San Jacinto District Roundtable
April 13, 2017
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.
7:00 pm: Cub Scout Roundtable
7:00 pm: Boy Scout Roundtable
7:00 pm: Varsity Roundtable
7:00 pm: Venturing / Sea Scouts Roundtable
Download the San Jacinto District calendar for July 2017 to June 2018. The council calendar and council toolkit provide additional information on upcoming council events.
July 2017 to June 2018 Calendar
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 Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Venturer desires. Every Scout deserves a trained leader. For more information, contact the district training chairs. See the council training schedule for a list of additional trainings offered in the council.
What to Bring to Training Council Training Schedule
District Award Nominations
Nomination Deadline: April 6, 2017
Nominate Scouters in San Jacinto District who have served youth above and beyond the call of duty at the unit and district level. San Jacinto District awards are presented each year at the District Dinner.
Online Nomination Form Previous Award Winners
April 20, 2017
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 registration fee is $16.50 for the first Scouter and $15 for each additional Scouter. Registration closes 4/16/17.
Learn More and Register
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Minute Maid Park
10:00am - 3:00pm
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. Bring comfortable shoes and your camera. At Scout Fair, Scouts of all ages converge to showcase their Scouting skills. Meet leaders and Scouts from your neighborhood. Sample the amazing dutch oven creations and other delicacies in the outdoor cooking area. Visit the midway with over 90 experts representing merit badges. Enjoy live entertainment on the center stage. Watch demonstrations, interact with participating booths from our community partners...pick up free offers. Open to the public. Admission is free (area parking fees apply).
Scout Fair Page Scout Fair Leader Page
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 over $600 in valuable savings from partners such as Kroger, Sonic, Bass Pro, Goodyear and more. All units receive a 30% base commission for each $10 Scout Fair Coupon Book sold, for funds turned in on or before May 6, 2017. Participate at Scout Fair, as either a service unit or booth participant, and earn an additional 10% commission. Service units must have a minimum of 50% of their registered youth participating to receive the additional commission. Units can also take advantage of early bird turn-in dates offering 5%, 3% and 1% additional bonus commissions. When Scouts sell 15 or more coupon books, they'll earn the Super Salesman patch, qualify for entry in weekly drawings and earn great prizes from the Scout Fair coupon book prize brochure. Scouts who sell at least 217 Scout Fair coupon books will receive an additional bonus of two tickets to an Astros game, hat, and a souvenir bag. For questions, contact Frank Razeem.
Scout Fair Coupon Books Turn-in Locations:
- April 6, 2017 (3% bonus): TBD
- April 27, 2017 (1% bonus): TBD
- May 6, 2017, 9:00 am - noon, Scout Fair (Minute Maid Park)
Scout Fair Booths: Every unit is encouraged to sponsor a booth at the fair. This is your opportunity to show our community what Scouting is all about and to share your Scouting skills with fellow Scouts and Scout Leaders. In the past, booths have included craft stations (Cub Scouts), rope making (Boy Scouts), orienteering (Venturing), and law enforcement (Exploring). Keep it simple and fun. By involving all the Scouts and parents in your unit, booth preparation and set-up, manning and take down can be shared to keep it simple and make it fun. Each. Units must register for a booth by April 21, 2017.
Scout Fair Booth Registration
Service Units: Units can participate in Scout Fair as a service unit. Service units should check-in at the council service unit booth upon arrival. Scouts are needed in many ways to help at Scout Fair, whether helping to hand out flyers, unload boxes, or set up areas. Your unit will receive a notice of where your help is needed one week before the fair. Service units must have a minimum of 50% of their registered youth participating to receive the additional commission.
Scout Fair Service Unit Registration
June 5-9, 2017 l 4:30 - 9:00 pm (except Friday ends at 8:00 pm)
Twilight camp is an opportunity for Scouts entering 1st – 5th grade during the next school year. Scouts will have a wild time on the safari adventure making new friends, earning rank advancements and participating in BB guns, archery, sports, skills, and crafts. The registration fees are $65 and includes a t-shirt, patch, program supplies, and water bottle.
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Many of 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) or girls ages 6-13. Boy Scouts and youth ages 14-17 can also volunteer.
- Late registration begins May 7, 2017. A late fee may apply after May 7th; patches, t-shirts and craft supplies are not guaranteed.
April 7-9, 2017
This year’s theme will be The Chisholm Trail. Webelos Woods is a campout designed to introduce Webelos to the many outdoor adventures of Boy Scouting. This awesome weekend event includes patrol-method camping and Scout activities. On Saturday, Webelos patrols compete in Webelos skills (first aid, fire building, camping skills, games, knots). Saturday afternoon and evening will include demonstrations, Campfire and a Scavenger hunt. The patrols are judged on patrol flag and yell, resources, leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit. The event is being held at Challenger Seven Memorial Park, 2301 West Nasa Boulevard, Webster, TX 77598
Registration should be submitted by den leaders no later than 3/24/17. Every pre-registered Webelos will receive a patch and t-shirt. Patches are not guaranteed for late registrations (after 3/24/17); t-shirts are not available for late registration.
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Packs are encouraged to hold spring recruiting events. Recruiting events can be any sort of fun activity that would entice elementary-aged boys to check out Scouting. This can be simply inviting potential recruits to an already scheduled summer pack activity, or it can be a separate event focused primarily on recruiting. Invite newly recruited Scouts and kindergarteners to attend day camp and pack summer events. Sometimes we think we can only recruit in the fall, but spring is a great time to get new Tigers and their families involved early. The council provides a variety of support materials for packs, including flyers.
Request Spring Recruiting Flyers
But what about the Boy Scouts and Venturers? 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:
Eagle Scout Projects and Boards of Review
For Eagle Scout boards of reviews, at least one district representative must serve as a member of an Eagle Scout board of review and all Eagle Scout project proposals must be approved by the district before starting.
We have made it easier to request a district representative to attend and Eagle Scout board of review and for Scouts to request a project proposal meeting. Visit the district advancement page located under the resources tab on the green tool bar at the top to find forms to submit to the district advancement team.
District Advancement Page
San Jacinto Scoop
Sign up for our electronic newsletter called the San Jacinto Scoop.
Help us promote Scouting
The 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
Armand Bayou Nature Center Classes
The Armand Bayou Nature Center offers a variety of classes for Scouts.
- Tigers: Tigers in the Wild,
- Wolves: Paws on the Path
- Bear: Fur, Feathers and Ferns.
- Webelos: Into the Wild and Into the Woods