Dynamo Scout Night
October 8, 2016
Watch the Dynamo take on US Men's National Team Stars Tim Howard and Jermaine Jones. Each Scouting family will receive a special-edition Dynamo patch, discounted tickets, and fireworks show immediately following the game. Scout night packages start at $25/person. To secure your participation and inquire about seat locations, please call Simone DiSalvo at (713) 276-7512.
District Boy Scout Recruitment Expo
September 24, 2016
The Brazos District will be holding a recruitment Expo. Come see what Scouting is all about. Talk to Scouts and adults about camping, disability awareness, pinewood derby, canoeing and so much more! Sign up for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturing.
The expo is being held from 10:00am to 3:00pm at Academy Sports and Outdoors, 23801 Brazos Town Crossing, Rosenberg, TX.
For more information contact Sandra Luckett or Lemarquie Fontenot.
Brazos District Roundtable
October 6, 2016
Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (139 Pecan Park Dr., Rosenberg, 77471) 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 policy, events, and training opportunities; 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! See the council training schedule for a list of additional trainings offered around the council.
The trainings will be held at LDS Church (8333 Scanlan Trace E, Missouri City, TX 777459). For more information, contact David Van Kleek.
What to Bring to Training Council Training Schedule
Recharter Training Workshop
October 6 and November 3, 2016
Every unit should send at least one representative to Recharter Training. The training is being held during November roundtable at the Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008).
Every December, all units are required to renew their affiliation with Scouting. Units are to complete the internet recharter and submit the signed paperwork by December roundtable. Some important things to remember:
- Plan ahead to get recharter done early, as this time of the year is typically very busy. It takes time to gather information and collect fees and signatures
- Ensure all registered leaders have taken Youth Protection Training (YPT)
- Ensure the top unit leader (i.e., Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Venturing Advisor, Varsity Coach) has completed BSA training for his or her position
- Submit internet advancements and service hours by December 31st
- Read the important information at www.shac.org/recharter
More Information Journey to Excellence
The fall membership campaign focuses on recruiting new families to the fun and adventures of Cub Scouting. Begin your planning by attending fall recruiting training. Involve all your pack leaders in recruiting by inviting everyone to the training! The council provides a variety of support materials for your pack. We are excited to announce that the fall recruiting campaign will be Rocket Into Scouting. Boys who join Cub Scouts will receive a rocket patch for joining. Scouts who join in September will also receive a rocket that they will be able to design, build, and launch at a fall district event. For more information, contact Sandra Luckett.
Learn More Order Fall Recruiting Night Fliers Checklist
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. For more information, contact the district popcorn kernel, Kim Ashburn. The council is using a new vendor for popcorn the year, Camp masters.
Put your unit on the map
Calling all unit leaders: now is the perfect time to put your unit is on the map at www.BeAScout.org with a Google pin! Update your unit information with your new unit leaders, and make it EASY for new Scouting families to find you.
- Sign into MyScouting
- Under “Unit Tools” select BeAScout
- Select “Unit Pin Management”
- Update your unit information
If you are the current unit leader and are unable to update your unit pin, please contact your district executive and ensure that you are currently registered as the Cubmaster or committee chair.
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