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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Phoenix District Roundtable
November 2, 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.
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
New Phoenix District Executive
Effective October 1, 2017, Drue Banta will serve as the new senior district executive for the Phoenix District. Drue will be responsible for supporting district volunteers in the areas of district operations, membership recruiting, family Friends of Scouting, product sales, and unit service. Drue is an Eagle Scout from Denver, Colorado. Drue began his career in May 2015 and has served successfully as the district executive in the Phoenix II and David Crockett Districts. Join us in welcoming Drue to the district. Drue can be contacted at email@example.com.
Cuboree / Rocket Day
October 28, 2017 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuboree is an action-packed day for Cub Scouts. Scouts will enjoy a day of fun games and prizes, crafts, archery, BB gun shooting, treats, and activities. Boys who join Cub Scouts this year will receive a rocket that they can design, build, and launch at cuboree. 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 cost is $11.50 per Scout and $5 per sibling. Siblings under age 3 are free. Patches are guaranteed for the first 150 Scouts registered. The late fee begins October 26, 2017, and is $14.50. Onsite registration is $15 (checks only). The event is being held at Top Dog Superstore, 23822 State Highway 249, Tomball, TX 77375.
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
December 8-10, 2017
Webelos Woods is a campout designed to introduce 4th and 5th grade Webelos to the many outdoor adventures of Boy Scouting. This awesome weekend event includes patrol-method camping and Scout activities. Webelos will have an opportunity to work with Boy Scout troops in a number of skills, activities, and games; experience a Boy Scout campfire program and Scout’s Own Service (non-denominational); and have fun and get a taste of Boy Scout camping.
On Saturday morning, Webelos patrols compete in Webelos skills (first aid, fire building, camping skills, games, knots) and during the afternoon local Boy Scout troops teach basic Boy Scout skills. The patrols are judged on patrol flag and yell, resources, leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit. The evening will finish off with an entertaining campfire program. After the campfire troops, crews and ships will host a cracker barrel where Webelos and their parent/guardian can tour their campsites and ask questions.
Pre-registered Webelos Scouts will receive an event patch and water bottle; registration is $16.50 and includes activities supplies. Late registration is $21.50 and begins 10/6/17; patches and water bottles are not guaranteed. Onsite registration is $26.50. Registration is typically done by the den or unit leader. The event is being held at Spring Creek Park (15012 Brown Road, Tomball, TX 77375).
Learn More and Register
Attention, all Phoenix units! Now is the time to get your rosters in order and get ready for recharter. Please download our Recharter Summary Handout Sheet (below) and follow these instructions to get your unit ready for recharter for the 2018 Scouting year. Check back here in our recharter section of the Phoenix website, and at www.samhoustonbsa.org/recharter on the SHAC website for updated information on the recharter process.
For now, follow steps one and two of the overall plan:
- Preparation (process new applications, update the unit roster, ensure every adult has current YPT and top leader (and hopefully all leaders) are trained.
- Training (Attend one of our three District Recharter Workshops) on 10/12/17, 11/2/17 and a date TBD. Recharter packets will be distributed at one of our three training sessions.
- Thursday, October 12 at 6:30 pm the training location is at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, 14301 Stuebner Airline Road.
For questions, contact Kevin Renfro, Phoenix District Commissioner.
Recharter Summary Handout Learn More
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, Montye Holmes.
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