Thunder Wolf District Roundtable
December 14, 2017 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
General Topic: Guide to Safe Scouting
Boy Scout Topic: Trailer Safety, Safety
Cub Scout Topic: TBD
Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm (except June and July) at the First United Methodist Church of Missouri City (3900 Lexington Blvd, Missouri City, TX 77459 ) 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. Follow us on our new Facebook page.
Recharter is the annual reregistering of all Scouts and Scouters. Internet rechartering opened on November 1, 2017. Recharter turn-in will be held November 16th and 18th. For more information contact your unit commissioner or Doug Acker.
Information Sheet Journey to Excellence Recharter Presentation
During October, the unit should be doing the following:
- Ensure all registered adults have taken Youth Protection Training (YPT) before March 1, 2018. If their YPT expires before this date, have them take the appropriate YPT at myscouting.org.
- Ensure all registered adults have the correct BSA ID in their my.scouting.org profile.
- Ensure the current or new unit leader (Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Crew Advisor) is fully trained.
New Facebook Page
We are excited to announce that we have started a new Thunder Wolf District Facebook page. Please like our new page at www.facebook.com/ThunderWolfDistrict.
Invite parents and Scouters in the district to like our page. Units and Scouters can tag us (@ThunderWolfDistrict), and message us with your pictures.
To make sure you never miss a post, after liking the page, click on Following and See First. To help us promote Scouting, please engage with our content by liking, commenting and sharing our posts. This change will help us better communicate and keep us in compliant with BSA policy (no private social media channels in Scouting). Our current Facebook group will shut down on December 1, 2017.
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Due January 14, 2017
Nominate Scouters who have served Thunder Wolf District youth above and beyond the call of duty. Nominations may be turned-in at December or January roundtable. The deadline for submitting nominations is 01/14/17. The awards will be presented at the District Dinner on January 27, 2018.
Previous Award Winners
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
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, Angi Hillin.
District Committee Meeting
First Thursday of the month
The district committee meeting is an opportunity to be informed and help out with providing the Scouting program to the youth in our district. Program activities such as day camp, New Scout Adventure Day, Webelos Woods, and camporee are just a small sample of the programs the district offers to the youth and units in the area. The committee is entirely volunteer-based. At least one member from each unit (pack, troop, team, crew) is invited to attend. The committee meets the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church of Missouri City (3900 Lexington Blvd, Missouri City, TX 77459 ).
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'.
To receive messages via email, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe, reply with 'unsubscribe' in the subject line.
Help us promote Scouting
The Sam Houston Area Council is focusing on leveraging the power of social media through Facebook. The more Scouters share and repost, the more powerful our marketing can be.
We are compiling a list of unit social media sites so we can work together to spread the word about Scouting by tagging, liking commenting and sharing each other posts.
Learn More Take our Social Media Survey