Iron Horse District Roundtable
October 13, 2022 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the second Thursday of the month at the Bammel Church of Christ (2700 Cypress Creek Pkwy, Houston, TX 77068) 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 the official district Facebook page at www.facebook.com/IronHorseDistrict.
October 7-9, 2022
Webelos Woods is a campout designed to introduce Webelos Scouts to the many outdoor adventures of Scouting. This awesome weekend event includes patrol-method camping and Scout activities. On Saturday morning, Webelos dens compete in Webelos Scout skills (first aid, fire building, camping skills, archery, BB guns, catapult building, games, knots) and during the afternoon local troops teach basic Scouting skills. The Webelos dens are judged on den flag and yell, resources, leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration, and Scout spirit. Awards will be presented at the closing campfire followed by an Order of the Arrow Call-Out Ceremony. The event is being held at the Tellepsen Scout Ranch in Navasota, Texas. Learn more about Webelos-to-Scout transition and information to help assist Webelos Scouts as they make the important decision on which troop to join and questions to ask troops at www.shac.org/webelos. Find area troops at www.shac.org/join-troop.
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October 22, 2022 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bobcat Rocket Day is a free, fun-filled event for new Scouts and families in Klein ISD and Spring ISD. Youth in kindergarten through fifth grade who are interested in joining Scouting may also attend. Volunteers will help you find a pack near you and get signed up for Scouting.
Cub Scouts will participate in fun activities at the booths sponsored by area units, make crafts, play games and more. Scouts in kindergartens will work on the Lion's Honor Adventure and first and fifth graders will also work on their first advancement (Bobcat badge). Scouts in 2nd - 5th grade can work towards the Science Everywhere STEM/Nova Award. There will be opportunities to follow up with the NOVA Counselor at the district monthly roundtable (every second Thursday) to complete the award. The event is being held at Klein United Methodist Church. The event is free; please RSVP so we can make sure we have an engine available for your Cub Scout.
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Fall Cub Scout Leader Workshop
September 24, 2022 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Cub Scout Leader Workshop is an exciting, motivating, and enjoyable half-day of supplemental training for leaders would have completed Cub Scout Leader Basic Training. Learn to make pack meetings sparkle and den meetings dazzle.
Learn tips to help improve your pack and den and connect and learn from other dedicated Cub Scout leaders that exemplify the values of Scouting. The event is being held at Bammel Church of Christ (2700 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, TX 77068). There is no fee to attend, but registration is required.
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Den Chief Training
September 24, 2022 | 8:00 - 11:00 am
Den Chief Training is also being offered to Scouts in Troops. It is basic training for Scouts in troops interested in becoming den chiefs for a Cub Scout den, and for adult leaders who wish to know more about this vital position. The training is being held at Bammel Church of Christ (2700 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, TX 77068). The cost is $5.
Outdoor Leader Training
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 trainings offered around the council. These trainings are a joint effort by the Iron Horse and Phoenix District Training teams.
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Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training is a 4.5-hour training course intended to provide troop leaders with the information and tools they need to lead successful troops. This course teaches practical ways to instill the Scouting methods into troop programs and covers the roles of the Scoutmasters and assistants in a Scout-led troop. This is a required training course for all Scoutmaster and assistant Scoutmasters and can be taken in a classroom setting or online.
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) is an overnight training with 16-hours of instructional time that gives adult leaders the practical knowledge they need to help Scouts to learn outdoor skills. The skills presented closely follow the Scout Handbook and rank advancement requirements. This is a required training course for all Scoutmaster and assistant Scoutmasters
Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) is the Cub Scout leader training required for any Cub Scout den or pack outdoor event, including packing camping, overnighters, and Webelos den overnighters. BALOO training is comprised of two components – an online component, and a practical, hands-on component which includes an overnight with 16 hours of instruction time. One BALOO trained leader is required to be present on any pack family or Webelos den overnight camping.