Thunder Wolf District Roundtable
December 10, 2015
Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church of Missouri City (3900 Lexington Blvd) 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.
Every year, all units are required to renew their affiliation with Scouting. Units are to complete the internet recharter and submit the signed paperwork. Some important things to remember:
- Plan ahead to get recharter done early, as this time of the year is typically very busy. It takes time to gather information and collect fees and signatures.
- Ensure all registered leaders have taken Youth Protection Training (YPT).
- Ensure the top unit leader (i.e., Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Venturing Advisor, Varsity Coach) has completed BSA training for his or her position.
- Submit internet advancements and service hours by December 31st.
- Read the important information at www.shac.org/recharter.
- For questions, contact your unit commissioner, the District Commissioner Andy Clark, or District Executive Ashley Rex.
- Recharters were due November 18, 2015.
Youth Protection Training (YPT)
Every December, all units are required to renew their affiliation with Scouting. Rechartering on time is critical. It is required for units to continue registration without interruption. It is required to ensure Scouts are registered, critical for receiving rank advancement and other awards, and for insurance coverage.
What is the most likely delay in the recharter process? Expired Youth Protection Training (YPT). Seventy-two percent (72%) of the recharters submitted last year with errors were because an adult needed to take YPT. All adults must have taken Youth Protection Training appropriate for their unit within the last 24 months. This course can be taken online at My.Scouting - it only takes about 25 minutes to complete. If your YPT expires before March 2016, please renew it now.
Take YPT online
The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. Youth Protection Training (YPT) is designed to help keep our youth safe from abuse. Participants will learn the Boy Scouts of America's youth protection guidelines, signs of abuse, and how to report suspected abuse.
Classroom Facilitated YPT: All adults attending day camp, resident camp or Boy Scout summer camp must also take Classroom Facilitated Youth Protection Training, as required by the state. Find an upcoming Classroom Facilitated YPT course.
Webelos Woods Update
Monies paid are in the process of being refunded. We are trying to schedule a Webelos Activity Pin Day in lieu of this rained out event.
The district would like to thank all the units for the hard work in recruiting this year. We have exceeded the number of Scouts last year as well as exceeding our goal of new Cub Scouts. In fact, we are 1 of 6 districts with a positive year-end growth. Keep up the good work and let's keep recruiting Scouts. THANK YOU!!!!
Life to Eagle Scout
After a Boy Scout has completed the requirements for any rank, he appears before a board of review. Its purpose is to determine the quality of his experience and decide whether he has fulfilled the requirements for the rank.
Eagle Scout Boards of Review: At least one district or council representative must serve as a member of an Eagle Scout board of review. Find out more about how to request a district representative for an Eagle Scout Board of Review on our advancement page.
Eagle Scout Service Project: While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community. The project must benefit an organization other than Boy Scouting. A project proposal must be approved by the organization benefiting from the effort, your unit leader and unit committee, and the council or district before you start. Find out more about how to request a district project approval meeting on our advancement page.
District Texting Service
ThunderWolf District is taking communications to a new level! Remind is a program that allows us to safely and efficiently interact with Scouters about upcoming events. Subscribe by text, email or using the Remind app. All personal information is kept private. To receive messages via text, text @twdistrict to 81010. You can opt out of messages at any time by replying, 'unsubscribe@twdistrict'.
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