Due to the COVID-19 outbreak district and council meetings, activities, and events through May 4th are canceled. Learn More.
Digital Safety and Scouting at Home
Many units and families are discovering creative ways to have fun Scouting at home. When using digital and online resources, there are some important guidelines from the National Council about youth protection, safeguarding personal information and recording online meetings.
Across the nation, Scouters are finding ways to help keep their youth members engaged and Scouting. These out-of-the-box, in-home activities are centered around providing advancement-related content to help keep kids safe, engaged and to help them make the best of home time.
Digital Safety Scouting at Home COVID-19 Updates Advancement Update
Aquila District Roundtable
May 14, 2020 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm at Westbury United Methodist Church (5200 Willowbend Blvd, Houston, TX 77096) 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. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/houstonaquila.
New District Executive
Please join us in welcoming Matt Bolton as the district executive for the Aquila District. His role as district executive will be to provide leadership and support to the volunteers in our district with a focus on district operations, membership recruiting, unit service, family Friends of Scouting, and product sales. Matthew is from Longview, TX and a graduate of Prairie View A&M University where he earned a B.S. in Psychology. Matthew was very active in college traveling to multiple national research conferences as a presenter, and school ambassador. Since college, Matthew has spent time in the industries of public health, psychology, and real estate. In his spare time he enjoys self-development, sports recreation, food tasting, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. Matt can be reached at Matt.Bolton@scouting.org.
June 1-5, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Prepare for launch as we count down to lift-off, 2020: A Scout Odyssey! Cub Scouts and their families will learn new skills and make new friends. Twilight camp is a council camp organized by districts and conducted by volunteers from the local area for Cub Scouts entering 1st through 5th grade for the 2020-2021 school year. Twilight camp is a week of fun with awesome programs and activities such as BB guns, archery, sports, STEM, games and crafts, rank advancements, Scout skills, fun and more.
Many volunteers are needed to make camp a success, so please consider volunteering. The registration fee is $61.50 for the first Cub Scout and $60 for each additional Cub Scout. Volunteers are $10. The tot-lot is $30. The registration fee includes a t-shirt, patch, program supplies, and water bottle. The camp is being held at Westbury United Methodist Church (5200 Willowbend Blvd. Houston, TX 77096).
Learn More and Register
- Late registration begins 5/15/20. 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.
Free promotional placemats / activity pages are available to promote day camp. Use these placemats as a gathering activity at blue and gold banquets, pack meetings and den meetings. Before printing insert the date, time, location and web page of day camp.
Space Placemats Blue and Gold Theme Placemats Pinewood Derby Placemats
Every Scout deserves a well-trained leader! Unit leaders need training to satisfy recharter and Journey to Excellence requirements. There are many training opportunities across the council.