Thunder Wolf District Roundtable
April 12, 2018 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
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.
Download the Thunder Wolf District calendar for July 2018 to June 2019. The council calendar and council toolkit provide additional information on upcoming council events.
District Calendar: July 2018 to June 2019
Annual Planning: A common element of strong units is they all have a good annual program planned a year in advance. The plan is then shared with all families in the form of an annual program calendar. Two other key elements of successful units are trained leaders and having the right leaders.
Leader Resources Unit Program Planning Tools
Cub Scout Planning Boy Scout Planning Venturing Planning
Thunder Wolf District Recognition
Thunder Wolf District would like to recognize the following individuals and families for their contribution to the district and council:
- Silver Beaver: Roger Hoover, David Ruzinski, Tim Richard
- Distinguished Commissioner: Andy Friedman, David Ruszinski
- District Order of Merit: Stuart Chavez, Steve Hillin, Troy Meinen
- Thunder Wolf Award: Angi Hillin, Steve Toon, Robert Fierros, Brian Boling, Stephan Hankins, John Echard, Monica Carroll
- Family of the Year: The Hillin Family
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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Scout Fair Coupon Books
Scout Fair coupon books sales 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. At the Scout Fair Kickoff, unit leaders receive training and materials. All units receive a 30% base commission for each $10 Scout Fair coupon book sold. Units can also take advantage of early bird turn-in dates offering 5%, 3% and 1% additional bonus commissions. For more information, contact Margaret Biagiotti.
Turn-in Dates and Locations Learn More about Coupon Books
June 5-8, 2018 | 3:00 - 8:00 pm
Day camp is an opportunity for Scouts entering 1st – 5th grade during the next school year. Grab your maps and your passport because we are going on an adventure! Camp will have an awesome program with activities such as BB guns, archery, sports, games, and crafts, rank advancements, Scout skills, fun and more.
Many 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. Camp is being held at Elkins High School (7007 Knights Ct, Missouri City, TX 77459). The registration fee is $76.50 for the first Cub Scout and $75 for each additional Cub Scout. Tot lots and sibling girls are $35. Volunteers (Boy Scouts, adults, junior staff) are $5 to cover the cost of the required t-shirt. The registration fee includes a t-shirt, patch, program supplies, and water bottle.
- Late registration begins May 15, 2018. A late fee of $10 will apply; patches, t-shirts and craft supplies are not guaranteed for late registrations
- Registration closes May 22, 2018.
Learn More and Register
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
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, 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, they appear before a board of review. Its purpose is to determine the quality of their 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
Update your unit information on the web
Calling all unit leaders! Now is the perfect time to make it easy for Scouting families to find your unit.
Step 1: BeAScout.org has a Google pin for every unit! Update your unit information by signing into MyScouting, under Unit Tools select BeAScout, the click on Unit Pin Management. If you are the current unit leader and are unable to update your unit pin, please contact your district executive and ensure that you are currently registered as the unit leader or committee chair.
Step 2: Verify the information on the district website. Send corrections to the webmaster.