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July 2022

Phoenix District Roundtable

Thursday, Aug 11 | 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: TBD
Scouts BSA Breadkout: Summer Camp & High Adventure reviews
Troop SPL Breakout: Summer Camp experience

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 4: District Pushmobile

March 24-26: District Camporee @ Brosig

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 is held second Thursday each month

Phoenix OA Chapter meeting is held second Thursday each month

PROGRAMS

Phoenix District

Day Camp

Thank you to all the Scouts, Parents and Volunteers who helped us put on a sizzlin’ Day Camp at Burroughs Park from June 20-24. 

We had ~140 Cub Scouts, Tot-Lots, Scouts-BSA Junior Staff and Adult Volunteers from 15 different Packs all taking part in a TEXAS WILD ADVENTURE!
Pictures of our rootin' tootin' week have been shared on our District Facebook page.

Phoenix District Webelos Woods

Sept. 23-25| Tellepsen Scout Camp

Webelos Woods is a campout designed to introduce 4th and 5th grade Webelos Scouts to the many outdoor adventures of Scouting. This awesome weekend event includes patrol-method camping and Scouting activities.
Registration is now open 

Webelos Woods

Rocket Day/Cub Scout Adventure Day

Saturday, Oct. 29 | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Location TBD

SAVE THE DATE for Cub Scout Adventure Day - an action-packed day for Cub Scouts. Cub 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 at Cub Scout Adventure Day. New Scouts can attend any Rocket Day event in the council that fits their schedule.

Youth in kindergarten through fifth grade who are interested in joining Scouting may also attend.

Returning Scouts and families are also invited to attend Adventure Day and can bring rockets from previous years to launch again. 

Rocket Day

MEMBERSHIP

Cub Scout Fall Recruiting Training (for pack leadership)

July 27, 2022 | Virtual

All Cub Scout Leaders, Pack Membership Chairs, and members of Scouting interested in recruiting are encouraged to register and attend the Fall Recruiting Training to help you begin a successful fall recruiting campaign.

We want to reach out to each potential Scout and their family with a personal invitation to join Scouting, where they will learn positive values, new skills and have fun with friends. Fall is a great time to focus on recruiting new families to the fun and adventure of Cub Scouting. Invite a family to join Scouting and learn more about membership recruitment at www.shac.org/recruiting.

Register for Fall Recruiting Training (Virtual)
Membership Recruiting Resources

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 @ SHAC

July 19 - Popcorn Training @ Magnolia

July 21 - Popcorn Training @ Bellaire UMC

July 28 - Show and Sell Orders Due

August 13 - Show and Sell Distribution

October 26 - Final Popcorn Orders Due

November 19 - Popcorn Distribution

SHAC Popcorn

ORDER OF THE ARROW

Phoenix OA Chapter

OA Chapter Meeting
Thursday, Aug 11 | 7 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. 

Colonneh Lodge Service Day - Saturday, July 16
Colonneh Lodge needs your help on an upcoming service day on Saturday, July 16th at Camp Strake. On this service day, we will be taking down tents used at summer camp. There is no charge to attend the service day (lunch will be provided), so please sign up today! To sign up, please go to this link. All Scouts BSA Scouts, Sea Scouts, and Venturers are welcome to attend the Service Day.


If you can't come out for the entire day to help, that is okay! You can come for part of the day to help give service back to the camp. If you can't come out for the entire day, just make sure to let us know when you register for the event!

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

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. 

Den Chief Training
Saturday, Aug. 6 | 9 a.m. - Noon | Troop 1323 Hut (5927 Louetta Road)

Den Chief Training is basic training for Scouts in Troops interested in becoming den chiefs for a Cub Scout den, and for adult leaders who wish to know more about this vital position. This course will be offered in a classroom setting.

Register for Den Chief Training

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

A cornerstone of the Scout programs is training.Training courses are conducted by districts and some by the Sam Houston Area Council. Trainings include First Aid, Climbing, Shooting, BALOO, IOLS and Position Specific Training.

Council Training Calendar

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.

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.