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May 2022

Phoenix District Roundtable

Thursday, May 14 | 7 p.m. | Cypress Creek Christian Church (6823 Cypresswood Dr.)

Program preview
This special Roundtable is for all Scouting families to see the different activities and resources available to units in the Phoenix area. 


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.

Our District Commissioners are looking for units to lead the Flag Ceremony at monthly Roundtables. Scouts are needed for the opening flag ceremony (7pm). Contact ADC Kornel Rost rostfam@sbcglobal.net to schedule your unit.

Phoenix District Calendar 2022-23

Sept. 23-25: Webelos Woods @ Tellepsen

Oct. 29: Rocket Day/Cub Scout Adventure Day

Nov. 19-20: Fall Training (BALOO/IOLS) (tentative)

Jan. 28: District Dinner

Feb. 25: District Crossover

March 3-5: District Camporee @ Brosig

March 25: District Pushmobile

April 14-15: Spring Training (BALOO/IOLS) (tentative)

June 19-23: District Day Camp


Phoenix District Commissioners meet first Thursday each month

Phoenix District Committee meets first Thursday each month

Phoenix District Roundtable held second Thursday each month

Phoenix OA Chapter meetings held second Thursday each month

Thank you Chief Kimberly


The Phoenix District would like to extend a thank you to Klein ISD police chief David Kimberly for his dedication and service to our schools and our scouting program. Chief Kimberly, who is retiring this year, was honored and thanked by the District at Friday's quarterly networking breakfast.

PROGRAMS

Phoenix District ScoutFest

Saturday, May 14 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.| Tellepsen Scout Camp

ScoutFest is an all-day event for Scouts of all ages. Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA members will have the chance to try age-appropriate activities.

$10 for Cub Scouts
$20 for Scouts in troops, crews and ships
$10 for adults who want to shoot
There is no charge for adults who do not wish to shoot.

An event this big needs volunteers. Any adults with training in Shooting Sports (Scouts BSA/NRA or Cub Scout Rangemaster) or Climbing are invited to volunteer for this event. Please email phoenixdistrictprograms@gmail.com for more information.

ScoutFest Info

Phoenix District Day Camp

June 20-24 | 8 a.m. -  3 p.m. | Burroughs Park (9738 Huffsmith Rd., Tomball TX 77375)

It’s time to saddle up the horses, put on boots and a cowboy hat, and round up all Cub Scouts to experience Texas Wild Day Camp! Day camp is a council camp organized by districts and conducted by volunteers from the local area for Cub Scouts entering 1st through 5th grade the next school year. Day camp is a week of fun with awesome programs and activities such as BB guns, archery, sports, STEM, games and crafts, rank advancements, Scout skills and more.  

Many volunteers are needed to make camp a success, so please consider volunteering. 
The registration fee is $76.50 for the first Scout and $75 for each additional Scout.  The registration fees include a t-shirt, patch, program supplies and a water bottle.

Adult Volunteers and Day Camp Staff are needed, and Scouts-BSA Troop Members and Venturers can sign up to be part of our Junior Staff (please fill out a Jr Staff Application when you register!). All youth entering 1st grade through age 18 must be registered with the Boy Scouts of America. A registered parent/guardian must be onsite at all times when tot-lots (ages 3-5 future Scouts) and Tigers (Scouts going into 1st grade) are at camp. 

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


Phoenix District Day Camp

Scouting's Spring of Service

Congratulations to our Phoenix District units who have put together more than 500 hours of service for our community. Projects and recording of hours can continue.

Register Unit
More info

ORDER OF THE ARROW

Phoenix OA Chapter

OA Program Preview Table - May 14. No Chapter Meeting. We need scouts in uniform with their sash to come brag on the OA. We will have the new regalia for you to wear if you're the first four scouts to arrive.


May 21, 9am - OA Spring of Service Project at Jesse Jones Park


June 9 -  Chapter Meeting ~ ICE CREAM SOCIAL


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. 

Contact Chapter Leadership

Chapter Chief: Zeke R., Troop 1550

phoenix-chief@colonneh.org

Chapter Adviser: Rhonda Bill, Pack 1324 & Troop 1920

phoenix-adviser@colonneh.org

Phoenix OA Chapter

POPCORN

Trail's End Popcorn

The popcorn sale is the perfect opportunity to teach this valuable life lesson and fund the most exciting year of Scouting ever. The popcorn sale is not just about selling popcorn ... it’ s also about promoting Scouting!


Important dates for the 2022 sale

July 12 - Popcorn Training Opportunity 1

July 19 - Popcorn Training Opportunity 2

July 21 - Popcorn Training Opportunity 3

July 28 - Show and Sell Due

August 13 - Show and Sell Distribution

October 26 - Final Popcorn Orders Due

November 19 - Popcorn Distribution

SHAC Popcorn

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. 

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

Council Training this spring

First Aid & Wilderness First Aid
Classes taught at Cockrell Scout Center
First aid training gives participants the information and skills needed to help during many emergency situations. First Aid, CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (automated external defibrillator) trainings are universally recognized for their effectiveness.
Wilderness First Aid is the assessment of and treatment given to an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care by a physician and/or rapid transport is not readily available. Click here for more details.
First Aid: May 21 (An online class will need to be completed prior to in-class session.)

NYLT
June 5-10 • June 12-18 | 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. Click here for more details. 

ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT

News from ERM

Hello Scouters!  

Please note that SHAC has issued a new update on Covid Guidelines for scouting. This is Communication #16. The State and CDC continue to be the guide for our activities with SHAC giving us some specific guidelines that apply to scouting activities.

Please Note that Districts are no longer required to submit their activity plans to the Council ERM Committee. You should, however, continue to have the District ERM review your plans for District activities.

In addition, utilizing he Covid Pre-Event medical checklist is recommended. The forms are not required to be turned in at Council Camp activities.

Safety continues to be a guiding practice to allow all events to be conducted with scouter and adults in a safe and positive manner. Safety is everyones responsibility.

Medical Forms
New Pre-Event Medical Screening
SAFE Checklist
ERM Resources

CAMPING & OUTDOORS

Phoenix District Cookbook

To all the awesome Quartermasters, Chefs, cooks, scouts, moms and dads, it is time to begin to collect camping recipes for our Phoenix District Cookbook. Camping Chair Clara Martin will provide a submission form that can be shared with your den, troop, unit, pack, etc. This will list the categories for the cookbook. Please share this form with your scouters and provide your recipes to be shared across our District.

Camping locations & feedback

Please send Camping Chair Clara Martin any feedback regarding your camping locations. This will begin to build a resource for all units in our area.

You can email the recipes and camping information to arabellastar58@gmail.com or bring them to any of our District meetings.

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.

Super Troop: July 3-9 or July 10-16
Super troop is a temporary troop made up of Scouts from troops around the council. Super Troop is a fantastic opportunity for Scouts to attend an extra week of summer camp, for a Scout to attend camp individually if they can't attend camp with their unit, or for those Scouts who just like to camp. 

Summer Camp
Super Troop

Resident Camp at Bovay Scout Ranch

July 2022 |  Bovay Scout Ranch

July is the month for Cub Scout Resident Camp, a three-night outdoor summer experience for Cub Scouts and their families at Bovay Scout Ranch.

Cub Scouts and their families can enjoy an exciting variety of activities at several program areas. Activities include Water Park, BB guns, archery, canoeing, guided nature hike, fishing, nature studies, sports, swimming and more.

NOVA Wild program and Shooting Sports Pin program are just two of the opportunities offered during summer program.

Registration is open.

McNair Cub Summer Camp

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.

Scouts BSA Weekend Camping
Cub Scout Family Camping
Adventure Camp

Calendar Highlights

Full Calendar

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.