San Jacinto District Roundtable
December 12, 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 he 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
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
First Aid Day
January 25, 2020
First Aid Day is an opportunity for Webelos Scout and Scouts in troops to learn first aid skills. During the morning, Webelos Scouts will work on the First Responder Adventure and Scouts in troops will work on the First Aid Merit Badge. After lunch is the First Aid Meet. Scout in patrols are tested on their first aid skills. Patrols work as a team to solve several first aid scenarios. Scouts in troops can participate all day or just participate First Aid Merit Badge class or the First Aid Meet. The event is being held at University Baptist Church (16106 Middlebrook Dr., Houston, TX 77059).
Webelos Scouts and Scouts in troops can register individually for the merit badge day workshops. Unit leaders should sign up patrols for the First Aid Meet. The cost is $9.50 for the first Scout and $8 for each additional Scout who registers at the same time. Space is limited. Late registration begins 1/24/20 and is $19.50 for the first Scout and $18 for each additional Scout. There is no onsite registration.
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 and is completed online with a credit card or electronic check. 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. Registration is $6.50 for the first Cub Scout and $5 for additional Cub Scouts who registers at the same time. Late registration begins 3/3/20.
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Friends of Scouting Presentation
FOS presentation date due by December 12, 2019
Friends of Scouting is an opportunity for families, friends, alumni, businesses and community organizations to support Scouting. The 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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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 Frank S. Razem.