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September 2021

Phoenix District Roundtable

Oct. 7, 2021 |  7:00 pm  | In person

Cypress Creek Christian Church - 6823 Cypresswood Dr.

Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the second Thursday of the month to help unit leaders plan and carry out their own program. Roundtable is a form of supplemental training for volunteers. 

Everything you already do is STEM
Cub Scout Breakout:
Webelos to Scout Transition (leaders and parents)
Cub Scout Breakout: New Den Leader Resources
Scouts BSA Breakout: Engaging with your Chartered Organization

UPCOMING EVENTS

Cub Scout Adventure Day/Rocket Day

Saturday, Oct. 2 | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Schindewolf Intermediate (20903 Ella Blvd )

 

NEW LOCATION - SCHINDEWOLF

Registration is open

Cub Scout Adventure Day is an action-packed day for Cub Scouts. Scouts will enjoy a day of fun games, crafts, archery, activities and more. Cub Scouts who join this year will receive a rocket that they can design, build, and launch. Returning Scouts and families are also invited to attend Adventure Day. They can bring rockets from previous years to launch again.

New Scouts can attend any Rocket Day event in the council that fits their schedule.

Cub Scout Adventure Day/Rocket Day

Webelos Woods - Oct. 22-24

Oct. 22-24  |  Spring Creek Park (15012 Brown Rd, Tomball)

Webelos Woods is a campout designed to introduce Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts (fourth & fifth graders) to the outdoor adventures of Scouting.
On Saturday morning, Webelos can visit Troops and work on skills like firebuilding or cooking. Parents will meet with Troop leadership to learn about their annual program, membership, and some of their latest adventures. Webelos Scouts and parents will be able to visit campsites and ask questions to get to know their preferred troops better. The evening will finish off with an entertaining campfire program. After the campfire, Webelos Scouts and their parent/guardian are encouraged to camp overnight with a Phoenix District troop/crews/ships.

Webelos Woods

MEMBERSHIP

We are cruising through our recruiting season and because of all of the hard work from our leaders we have already added more than 100 Cub Scouts to the Phoenix District. We need everyone to make one more big push to stabilize our rosters as the 2021-2022 scouting year takes off. To successfully keep all of these new scouts engaged, make sure you are continuing to recruit new leaders and make sure that your leaders are properly trained. There are many online courses available and every Cubmaster and Den Leader should take BALOO to run the best outdoor program possible. As October approaches we'll begin transitioning our focus to transitioning our Webelos into the Scouts BSA program and we'll need everyone's help making sure these younger scouts are properly prepared. Please attend our transition breakout at Roundtable and make sure that all of our Webelos attend Webelos Woods.  
Please reach out to our membership team if you have questions.

Brad Graving - Phoenix District Membership Chairman
brad.graving27@gmail.com

POPCORN

Fall Fundraiser is underway

Every Scout should learn the value of hard work and earning their own way. The popcorn sale is the perfect opportunity to teach this valuable life lesson and fund the most exciting year of Scouting ever. 

Popcorn dates to remember

October 17: Last day to place your Pecatonica River replenishment order.
October 22: Final show-and-sell pick up 

November 2: Unit Popcorn Orders are due online
November 2: Unit prize selections are due
November 20: Popcorn pickup

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Questions?

ORDER OF THE ARROW

Phoenix OA Chapter Meetings

Oct. 7  | Cypress Creek Christian Church - 6823 Cypresswood Dr.  | 6:45 p.m.

The Order of the Arrow is the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of America and recognizes Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives.
OA chapter meetings provide youth Arrowmen an opportunity to develop a plan to support units in the district, promote upcoming events, participate in ceremony team preparation and regalia building, learn leadership skills and have fun. 

Troops are encouraged to schedule OA Elections for this year. Elections can be held one year after the previous one.

Phoenix OA Chapter
OA Fall Pow Wow - Nov. 5-7

Communication udpates for OA

The National Order of the Arrow is making distinct and updated changes in our communication processes.  You will be receiving an email clarifying all of the great new LodgeMaster updates from Colonneh Lodge. Information will be shared for your units elections, candidates, Ordeal & Brotherhood opportunities as well as member dues status. To help this process we are requesting each unit to list their OA Representative Youth and Adult. Use the QR Code to add your information for our Chapter Leadership. 

SHAC Corps

S.H.A.C. (Scouts Helping at Camp) Corps is an opportunity for troops and crews to give back to camp in the form of a day of service. The Order of the Arrow is leading this opportunity but it is open to all troops and crews.

TRAINING

Every Scout deserves a trained leader. Every leader deserves to be trained. The council offers a variety of training courses for all levels of leaders in all Scouting program. Scouters can attend training in any district. 

New Scout Leaders: Please login to my.scouting.org and click on "MY TRAINING" under the MENU logo. You should complete your YPT (Youth Protection Training) online, and then sign up to start the online Training Courses for your Scouting position.

Join the Training Team

We are always seeking out experienced trained leaders who would like to pass on their wisdom to other Scouters, or would like to serve in some way to help us out at our Training Events.  If you’d like to be a Trainer, Quartermaster or Camp Medical Officer, please contact Kevin Renfro, Phoenix District Training Chair at kevin.renfro@gmail.com


CAMP MEDICAL OFFICERS:

The BSA Short-Term Camp Administrator rules (which cover all overnight District events) requires us to have CAMP MEDICAL OFFICERS. For most events, you don’t have to be a medical professional – you just have to complete First Aid/CPR/AED Training and be current in your certification, and you need to complete the online Camp Medical Officer Training course. Let us know if you’re interested!

Register now

BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation)
Nov. 6-7 at Troop 87 Hut

This Cub Scout leader training is required for any Cub Scout den or pack outdoor event, including packing camping, overnighters and Webelos den overnighters. BALOO training is comprised of two components – an online component and a practical, hands-on component.

BALOO

IOLS (Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills)

Nov. 13-14 at Camp Strake
This Scouts BSA Leader training is required for all Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters to be considered fully trained for their positions.  IOLS gives adult leaders the practical knowledge they need to help Scouts learn outdoor skills.

IOLS

Wood Badge

October 15-17 & 30-31, 2021  |  Camp Strake

Wood Badge is the Boy Scouts of America's ultimate leadership training designed to meet the advanced leadership needs of Scouters in all aspects of the BSA, whether unit, district, or council level – from assistant den leaders to Scoutmasters, from Cubmasters to Venturing Advisors, from committee members to commissioners. 

It is a fun, energetic and inspiring course guaranteed to infuse your unit with fun and meaning – all designed to fulfill the mission of the BSA, and ensure our youth is getting everything they are promised from the program.

Wood Badge

NYLT

December 26-31 , 2021  |   Bovay Scout Ranch

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed six-day council-level program designed to provide Scouts in troops, crews, and ships with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units and other situations demanding leadership of self and others.  

NYLT

University of Scouting

November 13, 2021  |   Camp Strake

University of Scouting is a semi-annual training event for leaders of all program levels, district and council leaders and parents.

College of Commissioner Science will also be held at University of Scouting. A special Commissioner Retreat will be held Friday, Nov. 12. All registered commissioners are encouraged to come early for an incredible night of fellowship, networking, socializing, team building, and a campfire program that you won't want to miss.


University of Scouting

Fall Shooting Sports Training
The SHAC Shooting Sports Commitee is hosting Rifle (Oct 1-2), Shotgun (Oct. 29-30) and Pistol (Dec. 10-11) training at Bovay this fall. The three courses required to become an instructor in one device are offered during the weekend. Click here for more details.

Training Schedule

Training Schedule

CAMPING & OUTDOORS

Fun with Family

October 8-9 & 9-10  |   Bovay Scout Ranch

Fun with Family gives newly registered Cub Scouts and their families an opportunity to experience an overnight campout and exciting activities such as BB guns, crafts, archery and more! The event is held at Bovay Scout Ranch. 

Fun with Family

Weekend Camping

Outdoor adventure is the promise made to Scouts when they join Scouting. Youth yearn for outdoor programs that stir their imagination and interest.

Packs and Webelos dens can camp at Bovay Scout Ranch and Camp Brosig. Bovay Scout Ranch also offers Adventure Camp, where Cub Scouts and families will enjoy an exciting variety of activities at several program areas. Meals are eaten in the air-conditioned dining hall.
Troops, crews, and ships can camp at Camp StrakeCamp Brosig, and Tellepsen Scout Camp

Cub Scout Family Camping
Scouts BSA Weekend Camping
Adventure Camp

Winter Camp

December 26-31 , 2021  |   Camp Strake

Winter camp is a wonderful opportunity for troops to camp and Scouts to earn merit badges. Merit badge classes are taught by Scouters with real-life experiences in the field. 

Winter camp is held at Camp Strake, a first-class and state-of-the-art facility for Scouts and their leaders. Over 60 merit badge classes are offered, including many merit badges that are not normally offered at summer camp

Webelos Coyote Xtreme

November 12-14, 2021  |   Bovay Scout Ranch

Webelos Coyote Trail Xtreme (WCTX) is an annual event for 4th and 5th grade Webelos Scouts at Bovay Scout Ranch. During this fast-paced, fun-filled weekend Webelos Scouts will work on advancements and be introduced to the patrol method. Webelos Scouts will learn the importance of teamwork and other skills they will need for their first camp out with a troop, such as fire lays, basic knots, lashings, and more. Space is limited, so register early.

RECOGNITION

Congratulations

The Phoenix District would like to congratulate the following Scouts on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout:

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