Iron Horse District Roundtable
December 12, 2019
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.
December 7, 2019
A pushmobile is a Cub Scout powered go-cart. Cub Scout dens make their own pushmobile. Cub Scouts work together as a team to push their pushmobile through the course to the finish line at this annual district event. Teams are formed by grade, often organized by dens. Teams need to be a minimum of four Cub Scouts. The ideal team size is eight Cub Scouts. Teams with less than eight Cub Scouts may add Cub Scouts from other teams (as long as they are in the same or lower grade/rank). The event is being held at Klein Collins High School Parking Lot (20811 Ella Blvd., Spring, TX 77388). The registration fee is $11 for the first Cub Scout and $9.50 for each additional Cub Scout who registers at the same time. The late fee begins 11/25/19. Registration closes 12/5/19. There is no onsite registration.
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District First Aid Meet
December 7, 2019 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The First Aid Meet is an event that challenges Scouts in troops to perform first aid in simulated real-life situations. Patrols compete in practical first aid problems, displaying hands-on skills from the Scout Handbook, First Aid Merit Badge pamphlet and current American Red Cross guidelines. The top-scoring patrols represent the district at the council First Aid Meet. Only those patrol members who participate in the district meet with their winning patrol can participate in the council meet. The meet is being held at Bammel Church of Christ (2700 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, TX 77068).
November Roundtable: There will be a first aid presentation at November roundtable. Every troop should send at least one representative to November roundtable to learn more about the first aid meet. There will be an EMS unit to demonstrate and teach some first aid skills, so it will be beneficial for youth and leaders participating in the meet.
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Iron Horse District Newsletter
The Iron Horse 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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Friends of Scouting Presentation
Presentation date due by December 12, 2019
Friends of Scouting is an opportunity for families, friends, alumni, businesses and community organizations to support Scouting. The 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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