Wild, Wild West Twilight Camp
June 15-18, 2016
Twilight Camp is an opportunity for Scouts entering 1st – 5th grade next school year to make new friends, earn rank advancements and enjoy BB guns, archery, sports, skills, and crafts. The event is being held Wednesday to Friday from 5:45 pm - 9:15 pm and on Saturday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (1010 Birdsong Dr., Baytown 77521).
Lots of volunteers are needed to make camp a success, so please consider volunteering. Adult volunteers can also register their non-Scouting children ages 3-5 (potty trained) or girls ages 6-13. Boy Scouts and youth ages 14-17 can also volunteer. The Scout registration fee is $65. There is a $10 late fee for registering after 6/2/16. Participants receive a t-shirt and patch. Extra t-shirts may be purchased for $5.00. Adults must be registered at least two weeks before camp starts.
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Raven District Roundtable
June 9, 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.
Merit Badge Day
Merit Badge Day 2016 was a huge success! Thank you to Mrs. Lori for organizing the event and to all of the merit badge counselors, Scouters and Boy Scouts who volunteered their time. If you have pictures from the event, please send them to Mrs. Angie to be posted soon.
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.
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
Spring is here Scouters, and you know what that means? It’s time to reach out to all of those potential Scouts and give them the opportunity to join Scouting.
Packs are encouraged to hold spring recruiting events. For Cub Scouts, there is no better time to personally invite your son's friends to a meeting! District and pack campouts are coming up as well as day camp, resident camp and summertime pack activities! And don’t forget about all of those potential Scouts, the kindergarteners who can join on June 1! March and April is the time to get talkin’ with the schools and ask if you can invite kids to join Scouting! Sometimes we think we can only recruit in the fall, but spring is a great time to get new Scouts and their families involved early.
Pack Recruitment Resources Order Spring Recruiting Flyer
But what about the Boy Scouts and Venturers? March is the perfect month to have an open house to invite friends and other potential Scouts for the opportunity to see what your troop, crew and ship is made of. Check out some of the cool resources:
Troop Recruitment Resources Crew and Ship Recruitment Resources
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.
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