Tall Timbers District Roundtable
December 12, 2019 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Roundtable is a monthly district meeting typically held the second Thursday of every month at Sts. Simon And Jude Catholic Parish (26777 Glen Loch Dr., The Woodlands, TX 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. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TallTimbersBSA.
District Award Nominations
December 12, 2019
Do you know a Scouter who has provided outstanding service to the Scouting program? Then nominate them for a district award. Think of all the good work you've seen in our district during the past year and who needs to be recognized for it. This might be a leader in a unit, a district event chair, or a fellow commissioner. Awards will be presented on February 1, 2020, at the recognition dinner, 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.
Nomination Form Award History
- District Award of Merit: Council award presented for continuous service to the Scouting program at the district level. Number presented is determined per guidelines in BSA Advancement Policies and Procedures Guidebook. The recognition is the District Award of Merit overhand knot and plaque. The nominee must have rendered noteworthy service to youth and should have contributed to some type of service to youth outside of Scouting.
- Pine Cone Award: Presented to outstanding volunteers who have supported Tall Timbers District above and beyond the call of duty. The recognition will be a gold pine cone dangle hanging from a green ribbon and a certificate. The nominee must have leadership or service at the district level.
- Outstanding Scout Leader Award: Presented for outstanding unit service – which would include any registered leader of a pack, troop, crew, or ship. The award may be presented to several unit leaders as determined by the District Awards Selection Committee. The recognition will be a plaque. The nominee should have completed basic training, earned the training knot for their registered position and led the unit in achieving the Journey to Excellence Award.
- James V. Walker Outstanding Scout Award: Presented to an outstanding youth in Tall Timbers District who has performed above and beyond the call of duty in service to Scouting, community, church, and the district. The recognition will be a gold pine cone hanging from a red, white and blue ribbon. NOTE: The unit leader and the committee chairperson must endorse the nomination. The nominee should have participation in district and council events and camps and community service outside of Scouting.
- Family of the Year Award: Presented to a family that is committed to supporting Tall Timbers District and the Scouting program. The recognition is an award selected by the district committee.
- Patricia Gibson Brown Distinguished Service Award: Presented to a Scouter of Tall Timbers District for extended service and tenure to Scouting and whose long-term efforts and contributions reflect the Spirit of Scouting at its best. The recognition is a special award and a gold pine cone hanging from a purple ribbon.
- Spirit of Scouting Award: Presented to an individual or group who has shown extraordinary Scouting Spirit through ongoing efforts or on a specific project. The person or group nominated need not be a registered Scouter. The recognition is an award selected by the district committee.
- Chartered Partner of the Year Award: Presented to chartered partners that have demonstrated excellence in relationships. The award may be presented to several chartered partners as determined by the District Awards Selection Committee. The recognition will be a plaque. The chartered partner should demonstrate outstanding or distinctive relationships beyond the normal expectation, provides noteworthy service to youth, contributing to increased youth participation and select and recruit quality unit leadership.
Friends of Scouting Presentation
FOS Presentation date due by December 12, 2019
Friends of Scouting is an opportunity for families, friends, alumni, businesses and community organizations to support Scouting. The 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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