail. One had to keep a keen eye, as trail markers could be many things; arranged stones, sticks or grass, plumes of wood smoke or carved markers in trees. There are many variations throughout the world, with some adapting their own marks to suit their environment, and themselves. Although somewhat different, they were all used for the same reasons: to mark the trail, show the way, to guide.
There is one symbol that is universal. A dot surrounded by a larger circle. Scouting’s founder Lord Baden-Powell was laid to rest in Kenya. His gravestone bears a circle with a dot in the center, which is the trail sign for “I have gone home.” Some feel life itself is best described as a trail, for it has a beginning, and end, and many turns and bends along the way.
Don Braga was a unit commissioner in our district for 10 years. He received the Outstanding Commissioner Award (2006, 2012), Scouter Spirit Award (2007), and the District Award of Merit (2011). The doors open at 1:00 pm. An Elks service will be held at 1:30 pm, followed by a military service at 2:00 pm and then refreshments. Services will be held at the Elks Lodge (623 Hanson Rd., Kemah, TX 77565).
We honor this committed Scouter for his loyalty to the Scouting program and enthusiasm for instilling values in our young people. May the Great Scoutmaster of all Scouts be with us until we meet again.
San Jacinto District Roundtable
October 10, 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.
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LDS Outreach Events
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced that starting on January 1, 2020, it will shift the focus of its youth programs toward serving an increasingly global membership. We want to continue the LDS legacy by inviting LDS Scouts, leaders and parents to join other units. Three LDS Outreach open houses have been set up in the San Jacinto District for both packs and troops.
Continue the Legacy
LDS parents and Scouts who love being a part of the Scouting adventure and want to continue their Scouting journey are cordially invited to attend an LDS Outreach open house in your area. These open houses will feature information leaders in area packs and troops. Please extend this invitation to all Scouts and parents within your unit.
Non-LDS units: Please send at least two representatives to the meeting nearest you. Please bring a sign or banner of your unit and a one-page information sheet about your unit (e.g., location, meeting times, dates, upcoming events, contact information). Attendees should be in uniform and Be Prepared to answer questions about your unit. The goal is for all the youth that want to continue their Scouting journey to find a new unit best suited for them.
|October 9, 2019
|St. Bernadette Catholic Church – Parish Life Center (PLC), Click here for Map
The building facing El Dorado Blvd.
15500 El Camino Real, Houston, TX 77062
At the corner of El Camino Real and El Dorado Blvd
|October 17, 2019
4300 East Sam Houston Pkwy S, Pasadena, TX 77505
|October 21, 2019
|Deer Park United Methodist Church – Room 118, Click here for Map
There will be directional signs posted.
1300 E Thirteenth St, Deer Park, TX 77536
District Commissioner Meeting and Committee Meeting
The meetings on October 2, 2019, will be held at Multi Cultural Center (951 Tristar Dr. Webster, TX 77598). Please enter from the doors in the far right. Map
District commissioner meetings are typically held the first Thursday of the month (except July) at 6:30 pm 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 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.
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.
October 19, 2019 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Youth who join Cub Scouts this year will receive a rocket that they can design, build, and launch at Rocket Day. Youth in kindergarten through fifth grade who are interested in joining Scouting may also attend. We will help you find a pack near you and get signed up for Scouting. The event is being held at Location TBD.
The event is free; please register so we can make sure we have an engine available for your Scout.
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