Skyline District Roundtable
October 5, 2017 | 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.
October 28, 2017 | 10:00 am - noon
All new Cub Scouts and their parents are invited to their first district Scouting event. Boys who join Cub Scouts this year will receive a rocket that they can design, build, and launch at Rocket Day. Boys in first through fifth grade who are interested in joining Scouting may also attend. We will help you find a pack near you and get signed up for Scouting.
The event is being held at St. Ambrose Catholic Church (4213 Mangum Rd, Houston, TX 77092). Distribute the promotional placemat/ activity sheet to Scouts to remind them about the event. The half-day flier can be attached to the rockets.
Learn More and Register Promotional Placemat Half-Page Flier
Like our new Skyline District Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Skyline-District-667494396780264. Please share this page with parents and Scouters in the district. Send us messages with your pictures.
Date: To Be Determined (Rescheduled due to Hurricane Harvey)
Webelos Woods is a special weekend designed for Webelos (4th and 5th graders) and their parents to experience what awaits them in Boy Scouts. Webelos Scouts will have an opportunity to visit with Boy Scouts and the troop adult leaders. Packs are hosted by area troops. The registration fee is $7 per person.
Registration is a two-step process and is completed by the leader. The Webelos Scout den leader or troop leader need to RSVP by August 15th so the event staff can plan the event. The event is being held at Camp Brosig (1893 Trenckman Road, Sealy, TX 77474). If you need information on host units, contact Frank Parent.
More Information and Registration
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To the countless Scouts who have helped restore the community in the face of Harvey's devastation, we thank you for all you have done and all you will continue to do.
If you or a Scout you know has helped make an impact, please share your story, by clicking here or let us know by tagging or messaging our council's Facebook page.
Due September 30, 2017
The council conducts an annual camping survey of troops, crews and ships to determine how many youth participated long-term camping and high-adventure activities. The information is included in the council's annual report and Journey to Excellence. The unit leader should complete the short survey for the period of September 2016 through August 2017 by September 30, 2017.
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, David Williames.
Sign your unit up for Traditional and Online Sales Learn More
Why Sell Popcorn?
• Increase your unit and council income – 73% stays in the local area.
• Scouts pay for their way for various Scouting programs and activities.
• Scouts learn life lessons by earning their own way.
• There are loads of incentives to motivate Scouts: cool prizes, $650 club, $2K club.
Download the Skyline District calendar for June 2017 to July 2018. The council calendar and council toolkit provide additional information on upcoming council events.
District Calendar: June 2017 to July 2018
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 leaders and having the right leaders.
East Division Program Guide Leader Resources
Cub Scout Planning Boy Scout Planning Venturing Planning
Update your unit information on the web
Calling all unit leaders! Now is the perfect time to make it easy for Scouting families to find your unit.
Step 1: BeAScout.org has a Google pin for every unit! Update your unit information by signing into MyScouting, under Unit Tools select BeAScout, the click on Unit Pin Management. 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 unit leader or committee chair.
Step 2: The district website lists all units. Click on the Units tab on the green toolbar above. Send corrections to the webmaster using the link at the top of the page.
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