Flaming Arrow District Roundtable
November 2, 2017 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the first Thursday of the month (except July) at the Kingwood LDS Church (4021 Deerbrook Dr, Kingwood) at 7:00 pm 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 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.
October 21, 2017
Postponed due to predicted bad weather.
All new Cub Scouts and their parents are invited to their first district Scouting event. Boys who join Cub Scouts this year will receive a rocket that they can design, build, and launch at Rocket Day. Boys in first 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.
The event is being held at May Community Center (2100 Wolf Rd, Huffman, TX 77336). Distribute the promotional placemat/ activity sheet to Scouts to remind them about the event. The half-day flier can be attached to the rockets.
Learn More and Register Promotional Placemat Half-Page Flier
Local Heroes Family Fun Day
October 28, 2018 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Houston Police Department (HPD) is hosting the 1st annual local heroes Family Fun Day. This free event will recognize the outstanding public safety efforts of local first responders including HPD, the Houston Fire Department (HFD), military and citizens. There will be HPD helicopters, HPD ladder trucks, SWAT operations demos, K-9 demos, driving demos, self-defense demos, food vendors, informational tables and more. The event is being held at Houston Police Academy (17000 Aldine Westfield, Houston, TX 77073).
Learn More Flier
Hurricane Harvey has had an enormous impact on our district. Families will be going through a lot emotionally, physically and financially to rebuild their homes and lives. While we cannot do everything for everyone, we can do something for someone. We cannot fix everyone’s homes and we cannot replace everything lost, but we can help them continue in Scouting. Families are concentrating on rebuilding homes and replacing necessities. The last items on their list to replace will be things for extra-curricular activities. We don’t want pack families and Boy Scouts to miss out on campouts and excursions because they lost their Scouting equipment in the floods caused by Hurricane Harvey. Flaming Arrow District is currently collecting new and gently used camping equipment to replenish those lost by our Scouting families. Jeff Hammonds will store any donated items at his home. We are compiling a list of families to help. If you know of any, please let us know. Please consider helping your Flaming Arrow District family in their time of need. You can bring items to roundtable, or for more information, contact Connie Oubre at email@example.com or (713) 898-9190. We want to make sure we include everyone involved. We are currently collecting:
- Tents (individual and family)
- Sleeping bags (youth and adult)
- Mess kits
- Camping stoves
- Camping chairs
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. New for this year, units that sell over $12,000 will receive free home popcorn delivery. For more information, contact the district popcorn kernel, Lisa Munoz.
Friends of Scouting
Friends of Scouting is an opportunity for families, friends, alumni, businesses and community organizations to support Scouting. The $24 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.
Donate Sign up for FOS presentation