Tall Timbers District Roundtable
August 8, 2019 | 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. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TallTimbersBSA.
Fall Recruiting Training
August 8, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Every pack should send at least one representative to fall recruiting training being held at LDS Glen Loch Ward Building (27707 Glen Loch Dr., The Woodlands 77381). The fall membership campaign focuses on recruiting new families to the fun and adventures of Cub Scouting. The council provides a variety of support materials for your pack. We are excited to announce that the fall recruiting campaign will once again be Rocket Into Scouting. Girls and boys who join Cub Scouts will receive a rocket patch for joining and will also receive a rocket that they will be able to design, build, and launch at a fall district event.
Learn More Order Fall Recruiting Night Fliers Signs and table tents
Join Scouting Nights should be designed to be fast-paced for today’s busy parents. The key to making any Sign-Up Night successful is advanced planning and preparation, including recruiting a sufficient number of enthusiastic volunteers to help. There are two methods typically used at Join Scouting Nights.
Option 1: Table Rotation Method (recommended): The table rotation method has been used very successfully in recent years. It allows families more flexible timing and it allows the pack to have better one-on-one conversations with new families as they visit the tables. Families sign in at the first table, then they go on a self-paced journey through five stations to learn how Scouting and the pack work. Families who are familiar with Scouting, or who have limited time, may hurry past some tables and go directly to checkout. The diagram below shows the stations and the recommended room setup. A model campsite with a tent, camp chairs, fishing poles, etc. should be in the center of the room so everyone circles some Scouting fun while they’re there! Table displays can be checked out from the district executive or units can make their own.
Sample Table Rotation Model Table Display - Table 1 Table 2 Table 3 Table 4 Table 5
Option 2: Presentation Method: The presentation method has been used successfully for many years. If using this method, remember that the goal is to sign up new Scouts and adult leaders. Packs are asked to avoid the use of PowerPoint presentations because they tend to include too much information, take too much time, and often cause interested families to leave without signing up because they simply can’t stay so long. Instead, new Cub Scouts and parents should be invited back to a Parent Orientation a week later, which gives the pack an opportunity to share more information about their activities and leadership. A model campsite with a tent, camp chairs, fishing poles, etc. should be to one side of the presenter, so everyone clearly sees some Scouting fun while they’re there!
Sample Presentation Method
Woodlands Township Merit Badge University
August 3, 2019
The Woodlands Township is holding a Merit Badge University, an opportunity for Scouts in troops, crews and ship to work on one or two merit badges. Classes sizes are limited. Registration is done on a first come, first serve basis. Each Scout is expected to prepare ahead of time (by reading the merit badge book and completing prerequisites), and to participate fully during the course in order to receive credit for the requirements completed. All Scouts are required to bring a blue card. Adult participation is required to offer this event.
he registration fee is $25 for full-day classes and $12.50 for half-day classes. Due to popularity, and availability of counselors, some classes will fill up quickly. Scouts who register early have the best chance of getting the classes they want. Class sizes are limited. Scout can sign up for two half-day classes or an all-day class. The event is being held at The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park (6464 Creekside Forest Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77389).
Register Adult Volunteer Registration
October 18-20, 2019
Webelos Woods is a campout designed to introduce Webelos Scouts to the many outdoor adventures of Scouting. This awesome weekend event includes patrol-method camping and Scout activities. On Saturday morning, Webelos dens compete in Webelos skills (first aid, fire building, camping skills, games, knots) and during the afternoon local troops teach basic Scouting skills. The dens are judged on den flag and yell, resources, leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration, and Scout spirit. Webelos Woods is being held at Bovay Scout Ranch - Duke Energy Camporee Site (3450 County Road 317, Navasota, TX 77868).
Learn More and Register
Download the district calendar for July 2019 to June 2020. The council calendar and council toolkit provide additional information on upcoming council events.
District Calendar: July 2019 to June 2020
Annual Planning: A common element of strong units is they all have a good annual program planned a year in advance. The plan is then shared with all families in the form of an annual program calendar. Two other key elements of successful units are trained leaders and having the right leaders for Scouts BSA and Cub Scouts.
Cub Scout Planning Boy Scout Planning Venturing Planning Leader Resources