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January 2022

Phoenix District Roundtable - NEW DATE

Thursday, Jan 13 | 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.

Cub Scout Breakout: Charter Org relationships
                                  & Planning for Blue & Gold
Scouts BSA Breakout: Preparing for your new Scouts

Schedule change
In an effort to match up with Council, the Phoenix District has made the following schedule changes for 2022:
Commissioner (6:30 p.m.)/Committee (7:30 p.m.) Meeting will be held the first Thursday Roundtable will be on the second Thursday at 7 p.m. (starting Jan. 13)

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.

PROGRAMS

District Dinner

Saturday, Jan. 29 | 5 p.m. | Sexton 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

Scouting's Spring of Service

Scouting's Spring of Service is an opportunity for Scouting families across the 16 counties served by the Sam Houston Area Council to participate in unit-developed service projects to benefit the local community.  

Every unit is encouraged to find service opportunities for youth to help their community, to help people in need, and to help the environment. Put the outing in scouting with outdoor projects.


Units will then record volunteer hours and post about their projects to share their efforts with the community.

The first step is getting your unit registered.

More details and service project ideas available at

Register Unit
Spring of Service info

Scout Sunday

Scout Sunday info

The Boy Scouts of America annually celebrates its founding on February 8, 1910. Scout Sunday was added to the Scout celebration in the middle 1940s. Scout Sunday is always the Sunday preceding February 8th. The Saturday following February 8th is Scout Sabbath.


The Scout Sunday tradition was started to make people in houses of worship aware of Scouting, and to allow Scouts to live out their "Duty to God" pledged each week.

February 4: Jumu’ah, Islam      

February 5: Scout Shabbat, Jewish         

February 6: Scout Sunday    

February 13: United Methodist, Scout Sunday


Let us have 100% participation! Contact Religous Emblem Coordinator Ed McLendon at 

edmclendon@hotmail.com with any questions.

SAVE THE DATE



Phoenix District Pushmobile
Saturday, March 26
Krimmel Intermediate School

Phoenix District Day Camp
It’s time to saddle up the horses, put on boots and a cowboy hat, and round up all Cub Scouts to explore at day camp goes Texas Wild!
Phoenix Day Camp will be held during the week of June 20-24. If you're interested in serving on staff for Day Camp, or helping out in any way, please email Kevin Renfro, Day Camp Director, at  kevin.renfro@gmail.com


ORDER OF THE ARROW

Phoenix OA Chapter Meetings

Thursday, Jan. 13 | 6:45 p.m. | Cypress Creek Christian Church (6823 Cypresswood Dr.)

Every Unit OA Representatives should attend for important updates and events! OA members, youth & adults are welcome!

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.

Time to pay dues:
Colonneh Lodge dues are renewed annually online. Dues are $20 per year. For questions regarding dues status or pocket flap orders, contact dues@colonneh.org. Don't wait. Remember Arrowmen must be a dues-paid member to participate in lodge activities.

Phoenix OA Chapter

Colonneh Summit & Lodge Banquet

Saturday, Jan. 22 | 9 a.m.; 6:30 p.m. | Cockrell Scout Center

9:00 am to 4:00 pm - Colonneh Summit: All Arrowmen are invited to attend Lodge Leadership Development known as the Colonneh Summit, a lodge training event designed for all Arrowmen to gain better knowledge on how to get more out of the OA and learn how to use the resources of the lodge to benefit the units and Arrowmen in Sam Houston Area Council.

4:00 pm - Lodge Executive Committee Meeting: The Lodge Executive Committee (LEC) is the steering committee of the lodge and is responsible for executing the annual program of the lodge and is open to all Arrowmen. Learn more at oa.shac.org/lec.

6:30 pm - Lodge Banquet: Arrowmen gather for a night of celebration at the Lodge Banquet.

 

Summit & Banquet info

Chapter Leadership

Chapter Chief: Zeke R., Troop 1550

Vice Chief of Program: Michael W., Troop 1550

Vice Chief of Communication: Chris H., Troop 1332

Leadership Team: Ben L., Troop 1323; William A., Troop 1323


Chapter Adviser: Rhonda Bill, Pack 1324 & Troop 1920

Associate Adviser: Michael Drews, Ship 1332

Associate Adviser: Mark Wheldon, Troop 1550

Associate Adviser: Clayton Bill

Leadership roles still available. Contact Rhonda Bill at rbill0821@gmail.com

Congratulations new Vigil Meetings

Joshua H., Troop 1323 & Crew 62
Austin H., Troop 626

Michael Cawley, Troop 440

Brian Williams, Troop 1333/Council-Asst. Camp Director, Strake

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


SAVE THE DATE
BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) and IOLS (Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills) - the outdoor leader training for Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA Leaders - will be offered on April 2-3

Spring Shooting Sports Training
The SHAC Shooting Sports Commitee is hosting RSO (Jan. 21-22), Rifle (Jan. 28-29), Shotgun (Feb. 4-5) and Pistol (March 11-12) training at Bovay this spring. 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

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

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