The Phoenix roundtable newsletter is a monthly newsletter that contains information about upcoming district and council events and activities and becomes available the first Thursday of the month. The electronic newsletter is sent on a weekly basis and is in addition to the roundtable newsletter.
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Merit Badge Counselor Orientation
December 7, 2016
The purpose of Merit Badge Counselor Orientation is to provide registered merit badge counselors with understanding of the methods of counseling and their role in the advancement program of Boy Scouts of America. The training is free; space is limited.
District Award Nominations
Due January 14, 2017
Nominate Scouters who have served Phoenix District youth above and beyond the call of duty.
- Community Leadership Award is presented annually to a community leader who has provided outstanding support to the Scouting program in our district.
- Chartered Partner Award is for chartering organizations who demonstrates outstanding or distinctive relationships beyond the normal expectation. The chartering organization should provide noteworthy service to youth, contributing to increased youth participation, cooperates with the district and/or council, involve the instructional head in the selection of quality unit leadership, and causes a greater comprehension in the use of Scouting within the community organization.
- District Award of Merit is a council award presented by districts. The award is available to Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level.
- Family of the Year Award is presented annually to a family who has, as a group, provided outstanding support to the Scouting program in our district.
- Jack of All Trades Award is for that unit Scouter whose unit always seems to turn to when there is a need within the unit.
- Rising Phoenix Award is for that Scouter whose unit always seems to turn to when there is a need within the district.
- Unit Service Award recognizes exceptional BSA leaders who work with youth at the unit level. Each unit is strongly encouraged to consider leaders in their unit for nomination.
Phoenix District Roundtable
January 5, 2017
Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the first Thursday of the month at Klein LDS Center (16535 Kleinwood Dr, Spring, 77379) at 7:00 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 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.
First Aid Meet
January 7, 2017
The 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 two scoring patrols represent the district at the council First Aid Meet. The meeting is being held at Cypress Creek Christian Church (6823 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, TX).
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January 28, 2017
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. Phoenix District’s outstanding leaders at the unit and district levels will also be recognized. All volunteers in Phoenix District are invited. The dinner is being held at the Kleinwood LDS Church (16535 Kleinwood Drive) at 6:00 pm (fellowship begins at 5:00 pm). The cost is $16.50 before January 14, 2016. All dinner reservations made after Saturday, January 14, 2016 will be $19.50 per person.
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. For more information about training, contact Tamela De Maranville.
What to Bring to Training Council Training Schedule
Every December, all units are required to renew their affiliation with Scouting. Units are to complete the internet recharter and submit the signed paperwork by December roundtable. Some important things to remember:
- Plan ahead to get recharter done early, as this time of the year is typically very busy. It takes time to gather information and collect fees and signatures
- Ensure all registered leaders have taken Youth Protection Training (YPT)
- Ensure the top unit leader (i.e., Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Venturing Advisor, Varsity Coach) has completed BSA training for his or her position
- Submit internet advancements and service hours by December 31st
- Read the important information at www.shac.org/recharter
Follow the four steps in this overall plan and start the prep work for recharter early, then the online IR (Internet Recharter) part of the process will be easy.
- Preparation (Process new applications, Update unit roster, Make sure all adult volunteers have Youth Protection Training (YPT), Make sure adult leaders are training The top leaders must be trained.
- Internet Recharter Work Process (IR online work through final quality control check before submitting)
- Finalize Internet Rechart (Submit recharter online, get signatures, submit a hard copy of the recharter to district, and submit payment)
Please send your unit recharter representative's contact information to our Phoenix District Commissioner at email@example.com as soon as possible.
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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.
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