Raven District Roundtable
August 11, 2016: Cub Scout and Boy Scout Roundtable
Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Wooster Baptist Church (7007 Bayway Dr. Baytown, Texas 77520) 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 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.
Junior Leadership Training Campout
July 29 - 31, 2016
The first ever Raven District Junior Leader Training (JLT) campout will be happening in July! The purpose of this weekend event is to train troop senior patrol leaders, assistant senior patrol leaders, patrol leaders, scribes and quartermasters to be more successful in their roles! Keep looking for more information to come your way! Location TBD.
Fall Recruiting Training
August 11, 2016
The fall membership campaign focuses on recruiting new families to the fun and adventures of Cub Scouting. Begin your planning by attending fall recruiting training. Involve all your pack leaders in recruiting by inviting everyone to the training! The council provides a variety of support materials for your pack. We are excited to announce that the fall recruiting campaign will be Rocket Into Scouting. Boys who join Cub Scouts will receive a rocket patch for joining. Scouts who join in September will also receive a rocket that they will be able to design, build, and launch at a fall district event. The training will be held at 7:00 pm at Wooster Baptist Church (7007 Bayway Dr. Baytown, 77520). For more information, contact Brad Womack.
Learn More Order Fall Recruiting Night Fliers Checklist
August 16, 2016
Hundreds of thousands of dollars go back to the Scouting program in the Sam Houston Area Council as a result of the annual popcorn sale. 70% of all dollars collected during the sale support local Scouting. The popcorn sale is a way for a Scout to support his or her way through the various activities during the year. There are three options to sell popcorn: traditional take order sales, sell online to friends and family out of town and show-n-sell. The popcorn training is being held at the Woodforest Presbyterian Church (15330 Wallisville Rd, Houston, 77049) at 7:00 pm. For more information, contact the district popcorn kernel, Donna Bernelle.
The council is using a new vendor for popcorn the year, Camp masters.
Sign your unit up to sell popcorn Learn More
Why Sell Popcorn?
• Increase your unit and council income – 70% stays in the local area.
• Scouts pay for their way for various Scouting programs and activities.
• Scouts learn life lessons by earning their own way.
• There are loads of incentives to motivate Scouts: cool prizes, $650 club, $2K club.
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.
East Division Program Guide Leader Resources
Cub Scout Planning Boy Scout Planning Venturing Planning
Texas Parks and Wildlife
Tired of the same weekend trips, going to the same places, doing the same thing and want something new for your Scouts? Check out the Texas Parks and Wildlife calendar for something new and exciting.
Download the Raven District calendar for June 2016 - July 2017. The council calendar and council toolkit provide additional information on upcoming council events.
Raven District 2016 - 2017 Calendar
Put your unit on the map
Calling all unit leaders: now is the perfect time to put your unit is on the map at www.BeAScout.org with a Google pin! Update your unit information with your new unit leaders, and make it EASY for new Scouting families to find you.
- Sign into MyScouting
- Under “Unit Tools” select BeAScout
- Select “Unit Pin Management”
- Update your unit information
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 Cubmaster or committee chair.
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