Flaming Arrow District Roundtable
December 7, 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.
District Award Nominations
Due January 4, 2017
Nominate Scouters who have served Flaming Arrow District youth above and beyond the call of duty. Awards will be presented at the district recognition dinner on January 19, 2018.
District Recognition Dinner
January 19, 2018
The Recognition 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. Flaming Arrow District’s outstanding leaders at the unit and district levels will also be recognized. All volunteers in Flaming Arrow District are invited! The registration fee is $16.50 for the first Scouter and $15 for each additional Scouter. The late fee is $25 and begins 1/15/18.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
District First Aid Meet
January 27, 2018
The First Aid Meet is an event that challenges Scouts abilities to perform first aid in simulated real-life situations. Boy Scout patrols compete in practical first aid problems, displaying hands-on skills from the Boy Scout Handbook, First Aid Merit Badge pamphlet and current American Red Cross guidelines. The top three scoring patrols represent the district at the council First Aid Meet. The district first aid meet is being hosted by Troop 1922. The cost is $21.50 for the first patrol and $20 for each additional patrol; registration includes breakfast tacos and coffee/juice. Patrols are made up of five to eight Scouts. After 1/24/18, the cost is $25 per patrol (breakfast not included). Registration closes 1/26/18. There is no onsite registration. The event is being held at Lakeside United Methodist Church (14303 West Lake Houston Parkway, Houston, TX 77044).
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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 $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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