November 9, 2017 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Roundtable is a district monthly meeting held the second Thursday of the month (except July) at 7:00 pm at the LDS Church (10055 West Rd, Houston, 77064) 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 policy, events, and training opportunities; 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.
Troop Fair for 5th Grade Webelos Scouts
October 28, 2017 l 2:00 - 10:00 pm
The Troop Fair is an event for 5th grade Webelos Scouts designed to introduce them to the many outdoor adventures of Boy Scouting. An Arrow of Light ceremony will be conducted. The event is being held at Spring Creek Park (15012 Brown Road, Tomball, TX 77377). The Webelos den leader should register for the Webelos Scout patrol. For 2017, the Troop Fair is replacing the traditional Webelos to Scout Expo.
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District Award Nominations
Due January 11, 2018
Nominate Scouters who have served youth above and beyond the call of duty at the unit and district level for special awards. This is an opportunity to help recognize and thank leaders and volunteers that helped the unit succeed in delivering a great Scouting program for your Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Sea Scouts. All nominations are confidential. To avoid possible disappointment, do not notify the nominee of this action. Awards will be presented to volunteers at the Soaring Eagle District Awards Reception on February 8, 2018, at 7:00 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (10055 West Road, Houston, Texas 77064).
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, Belinda Stockwell.
District Committee Meetings
District committee meetings are typically held the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm at the LDS Church (10055 West Road). Consisting of chartered organization representatives (CORs) and elected district committee members, the district committee coordinates the functions of the district. The purpose of the district is to work through chartered organizations and community groups to organize and support successful units. The end result of effective district support is more and more youth members receiving a better and better program.
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.
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