Thunder Wolf District Roundtable
April 13, 2017
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.
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 our 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).
March 24-26, 2017
Theme: Super Scouts - Dawn of the Heroes
A Brand New Saga is about to unfold - Super Scouts! And only Scouts can help determine how this story will end...
Camp Mauritz near “Super-Town” Ganado, Texas, will be morphed into the Headquarters of Super Hero Scouts. The competition will be friendly amongst the ingenuity of Spiderman, the power of Superman, and the strength of Thor in the spirit of honor and justice. So Be Prepared... Which of you will be crowned the greatest? Which of you will triumph as the Champion Super Hero Scout? Catch all the live action at Camporee 2017! The link to the flyer for more information and registration is below.
Flyer Leaders Guide Registration
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Minute Maid Park
10:00am - 3:00pm
Scouts and the entire family will enjoy visiting hundreds of booths with fun activities and crafts, learning Scout skills, meeting new friends and tasting the delicious outdoor cooking. Bring comfortable shoes and your camera. At Scout Fair, Scouts of all ages converge to showcase their Scouting skills. Meet leaders and Scouts from your neighborhood. Sample the amazing dutch oven creations and other delicacies in the outdoor cooking area. Visit the midway with over 90 experts representing merit badges. Enjoy live entertainment on the center stage. Watch demonstrations, interact with participating booths from our community partners...pick up free offers. Open to the public. Admission is free (area parking fees apply).
Scout Fair Page Scout Fair Leader Page
Scout Fair Coupon Books 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. Buyers support the Scouting program while receiving over $600 in valuable savings from partners such as Kroger, Sonic, Bass Pro, Goodyear and more. All units receive a 30% base commission for each $10 Scout Fair Coupon Book sold, for funds turned in on or before May 6, 2017. Participate at Scout Fair, as either a service unit or booth participant, and earn an additional 10% commission. Service units must have a minimum of 50% of their registered youth participating to receive the additional commission. Units can also take advantage of early bird turn-in dates offering 5%, 3% and 1% additional bonus commissions. When Scouts sell 15 or more coupon books, they'll earn the Super Salesman patch, qualify for entry in weekly drawings and earn great prizes from the Scout Fair coupon book prize brochure. Scouts who sell at least 217 Scout Fair coupon books will receive an additional bonus of two tickets to an Astros game, hat, and a souvenir bag. For questions, contact Amy Hoover.
Scout Fair Coupon Books Turn-in Locations:
- April 6, 2017 (3% bonus): First United Methodist Church of Missouri City (3900 Lexington Blvd., Missouri City, TX 77459) from 7:00-8:30 pm
- April 27, 2017 (1% bonus): First United Methodist Church of Missouri City (3900 Lexington Blvd., Missouri City, TX 77459) from 7:00-8:30 pm
- May 6, 2017, 9:00 am - noon, Scout Fair (Minute Maid Park)
Scout Fair Booths: Every unit is encouraged to sponsor a booth at the fair. This is your opportunity to show our community what Scouting is all about and to share your Scouting skills with fellow Scouts and Scout Leaders. In the past, booths have included craft stations (Cub Scouts), rope making (Boy Scouts), orienteering (Venturing), and law enforcement (Exploring). Keep it simple and fun. By involving all the Scouts and parents in your unit, booth preparation and set-up, manning and take down can be shared to keep it simple and make it fun. Each. Units must register for a booth by April 21, 2017.
Scout Fair Booth Registration
Service Units: Units can participate in Scout Fair as a service unit. Service units should check-in at the council service unit booth upon arrival. Scouts are needed in many ways to help at Scout Fair, whether helping to hand out flyers, unload boxes, or set up areas. Your unit will receive a notice of where your help is needed one week before the fair. Service units must have a minimum of 50% of their registered youth participating to receive the additional commission.
Scout Fair Service Unit Registration
Download the Thunder Wolf District calendar for June 2017 to July 2018. The council calendar and council toolkit provide additional information on upcoming council events.
District calendar for June 2017 to July 2018
June 6-9, 2017 | 3:00 - 8:00 pm
Update 2/9/17: Due to construction at Elkins, camp will be the first week after school lets out.
Day camp is an opportunity for Scouts entering 1st – 5th grade during the next school year. Scouts will have a wild time on the safari adventure making new friends, earning rank advancements and participating in BB guns, archery, sports, skills, and crafts. The registration fee is $76.50 for the first Cub Scout and $75 for each additional Cub Scout. The registration fee includes a t-shirt, patch, program supplies, and water bottle.
Learn More and Register
Many of volunteers are needed to make camp a success, so please consider volunteering. Adult volunteers can also register their non-Scouting children ages 3-5 (potty trained) or girls ages 6-13 for the tot lot program on days a parent is volunteering. Boy Scouts and youth ages 14-17 can also volunteer. Tot lots and sibling girls are $35. Volunteers (Boy Scouts, adults, junior staff) are free. Camp is being held at Elkins High School (7007 Knights Ct, Missouri City, TX 77459)
- Late registration begins May 7, 2017. A late fee of $10 will apply; patches, t-shirts and craft supplies are not guaranteed.
Packs are encouraged to hold spring recruiting events. Recruiting events can be any sort of fun activity that would entice elementary-aged boys to check out Scouting. This can be simply inviting potential recruits to an already scheduled summer pack activity, or it can be a separate event focused primarily on recruiting. Invite newly recruited Scouts and kindergarteners to attend day camp and pack summer events. Sometimes we think we can only recruit in the fall, but spring is a great time to get new Tigers and their families involved early. The council provides a variety of support materials for packs, including fliers.
Request Spring Recruiting Fliers
But what about the Boy Scouts and Venturers? March is the perfect month to have an open house to invite friends and other potential Scouts for the opportunity to see what your troop, crew and ship is made of. Check out some of the cool resources:
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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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.
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