Bayshore District Calendar
The Bayshore District Calendar from August 2014 - August 2015 is available here. new
The Scouting Trail, February edition and the annual Program Preview Guide provides information on upcoming Council events.
Bayshore District Roundtable
Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the first Thursday of every month at House of Prayer Lutheran Church (14045 Space Center Blvd, 77062) 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 policy, 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. map
|7:00 Twilight Camp Pack Representative Training (one rep per pack should attend)
7:30 Cub Scout and Boy Scout Roundtable
Nomination forms for District awards are due.
||7:30 Cub Scout and Boy Scout Roundtable
|7:30 Cub Scout and Boy Scout Roundtable
Packs turn in paper registration, payments and paperwork for Twilight Camp
|7:30 Cub Scout and Boy Scout Roundtable
Trained leaders provide a quality, fun-filled program for boys and young men and young women. When leaders understand the whys and hows of Scouting, they are more effective in their roles and the youth win! Scouting is a lifetime of learning. It’s a game with a purpose. Scouting teaches skills not only to the youth, but also to its adult volunteers as well. Some training can be taken online at www.myscouting.org (e.g., YPT, Cub Leader Specific). For more training classes held around the Council, visit www.shac.org/training_schedule
Training Records: Check out your training records at www.myscouting.org under Training Validation. If you notice any discrepancies, report them here
|University of Scouting
|University of Scouting is the one opportunity each year where adult leaders of all program areas come together for a day of fun, fellowship, and learning. Whether you are a new leader or experienced… a commissioner or den leader… a Scoutmaster or Cubmaster… committee member or simply an interested parent… there is something for you at University of Scouting. www.shac.org/university_of_scouting
Order of the Arrow
The Order of the Arrow is Scouting's National Honor Society. Order of the Arrow (OA) Chapter meetings are typically held (unless noted) at St. James Presbyterian Church at Spencer and Underwood in La Porte on the second Sunday of every month. The regular chapter meeting begins at 3 pm followed by ceremony practice, drumming and singing.
Spring OA Meetings map
: February 8 (3:00 at St. James Presbyterian Church), March 2 (3:00 at St. James Presbyterian Church), April 13 (3:00 at St. James Presbyterian Church), May 4 (3:00 at St. James Presbyterian Church) new spring dates
OA Banquet and LLD:
All Order of the Arrow members are invited to attend Lodge Leadership Development, a dynamic annual youth and adult leadership training event, to learn more about the Order of the Arrow and Colonneh Lodge and how to become a better leader on January 18 at the Cockrell Scout Center. Youth and Adult training classes include leadership development, event planning, goal setting and other tools needed to improve chapters. This important training is required for all Lodge and Chapter Officers and Advisers. The day ends with the banquet and is an opportunity to recognize the Chapter of the Year, new Vigil Honor Members, Colonneh Lodge Numbered Certificate recipients, Founders Award recipients and to celebrate the past year’s accomplishments. www.colonneh.org
OA Ordeal in Bayshore:
Candidates who were elected into the OA last fall have one year to complete their Ordeal. All Bayshore candidates are highly encouraged to attend the Ordeal held close to our district. The Ordeal weekend will start with the Ani-Lati Chapter potluck Dinner. Register: www.colonneh.org/ordeals
OA Ani-Lati Chapter Banquet:
All Order of the Arrow members and their families (including newly elected OA members) are invited to attend the annual Ani-Lati Potluck Banquet on April 25th from 7:30 - 9:30 at TBD. Candidates elected last fall can register for the upcoming Ordeal. Clear Lake Troops - bring a main Italian dish (e.g., spaghetti or lasagna); La Porte Troops – vegetable; Deer Park/Sagemont/Heritage Park Troops – Salad and Dressing; and Seabrook Troops – Bread/Rolls/Dessert. After the dinner, parents take their Scout candidate or OA member to the Ordeal to drop them off for the Ordeal Weekend.
OA Arrowmen Bash
is a weekend event that allows Order of the Arrow members to recommit themselves to the principles of our order, brotherhood, cheerfulness, and service at Camp Strake, April 4-6. As such, Friday night will focus on fellowship, with an outstanding evening event to promote fun competition among Arrowmen. Saturday will focus on service to camp, and an evening filled with food, fun, and fellowship (e.g., games, activities, competitions, pow wow). www.colonneh.org
2014: A Century of Service
2014 is the Sam Houston Area Council's 100th Birthday. The Council is planning a very special 2014
to celebrate 100 years of serving youth in the Sam Houston Area Council. Several events will be a part of our celebration in which you can earn a commemorative patch. Scouting for Food (January 25, 2014 & February 1, 2014), Scout Fair (April 12, 2014), SHAC Camp Participation (Day Camp, Cub Scout & Boy Scout Resident Camp, or Winter Camp), Community Service Project in your local community (Nov. 15, 2014). More
Free Place Mats
are available for Packs to use during Blue & Gold banquets to promote Day Camp and Resident Camp
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 skills (e.g., 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. Webelos Woods will be held at Challenger Park from February 28-March 2, 2014. map
. online registration
. flyer/paper registration
Step Up to the Plate and Nominate!!!
Do you know a Scouter who …Thrives on Planning Fun Programs? Possesses Leadership Skills? Team Player? Enthusiastic? Has Vision? Delegates? Flexible?
Creative? Organized? Scout Spirit? Great Attitude? Leads by Example? Good Communicator? Servant Leader Attributes? Lives by the Scout Oath and Law?
Makes a Difference with our Youth?
Then nominate them for a District Award by March 6. Now is the time to start thinking about those in your unit who have served the youth above and beyond the call of duty. Nomination forms
can be dropped off at the Clear Lake Scout Shop, emailed, or turned in at Roundtable.
Join us as we acknowledge and thank our district volunteers for the hard work and dedication that made this year incredibly successful. Bayshore’s outstanding leaders at the unit and district levels will also be recognized. All volunteers are invited. District Dinner will be held on March 21 at 6:30 pm at Clear Lake United Methodist Church. Tickets are $15. map
. online registration
. flyer/paper registration
. Nomination form
Scout Fair Coupon Packs are a wonderful way for units to raise money from February 1 – April 14. Coupon Packs are easy to sell since they only cost $10 and provide $500 in savings. Units get 30% commission on each Coupon Pack sold and can get 40% if the unit has a booth at Scout Fair. The SHAC Scout Fair is the biggest Scout Show in the nation. Scouts from Tiger Cubs to Eagle Scouts will have a fabulous, fun-filled day mingling with thousands of other Scouts and their families, participating in hundreds of hands-on activities (e.g., climbing walls, craft booths, monkey bridges, rubber band guns, making Gak, meeting astronauts), tasting gourmet camp-fare cooked by Scouts (e.g., cobbler, chili, turkey, bread), and taking home treasured bits of memorabilia at Reliant Arena. Scout Fair will held on April 12 at Reliant Arena. Admission is free (parking is $10). Sign up
your unit for a booth. map
Twilight Camp is full of fun and excitement. Camp is held every night for one week and scouts have the opportunity to make new friends and share all kinds of new experiences. Scouts will enjoy BB guns, archery, sports, nature, crafts and more. Tigers, Wolves, and Bears will work on achievements and electives while Webelos will work on activity badges (Scientist, Naturalist, Communicator, Craftsman, Sportsman, Artist). Twilight Camp will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center from June 16-20, 4:30-9:00 pm. map
. Register online
. Flyer and paper registration coming soon. Place Mats
to promote Day Camp.
New Scout Training Facility
Thanks to Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Jack Morman, all Boy Scout and Girl Scout units in the bay area now have a new activity area called the Scout Hut. The area is located inside Bay Area Park (7500 Bay Area Blvd) and includes a Scout Training Hut, ceremonial fire pit, secured area to store canoes, and manicured lawns close to the bayou for camping and outdoor activities. In the Scout area there is water, electricity and restrooms.
Mr. Morman brought together Girl Scout and Boy Scout leaders to set up and develop the area. The Boy Scout lead for the project was Bayshore Assistant District Commissioner, Bob Keller. This is the second endeavor Mr. Morman has developed for area youth. He built a Sea Scout Hut near Sylvan Beach in La Porte.
The concept was to have a close-by, Scouts-only activity area, in an already established community park where Scout units would not have to travel far for an overnight camping trip, nature hike, campfire or canoe trip.
To reserve the park for any Scout activities and to prevent overbooking, reservations must be made by a Scout leader. The Scout leader may email the Park Superintendent email@example.com
or phone the reservation office at 713-274-7275. The entire Bay Area Park is patrolled 24 hours by police; only approved Scout activities will be able to use the new area.
Bayshore District webmaster.