Tall Timbers District Roundtable

November 9, 2017  |  7:00 - 8:30 pm

Tall Timbers District Roundtable

Roundtable is a monthly district meeting typically held the second Thursday of every month at LDS Glen Loch Ward Building (27707 Glen Loch Dr., The Woodlands 77381) 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. There is information for Cub Scout and Boy Scout leaders. 

Scout Fun Day and Rocket Day

November 4, 2017   |   9:00 am - noon

Scout Fun Day is a free, action-packed day for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing Scouts, and Sea Scouts. Scouts will enjoy a variety of activities such as sports, crafts, fishing, and more. 

Scout Fun Day is an event not only for existing Scouting families but for potential Scouts too, so invite a friend to attend. All new Cub Scouts and their parents are invited to their first district Scouting event. Boys who join Cub Scouts this year will receive a rocket that they can design, build, and launch at Rocket Day. Boys in first 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 Lakeside Park (5001 Alden Bridge Dr., Spring, TX 77382). Distribute the promotional placemat/ activity sheet to Scouts to remind them about the event. The half-day flier can be attached to the rockets.

Learn More and Register      Promotional Placemat     Half-Page Flier

Webelos Woods

November 10-12, 2017

Webelos Woods is a campout designed to introduce Webelos to the many outdoor adventures of Boy Scouting. This awesome weekend event includes patrol-method camping and Scout activities. On Saturday morning, Webelos patrols compete in Webelos skills (first aid, fire building, camping skills, games, knots) and during the afternoon local Boy Scout troops teach basic Boy Scout skills. The patrols are judged on patrol flag and yell, resources, leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration, and Scout spirit. The event is being held at Bovay Scout Ranch - Duke Energy Camporee Site (3450 County Road 317, Navasota, TX 77868). All troops and Webelos Scout dens must preregister. The cost is $10 per participant and includes the camp fee, patch, program supplies and awards. T-shirts must be ordered before 10/29/17. There is a late fee of $5 after November 8, 2017. Onsite registration is $20 and patches are not guaranteed. 

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Local Heroes Family Fun Day

October 28, 2018  |  9:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Houston Police Department (HPD) is hosting the 1st annual local heroes Family Fun Day. This free event will recognize the outstanding public safety efforts of local first responders including HPD, the Houston Fire Department (HFD), military and citizens. There will be HPD helicopters, HPD ladder trucks, SWAT operations demos, K-9 demos, driving demos, self-defense demos, food vendors, informational tables and more. The event is being held at Houston Police Academy (17000 Aldine Westfield, Houston, TX 77073).

Learn More      Flier

New District Executive

Please join us in welcoming Mary Welch as the Senior District Executive for the Tall Timbers District.  Mary’s field service experience will support our efforts to provide the best possible customer service to the volunteers and families in the The Woodlands, Oak Ridge, and Shenandoah. Mary has been serving successfully as the Senior District Executive for the Arrowmoon District since October 2015. She has been with the Sam Houston Area Council since August 2012 serving in the Golden Arrow, Aquila and North Star Districts.  Mary can be reached at (713) 805-7754, cell or mary.welch@scouting.org.

Popcorn Sales

Hundreds of thousands of dollars go back to the Scouting program in the Sam Houston Area Council as a result of the annual popcorn sale. 70% of all dollars collected during the sale support local Scouting. The popcorn sale is a way for a Scout to support his or her way through the various activities during the year. There are three options to sell popcorn: traditional take order sales, sell online to friends and family out of town and show-n-sell. New for this year, units that sell over $12,000 will receive free home popcorn delivery. For more information, contact the district popcorn kernel, Mary Welch.

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Life to Eagle Scout

Tall Timbers DistrictAfter 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.

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.

December 9 or 10, 2017

Philmont Advisor Skills School (PASS) is designed to help prepare Philmont advisors to lead a successful trek. PASS is an 8-hour course taught by experiences Philmont staffers that covers backcountry and logistical fundamentals of Philmont. Participants will enjoy a trail lunch and sample a trail dinner in between training sessions. At the conclusion of the course, advisors will receive PASS materials to share with crew members. The December 9th course will be held at Camp Brosig and the December 10th course will be held at the Cockrell Scout Center. The cost is $40.

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December 26-31, 2017

Winter Camp is a wonderful opportunity for troops to camp and Boy Scouts to earn merit badges. Merit badge classes are taught by Scouters with real-life experiences in the field. The 32nd annual winter camp will be held at Bovay Scout Ranch (3450 County 317, Navasota, TX 77868), just 3 miles outside of Navasota, TX. Over 50 merit badge classes are offered, including many merit badges that are not normally offered at summer camp.

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December 26 - 31, 2017

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed six-day council-level program designed to provide Boy Scouts and Venturers who are 13 years and older with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. 

There is a mandatory orientation on December 3, 2017, for all participants and every youth on the waitlist. The fee for NYLT training is $225. The fee includes two t-shirts and one neckerchief; extra t-shirts can be ordered. Before registering, read the FAQs and have the unit leader information (name, address, phone, and email) available. 

Learn More and Register             NYLT Flier

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, you will have an opportunity to combine those skills and experiences in a career that values and respects others. Scouting is a profession with a purpose!  Check out the current openings at www.shac.org/employment.

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.

Learn more about Scout Days