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November 2021

Phoenix District Roundtable

Thursday, Dec. 2 | 7 p.m. | Cypress Creek Christian Church (6823 Cypresswood Dr.)

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

Leave your uniform at home and break out out your Hawaiian shirt for December's Roundtable for some holiday cheer, friendship and fellowship. Bring a toy for Toys for Tots and join us for some hot chocolate and cider! 

We'll be answering any questions you may have about rechartering, as well as share some news about the coming year. Encourage your those in your unit to visit with us, meet other fellow Scouters and learn of the great things we'll be doing in the coming year! 

Schedule change
In an effort to match up with Council, the Phoenix District will be making the following schedule changes in 2022:
Starting in January we will switch the dates of our monthly District meetings.
Committee/Commissioner Meeting will be on the first Thursday (starting Jan. 6)
Roundtable will be on the second Thursday (starting Jan. 13)

PHOENIX DISTRICT

District elections

Brad Graving, Cristal Razo, Chad Hutchinson

The Phoenix District elected new leadership for the upcoming year at its annual business meeting on Nov. 11.

Brad Graving was elected as District Chair.
Cindy Scanland, Kevin Renfro, Ronnie Anderson were elected as Vice-Chairs.
Chad Hutchinson was recommended as District Commissioner. Kornel Rost will be an Assistant District Commissioner.

The following Scouters were elected as District Committee Members-At-Large.

Thank you to outgoing leaders for your dedication to our District.
Sergio Fernandez - District Chair
George Abercrombie - District Commissioner

Commissioner Retreat

Phoenix District was proud to take home the Top Attendance award at the first-annual Commissioner Retreat at Camp Strake on Nov. 12. Phoenix led in total number of commissioners registered as well as highest percentage of registered commissioners attending. The grand prize was a party-size bag of Fudge Brownie M&M’s for the Phoenix team to share!

Share your Scouting

We want to see the awesome things our units are doing. Share photos of your ceremonies, projects and adventures to the Phoenix District Facebook page. Tag @PhoenixDistrictSHAC or email to phoenixdistrictprograms@gmail.com to share your Scouting.

Unit Recharter - Due Dec. 15

The NEW Internet Recharter System is Here! The BSA National Organization has created a streamlined, more user friendly recharter interface which is integrated in the www.myscouting.org platform: Internet Recharter 2.0. The National Organization has created an FAQ and an Internet Recharter User Guide to provide the necessary tools for your team to be prepared for this year’s recharter cycle. This year you DO NOT need an access code, so every unit should start rechartering now!!! If you have questions or comments, please reach out to your District Commissioner or District Executive for assistance. Click the button for more details at SHAC's Recharter page.

Recharter Info

PROGRAMS

District Dinner

Saturday, Jan. 29 | 5 p.m. | Seton Hall - St. Ignatius of Loyola (7810 Cypresswood Dr.)

The District Dinner is an opportunity for a night of fellowship and great food as we acknowledge and thank our adult volunteers for the hard work and dedication that made this year incredibly successful. Phoenix District’s outstanding leaders at the unit and district levels will be recognized. 

All Scouters in the Phoenix District are invited.
Please register by Jan. 15. Cost is $20. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. followed by awards.

District Dinner

District Award Nominations

Due by Jan. 15, 2022

We are asking all units to nominate Scouters who have served Phoenix District youth above and beyond the call of duty. Awards are presented at the District Dinner.
Award categories include: Unit Service Award, Jack of All Trades, Rising Phoenix, Family of the Year, District Award of Merit, Chartered Partner Award and Community Leadership Award.

Nomination Forms

Camporee 2022

March 4-6 Camp Brosig

Camporee is a weekend campout for Troops full of competition to test Scouting skills. Patrols compete in various competitions and are judged on leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit. 

More details are coming soon. Troops should RSVP now to let the event staff know if you are attending. Estimated numbers help us reserved campsites and plan the event. Final registration and payment will open later.


Camporee RSVP

ORDER OF THE ARROW

Phoenix OA Chapter Meetings

Thursday, Dec. 2 | 6:45 p.m. | Cypress Creek Christian Church (6823 Cypresswood Dr.)

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

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!

Thank you

Thank you to our Training teams who put on excellent BALOO and IOLS courses in November for Scouters from across our area. The District's next round of training courses are scheduled for April.

NYLT

December 26-31   |   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

Fall Shooting Sports Training
The SHAC Shooting Sports Commitee is hosting 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

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  |   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. 

Winter Camp

Summer Camp

June & July 2022 |  Camp Strake

Information and registration is avaialble for Summer Camp at Camp Strake. Summer camp is a week-long council-organized overnight camp for Scouts BSA that operates under council-retained leadership. The program provides opportunities for Scouts to earn merit badges along their advancement trail.

Summer Camp

RECOGNITION

Congratulations

The Phoenix District would like to congratulate the following Scouts who recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout:

Calendar Highlights

Full Calendar