Lone Star District

Roundtable, Thursday, December 3rd, at 7:00 pm

Calling all leaders. Our monthly Roundtable is being held on Thursday, December . It is for all leaders of Packs, Troops, and Crews.

Location: Bobby Lyle Gamble Scouting Center Fairview, Texas.

CANCELLED - Scouts BSA Breakout - We are discussing Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST)

CANCELLED - Cub Scouts Breakout - We are helping you prepare for your next month of Scouting.

Still happening - Order of the Arrow Chapter Meeting - We are meeting and need you there.

Still happening - Recharter Information: Reminder that Unit Recharter & Journey to Excellence deadline is 12/31. Council would like Cub Units to turn in Recharter by December 5th. The District will be holding a Recharter turn in clinic this Thursday 12/3 Fairview Office 7 pm. If you have trouble opening the system or need your code, please contact your Unit Commissioner or Toni Taylor:toni@taylorinet.com.

Key dates to keep in mind: December 11th, 24-26th, and January 1st the Fairview office will be closed.

Award Nominations

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 1-5 and 7 will be presented at the district dinner on Saturday, January 23rd. The awards are:

  1. The Unit Spark Plug Award (Every unit should submit one of these.) (Outstanding effort at the unit level.)

  2. The Unit or District Scouting Family Award (Outstanding effort at unit and / or district level.)

  3. The Unit or District Rising Star Award (New outstanding effort at the district level.)

  4. The District Silver Star Award (Continued outstanding effort at the district level.)

  5. The District Award of Merit (Ongoing outstanding effort at the district level.)

  6. The Silver Beaver Award (due in November) (Outstanding effort at the council level.)

  7. The Outstanding Organization Award (Unit or district level.)

Get award details and nominate them here: Award Link

Let them know how much you really do care! The nomination deadline will be Tuesday, January 12th. Please get them in quickly.

VIRTUAL UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING 2021, Jan 9, 2021

A VIRTUAL UNIVERSITY FOR VIRTUAL SCOUTING

You can join us for a full day of Scout training on Jan. 9, 2021, in the comforts of your own home. This year, for the first time ever, the University of Scouting will be VIRTUAL. Please be patient with us as we support this new platform!

Online Registration is now $18 until Dec. 28th when online registration closes. Late registration will be available for $30 until January 5th, but we cannot guarantee all classes will be available.

The College Deans have been hard at work putting together outstanding classes to benefit every program in Scouting, including courses for adults and youth. The Course Catalog also has the information you’ll need to help you plan your day, including parking, putting together your schedule, and more. Please encourage your adult and youth leaders to attend the University of Scouting. It’s a great way to gain valuable insight and information from some of the best instructors in Scouting. Registration is open.

Visit www.scoutingevent.com/571-universityofscouting2021 to register and review the course catalog.

Wood Badge, February 5th

Wood Badge is a premier training for or all leaders; Packs, Troops, and Crews. It makes good leaders better and better leaders great!

Wood Badge 135 - Camp Wisdom Feb 5-7, 20-21, Joey Greenaway Course Director

We have a number of Scouters from our district who have participated or staffed. We would love to collect and share why you would recommend the course to others.

Submit recommendations here. See their recommendations here.

Popcorn

It’s that time of year again! Time for your unit to sign up to sell popcorn. Here are some important dates to get you started…

August 10th – Initial Orders (formerly known as Show N Sell) Due, August 29th – Initial Order Pick Up, October 30th – Final Order Due, November 21st – Final Order Pick Up, December 4th – Final Payment Due.

Get more details here.

Membership Presentations from Roundtable held August 6, 2020

There were a number of membership presentations on membership at Roundtable. You can access them in this shared folder. Click on the link and request access to have the folder shared with you.

Lone Star District Membership Presentation Folder