February 8, 2018 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the second Thursday of the month at Blanton Scout House located behind St. Luke's Methodist Church, 3471 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77027. Blanton Scout House is on West Alabama just east of Edloe. Roundtable is a form of supplemental training for volunteers and helps unit leaders plan and carry out their own program. 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 Facebook.
February 8, 2018 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm
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. Twin Bayou District’s outstanding leaders at the unit and district levels will also be recognized. All volunteers in Twin Bayou District are invited. The event is being held at Blanton Scout House (St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 3499 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77027) at the northeast corner of Alabama and Edloe, east of the soccer field. Registration is $15 per person payable online with credit card, electronic check or PayPal. Food is ordered on 2/2/18; registrations after this date are not guaranteed food.
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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 Angelita Guerrero.
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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 trainings offered around the council.
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*Directions to Webb Ranch: Highway 290 northwest to Chappell Hill. At the Chappell Hill traffic light, turn right and go north on FM 1155 about 7.6 miles to T intersection at FM 2193. Turn left on FM 2193 and go about 300 yards and turn left through gate at Webb Lane. Follow signage & flagging to parking area near campsite.
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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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.
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