Lone Star District
Roundtable December 1st
It's recharter season! All recharters are due to be turned in complete and accurate by December 31, 2022. Don't get caught up in the holiday season when it's nearly impossible to get signatures and get people to update or take Youth Protection Training-get it done early!!
Updating your unit rosters will help make the recharter process smooth.
Check out the Hub for more information and resources on Recharter.
We need your help. We need to know who it is that makes your unit and our district SPECIAL! It is time to nominate the Scouters in the packs, troops, crews and posts of our district that do such a great job providing a quality program for the youth in our area. Nobody knows who does a better job than you. Please take a moment to nominate them. The awards will be presented at the District Eagle Recognition and Award Dinner on Saturday, January 21st. The awards are:
The Unit Spark Plug Award (Every unit should submit one of these.)
The Outstanding Organization Award
The Unit or District Scouting Family Award
The Unit or District Rising Star Award
The District Silver Star Award
We would also love to be able to collect and present some Adult Leader Knots at the January dinner and encourage their submission throughout the year. Their requirements and applications are linked.
Awards you can work towards and fill out an application for yourself or others:
Scouter's Training Award for Den Leader, Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Venturing Advisor, or District Committee
Scouter's Key Award for Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Venturing Advisor, District Committee, Commissioner
Commissioner Arrowhead Honor, Award of Excellence in Unit Service
Awards where a leader is nominated by others:
Unit Leader Award of Merit
Commissioner Certificate of Commendation, Distinguished Commissioner Service Award
Get award details and nominate them here: Award Link
Let them know how much you really do care! The nomination deadline will be Friday, January 13th. Please get them in quickly.
University of Scouting, January 7th, 2023
Join us for a day of Scout fun and learning on Jan. 7, 2023, at the Region 10 Education Service Center or Camp Wisdom. Classes can be taken at both locations, be sure to factor in travel time so you don’t miss any of the fun.
Lunch will not be available for purchase the day of the event.
The early bird registration of $15.00 (with an optional $12.00 lunch) has been extended through Friday, January 7th at midnight! After that it is $20. Walk-ins on the day of are allowed, pending class availability for $25, but it would be better to sign up to get handouts and the classes you want.
District Eagle Award and Recognition Dinner, January 21, 2023
Please save the date for the 2023 Lone Star District Eagle Award and District Recognition Dinner. Come help us celebrate another great year of Scouting in the Lone Star District!
Who: All Lone Star District Leaders and the Class of 2022 Eagles (2022 Eagles are free)
What: Join us for dinner as we give thanks to everyone that made the 2022 Scouting year count!
When: January 21, 2023 at 5:00 pm
Where: First Christian Church, 1800 W Hunt St, McKinney, TX 75069
Cost: We are doing a chili cookoff so make some chili and come and share. Winner gets a dutch oven. We still have some costs, sides and a dessert we need to cover so we are asking $10 per person if registered by January 16th at 11:59pm. 2022 Eagles are free. Beginning January 17th the price will be $15. Sign up to bring chili when you register.
We look forward to celebrating with you! Sign up here: https://scoutingevent.com/571-2023LSDinner
Order of the Arrow Unit Elections - before March 31st
Has your unit had an OA election with the Order of the Arrow yet? We had hoped to be done by March 1st. However, we can still have them before March 31st. Have your OA Representative or Senior Patrol Leader sign up here.
Council Sign Ups for Fall Events!
McKinney Fire Department has a large amount of retired flags that they would like us to pick up and properly dispose of. Which Troop would like to help them out? They’re looking for this bulk pick up now and then a regular pickup for future (apparently they get quite a bit). Please let me know which Troop and I’ll connect you with them.
contact Mike Anderson at email@example.com