District Articles

XYZ District Roundtable

Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the <insert first or second> Thursday of every month at <insert location and address> 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 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.

Month XX X:XX pm Cub Scout and Boy Scout Roundtable
Month XX X:XX pm Cub Scout and Boy Scout Roundtable
Month XX X:XX pm Cub Scout and Boy Scout Roundtable

    
District Day Camp

June XX-XX from X:XX - X:XX pm at XX Location

Day Camp is a council camp hosted by districts for Scouts entering 1st – 5th grade. Scouts earn rank advancements, learn new skills, play sports and games, make crafts, shoot BB guns and archery, but most of all have fun. Scouts can attend any district’s camp that best suits their schedule. Participants receive a t-shirt and patch.

At camp, Cub Scouts will salute those heroes who help keep us safe and secure each and every day. Can only adults be heroes? Heroes are often ordinary kids who did something out of the ordinary! Sometimes a hero is obvious, the policeman who risks his life to protect us from violence or the fireman who pulls people out of burning buildings. Some people around us seem like regular people, but they are heroes because they used to be soldiers in the military and served our country to keep us free. Heroes are all around us. You never know when or where emergencies will arise. Scouting teaches us how to handle these situations. We don’t expect to get hurt, and don’t expect to need first aid, but we are prepared just in case. Do Your Best! One person can make a difference. One person who helps can change someone’s world. Maybe one day the hero will be you or your Cub Scout.


    
District Twilight Camp

June XX-XX from X:XX - X:XX pm at XX Location

Twilight Camp is a council camp hosted by districts for Scouts entering 1st – 5th grade. Scouts earn rank advancements, learn new skills, play sports and games, make crafts, shoot BB guns and archery, but most of all have fun. Scouts can attend any district’s camp that best suits their schedule. Participants receive a t-shirt and patch.

At camp, Cub Scouts will salute those heroes who help keep us safe and secure each and every day. Can only adults be heroes? Heroes are often ordinary kids who did something out of the ordinary! Sometimes a hero is obvious, the policeman who risks his life to protect us from violence or the fireman who pulls people out of burning buildings. Some people around us seem like regular people, but they are heroes because they used to be soldiers in the military and served our country to keep us free. Heroes are all around us. You never know when or where emergencies will arise. Scouting teaches us how to handle these situations. We don’t expect to get hurt, and don’t expect to need first aid, but we are prepared just in case. Do Your Best! One person can make a difference. One person who helps can change someone’s world. Maybe one day the hero will be you or your Cub Scout.


   
Classroom Facilitated Youth Protection Training (YPT)

Youth Protection training is designed to help you keep youth safe from abuse. During YPT Training, participants learn the Boy Scouts of America’s Youth Protection Guidelines, signs of abuse, and how to report suspected abuse. After each section of material, participants will answer questions about that section’s topic. This course must be completed by all registered leaders, and is highly recommended for parents and other adults working with youth.

The Texas Department of State Health Services requires all camp staff members (volunteer and paid) plus any adult attending a camp complete a Classroom Youth Protection Training in order to attend a licensed including day camp (Cub Scouts), summer camp (Boy Scouts), winter camp (Boy Scouts), resident camp (Cub Scouts).  We have <insert several or two> upcoming courses:

Month XX, 2015 X:XX pm XX Location, XX address
Month XX, 2015 X:XX pm XX Location, XX address

Find additional courses being held around the council. Classroom Facilitated Youth Protection Training is good for two years from the date of completion. FAQ's for Classroom Facilitated YPT.


District Fishing Tournament

September XX, 2014 at XX Location

Cub Scouts love to fish. At the Fishing Tournament, Cub Scouts will work on the fishing belt loop and compete for the longest, smallest and most fish by rank. Early bird registration is highly encouraged and ends September XX; however, you can still register onsite.


Award Nominations

Do you know a Scouter who …

Thrives on Planning Fun Programs?
Possesses Leadership Skills?
Team Player?
Enthusiastic?
Has Vision?
Delegates?
Flexible?
Creative?
Organized?
Scout Spirit?
Great Attitude?
Leads by Example?
Good Communicator?
Servant Leader Attributes?
Lives by the Scout Oath and Law?
Makes a Difference with our Youth?

Nominate Scouters who have served Bayshore youth above and beyond the call of duty.  Nominations may be turned-in at <insert month> Roundtable. The deadline for submitting nominations is 3/6/15 at 9:00 pm.


District Dinner

Date XX, 2015

District Dinner is an opportunity to thank our district volunteers for the hard work and dedication that made this year incredibly successful. XX District’s outstanding leaders at the unit and district levels will also be recognized. All Scouters are invited.
 


District Pushmobile

November XX, 2014 at XX Location

A pushmobile is a boy powered go-cart. Cub Scout dens make their own pushmobile. Six boys work together as a team to push their pushmobile through the course to the finish line at this annual district event.


District Webelos Woods

Date XX - Date XX, 2015

Webelos Woods is a campout designed to introduce Webelos to the many outdoor adventures of Boy Scouting. This awesome weekend event includes patrol-method camping and Scout activities. On Saturday morning, Webelos patrols compete in Webelos skills (first aid, fire building, camping skills, games, knots) and during the afternoon local Boy Scout troops teach basic Boy Scout skills. The patrols are judged on patrol flag and yell, resources, leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit.


District Camporee

January XX-XX, 2015

The district camporee is a weekend campout for troops. Patrols compete in various competitions and are judged on leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit. The camporee will be held at xx.

 


District First Aid Meet

January XX, 2015

The district First Aid Meet is an event where Boy Scout patrols are tested on their first aid skills. Patrols work as a team to solve several first aid scenarios. The top two scoring patrols represent the district at the Council First Aid Meet.

 


Boy Scout Merit Badge Day

Date XX, 2014

Boy Scout Advancement Day is is an opportunity for Boy Scouts or Venturers, of any rank, to work on up to XX merit badges. Classes are taught by adults with experience in the field......The event is being held at Lonestar.....

 


District Spook-o-ree

October 24-26, 2014

The district spook-o-ree is a weekend camp out for ???

 


Monthly Meetings

District Committee meetings are typically held the <insert first or second Thursday> of every month at X:XX pm at XX Location. Consisting of chartered organization representatives (CORs) and elected district committee members, the district committee coordinates the functions of the district. District leaders mobilize resources to ensure the growth and success of Scouting units within the district’s territory. The purpose of the district is to work through chartered organizations and community groups to organize and support successful units. The end result of effective district support is more and more youth members receiving a better and better program.

All districts are responsible for carrying out four standard functions. 1) The membership function strives for growth through the organization of new Scouting units and through new members and adult volunteers joining existing units and working to retain current members. 2) The finance function sees that the district provides its share of funds to the total council operating budget. 3) The program function concentrates on helping Scouting units with camp promotion; special activities including community service; training adult volunteers; and youth advancement and recognition. 4) The unit service function provides direct coaching and consultation by district volunteers for unit adults to help ensure the success of every Scouting unit. The membership, finance, and program functions are carried out by members of the district committee.

 

Commissioner meetings are typically held the <insert first or second Thursday> of every month at X:XX pm at <insert location>. The commissioners review specific unit needs, discuss ways to support unit growth in the Journey to Excellence criteria, examine ways to promote events and provide resources to units, support on-time charter renewal, and evaluate ways to help the units and district maintain the standards of the Boy Scouts of America.


Training

Trained leaders provide a quality, fun-filled program for boys and young men and young women. When leaders understand the whys and hows of Scouting, they are more effective in their roles. Scouting is a lifetime of learning. It’s a game with a purpose. Scouting teaches skills not only to the youth, but also to its adult volunteers as well. Some training can be taken online at www.myscouting.org (e.g., YPT, Cub Leader Specific). XX District offers a variety of training courses.  Find out more about training and courses held around the council.


Order of the Arrow Chapter Meetings

The Order of the Arrow is the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of America. For 99 years, the Order of the Arrow has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well. Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long-term resident camping, developing leaders, and providing cheerful service to others. OA service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich, support, and help to extend Scouting to America's youth. The XX District chapter is a part of Colonneh Lodge. OA Chapter meetings are typically held at XX location at X:XX pm.