Phoenix District Communications
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Phoenix District Roundtable
October 13, 2022 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm to help unit leaders plan and carry out their own program. Roundtable is held at Cypress Creek Christian Church (6823 Cypresswood Dr, Spring, TX 77379).
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. Roundtable breakouts are a great place for leaders and parents to come together to share so everyone can learn more about Scouting.
- Cub Scout breakout focuses on the needs of leaders and volunteers in packs. Leaders are not on their own and don't have to reinvent the wheel. Learn about the resources available to help put together a top-notch program.
- Scouts BSA breakout focuses on leaders and volunteers in troops, crew, ships to share quality resources, knowledge, and skills that enable and motivate leaders to deliver an outstanding program. Parents and leaders of Webelos Scouts crossing over into troops are also invited.
- Order of the Arrow breakout is for members of the Order of the Arrow.
- Special interest focuses on a special topic each month.
September 23-25, 2022
Webelos Woods is a campout designed to introduce 4th and 5th grade Webelos Scouts to the many outdoor adventures of Scouting. This awesome weekend event includes patrol-method camping and Scouting activities. Webelos Scouts will have an opportunity to: • Work with troops in a number of skills, activities, and games. • Experience a campfire program and interfaith worship service • Have fun and get a taste of camping with troops.
On Saturday morning, Webelos dens participate in a round-robin rotation visiting troops in 45-minute sessions to work on Webelos Scout skills, including first aid, fire building, camping, hiking, knots and games. Parents will meet with the adult leaders of each troop to learn about their annual program, membership, and some of their latest adventures. Webelos Scouts and parents will be able to visit campsites and ask questions to get to know their preferred troops better. The evening will finish off with an entertaining campfire program. After the campfire, Webelos Scouts and their parent/guardian are encouraged to camp overnight with a Phoenix District troop/crews/ships. The event is being held at Tellepsen Scout Camp (3450 County Road 317, Navasota, TX 77868 ).
Every unit needs to RSVP by the July roundtable to let the event staff if you are attending. Estimated numbers are provided to the council so the district can reserve the appropriate number of campsites and program areas for the event.
Learn More & Register
Learn more about Webelos-to-Scout transition and information to help assist Webelos Scouts as they make the important decision on which troop to join and questions to ask troops at www.shac.org/webelos. Find area troops at www.shac.org/join-troop.
Cub Scout Rocket Day and Adventure Day
October 29, 2022 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Boys and girls who join Cub Scouts this year \will receive a rocket that they can design, build, and launch at Cub Scout Adventure Day. Youth in kindergarten 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. Returning Scouts and families are also invited to attend Adventure Day and can bring rockets from previous years to launch again. The event is being held at Strack Intermediate.
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Outdoor Leader Training
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 Kevin Renfro.
What to Bring to Training Council Training Schedule
Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training is a 4.5-hour training course intended to provide troop leaders with the information and tools they need to lead successful troops. This course teaches practical ways to instill the Scouting methods into troop programs and covers the roles of the Scoutmasters and assistants in a Scout-led troop. This is a required training course for all Scoutmaster and assistant Scoutmasters and can be taken in a classroom setting or online.
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) is an overnight training with 16-hours of instructional time that gives adult leaders the practical knowledge they need to help Scouts to learn outdoor skills. The skills presented closely follow the Scout Handbook and rank advancement requirements. This is a required training course for all Scoutmaster and assistant Scoutmasters
Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) is the Cub Scout leader training required for any Cub Scout den or pack outdoor event, including packing camping, overnighters, and Webelos den overnighters. BALOO training is comprised of two components – an online component, and a practical, hands-on component which includes an overnight with 16 hours of instruction time. One BALOO trained leader is required to be present on any pack family or Webelos den overnight camping.