Mustang District Roundtable

June 14, 2018

Stay Informed, Attend Roundtable graphicRoundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the second Thursday of the month (except for June and July) at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church (12955 Memorial Drive, Houston, 77079) at 7:00 pm to help unit leaders plan and carry out their own program. Roundtable is a form of supplemental training for volunteers. The objective of roundtable is to give leaders program ideas, information on upcoming events and trainings, and an opportunity to share experiences and enjoy fun and fellowship with other Scouting leaders. As a result of the roundtable experience, unit leaders will be inspired, motivated, informed, and able to provide a stronger program for their Scouts.     


Day Camp

June 11 - 15, 2018  |  9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Excitement is waiting as Cub Scouts travel the world on a passport to adventure as they learn new skills, and make new friends. Day camp is a council camp hosted by districts for Scouts entering 1st through 5th grade for the 2018-2019 school year. An awesome program is being planned with activities such as archery, sports, games, and crafts, rank advancements, Scout skills, fun and more.  

Many volunteers are needed to make camp a success, so please consider volunteering.  Adult volunteers can also register their non-Scouting children ages 3-5 (potty trained) or girls ages 6-13. Boy Scouts and youth ages 14-17 can also volunteer. An adult/guardian must register with a Tiger (1st grader). Camp is being held at Spring Woods Baptist Church (10131 Emnora Lane, Houston, TX 77080). 

The registration fee is $76.50 for the first Scout and $75 for each additional Scout. Tot lots and sibling girls in 1st through 5th grade are $35. Youth and adult volunteers are free. The registration fee includes a t-shirt, patch and program supplies. A registered parent/guardian must be onsite at all times when tot-lots, siblings and Tigers are at camp.

Learn More and Register

  • Late registration begins 5/20/18. A late fee of $25 will apply; patches, t-shirts and craft supplies are not guaranteed for late registrations.
  • Registration closes for youth and adults on 5/28/18.

District Pinewood Derby

May 19, 2018  |  1:00 - 4:00 pm

The pinewood derby is one of the most popular and successful family activities in Cub Scouting. Pinewood derby cars are small wooden models that Cub Scouts make with help from their families. Then they race the cars in competition. The cars are powered by gravity and run down a track.

Every boy can design and build his own car to enter in the race. Win or lose, Scouts will take pride in having done their best. Scouts learn craft skills, the rules of fair play, and good sportsmanship—things they will remember for life. Scouts must make a new car each year. The event is being held at Chapelwood United Methodist Church Scout Building (11140 Greenbay St., Houston, TX 77024).

Registered Scouts and boys considering joining Scouts may attend. Please arrive early for check-in.  Registration is $11.50 per Scout and includes a patch for those pre-registered. Onsite registration is $16.50; patches are not guaranteed for onsite registrations.

Learn More and Register


District Calendar

Download the Mustang District calendar for June 2018 - 2019. The council calendar and council toolkit provide additional information on upcoming council events.

District Calendar: July 2018 to June 2019

Annual Planning: A common element of strong units is they all have a good annual program planned a year in advance. The plan is then shared with all families in the form of an annual program calendar. Two other key elements of successful units are trained leaders and having the right leaders.

   Leader Resources       Unit Program Planning Tools

 Cub Scout Planning       Boy Scout Planning       Venturing Planning


Update your unit information on the web

Calling all unit leaders! Now is the perfect time to make it easy for Scouting families to find your unit.

Step 1: BeAScout.org has a Google pin for every unit! Update your unit information by signing into MyScouting, under Unit Tools select BeAScout, the click on Unit Pin Management. If you are the current unit leader and are unable to update your unit pin, please contact your district executive and ensure that you are currently registered as the unit leader or committee chair.

Step 2: Verify the information on the district website. Send corrections to the webmaster.


The Scouting Trail is a monthly handout provided to units at roundtable describing upcoming council events for the next quarter. This is a great resource for Scouters and parents.

The Scouting Trail: April 2018


Resident camp is a three-night campout at Bovay Scout Ranch for Cub Scouts entering the first through fifth grade the following school year. From Cub Scout skills to rank advancements, these camps are full of fun and learning. Cub Scouts attending resident camp are also encouraged to register for day camp, as the advancements offered at resident camp add to those offered at day camp.

Learn More About Resident Camp


The BSA has announced bold, wide-ranging updates to its Youth Protection program as part of an ongoing effort to protect young people from child abuse. An enhanced Youth Protection Training course debuted in February; all Scouters who took Youth Protection Training prior to February 2018 need to complete the updated course by Oct. 1, 2018.

The updated course will take about an hour to complete. It includes cutting-edge research from the top experts in the field of child abuse prevention. It covers topics like bullying, neglect, exposure to violence, physical and emotional abuse, and child sexual abuse.

Finally, beginning June 1, 2018, all adults who will be present at a Scouting activity for 72 hours or more must register as volunteers and complete a background check and Youth Protection Training. This includes parents, merit badge counselors and any other adult who will be there for an extended time.

The BSA is serious about fighting child abuse, and you’re an important part of that fight. Thanks for your vigilance and dedication. To take the new online Youth Protection Training, please visit www.my.scouting.org.

YPT Updates     Take YPT     Learn More about Youth Protection

Day camp, resident camp, Boy Scout summer camp: Classroom Facilitated YPT or the new online YPT (after 3/13/18) must be taken by adults attending or staffing a long-term camping program in a camp licensed by the State of Texas. The new online Youth Protection Training will satisfy state law regarding all licensed youth camps. This means if you have completed the new BSA online Youth Protection Training course on or after March 13, 2018, you no longer need to take a classroom-facilitated version of the course in order to camp with your unit at a licensed camp (camps of four or more days).