Flaming Arrow District Roundtable
April 5, 2018 | 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. To keep up with the latest district information, follow the official Facebook page and sign-up for the district newsletter.
April 27-28, 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 planned activities are shotgun, rifle, archery, climbing, fire burning, tomahawk throwing, and more! Each troop will need to run an activity. The will be a Dutch oven dessert contest for patrols and a Dutch oven entrée contest for Scoutmasters. Each troop should prepare two skits or songs for the Saturday campfire and awards ceremony. Every troop must send a representative to the April roundtable to help plan the camporee. Every troop needs run a part of the camporee (e.g., competition, facilities). This year’s camporee promises to challenge the youth leadership, as well as stretching everyone else’s comfort zones. These events cannot happen without each Scout’s competitive spirit and participation.
The troop leadership needs to RSVP with an approximate head count for planning purposes by April roundtable. Please let us know if this number changes significantly before the event as campsite assignments are made based on registration numbers. Every troop is expected to help at the camporee (e.g., run an activity or demonstration, emcee the campfire, Scouts Own Service, logistics, administration, registration). Payment opens soon.
Learn More and RSVP
Download the Flaming Arrow District calendar for July 2018 to June 2019. The council calendar and council toolkit provide additional information on upcoming council events.
District Calendar: July 2018 to June 2019
Annual Planning: A common element of strong units is they all have a good annual program planned a year in advance. The plan is then shared with all families in the form of an annual program calendar. Two other key elements of successful units are trained leaders and having the right leaders.
Leader Resources Unit Program Planning Tools
Cub Scout Planning Boy Scout Planning Venturing Planning
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 Jeff Hammonds.
Turn-in Dates and Locations Learn More about Coupon Books
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. For more information, contact Alice Hamilton.
What to Bring to Training Council Training Schedule
June 19-21, 2018 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Excitement is waiting as Cub Scouts travel the world on a passport to adventure as they learn new skills, and make new friends. Day camp is a council camp hosted by districts for Scouts entering 1st through 5th grade for the 2018-2019 school year. An awesome program is being planned with activities such as BB guns, archery, sports, games, and crafts, rank advancements, Scout skills, fun and more.
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 who are potty trained and girls ages 6-13. Boy Scouts (under the age of 14) can volunteer and youth ages 14-17 can volunteer as junior staff. An adult/guardian must register with a Tiger (1st grader).
The registration fee is $66.50 for the first Cub Scout and $65 for each additional Cub Scout. Adults and youth volunteers are $15. The registration fee includes a t-shirt, patch, program supplies. The camp is being held at A.V. "Bull" Sallas Park (21681 McCleskey Rd, New Caney, TX 77357).
- There is an early registration discount of $10 for Scouts until 3/15/18.
- Late registration begins 5/15/18. A late fee of $10 will apply; patches, t-shirts and craft supplies are not guaranteed for late registrations.
- Registration for youth and adults closes 6/3/18.
Learn More and Register
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.
Donate Sign up for FOS presentation
Update your unit information on the web
Calling all unit leaders! Now is the perfect time to make it easy for Scouting families to find your unit.
Step 1: BeAScout.org has a Google pin for every unit! Update your unit information by signing into MyScouting, under Unit Tools select BeAScout, the click on Unit Pin Management. 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 unit leader or committee chair.
Step 2: Verify the information on the district website. Send corrections to the webmaster.