Wild, Wild West Twilight Camp
June 13-16, 2016
The location of camp have changed due to the flooding.
Twilight Camp is an opportunity for Scouts entering 1st – 5th grade during the next school year to make new friends, earn rank advancements and enjoy BB guns, archery, sports, skills, and crafts. Lots of volunteers are needed to make camp a success, so please consider volunteering. Adult volunteers can also register their non-Scouting children ages 3-5 (potty trained) or girls ages 6-13. Boy Scouts and youth ages 14-17 can also volunteer. Twilight Camp is being held from from 3:00 pm – 8:30 pm at CyFair ISD Science Resource Center (11206 Telge Road Cypress, TX 77429). Registration is $65 per Scout. After 6/1/16, there is a $10 late fee. Participants receive a t-shirt and patch. Every Scout will receive a t-shirt and patch. Adults must be registered at least two weeks before camp starts.
More Information and Registration Letter Sized Promotional Placemat Legal Sized Placemat
Copperhead District Roundtable
June 9,, 2016
Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00pm 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.
Classroom Facilitated YPT: Youth Protection Training
YPT is designed to help you keep our youth safe from abuse and participants learn the Boy Scouts of America's Youth Protection Guidelines, signs of abuse, and how to report suspected abuse. The training takes about an hour to complete. This course is required for all adult leaders, and is strongly recommended for all adults associated with BSA. Classroom Facilitated YPT must be taken by anyone (both BSA registered and non-registered) 18 years old or older attending or staffing a long-term camping program in a camp licensed by the State of Texas (e.g., day camp, resident camp, Boy Scout summer camp, winter camp). For more information, visit the FAQ's for Classroom Facilitated YPT. Bring: BSA Health and Medical Record (Part A & B for all Scouting events), note taking materials.
|May 26, 2016
||Richard & Meg Weekley Community Center,
8440 Greenhouse Rd.,
Cypress, TX. 77433
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 leadersand having the right leaders.
West Division Program Guide Leader Resources
Cub Scout Planning Boy Scout Planning Venturing Planning
Merit Badge Counselor Orientation (D76)
June 16, 2016
The purpose of this course is to provide council or district-approved and registered merit badge counselors with understanding of the methods of counseling and their role in the advancement program of Boy Scouts of America. Bring: BSA Health and Medical Record (Part A & B for all Scouting events), note taking materials The course is free.
Spring is here Scouters, and you know what that means? It’s time to reach out to all of those potential Scouts and give them the opportunity to join Scouting.
Packs are encouraged to hold spring recruiting events. For Cub Scouts, there is no better time to personally invite your son's friends to a meeting! District and pack campouts are coming up as well as day camp, resident camp and summertime pack activities! And don’t forget about all of those potential Scouts, the kindergarteners who can join on June 1! March and April is the time to get talkin’ with the schools and ask if you can invite kids to join Scouting! Sometimes we think we can only recruit in the fall, but spring is a great time to get new Scouts and their families involved early.
Pack Recruitment Resources Order Spring Recruiting Flyer
But what about the Boy Scouts and Venturers? March is the perfect month to have an open house to invite friends and other potential Scouts for the opportunity to see what your troop, crew and ship is made of. Check out some of the cool resources:
Troop Recruitment Resources Crew and Ship Recruitment Resources
Put your unit on the map
Calling all unit leaders: now is the perfect time to put your unit is on the map at www.BeAScout.org with a Google pin! Update your unit information with your new unit leaders, and make it EASY for new Scouting families to find you.
- Sign into MyScouting
- Under “Unit Tools” select BeAScout
- Select “Unit Pin Management”
- Update your unit information
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 Cubmaster or committee chair.
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
Copperhead Award Winners
This year's District Dinner was a big success. Thanks to everyone who attended and to all of the volunteers who made this years District Dinner possible. Congratulations to the following award recipients!!!
Iron Chef Award—David Covington
Chartered Partner of the Year Award—Horne Elementary PTO
District Award of Merit—David Covington and Regina Hilliard
Family of the Year Award—the Menard and Venditelli family—Chris, Dawn and Josh.
2016 CARES Award:
- Chris Menard, Troop 3
- Brad Skorka, Pack 168
- Ifeoma Ezuma Ngwu, Troop 421
- Jennifer Dorman Jackoviak, Pack 787
- Brian Davis, Pack 787
- Angel Perez, Troop 838
- Scott Hunsinger, Pack 996
- Jeff Moellmer, Troop 996
- Ellen Bobbins, Troop 1296
- Robert Beishir, Troop 1296
- David Reynolds, Ship 1996
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.