Iron District Newsletter
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 you sign up for the newsletter, you will receive a confirmation email. You must respond to the email in order to complete the subscription. If you don't respond to the confirmation email, you will be deleted from the system after 90 days,
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August 5, 2017 | 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. Forest Oaks Park is adjacent to Lemm Elementary. 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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Iron Horse District Roundtable
August 10, 2017
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.
Download the Iron Horse District calendar for June 2017 to July 2018. The council calendar and council toolkit provides additional information on upcoming council events.
District calendar for June 2017 to July 2018
Day Camp Feedback
If you and/or your kids attended day camp, we would appreciate your feedback. To assist the district and council in its continuing efforts to upgrade and improve our program and to help us meet the BSA National Camp Accreditation Program requirement for continuous camp improvement, please take a few minutes to complete this survey.
Participant Feedback Volunteer Staff Feedback
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.
North Division Program Guide Leader Resources
Cub Scout Planning Boy Scout Planning Venturing Planning
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