March 8, 2018 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. Follow us on our official Facebook page.
Scout Fair Coupon Books
Scout Fair coupon books sales 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. At the Scout Fair Kickoff, unit leaders receive training and materials. All units receive a 30% base commission for each $10 Scout Fair coupon book sold. Units can also take advantage of early bird turn-in dates offering 5%, 3% and 1% additional bonus commissions. For more information, contact Tim Perkins.
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New District Executive
Please join us in welcoming Christopher Young as the district executive for the David Crockett District. His role as district executive will be to provide leadership and support to the volunteers in our district with a focus on district operations, membership recruiting, unit service, family Friends of Scouting, and product sales. Christopher Young is a 2016 graduate of Sam Houston State University holding a degree in Mass Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations and Advertising. He was born and raised in Sealy, TX, where he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout under Troop 548. We are very excited to have Christopher serve as the district executive for the David Crockett. Christopher can be reached at christopher.young@Scouting.org.
March 3, 2018
The pinewood derby is one of the most popular and successful family activities in Cub Scouting. Pinewood derby cars are small wooden models that Cub Scouts make with help from their families. Then they race the cars in competition. The event is being held at First United Methodist Church (1206 Smith St., Waller, TX 77484). The registration fee is $12 for the first car and $10.50 for each additional car. Registration can be done by unit leaders, den leaders or parents. The deadline to register is March 2, 2018, at noon; there is no onsite registration.
Learn More and Register
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 training courses offered around the council. For more information, contact Chyrl Goetzman.
What to Bring to Training Council Training Schedule
June 4-8, 2018 | 4:00 - 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. Day 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.
Many 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. An adult/guardian must register with a Tiger (1st grader). Camp is being held at Camp Brosig (1893 Trenckmann Rd, Sealy, TX 77474). The registration fee is $51.50 for the first Scout and $50 for each additional Scout. 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.
- There is an early registration discount of $5 for Scouts until 3/15/18.
- Late registration begins 5/15/18. A late fee of $20 will apply; patches, t-shirts and craft supplies are not guaranteed for late registrations.
- Registration closes for youth and adults on 5/21/18.
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