San Jacinto District Roundtable
October 12, 2017 | 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.
7:00 pm: Cub Scout Roundtable
7:00 pm: Boy Scout Roundtable
7:00 pm: Varsity Roundtable
7:00 pm: Venturing / Sea Scouts Roundtable
October 28, 2017 | 9:00 am
All new Cub Scouts and their parents are invited to their first district Scouting event. Boys who join Cub Scouts this year will receive a rocket that they can design, build, and launch at Rocket Day. Boys in first 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 South Main Baptist Church (4100 Main St, Houston, TX 77002). Distribute the promotional placemat/ activity sheet to Scouts to remind them about the event. The half-day flier can be attached to the rockets.
Learn More and Register Promotional Placemat Half-Page Flier
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Make an Impact!
To the countless Scouts who have helped restore the community in the face of Harvey's devastation, we thank you for all you have done and all you will continue to do.
If you or a Scout you know has helped make an impact, please share your story, by clicking here or let us know by tagging or messaging our council's Facebook page.
Due September 30, 2017
The council conducts an annual camping survey of troops, crews and ships to determine how many youth participated long-term camping and high-adventure activities. The information is included in the council's annual report and Journey to Excellence. The unit leader should complete the short survey for the period of September 2016 through August 2017 by September 30, 2017.
September 16, 2017
The fishing tournament is for Cub Scouts, 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. Registration includes bait, a patch, a pier pass and an entry for the door prize drawing. The event is being held at Sylvan Beach Pier (400 Bayshore Dr., La Porte, TX 77571).
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The fall membership campaign focuses on recruiting new families to the fun and adventures of Cub Scouting. Involve all your pack leaders in recruiting by inviting everyone to the training! The council provides a variety of support materials for your pack. We are excited to announce that the fall recruiting campaign will be Rocket Into Scouting. Boys who join Cub Scouts will receive a rocket patch for joining. Scouts who join in September will also receive a rocket that they will be able to design, build, and launch at a fall district event. For more information, contact Dominique Vega.
Learn More Order Fall Recruiting Night Fliers
Hundreds of thousands of dollars go back to the Scouting program in the Sam Houston Area Council as a result of the annual popcorn sale. 70% of all dollars collected during the sale support local Scouting. The popcorn sale is a way for a Scout to support his or her way through the various activities during the year. There are three options to sell popcorn: traditional take order sales, sell online to friends and family out of town and show-n-sell. New for this year, units that sell over $12,000 will receive free home popcorn delivery. For more information, contact the district popcorn kernel, Beanye Mrozinski.
Sign your unit up for Traditional and Online Sales Learn More
Why Sell Popcorn?
• Increase your unit and council income – 73% stays in the local area.
• Scouts pay for their way for various Scouting programs and activities.
• Scouts learn life lessons by earning their own way.
• There are loads of incentives to motivate Scouts: cool prizes, $650 club, $2K club.
November 10-12, 2017
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 the Webelos Scout den leader or unit leader no later than 10/26/17. Every pre-registered Webelos Scouts will receive a Webelos Woods patch and t-shirt if registered by 10/26/17). Have the Scout's t-shirt sizes before registering. Webelos Scout registration is $21.50 for the first Scout and $20 for additional Scouts.
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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 assigned job.
Sign-up to be a Pack Coordinator
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. For more information, contact Matthew Bordelon. The trainings will be held at Seabrook United Methodist Church (3300 Lakeside Dr., Seabrook, Texas 77586).
What to Bring to Training Council Training Schedule
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
A common element of strong units is they all have a good annual program planned a year in advance. The plan is then shared with all families in the form of an annual program calendar. Two other key elements of successful units are trained leaders and having the right leaders.
East Division Program Guide Leader Resources
Cub Scout Planning Boy Scout Planning Venturing Planning
Update your unit information on the web
Calling all unit leaders! Now is the perfect time to make it easy for Scouting families to find your unit.
Step 1: BeAScout.org has a Google pin for every unit! Update your unit information by signing into MyScouting, under Unit Tools select BeAScout, the click on Unit Pin Management. If you are the current unit leader and are unable to update your unit pin, please contact your district executive and ensure that you are currently registered as the unit leader or committee chair.
Step 2: The district website lists all units. Click on the Units tab on the green toolbar above. Send corrections to the webmaster using the link at the top of the page.
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