Aquila District Roundtable
March 8, 2018 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 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. Like us on Facebook.
February 24, 2018 | 7:00 pm
District Dinner is an opportunity for a night of fellowship and great food as we acknowledge and thank our adult volunteers for the hard work and dedication that made this year incredibly successful. Aquila District’s outstanding leaders at the unit and district levels will also be recognized. All volunteers in Aquila District are invited. The event is being held at Bethany United Methodist Church (3511 Linkwood Drive, Houston, TX 77025). Adult registration is $16.50 for the first adult and $15 for additional adults. Youth (under 8) are $10. Registration closes 2/20/18. Register online with credit card, electronic check or PayPal. There is no onsite registration.
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Help us recognize Scouters who have served Aquila District youth above and beyond the call of duty for the following awards and recognitions.
- Family of the Year Award (due February 15, 2018)
- Aquila Award (due February 15, 2018)
- Unit Service Award (due February 15, 2018)
- Honor Unit (due February 15, 2018)
March 2-4, 2018
Camporee is a weekend camp out for troops. Patrols compete in various competitions and are judged on leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit. The event is being held at Bovay Scout Ranch: Duke Energy Camporee Site (3450 County Road 317, Navasota, TX 77868). The unit leader needs to RSVP for the camporee by February roundtable with estimated numbers so the event staff can plan the event.
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Scout Fair Coupon Books
Scout Fair coupon books sales are a brilliant way for units to raise money and prepare Scouts to earn their own way! The Scout Fair coupon book offers great savings for the buyer, while Scouts earn commissions for every $10 coupon book purchased. At the Scout Fair Kickoff, unit leaders receive training and materials. All units receive a 30% base commission for each $10 Scout Fair coupon book sold. Units can also take advantage of early bird turn-in dates offering 5%, 3% and 1% additional bonus commissions. For more information, contact Paula Burns.
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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.
The training classes are being held at Bellaire United Methodist Church (4417 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire, TX 77401). For more information, contact Ron McAdams.
All adults who are volunteering at day camp must attend both Classroom Facilitated YPT and Day Camp Volunteer Training. All adults attending Boy Scout summer camp in the state of Texas must attend Classroom Facilitated YPT.
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June 4-8, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Excitement is waiting as Cub Scouts travel the world on a passport to adventure as they learn new skills, and make new friends. Twilight Camp is a council camp hosted by districts for Scouts entering 1st through 5th grade for the 2018-2019 school year. No matter what camp you choose, you can be sure it will be loaded with an awesome program such as BB guns, archery, sports, games, and crafts, rank advancements, Scout skills, fun and more. Twilight camp is being held at Longfellow Elementary (3617 Norris Dr, Houston, TX 77025).
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) in the tot lot program and girls ages 6-10. Boy Scouts and youth ages 10-13 can also volunteer with a parent. Youth and Boy Scouts age 14-17 can register as junior staff. The registration fee is $51.50 for the first Scout and $50 for each additional Scout. Adults and youth volunteers are $10. The tot-lot is $30, and girl siblings are $50. The registration fee includes a t-shirt, patch, program supplies, and water bottle.
- Late registration begins 3/15/18. A late fee of $20 will apply; patches, t-shirts and craft supplies are not guaranteed.
- Registration closes two weeks before the first day of camp.
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Friends of Scouting
Friends of Scouting is an opportunity for families, friends, alumni, businesses and community organizations to support Scouting. The $33 registration fee goes directly to the national office of the Boy Scouts of America. If a Scout unit collects dues, that money stays with the unit to help pay for supplies, advancements, and other activities. None of that money helps the Sam Houston Area Council. In order to keep Scouting affordable for all youth, the council runs an annual Friends of Scouting fundraising campaign.
Friends of Scouting helps:
- Recruit and train youth and leaders
- Provide assistance to those in need
- Keep camps and activities affordable
- Enhance programming and facilities
- Provide communication tools for volunteer leaders
Friends of Scouting contributions provide approximately 24 percent of the support the council receives each year. The success of Scouting depends on those who support it. Please help Scouting provide the resources necessary to make sure every youth can benefit from Scouting’s fun, exciting, adventure-filled activities that foster character, honesty, respect and life-long values.
Unit Leaders: Each unit is requested to hold a FOS presentation at your unit’s biggest gathering (typically the blue and gold banquet or a troop court of honor) during the months of February through May. The presentation, which takes approximately seven minutes to conduct, informs parents and leaders of all council services, its financial needs and extends an opportunity to help fulfill the need. Please sign up for a presentation.
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