Raven District Roundtable
March 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.
New District Executive
Please join us in welcoming Erica Gillette as the district executive for the Raven District effective February 1, 2018. Her role as district executive will be to provide leadership and support to the volunteers in our district with a focus on district operations, membership recruiting, unit service, family Friends of Scouting, and product sales. Erica began her career with the Sam Houston Area Council in April of 2015. Erica has served as a district executive in the Antares District, Mustang District, and most recently in the Skyline District. Her achievements include 2015 Chairman’s Winner Circle – achieving FOS Goal, Membership Growth, and Unit Growth and 2017 National Mid-Year FOS achiever and Year-End Membership Growth. We are very excited to have Erica serve as the district executive for the Raven District. She can be reached at (713) 598-5829, cell or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Angie Broussard.
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March 2-4, 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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