San Jacinto District Roundtable

February 14, 2019 |  7:00 - 8:30 pm

Stay Informed, Attend Roundtable graphicLike us on FacebookRoundtable 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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6:30 pm: Order of the Arrow chapter meeting
7:15 pm: Cub Scout roundtable
7:15 pm: Scouts roundtable
7:15 pm: Venturing / Sea Scouts roundtable


First Aid Day

January 26, 2019

first aid meet graphicFirst Aid Day is an opportunity for Webelos Scout and Scouts in troops to learn first aid skills. During the morning, Webelos 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 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 American Legion Post 521 (2221 Preston Ave, Pasadena, Texas 77503). 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 $7.50 for the first Scout and $6 for each additional Scout. Space is limited. 

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Camporee

February 22-24, 2019

Camporee is a weekend campout for troops around the district. Patrols compete in various competitions and are judged on leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit. The event is being held at Camp Brosig - 1893 Trenckmann Rd, Sealy, TX 77474. Every troop must send a representative to the December and January roundtable to help plan the camporee. Every troop needs run a part of the camporee (e.g., competition, facilities). This year’s camporee promises to challenge the youth leadership, as well as stretching everyone else’s comfort zones. These events cannot happen without each Scout’s competitive spirit and participation. The unit leader should RSVP by January 11, 2019.

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Training

Training is an important part of learning to become an effective leader. The important Scouting position you hold will be easier and more effective once you develop the skills necessary to deliver a quality Scouting program every Scout desires. Every Scout deserves a trained leader. See the council training schedule for a list of additional trainings offered in the council. For more information, contact Gary Hinners.

What to Bring to Training                  Council Training Schedule

Date Course (click on the title for more information) Location Time Cost Register
February 22-23, 2019

IOLS: Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (S11)

Camp Brosig
1893 Trenckman Road
Sealy, TX 77474
Fr at 6:30 pm -
Sat at 5:30 pm 
$11.50 Register
February 22-23, 2019

BALOO: Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (C32)

Camp Brosig
1893 Trenckman Road
Sealy, TX 77474
Fr at 6:30 pm -
Sat at 5:30 pm 
$11.50 Register

Pushmobile

March 2, 2019

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).

Cub Scout on a pushmobile

Registration is typically done by the den leader and is completed online. The fee is $6.50 for the first Cub Scout and $5 for each additional Cub Scout. The late fee begins 2/29/19. 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. Patches are not guaranteed for late registration. Council refund policyPlease read all rules as they will be strictly enforced. 

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The Scouting Trail is a monthly handout provided to units at roundtable describing upcoming council events for the next quarter. This is a great resource for Scouters and parents.

The Scouting Trail: January 2019


January 26, 2019 (hanger drop off)
February 2, 2019 (food pick up)

Scouting for Food is a council-wide service project to care for people in our local communities who are hungry and those in need. In partnership with the Souper Bowl of Caring, the project begins Saturday, January 26, 2019, as Scouts distribute door hangers in their neighborhoods to announce the upcoming food drive. Scouts return the following Saturday, February 2, 2019, to pick up and deliver donations to their local food banks and pantries.

A Cub Scout and a Boy Scout promises "to help other people at all times." There is no better way to show our Scouting spirit than by participating in the annual Scouting for Food drive! Now is the time to show our community the Scouting values of being loyal, helpful, kind and cheerful.

Scouts will help make a difference to fight hunger. Scouting for Food is the leading service program for Boy Scouts of America and is a part of the national BSA program - Good Turn for America. The unit representative should register the unit for Scouting for Food.

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Scout Fair coupon books are a brilliant way for units to raise money and prepare Scouts to earn their own way! The Scout Fair coupon book offers great savings for the buyer, while Scouts earn commissions for every $10 coupon book purchased. Buyers support the Scouting program while receiving hundreds of dollars in valuable savings from partners. All units receive a 30% base commission for each $10 Scout Fair coupon book sold, for funds turned in on or before April 6, 2018. Participate at Scout Fair with a booth and earn an additional 10% commission. Units can also take advantage of early bird turn-in dates offering 5%, 3% and 1% additional bonus commissions. In addition, your Scouts will qualify for prizes once they sell 15 coupon books. Please refer to the Scout Fair prize brochure for prizes and sales levels. 

Scouts and the entire family will enjoy visiting hundreds of booths with fun activities and crafts, learning Scout skills, meeting new friends and tasting the delicious outdoor cooking. Meet leaders and Scouts from your neighborhood. Sample the amazing dutch oven creations and other delicacies in the outdoor cooking area. Watch demonstrations, interact with participating booths from our community partners and pick up free offers. The unit leader should sign-up the unit to sell Coupon Books.  The kick-off meeting for the unit representative is being held on January 24, 2019.

 Learn More      Sign Up to Sell Coupon Books


As the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) welcomes girls into Cub Scouts and older girls into the Scouts BSA program starting on February 1, it is important that families understand the program or organization they are joining.

There have been some instances where our volunteers may have inadvertently used the name or trademarks of the Girl Scout of the USA (GSUSA) brand in spreading the word that girls are or will soon be part of all BSA programs. GSUSA recently have filed a lawsuit asserting that these instances have caused confusion. While we don’t believe there has been any such confusion, we respect and support the GSUSA and their rights to their brand.

To ensure that we promote our programs in a clear and Scout-like manner, we have developed resources to make sure our leaders are aware of the do’s and don’ts in promoting BSA programs.

The Scouts BSA Brand Guidance Training is one of the efforts underway to be sure Scouters have a clear understanding of what they can do. This builds on the infographic, and the guidance provided to councils in April.

Scouts BSA Brand Guidance Training     Infographic 

This training should be shared with all volunteers to bring this understanding to all parts of our community. While our goal is to encourage youth to join our program, we must always be clear in our communications about the program they are joining.

  • We are The Boy Scouts of America.
  • The Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of the USA are different organizations.
  • We support all other youth organizations and do not disparage them.
  • We encourage parents to enroll all youth in a character development program that meets their needs – and the BSA is certainly ready to welcome them.

To aid you in this effort, councils and volunteers are encouraged to use these intro talking points as you host info sessions and launch efforts for Scouts BSA. Additionally, please use this resource to help address any questions you might get in the community about this matter.

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January 18, 2019, deadline to submit​

Do you know a Scout who conducted a great service Eagle Scout service project? Then nominate them for the Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award. This is a program of the National Council is designed to recognize the valuable service of an exceptional nature by an Eagle Scout to a religious institution, a school, community, or other entity. The award recognizes the Scout for his Eagle Scout leadership service project, which is part of the requirements for earning the Eagle Scout Award. 

Every 2017 Eagle Scout service project is eligible.  Parents, mentors, or leaders of the Eagle Scout can complete the form on behalf of the Eagle Scout. The top six Eagle Scout service projects from the council will be recognized at the New Eagle Scout Reception on May 6, 2018. 

Nomination Form for Adams Eagle Scout Project of the Year 


District Commissioner Meeting

February 7, 2019 | 6:30 - 7:30

commissioner logo  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.

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District Committee Meeting

February 7, 2019 | 7:30 - 8:30

District committee patchDistrict 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.

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Pack Coordinators for District Events

Every pack must have a minimum of one volunteer per event to assist at each district event in which the pack participates. The coordinator promotes the event within the pack, attends volunteer orientation meeting, and attends the event and assists event staff in the assigned job.

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San Jacinto Scoop

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Scout Days are awesome opportunities to get your Scouts, friends and family together for some exciting experiences around the area with other Scouting families. All Scout Days are offered at a discounted price of admission. Also, many of our partners offer merit badge classes and advancement workshops for Cub Scouts and Webelos.

Learn more about Scout Days


SHAC CSP with car keysHelp ensure the success of Scouting in the Sam Houston Area Council with meaningful gifts including donating cars, trucks, RVs, trailers, boats, motors, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, securities, uniforms, camping equipment, memorials and tributes, planned giving and yes, even services.

Many corporations match employee contributions made to the Boy Scouts. Some companies even make financial contributions for volunteering time to Scouting. Numerous local companies recognize volunteer time through the donation of cash grants to non-profits in which their employees volunteer. This means that for each hour of volunteer time, employers donate funds to support the Sam Houston Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. Volunteer time is money with volunteer grants.


The Sam Houston Area Council is continually searching for potential career employees who would like to work in a profession that has a meaningful, rewarding purpose. Bring to the BSA your varied life experiences, education, and perspective, and in return, have an opportunity to combine those skills and experiences in a career that values and respects others. Scouting is a profession with a purpose!  

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SHAC FacebookThe 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