Raven District Roundtable

October 11, 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.


Spookoree

October 19-21, 2018

Are you ready for a spooky good time?  Thrills and chills await Cub Scouts and their families at the spookoree. The event is hosted by Scouts in area troops, crews, ships, and posts. You never know what may happen during the weekend! 

Join us for a thrilling time as Scouts shoot BB guns, race through the obstacle course, shoot paper pumpkins with arrows, crafts and hunt ghost on the hiking trails. The night with end with trick or treating, a haunted hayride, Scout flag retirement ceremony and campfire fun. Each family is asked to bring a bag of candy for trick or treating. Come if you dare!  The event is being held at Double Bayou Park (2814 Eagle Ferry Rd., Anahuac, Texas 77514).


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Rocket Day

October 27, 2018  |  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Boys and girls who join Cub Scouts will receive a rocket that they can design, build, and launch at Rocket Day. Youth in kindergarten through fifth grade who are interested in joining Scouting may also attend. We will help you find a pack near you and get signed up for Scouting. The event is being held at LDS Church (1010 Birdsong Dr., Baytown, TX 77522). There is no charge to attend, but pre-registration is needed so we can have enough engines available.First Aid Meet

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Range Master Training

Date Course
(click on title for course description)
Location Time Cost Contact Register
10/6/18 Range Master Training for Archery
(class size limited to first 15 registrants)
Cedar Bayou Grace Methodist Church
Felder Scout House
2714 Ferry Rd.
Baytown, Tx 77520
8:00 am - 1:00 pm $0 Michael Oradesky Register

First Aid Meet

The First Aid Meet was recently held. The First Aid Meet is an event that challenges Scouts abilities to perform first aid in simulated real-life situations. Scouts in troops (patrols) compete in practical first aid problems, displaying hands-on skills. 

The First Aid Meet is an event that challenges Scouts abilities to perform first aid in simulated real-life situations. Scouts in troops compete in practical first aid problems, displaying hands-on skills from the Scout Handbook, First Aid Merit Badge pamphlet and current American Red Cross guidelines. 

Congratulations to Troop 105 (Spartan Patrol) for winning 1st place and Troop 93 for winning 2nd place. They will represent the Raven District at the Sam Houston Area Council First Aid Meet on February 9th.


 

The Scouting Trail is a monthly handout provided to units at roundtable describing upcoming council events for the next quarter. This is a great resource for Scouters and parents.

The Scouting Trail: August 2018


October 13, 2018

University of Scouting is a semi-annual training event for leaders of all program levels, district and council leaders and parents. It is an action-packed, fun-filled single day of supplemental training where participants choose from over 100 courses. Sessions are led by experienced volunteers who will help you enhance your ability to deliver a fun and exciting program to the Scouts. This unique day of seminars provides information, techniques, and best practices on how to improve your Scout program. Whether you are new to the program or a veteran of many years, the University of Scouting has something for you.

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The BSA has announced bold, wide-ranging updates to its Youth Protection program as part of an ongoing effort to protect young people from child abuse. An enhanced Youth Protection Training course debuted in February; all Scouters who took Youth Protection Training prior to February 2018 need to complete the updated course by Oct. 1, 2018.

The updated course will take about an hour to complete. It includes cutting-edge research from the top experts in the field of child abuse prevention. It covers topics like bullying, neglect, exposure to violence, physical and emotional abuse, and child sexual abuse.

Finally, beginning June 1, 2018, all adults who will be present at a Scouting activity for 72 hours or more must register as volunteers and complete a background check and Youth Protection Training. This includes parents, merit badge counselors and any other adult who will be there for an extended time.

The BSA is serious about fighting child abuse, and you’re an important part of that fight. Thanks for your vigilance and dedication. To take the new online Youth Protection Training, please visit www.my.scouting.org.

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October 19-20 or 20-21, 2018

Fun with Family is an overnight campout for newly registered boys and girls in kindergarten through fifth grade and their adult partner and families at Bovay Scout Ranch (3450 County Rd 317, Navasota, TX 77868). Scouts can participate in archery, sling shots, crafts, rockets, sports, campfire and more.

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Scout Days are awesome opportunities to get your Scouts, friends and family together for some exciting experiences around the area with other Scouting families. All Scout Days are offered at a discounted price of admission. Also, many of our partners offer merit badge classes and advancement workshops for Cub Scouts and Webelos.

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SHAC CSP with car keysHelp ensure the success of Scouting in the Sam Houston Area Council with meaningful gifts including donating cars, trucks, RVs, trailers, boats, motors, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, securities, uniforms, camping equipment, memorials and tributes, planned giving and yes, even services.

Many corporations match employee contributions made to the Boy Scouts. Some companies even make financial contributions for volunteering time to Scouting. Numerous local companies recognize volunteer time through the donation of cash grants to non-profits in which their employees volunteer. This means that for each hour of volunteer time, employers donate funds to support the Sam Houston Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. Volunteer time is money with volunteer grants.


The Sam Houston Area Council is continually searching for potential career employees who would like to work in a profession that has a meaningful, rewarding purpose. Bring to the BSA your varied life experiences, education, and perspective, and in return, have an opportunity to combine those skills and experiences in a career that values and respects others. Scouting is a profession with a purpose!  

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SHAC FacebookThe 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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