Thunder Wolf District Roundtable
September 10, 2015
Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the second Thursday of the month 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.
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 training opportunities offered in the council.
|Register for training
|BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation)
||September 19, 2015
9:00 am - 5:00 ish
||BALOO is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for those leaders who are interested in adding a camping component to their pack activities. Completion of this course is mandatory for at least one adult on a pack overnighter.
|Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Specific Training*
||September 19, 2015
9:00 am - 5:00 ish
||Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters Basic Leader Training is intended to provide troop leadership with the information and tools they need to lead successful Boy Scout troops.
|Introduction to Outdoor Leader Training (IOLS)*
||October 2-4, 2015
||Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides Boy Scout leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors.
October 23-25, 2015
Webelos Woods is a special weekend designed for Webelos (4th and 5th graders) and their parents to experience what awaits them in Boy Scouts. Webelos will have an opportunity to visit with Boy Scouts and the troop adult leaders. Webelos will work on adventures. Fourth grade Webelos will camp with a parent in a group camping area. Fifth grade Webelos and at least one parent will camp with a host troop. The event is being held at Camp Mauritz.
Fall Popcorn Sales
Selling gourmet popcorn is a wonderful opportunity for units to earn funds to support their entire year of Scouting. Why Sell? • Increase your unit income – 73% stays in the local area • Scouts learn life lessons by “earning their own way” • There are loads of incentives including cool prizes and college scholarships. For more information, contact Tiffany Schaupp.
More Information Sign up your unit to sell popcorn Popcorn Kernel Guide
There are two options to sell popcorn: traditional take order sales, and selling online to friends and family out of town:
1. Traditional take order sales are the most traditional way to sell popcorn. Scouts go door-to-door with the take order form received from your leader after your unit kick off through November 10, 2015. Customers choose the product(s) and Scouts deliver the popcorn after November 21, 2015.
2. Online popcorn sales are a great way to sell to friends and family who live far away. Online sales count toward Scout prizes and the scholarship program. Customers can pay with a credit card, and the products are shipped directly to the customer by Trail's End. Scout must create an account to sell online. Online sales run through November 10, 2015.
Cub Scout Fall Recruiting
The fall recruiting campaign focuses on recruiting new families to the fun and adventures of Cub Scouting. Download directional signs and table tents to use during your recruiting nights.
Order Fall Recruiting Night Flyers Council Recruitment Resources / Leader's Guide
Did you know that 46% of families have never been asked to join Scouting? Based on a recent national survey you can see how Scouts and families find out about an join a Scouting. 68% are asked by a Scout, friend, volunteer or the charter organization to join. What can we do to ask the 46% who have never been asked to join? Utilize the BSA's Build an Adventure and Badge of Honor resources. Ideas on how to produce a successful fall recruiting campaign:
- School visits (classrooms, lunchrooms, recess, etc.).
- Send flyers home from school to all prospective members.
- Posters in schools, businesses, community organizations, etc.
- Put Cub Scouting messages on marquees at schools, subdivisions, and businesses.
- Set up a booth at “Meet the Teacher” nights, open houses and charter partner.
- Post yard signs in every Cub Scout family’s yard.
- Public address announcement at the school on the day of the rally.
- Articles in local newspapers, subdivision newsletters, and chartered partner newsletters.
- Have Cub Scouts wear their uniforms on the day of the rally.
- Plan a second event (e.g., pack meeting) to invite prospective Cub Scouts. Use the second chance flyers.
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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