Iron District Newsletter
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Iron Horse District Roundtable
May 10, 2018
Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the second Thursday of the month at the LDS Church (16331 Hafer Rd, Houston, 77090) at 7:00 pm 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. Follow our new Facebook page.
April 27 - 29, 2018
Camporee is a weekend camp out for troops. Patrols compete in various competitions and are judged on leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit. The Iron Horse Chapter of the Order of the Arrow will be hosting the Iron Horse camporee. LDS units can leave on Saturday night.
Every troop must send a representative to the April roundtable to help plan the camporee. Every troop needs run a part of the camporee (e.g., competition, facilities). This year’s camporee promises to challenge the youth leadership, as well as stretching everyone else’s comfort zones. These events cannot happen without each Scout’s competitive spirit and participation. The event is being held at Fritschie Park (10603 Fritschie Cemetery Rd., Cypress, TX 77429). The registration fee is $10 per Boy Scout and $5 per adult. Registration is done by the troop leadership online. There is no onsite registration.
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Cub Scout Shooting Sports Day
May 19, 2018 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cub Scouts Shooting Sports Day is an opportunity for Tigers, Wolves, Bears and Webelos Scouts (1st - 5thgraders) to participate in shooting sports such as BB gun shooting and archery. Cub Scouts can work on the Cub Scout Shooting Sports Awards. Cub Scout shooting activities are only allowed at sanctioned district and council events. Each participant will receive a safety briefing before shooting. Scouts can participate in additional activities such as Smashball; a concession stand will be open. The event is being held at Bammel Church of Christ (2700 Cypress Creek Parkway, Houston, TX 77068). There is no cost to attend the event, but registration is required.
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June 11 - 15, 2018 | 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Excitement is waiting as Cub Scouts travel the world on a passport to adventure as they learn new skills, and make new friends. Day camp is a council camp hosted by districts for Scouts entering 1st through 5th grade for the 2018-2019 school year. An awesome program is being planned with activities such as BB guns, archery, sports, games, and crafts, rank advancements, Scout skills, fun and more.
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. An adult/guardian must register with a Tiger (1st grader). Camp is being held at Northside Christian Church (20250 Kuykendahl Rd, Spring, 77389).
The registration fee is $61.50 for the first Scout and $60 for each additional Scout. Adult volunteers are free. The registration fee includes a t-shirt, patch, and program supplies. A registered parent/guardian must be onsite at all times when tot-lots, siblings and Tigers are at camp. Registration closes 5/28/18.
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Download the Iron Horse District calendar for July 2018 to June 2019. The council calendar and council toolkit provide additional information on upcoming council events.
District Calendar: July 2018 to June 2019
Annual Planning: 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.
Leader Resources Unit Program Planning Tools
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: Verify the information on the district website. Send corrections to the webmaster.