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Phoenix District Roundtable
November 4, 2021 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm to help unit leaders plan and carry out their own program. Roundtable will be held inside Cypress Creek Christian Church (6823 Cypresswood Dr, Spring, TX 77379). Face coverings are recommended.
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.
Cub Scout Adventure Day / Rocket Day
October 30, 2021 (new date) | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm | Schindewolf Intermediate School (new location)
Cub Scout Adventure Day is an action-packed day for new and returning Cub Scouts. Cub Scouts will enjoy a day of fun games, crafts, archery, activities and more. 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. New Scouts can attend any Rocket Day event in the council that fits their schedule. Returning Scouts and families are also invited to attend Adventure Day and can bring rockets from previous years to launch again.
Select from two registration options. Option 1: Cub Scout Adventure Day and rocket launch: Participate in a variety of activities, and includes an event patch. The registration fee is $11.50 for the first Cub Scout and $10 for each additional Scout. Option 2: Rocket launch only: There is no charge to launch your rocket. The event is being held at Schindewolf Intermediate School (20903 Ella Blvd, Spring, TX 77388)
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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 Kevin Renfro
What to Bring to Training Council Training Schedule
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.
October 22-24, 2021
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. 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 Spring Creek Park (15012 Brown Rd, Tomball, TX 77377).
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.
Pre-registered Webelos Scouts will receive an event patch. Registration includes activity supplies. Registration is typically completed by a parent/guardian, den leader or unit leader. Late registration is $21.50 and begins 10/20/21.
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