Copperhead District Roundtable

May 10, 2018  l  7:00 - 8:30 pm

Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Copperfield LDS Church (16203 Longenbaugh Dr, Houston, TX 77095) 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 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. Like our Facebook pag


Camporee

April 20-22, 2018

Camporee is a weekend camp out for all troops in the Copperhead District. Patrols compete in various competitions and are judged on leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit. This year's camporee will include a dutch oven dessert cook-off, an Iron Chef cooking contest, flag retiring, special activities for Order of the Arrow (OA) members, and an OA call-out at the end of the Saturday night campfire. Events are sponsored by units which will provide a 1st place trophy for each event and the district will also provide ribbons for each event. Registration is done by the troop leadership online with credit card, electronic check or PayPal.  Council refund policy. The cost is $5.00 per adult and $10.00 per Scout. 

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District Calendar

Download the Caopperhead District calendar for July 2018 to June 2019. The council calendar and council toolkit provide additional information on upcoming council events.

District Calendar: July 2018 to June 2019

Annual Planning: 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.

   Leader Resources       Unit Program Planning Tools

 Cub Scout Planning       Boy Scout Planning       Venturing Planning


Copperhead Twilight Camp

June 18-22, 2018  l  3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Excitement is waiting as Cub Scouts travel the world on a passport to adventure as they learn new skills, and make new friends. Twilight Camp is a council camp hosted by districts for Scouts entering 1st through 5th grade for the 2018-2019 school year. Camp will have an awesome program with activities such as BB guns, archery, sports, games, and crafts, rank advancements, Scout skills, fun and more. Twilight Camp will be held at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 14423 West Rd, Houston, TX, 77041.

The registration fee is $55 for the first Scout and $55 for each additional Scout. Tot lots and sibling girls in 1st through 5th grade are $35. Youth and adult volunteers are free. The registration fee includes a t-shirt, patch and program supplies. A registered parent/guardian must be onsite at all times when tot-lots, siblings and Tigers are at camp.

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  • Late registration begins May 15, 2018. A late fee of $20 will apply; patches, t-shirts and craft supplies are not guaranteed.
  • Registration closes for youth and adults on 5/28/18.

Training

Training is an important part of learning to become an effective leader. Trained leaders impact the quality of programs, leader tenure, youth tenure, and a whole lot more. A trained leader is better prepared to make the Scouting program all it can be! Every Scout deserves a trained leader. See the council training schedule for a list of additional trainings offered around the council. For more information, contact Dawn Venditelli or Samantha Stagg.

What to Bring to Training            Council Training Schedule

Date Course
(click on title for course description)
Time Location Cost Register
May 10, 2018 Classroom Facilitated Youth Protection Training (YPT) and Camp YPT 6:00 pm LDS Church
16203 Longenbaugh Dr,
Houston, TX 77095
$0 N/A

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: Verify the information on the district website. Send corrections to the webmaster.


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: April 2018


Sunday, May 6, 2018   |  2:00 pm

The New Eagle Scout Reception recognizes the previous year’s Eagle Scout class. The council continues its tradition of providing this reception free of charge for new Eagle Scouts and their guests. 

Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Eagle Scout alumni, Scouters, Scoutmasters and Cubmasters are all encouraged to attend this special program to recognize the 2017 Eagle Scout class, the Adams Project of the Year Award, and NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award recipients. Eagle Scouts and their families will not want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to be recognized by accomplished Eagle Scouts. The evening is underwritten with generous sponsorships by many Eagle Scout alumni, charter members and patrons. The event is being held at Crowne Plaza (8686 Kirby Dr., Houston, TX 77054).

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Resident camp is a three-night campout at Bovay Scout Ranch for Cub Scouts entering the first through fifth grade the following school year. From Cub Scout skills to rank advancements, these camps are full of fun and learning. Cub Scouts attending resident camp are also encouraged to register for day camp, as the advancements offered at resident camp add to those offered at day camp.

Learn More About Resident Camp


Due May 1, 2018

The Silver Beaver Award is the highest form of recognition that a local council can bestow on a volunteer. In 1931, BSA President Mortimer L. Schiff recommended to the national board that an award be devised for recognition of distinguished service to youth in the area of a local council, and the concept of the Silver Beaver Award recognition was established. Nominations for the Silver Beaver Award are due to silverbeaver@shac.org by May 1st.

Silver Beaver Nomination Form                Complete list of Silver Beaver Recipients


Order of the Arrow Meetings

The Order of the Arrow (OA) is the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of America. All Arrowmen are invited to attend chapter meetings on the last Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm at the Copperhead LDS Church on Longenbaugh. Come get to know each other and lay out the plans for this year. We have new leadership and exciting ideas for this chapter.

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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!  

Job Openings

 


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