Raven District Roundtable
February 8, 2018 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Wooster Baptist Church (7007 Bayway Dr. Baytown, Texas 77520) 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 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 Facebook.
District Award Nominations
Due February 1, 2018
Nominate Scouters who have served Raven District youth above and beyond the call of duty for the following awards.
- Most Valuable Unit Leader goes to a leader from each unit who has contributed outstanding service to that unit.
- Spark Plug Award is presented to a Scouter who initiates ideas, plans programs, chairs programs, or gives enthusiasm to programs that benefit Scouting within the Raven District
- Family of the Year honors a family who has, as a group, supported the Scouting program in the district
- J.P. White Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to a volunteer, couple or family currently active on a unit, district, or council level that have been active over an extended period of time (usually a minimum of 15 years).
- James E. West Award
- District Award of Merit is given to Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level.
February 8, 2018
District Dinner is an opportunity for a night of fellowship and great food as we acknowledge and thank our adult volunteers for the hard work and dedication that made this year incredibly successful. Raven District’s outstanding leaders at the unit and district levels will also be recognized. All volunteers in Raven District are invited. The event is being held at Wooster Baptist Church (7007 Bayway Dr., Baytown, TX 77520) at 7:00 pm. The cost is $10 per person. Bring your favorite dessert to share with everyone. Registration is done online with credit card, electronic check or PayPal. Registration closes February 4, 2018. There is no onsite registration. Council refund policy.
Scout Fair Coupon Book Kick-off
January 25, 2018 l 7:00 - 8:00 pm
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. Leaders will also receive information on prizes and how their unit can participate at Scout Fair to earn an additional 10% commission. The kickoff meeting is being held at 7:00 pm at Woodforest Presbyterian (15330 Wallisville Rd., Houston, TX 77049). Each unit should send at least one representative. For more information, contact Donna Bernelle.
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March 2-3, 2018
Webelos Woods is a campout designed to introduce 4th and 5th grade Webelos to the many outdoor adventures of Boy Scouting. This awesome weekend event includes patrol-method camping and cooking with a host Boy Scout troop. Webelos Scouts will compete in a variety of competition. The patrols are judged on patrol flag and yell, resources, leadership, teamwork, skill demonstrations, and Scout spirit. The Saturday night campfire will include skits and songs. Parents will learn about transitioning to Boy Scouts and tips on what to help Webelos to look for in a Boy Scout troop. Boy Scouts can work on the Indian Lore or Basketry Merit Badge. The event is being held at the Evergreen Disc Golf Course (1530 Evergreen Rd., Baytown, Texas 77523). The registration fee is $10 per participant and includes a patch. There is no onsite registration.
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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.
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