Skyline District Roundtable
February 1, 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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February 8, 2018
District Dinner is an opportunity for a night of fellowship and great food as we acknowledge and thank our adult volunteers for the hard work and dedication that made this year incredibly successful. Skyline District’s outstanding leaders at the unit and district levels will also be recognized. All volunteers in Skyline District are invited. The event is being held at St. Stephen's United Methodist Church (2003 W 43rd St., Houston, TX 77018) at 6:30 pm. The registration fee for the dinner is $21.50 for the first Scouter, adult, parent, and/or family member. The registration fee is then $20.00 for each additional Scouter, adult, parent, and/or family member. There is no onsite registration. In-person registration is $25.00 per Scouter, adult, parent, and/or family member and is due by February 1, 2018. Please contact Erica Gillette at Erica.firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-598-5829 for in-person registration. Eagle Scouts who have earned their Eagle Scout award within the last year are invited to attend the Skyline District Dinner free of charge.
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. District Award Nominations are due by Monday January 8, 2018 before Midnight.
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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.
Scout Fair Coupon Book Kick-off
January 25, 2018 l 7:00 - 8:00 pm
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. Leaders will also receive information on prizes and how their unit can participate at Scout Fair to earn an additional 10% commission. The kickoff meeting is being held at 7:00 pm at Cockrell Scout Center (2225 N Loop W., Houston, TX 77008). Each unit should send at least one representative. For more information, contact John Caldwell.
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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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