Announcement of Annual Meeting
The annual business meeting of the Tall Timbers District is being held soon. The district committee is responsible for increasing the effectiveness of Scouting throughout a district through the achievement of district goals. Thus, the task of the district nominating committee selecting a slate of competent officers and members at large for the next year is an extremely important one. The nominating committee forms the slate of nominees for district chair, one or more vice chairs, and district members at large. During the annual business meeting, chartered organization representatives, and registered district and council members will vote on the slate of officers following the procedures as outlined in the District Nominating Committee Worksheet, No. 14-33157. The nominating committee has been appointed:
- Alex Sutton III (Chair)
- Gil Staley
- Roger Galatas
- Virgil Yoakum
If you have a suggestion for the nominating committee to consider or questions, please contact Mary Welch, Senior District Executive at firstname.lastname@example.org.
District committee meetings are typically held the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm at The Woodlands United Methodist Church family life building (2200 Lake Woodlands Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380). Consisting of chartered organization representatives (CORs) and elected district committee members, the district committee coordinates the functions of the district. The purpose of the district is to work through chartered organizations and community groups to organize and support successful units. The end result of effective district support is more and more youth members receiving a better and better program. All districts are responsible for carrying out four standard functions:
- The membership function strives for growth through the organization of new Scouting units and through new members and adult volunteers joining existing units and working to retain current members.
- The finance function sees that the district provides its share of funds to the total council operating budget.
- The program function concentrates on helping Scouting units with camp promotion; special activities including community service; training adult volunteers; and youth advancement and recognition.
- The unit service function provides direct coaching and consultation by district volunteers for unit adults to help ensure the success of every Scouting unit.
Tall Timbers District Roundtable
December 14, 2017 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
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. Follow us on Facebook.
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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District Award Nominations
Due December 14, 2017
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.
Learn More Nomination Form (Word) Nomination Form (.pdf)
Scouting Resume: Scouters are encouraged to complete a Scouting resume. This is not a time to be humble! Let us know all the good things that you have done and are doing both within and outside of Scouting. This information becomes particularly important when nominating someone for council awards. Then, encourage those who have worked on your team during the year to serve complete a resume. If you have completed a resume in the past, but it's been more than two years, send an email to Diane Cannon and she will send you a copy for use in updating.
Scouting Resume (Word) Scouting Resume (.pdf)
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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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.