North Star District Town Hall
February 8, 2018 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Town Hall is a district monthly meeting 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. Town Hall is a form of supplemental training for volunteers. The objective of Town Hall 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 Town Hall experience, unit leaders will be inspired, motivated, informed, and able to provide a stronger program for their Scouts.
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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March 2-4, 2018 (new date)
Camporee is a weekend campout for troops and crews around the district. Patrols compete in various competitions and are judged on leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit. The event is being held at Long Acres Ranch (2317 Williams Way Blvd., Richmond, TX 77469). Registration is done by the unit leader online. The registration fee is $15 for Scouts and leaders and includes a patch and t-shirt if registered by 2/16/18. There is no onsite registration.
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Scout Fair Coupon Book Kick-off
January 25, 2018 l 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Scout Fair coupon books sales are a brilliant way for units to raise money and prepare Scouts to earn their own way! The Scout Fair coupon book offers great savings for the buyer, while Scouts earn commissions for every $10 coupon book purchased. At the Scout Fair Kickoff, unit leaders receive training and materials. All units receive a 30% base commission for each $10 Scout Fair coupon book sold. Units can also take advantage of early bird turn-in dates offering 5%, 3% and 1% additional bonus commissions. Leaders will also receive information on prizes and how their unit can participate at Scout Fair to earn an additional 10% commission. The kickoff meeting is being held at 7:00 pm at Parkway United Methodist Church (5801 New Territory Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479 ). Each unit should send at least one representative. For more information, contact Valerie Throgmorton.
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Training is an important part of learning to become an effective leader. Trained leaders impact the quality of programs, leader tenure, youth tenure, and a whole lot more. A trained leader is better prepared to make the Scouting program all it can be! Every Scout deserves a trained leader. See the council training schedule for a list of additional training courses offered around the council.
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.
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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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