|Welcome to the George Strake District
Round Table Christmas Celebration
December 12, 2013 7 PM NMCCC, join us celebrate another good year, eat cake and get your name in the pot for prizes.
District Awards Banquet
January 18, 2014 5:30 location TBA
Be sure to come out and show your support for your friends who have distinguished themselves in the past year.
UREC Training-Did You Know?
February 13, 2014 Roundtable
What on earth is a UREC!! Unit Religious Emblem Coordinator is the Pack, Troop or Crew Committee position in every unit in the BSA whose responsibility is ensuring the progression of their Scouts through their BSA Religious Emblem Awards. Each Religion has their own Emblem with its own unique requirements that are worn on the Youth and Adult uniforms. Did you know that the ONLY 2 items that a Cub can move to his Scout uniform are his Arrow of Light and Religious Emblem knots? That the ONLY items a Scout can transfer onto his Adult uniform are his Arrow of Light, Eagle Scout and Religious Emblem knots? This is so as the Scouting movement considers them to be equal in importance.
We all know that the 1st Duty of the Scout Oath is Duty to God. The last Point of the Scout Law is a Scout is Reverent. This signifies that a belief in God is the beginning and end of the Scouting movement. Did you also know that 97% of those who earn their Scout Religious Emblem also earn their Eagle Scout Rank? Did you know that each religious faith group has its own Adult Religious Emblem and requirements with its knot for Adult Scouters as well?
Why bring all of this up? National BSA, Sam Houston Area Council, George Strake District all have trained Religious Emblem Coordinators in place. Their job is to ensure that EVERY SCOUT has the opportunity to earn their Religious Emblems. They do this by making the information to obtain the Emblems readily available. The Unit Religious Emblem Coordinator is the "Go To" person within each unit that is trained to distribute this information to their Cubs and Scouts who are under their supervision. 70% of our GSD units are Chartered by Churches. Those Charter Heads have the right and even obligation to insist on it, AS DO YOUR CUBS AND SCOUTS. Committee Chairs, Cub and Scout Leaders, what's your plan if they ask? (Hope they don't does not seem like much of a plan.)
UREC Training will be held at the February 13, 2014 Roundtable for Cub and Scout Leaders who wish to be UREC trained.
EVERY UNIT is asked by BSA to have such a person. Who is yours?
2014 SHAC 100th Celebration Patch
Get your unit involved in the Sam Houston Area Council activities so they can earn this anniversary patch.
Starting January 1, 2014 the National registration will increase to $24 annually. This will be effective for the upcoming charter for next year.
GEORGE STRAKE DISTRICT ROUNDTABLE
Roundtable is a monthly presentation of unit program ideas, inspiration, and additional training for all leaders. Share ideas, learn something new and fellowship with other Scouter’s & Scouting parents. All Scouting leaders, parents, and supporters are encouraged to attend. This year’s theme is “Year of the Scouter”. Participating is worth your time. Our troop participation program is “Traveling Walking Stick”
When: 2nd Thursday of each month starting at 7:00pm.
Where: North Montgomery County Community Center, 600 Gerald, Willis
Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook
Effective January 1, 2012 the new 2011 Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook is required along with new 2011 Eagle Scout Application:
Please take notice that as of January 1, 2012, you must use the 2011 Eagle Scout Service Project 512-927 and the new 2011 Eagle Scout Application. The workbook is a fillable pdf file available on the national website. The link to this workbook is: Click Text Here
Follow the instructions on the workbook, it is self-explanatory. To help you with this, a new link has been added to our district website. The link is a presentation on the new workbook. It includes suggestions on where to find a project idea.
The link to the new 2011 Eagle Scout Application is http://www.scouting.org/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/resources.aspx.
If you are currently working on completing an Eagle Service Project Workbook, you must have the District signature on your Workbook by December 31, 2011, or you have to redo everything using the new 2011 Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook and get signatures again.
Created on 02/04/2003 10:24 AM by admin
Updated on 12/02/2013 04:22 AM by shannanreid