Skyline District Roundtable
January 4, 2018 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008) 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 upcoming events and trainings, 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.
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First Aid Meet
December 16, 2017
The district First Aid Meet is an event that challenges Scouts abilities to perform first aid in simulated real-life situations. Boy Scout Patrols compete in practical first aid problems, displaying hands-on skills from the Boy Scout Handbook, First Aid Merit Badge pamphlet and current American Red Cross guidelines. The top three scoring patrols represent the district at the council First Aid Meet. A unit leader/representative should register the Scouts. The registration fee is $6.50 for the first Scout and $5 for each additional Scout. There is no onsite registration. The event is being held at Heights Presbyterian Church (240 W. 18th Street, Houston, TX 77008 ).
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District Award Nominations
Nominate Scouters who have served Skyline District youth above and beyond the call of duty. The Skyline District awards are presented each year at the District Dinner.
Online nomination form Paper nomination form
Spark Award: This award is given to the energetic Scouter who gives that extra special “spark” in our district and adds to the quality of a unit or our overall district program.
Family of the Year Award: This award is given to a family that best exemplifies commitment, service and teamwork in Scouting to help make our community better.
Blume-Hardcastle-Hogue Award: This award is named after three distinguished Scouters who served this district. The award is presented to one unit in each Scouting program in the district.
John Harrison Service Award: This award is for a unit that performs an outstanding act of service to the community.
District Award of Merit: This is a council award presented by districts. The award is available to Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level. A nominee must be a registered Scouter who has rendered noteworthy service to youth in Scouting, outside Scouting, or both. The nature and value of noteworthy service to youth may consist of a single plan or decisions that contributed vitally to the lives of large numbers of youth or it may have been given to a small group over an extended period of time. Considerations must be given to the nominee's Scouting position and the corresponding opportunity to render outstanding service beyond the expectations of that Scouting position. The nominee's attitude toward and cooperation with the district, division, and/or council is to be taken into consideration.
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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