Congratulations to Copperhead District
Congratulations to Copperhead District for receiveing a 2014 Journey to Excellence recognition at the Key Leaders Conference, and thank you to all of the volunteers and professional Scouters in our district who work so hard every day to make our Scouting program stronger.
Scouting’s Journey to Excellence (JTE) is the performance recognition program for councils, districts and units. The BSA Journey to Excellence program uses a balanced approach and key performance indicators to measure performance versus process, encourage and reward success, and achieve the BSA mission.
The Journey to Excellence program is based upon a proven balanced scorecard approach. Each level has slightly varying categories and or weighting based upon nationally validated studies that demonstrate what type of focus and achievement is necessary to you compare what you are doing against the standards. District objectives include finance, membership, program (e.g., advancement, camping, community service), unit service and leadership. Congratulations Copperhead District.
Don't miss District Dinner this Saturday!
You are invited to this year's Copperhead District Dinner. This year's dinner will be a ton of fun with a Hawaiian Luau theme! Great fun and great food. Don't miss it!
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!
Arrow of Light Ceremony Requests
Do you need to schedule an Arrow of Light ceremony for your Webelos? You can request a ceremony date online or contact the Copperhead District OA Chapter Advisor to check on what dates are available. Please note that the OA teams will not be available for Arrow of Light ceremonies the weekend of February 13 - 15 2015. For more information, contact Bracey Furr at 281-723-0554.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
10:00am - 3:00pm at NRG Arena
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. 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. Open to the public. Admission is free (parking is $10).
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 April 18, 2015. 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. In addition, your Scouts will qualify for prizes once they sell 15 Coupon Books. Please refer to the Scout Fair prize brochure for prizes and sales levels. For questions, contact Veronica Ramirez.
Scout Fair Coupon Books Turn-in Locations:
- March 5 (5% bonus), 7:00 - 8:00 pm (LDS Church, 16203 Longenbaugh, Houston, 77095)
- March 26 (3% bonus), 7:00 - 8:00 pm (LDS Church, 16203 Longenbaugh, Houston, 77095)
- April 9 (1% bonus), 7:00 - 8:00 pm (LDS Church, 16203 Longenbaugh, Houston, 77095)
- April 18, 9:00 am - noon, Scout Fair (NRG Arena)
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 unit hosting a booth will receive a ribbon. For more information regarding booth rules and regulations, please refer to the Scout Fair booth safety guidelines. For questions, contact Veronica Ramirez
. Units must register for a booth by March 31, 2015.
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
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