North Star District Roundtable
December 14, 2017 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Sugar Land United Methodist Church (431 Eldridge Rd, Sugar Land, TX 77478) 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.
Due Thursday, January 11, 2018
Once a year, at our district dinner, the North Star District recognizes outstanding adult volunteers who help make our district successful. We encourage all Scouters to nominate fellow Scouters who have served our district and communities youth above and beyond the call of duty. Nominate Scouters for the Shining Star Award, Family of the Year Award, Partners in Scouting Award, District Award of Merit, Chartered Partner of the Year Award and the Eagle Project of the Year Award. The awards will be presented at the district dinner on February 23, 2018.
February 23, 2018 | 6:00 pm
The annual district dinner is an opportunity for a night of fellowship and great food as we acknowledge and recognize the class of 2017 North Star District Eagle Scouts and their families. The North Star District’s outstanding leaders at the unit and district levels and many of those behind the scenes will also be recognized. Please plan to join us this for this very special evening to congratulate and recognize our 2017 Eagle Scouts, hear from some very special guests and see some Scout magic to make it a memorable evening. The event is being held at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Community Center, 705 St. Theresa, Sugar Land, TX 77498. The cost is $16.50 for the first Scouter and $15 for each additional Scouter or $124.00 for a table of eight. To learn about how to sponsor an Eagle Scout, family, or an Eagle Scout table, please email District Executive Steven Forde. Please register by February 19, 2018, so food can be ordered. The late fee ($5.00 per person) begins February 20, 2018; food and seating are not guaranteed for late registrations.
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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.
Donate Sign up for FOS presentation
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, Jennifer DiAngelo.
Help us promote Scouting
The Sam Houston Area Council is focusing on leveraging the power of social media through Facebook. The more Scouters share and repost, the more powerful our marketing can be.
We are compiling a list of unit social media sites so we can work together to spread the word about Scouting by tagging, liking commenting and sharing each other posts.
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