Aquila Program Preview
Thursday, May 12, 2016
The annual Program Preview replaces the May roundtable each year to introduce unit leaders to the council and district program available to units for the coming Scouting year. By attending, unit leaders will be able to incorporate these events into their unit calendars as they finalize their units' annual planning.
Dinner will be served to leaders attending beginning at 7:30 PM. After dinner, event representatives will be on hand to answer questions and distribute information. Copies of the council program book and the district calendar also will be distributed.
But wait! There's more! The district staff has lined up several door prizes for attendees. You must be present to win!
Program Preview is held at the same location as the monthly roundtables -- Bellaire United Methodist Church, 4417 Bellaire Blvd., Bellaire, TX 77401.
Aquila District Roundtable
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - NOTE SPECIAL DATE!
The June roundtable will be held on the first Thursday of June to allow leaders to be involved with Aquila Twilight Camp the following week.
Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the second Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm at Bellaire United Methodist Church (4417 Bellaire Blvd. Bellaire, TX 77401) 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.
Twilight Camp "Round-Up" Day
Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Bethany United Methodist Church, 3511 Linkwood Drive, Houston
To make the first day of camp run smoother, we are hosting a Camp
Round-Up the afternoon before Twilight Camp. All Cowhands (Staff)
and Cub Scouts are required to attend the pre-camp registration at the
gym at Bethany anytime on June 5 from 1-4 PM to:
- find out what patrol you're in
- make sure your paperwork is in order
- make sure the camp nurse has all your info
- pick up t-shirts, water bottles, backpacks and car tags
Please make plans to come to Round-Up. It will allow us the start camp on time on Monday with less confusion. See you there!
Wild, Wild West Twilight Camp
June 6-10, 2016
Twilight Camp is an opportunity for Scouts entering 1st – 5th grade during the 2016-2017 school year to make new friends, earn rank advancements and enjoy BB guns, archery, sports, skills, and crafts. Lots of volunteers are needed to make camp a success, so please consider volunteering. Adult volunteers can also register their non-Scouting children as follows: Boys & Girls ages 3 through Kinder (potty trained) in Tot Lot. Girls in 1st to 5th grade (1st grade girls can be with Tot lot, or walk with Tigers if one parent is willing to be a tiger walking leader and the other parent works camp). Boy Scouts (under the age of 14) and Girls (6th grade though age 13 with parent working) can register (Junior Den Chief). Youth ages 14-17 can volunteer as junior staff (Den Chief in our district). Special note Den Chief is not used as a description for registration. Twilight Camp is being held from from 6:00 - 9:00 pm at Longfellow Elementary. The registration fee is $50.00 per Scout. Participants receive a t-shirt and patch. After 5/23/2016, there is a $20 late fee; late registrants are not guaranteed a patch. Adults must be registered a minimum of two weeks before camp starts. Please register early for planning purposes.
More Information and Registration Letter Sized Promotional Placemat Legal Sized Promotional Placemat
Download the Aquila District calendar for July 2016 - July 2017. The council calendar and council toolkit provide additional information on upcoming council events.
Aquila District 2016 - 2017 Calendar
Spring is here Scouters, and you know what that means? It’s time to reach out to all of those potential Scouts and give them the opportunity to join Scouting.
Packs are encouraged to hold spring recruiting events. For Cub Scouts, there is no better time to personally invite your son's friends to a meeting! District and pack campouts are coming up as well as day camp, resident camp and summertime pack activities! And don’t forget about all of those potential Scouts, the kindergarteners who can join on June 1! March and April is the time to get talkin’ with the schools and ask if you can invite kids to join Scouting! Sometimes we think we can only recruit in the fall, but spring is a great time to get new Scouts and their families involved early.
Pack Recruitment Resources Order Spring Recruiting Flyer
But what about the Boy Scouts and Venturers? March is the perfect month to have an open house to invite friends and other potential Scouts for the opportunity to see what your troop, crew and ship is made of. Check out some of the cool resources:
Troop Recruitment Resources Crew and Ship Recruitment Resources
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