Newsletters: Sign up for the North Star district electronic newsletter that will be published monthly and will contain information about upcoming district and council events and activities. You can also sign up for the Day Camp newsletter.
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North Star District Calendar
Download the North Star District calendar for July 2017-2018. The council calendar and council toolkit provide additional information on upcoming council events.
North Star District calendar: July 2017-2018
May 19-21, 2017
Camp-o-ree 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. Tentative activities being planned are a Scout triathalon, primative fire building, string burning, tent pitching, shooting sports and more. The event is being held at Bovay Scout Ranch - Duke Energy Camp-o-ree Site. The registration fee is $30 for Scouts and leaders and includes a patch. T-shirts are available for $10 and must be ordered by 5/5/2017. Registration closes 5/12/17.
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June 6-9, 2017
Twilight camp is an opportunity for Scouts entering 1st – 5th grade during the next school year. Scouts will have a wild time on the safari adventure making new friends, earning rank advancements and participating in BB guns, archery, sports, skills, and crafts. The registration fee is $76.50 for the first Scout and $75 for each additional Scout. The fee for volunteers is $10. The registration fee includes a t-shirt, patch, and program supplies.
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Many volunteers are needed to make camp a success, so please consider volunteering. Adult volunteers can also register their non-Scouting children ages 3-5 (potty trained) or girls ages 6-13. Boy Scouts and youth ages 14-17 can also volunteer. The camp is being held at Fort Bend County Fairgrounds (4310 TX-36, Rosenberg, TX 77471) from 2:00 - 8:30 pm.
- Registration closes May 23, 2017
North Star District Roundtable
June 8, 2017
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) 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.
A common element of strong units is they all have a good annual program planned a year in advance. The plan is then shared with all families in the form of an annual program calendar. Two other key elements of successful units are trained leaders and having the right leaders.
South Division Program Guide Leader Resources
Cub Scout Planning Boy Scout Planning Venturing Planning
Update your unit information on the web
Calling all unit leaders! Now is the perfect time to make it easy for Scouting families to find your unit.
Step 1: BeAScout.org has a Google pin for every unit! Update your unit information by signing into MyScouting, under Unit Tools select BeAScout, the click on Unit Pin Management. If you are the current unit leader and are unable to update your unit pin, please contact your district executive and ensure that you are currently registered as the unit leader or committee chair.
Step 2: The district website lists all units. Click on the Units tab on the green toolbar above. Send corrections to the webmaster using the link at the top of the page.
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.
Learn More Take our Social Media Survey