December 14, 2017
Recharter is the annual reregistering of all Scouts and Scouters. Internet rechartering opened on November 1, 2017. Recharter turn-in will be held during December roundtable. For more information contact your unit commissioner District Commissioner Chris Menard.
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The unit should be doing the following:
- Ensuring all registered adults have taken Youth Protection Training (YPT) before March 1, 2018. If their YPT expires before this date, have them take the appropriate YPT at myscouting.org.
- Ensuring all registered adults have the correct BSA ID in their my.scouting.org profile.
- Ensuring the current or new unit leader (Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Crew Advisor) is fully trained.
Orders due November 20, 2017 by 12:00 pm
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, Lynn Mackay or Andrea Simpson
December 2, 2017
A pushmobile is a boy powered go-cart. Cub Scout dens make their own pushmobile. Six boys work together as a team to push their pushmobile through the course to the finish line at this annual district event. Boys get the opportunity to design, build and race their own pushmobile. The races are being held at the Community of Faith Church (16124 Becker Road, Hockley, TX 77447). Each pack is required to provide two volunteers on-site to help during the entire race. The registration fee is $10.00 per Scout with a $1.50 transaction fee for each registration. Registration closes on November 30, 2017.
Learn More and Register
Copperhead District Roundtable
December 14, 2017 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 page
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.
What to Bring to Training Council Training Schedule
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|December 4, 2017
||Den Leader Position-Specific Training
||7:30 - 9:30 pm
||LSC CyFair College Library 131
9191 Barker Cypress Rd
Cypress, TX 77433
Friends of Scouting
Friends of Scouting is an opportunity for families, friends, alumni, businesses and community organizations to support Scouting. The $33 registration fee goes directly to the national office of the Boy Scouts of America. If a Scout unit collects dues, that money stays with the unit to help pay for supplies, advancements and other activities. None of that money helps the Sam Houston Area Council. In order to keep Scouting affordable for all youth, the council runs an annual Friends of Scouting fundraising campaign.
Friends of Scouting helps:
- Recruit and train youth and leaders
- Provide assistance to those in need
- Keep camps and activities affordable
- Enhance programming and facilities
- Provide communication tools for volunteer leaders
Friends of Scouting contributions provide approximately 24 percent of the support the council receives each year. The success of Scouting depends on those who support it. Please help Scouting provide the resources necessary to make sure every youth can benefit from Scouting’s fun, exciting, adventure-filled activities that foster character, honesty, respect and life-long values.
Unit Leaders: Each unit is requested to hold a FOS presentation at your unit’s biggest gathering (typically the blue and gold banquet or a troop court of honor) during the months of February through May. The presentation, which takes approximately seven minutes to conduct, informs parents and leaders of all council services, its financial needs and extends an opportunity to help fulfill the need. Please sign up for a presentation.
Donate Sign up for FOS presentation
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
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.