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
April 4, 2019 | 7:00 pm
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. Follow our Facebook page.
Roundtable breakouts are a great place for leaders and parents to come together to share what you know so we can all learn more about Scouting. Interactive and interesting… it’s designed for you. Units will be all the better for your time spent… promise!
Cub Scout breakouts are focused on the needs of leaders and volunteers in packs. You're not on your own out there and you don't have to reinvent the wheel. Come to a meeting to find out how much work has already been done for you. There are tons of resources available to help you put together a top-notch program.
Scouts BSA breakouts are focused 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 to explore Scouting.
- Retaining your Scouts through the summer
- Roundtable Scouts BSA breakout session cookout
Merit Badge University
May 4, 2019
Merit Badge University (MBU) is an opportunity for Scouts in troops or crews to work on several merit badges. All Scouts are required to bring signed blue cards in order to work on merit badges. These are not give-away merit badges, and this is not a merit badge factory. Each Scout is expected to fulfill all the requirements by reading the merit badge book ahead of time, attending classes and doing prerequisites. Scouts are expected to participate fully during the class in order to receive full credit for the requirements completed.
NOTE: All troops are required to send at least one adult for every five Scouts registered to be a merit badge counselor or room volunteer and one merit badge counselor for each 10 Scouts. If there is just one Scout attending, at least one adult needs to volunteer and be onsite all day. The first 40 adults to register as a room volunteer will get a free lunch. Parents attending all day, but not volunteering can order a lunch. The event is being held at Lone Star College - Tomball (30555 Tomball Parkway, Tomball, TX 77375).
The registration fee is $26.50 and covers an event patch and lunch. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Merit badge class sizes are limited. Registration is typically completed by parents, but can also be completed by the troop leadership. Before registering, check your Scout's school and troop calendar for conflicts. Each Scout is to discuss which merit badges they should register for with their Scoutmaster or troop advancement chair. Check which merit badges the Scout has already completed.
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March 29 - 31, 2019
Camporee is a weekend camp out for troops full of competition to test Scouting skills. Patrols compete in various competitions and are judged on leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit. The Iron Horse and Phoenix District Chapters of the Order of the Arrow will be hosting a joint camporee. The event is being held at Camp Brosig (1893 Trenckmann Road, Sealy, TX 77474).
Patrols will compete in rank specific contests in archery, tomahawk throwing, fire building, first aid, pioneering, orienteering, and nature study. Troops will be competing in the grand skills relay. Scoutmasters will demonstrate their skills in a specialized cook-off. Saturday night will end the night at a wonderful campfire full of awards, songs, and skits.
Every troop must send a representative to the February and March roundtables to help plan the camporee. Every troop needs run a part of the camporee (e.g., competition, facilities). This year’s camporee promises to challenge the youth leadership, as well as stretching everyone else’s comfort zones. These events cannot happen without each Scout’s competitive spirit and participation.
The registration fee is $10 per Scout and $5 per adult. Registration is completed by the unit leadership. Members of the Order of the Arrow who are volunteering to run stations can attend free of charge; contact the chapter chief to volunteer to help.
Registration is a two-step process. Troops need to RSVP with an approximate head count for planning purposes by February roundtable. Additional Scouts and adults can be added before payment is made.
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Nature Study Hints Patrol Sign Ups
Day Camp Den Walker Orientation
Day camp is a council camp organized by districts and conducted by volunteers from the local area for Cub Scouts entering 1st through 5th grade for the 2019-2020 school year. Day camp is a week of fun with awesome programs and activities such as BB guns, archery, sports, STEM, games and crafts, rank advancements, Scout skills, fun and more. Each pack is required to provide a minimum of one adult register for every three youth register per pack. If the pack does not meet this ratio, then the pack will not be able to attend camp. Please consider volunteering. Registration will open soon.
The state of Texas requires all adults attending camp to take online Youth Protection Training (YPT) online at my.scouting.org and attend an orientation training. Volunteers can choose from one of the following sessions:
|March 28, 2019 CANCELLED
||Barbara Bush Library
6817 Cypresswood Dr.
Robin Bush Room
|April 8, 2019
|April 16, 2019
|May 8, 2019
||Barbara Bush Library
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
June 17-21, 2019 | 7:45 am - 3:15 pm
Grab your sunglass, sunscreen and beach towel for an island adventure. Cub Scouts and their families will learn new skills and make new friends. Day camp is a council camp organized by districts and conducted by volunteers from the local area for Cub Scouts entering 1st through 5th grade for the 2019-2020 school year. Day camp is a week of fun with awesome programs and activities such as BB guns, archery, sports, STEM, games and crafts, rank advancements, Scout skills, fun and more.
Many volunteers are needed to make camp a success, so please consider volunteering. Adult volunteers can also register their non-Scouting children ages 3-5 (potty trained). Scouts in troops, crews and ships can also volunteer. An adult/guardian must register with a Tiger (1st grader). The camp is being held at Burrough’s Park (9738 Huffsmith Rd. Tomball TX 77375).
The registration fee is $66.50 for the first Scout and $65 for each additional Scout. The fee for adult volunteers is $15. The registration fee includes a t-shirt, patch, program supplies, and a water bottle.
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Free two-sided placemats are available to use at blue and gold banquets, den meetings or pack meetings to help promote twilight camp and resident camp.