December 14, 2017 l 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the second Thursday of every month at St. John Lutheran Church (520 N. Holland Bellville, TX 77418 ) at 7:30 pm 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.
November 17-19, 2017
Webelos Woods is a campout designed to introduce Webelos (4th and 5th graders) to the many outdoor adventures of Boy Scouting. This awesome weekend event includes patrol-method camping and Scout activities. Webelos patrols compete in Webelos skills (e.g., first aid, fire building, camping skills, games, knots) and will be judged on patrol flag and yell, resources, leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit.
The registration fee is $16.50 for the first Scout and $15 for each additional Scout. Adult leaders are free. Registration is typically completed by the den leader or unit leader. Friday night dinner is optional ($5) and must be pre-ordered. Late registration begins 11/15/2017 and is $21.50 for the first Scout and $20 for each additional Scout and a patch and program supplies are not guaranteed. Onsite registration is $25. Registration is completed by the Webelos den leader. The event is being held at Camp Happy Hollow (2029 Happy Hollow Rd, Brenham, TX 77833).
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November 17-19, 2017
Camporee is a weekend camp out for troops. Patrols compete in various competitions and are judged on leadership, teamwork, cooking, skill demonstration and Scout spirit.
The registration fee is $16.50 for the first Scout and $15 for each additional Scout and includes a patch, camping fees and program supplies. Adults are free. Friday night dinner is optional ($5) and must be pre-ordered. Late registration begins 11/15/2017 and is $16.50 for the first Scout and $15 for each additional Scout and a patch and program supplies are not guaranteed. Onsite registration is $20. Registration is completed by the unit leader. The event is being held at Camp Happy Hollow (2029 Happy Hollow Rd, Brenham, TX 77833).
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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.
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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, Jennifer Michalik.