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Phoenix District Roundtable
October 3, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the first Thursday of the month at Cypress Creek Christian Church (6823 Cypresswood, Spring, TX 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.
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!
September roundtable will be a combined Cub Scout and Scouts BSA roundtable. The transition from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts is an important stage in the Scouting journey. It is crucial that leaders in Scouting do everything they can to make the process as seamless and inviting as possible. The transition and preparation can begin as early as Lions and steadily increase through Webelos Scouts. The key factor to improved transition is the ongoing working relationship of the leaders of a pack and a troop. There are a number of ways a pack and troop can work together to enhance the Scouting experience of their Scouts. The discussion will include what den leaders can do to help Cub Scouts of all ranks learn the skills they will need in Scouts BSA.
There will also be a special guest from the Friends of Texas Wildlife, an organization focusing on the rehabilitation of native Texas wildlife and promoting the co-existence of wildlife and people through education. They have opportunities for Eagle Scout projects.
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.
Cub Scout Adventure Day and Rocket Day
September 28, 2019 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cub Scout Adventure Day is an action-packed day for Cub Scouts in kindergarten through fifth grade. Cub Scouts will enjoy a day of fun games, STEM activities, wrist rockets, archery, obstacle course, and more. New Scouts in kindergarten can work on the Lion Honor Adventure and Scouts in 1st - 5th grade can work on their first rank, the Bobcat rank. Cub Scouts who join 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 can bring a rocket to launch. The event is being held at Schindewolf Intermediate (20903 Ella Blvd, Spring, TX 77388). The cost is $11.50 per Cub Scout and includes a patch. Onsite registration is $15 (checks only). There is no charge for New Scouts who only want to shoot their rocket and not participate in the Cub Scout Adventure Day activities can sign up to attend the rocket launch only. There is no charge to shoot your rocket.
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October 25-27, 2019
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 compete in Webelos Scout skills (first aid, fire building, camping skills, games, knots) and during the afternoon local troops teach basic Scouting skills. The Webelos dens are judged on den 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 Scouts and their parent/guardian can tour their campsites and ask questions. The event is being held at Spring Creek Park (15012 Brown Rd., Tomball, TX 77377).
Pre-registered Webelos Scouts will receive an event patch and water bottle; registration includes activities supplies. The registration fee is $16.50 for the first Webelos Scout and one parent and $15 for each additional Scout/parent.
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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. For more information about training, contact Rhonda Bill.
What to Bring to Training Council Training Schedule
Outdoor Training Weekend
October 11-12, 2019
The outdoor training weekend is being held at Troop 87 Scout Hut (6410 Spring Cypress Rd., Klein, Texas 77379).
Fall Training Day
November 9, 2019
Training Day will be held at Cypress Creek Christian Church (6823 Cypresswood Dr., Klein, Texas 77379). The cost is $11.50; lunch can also be purchased for an additional $8.