Iron Horse District Roundtable
July 12, 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.
July 21, 2018 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
A raingutter regatta is a racing event for Cub Scouts that is the sailboat equivalent of the pinewood derby. Built for stability and speed in the water, the trimaran hull is specially designed to prevent the boat from tipping over during the race. Cub Scouts can paint and decorate their sailboats as they choose. The event is being held at Cypress Trails United Methodist (22801 Aldine Westfield Rd., Spring TX, 77373). There is no charge for the regatta. Pre-registration is appreciated to help volunteers adequately prepare for the event.
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August 11, 2018 | 7:30 - 11:30 am
Troop 401 is hosting a fishing derby for Cub Scouts in 1st - 5th grades. The event is free. Cub Scouts will compete to catch the biggest bass, biggest bluegill, biggest catfish, longest fish, most fish caught and most species of fish caught. The event is being held at Forest Oaks Park, 627 Cypress Oaks Dr, Spring, TX 77388). There is no charge for the event; however, participants are encouraged to bring a fishing related door prize (~$5 value). Parents can pool resources with other parents for bigger prizes (e.g., three parents get one $15 prize). The more prizes, the more can be given to Scouts.
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September 1, 2018 | 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Canoe Regatta is an event for Scouts in troops, crews and ships. Scouts will race around Marshall Lake Island to determine the top boaters in the Iron Horse District. There will be different age brackets to ensure a fair competition. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch. Units can set up canopies, grill, bring in lunch, or have participants bring their own lunch. There will be time before the races for canoe teams to practice on the water. There will also be a beach volleyball tournament and fishing tournament. The event is being held at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve (20215 Chasewood Park Dr., Houston, TX 77070). The event is free. Unit leaders need to RSVP by August 1, 2018.
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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.
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Bobcat / Rocket Day
Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 11:00 am - 1:00 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. We will help you find a pack near you and get signed up for Scouting. Cub Scouts will work on their first advancement (Bobcat badge), participate in fun activities at the booths sponsored by Iron Horse District units, make crafts and more. New Scouts should bring the rocket that they received from their Cubmaster to build and launch. Check with your pack leaders to find out what time your pack is launching rockets. A limited number of rockets will be available for siblings and youth who join Scouting at the event. The event is being held at Bammel Church of Christ (2700 Cypress Creek Parkway, Houston, X 77084).
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The Iron District newsletter is a monthly newsletter that contains information about upcoming district and council events and activities that is distributed at roundtable. Soon, the newsletter will be sent electronically. Sign up below. After signing up for the newsletter, please respond to the confirmation email.
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