Mustang District Roundtable
May 10, 2018
Roundtable 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.
Training is an important part of learning to become an effective leader. Trained leaders impact the quality of programs, leader tenure, youth tenure, and a whole lot more. A trained leader is better prepared to make the Scouting program all it can be! Every Scout deserves a trained leader. See the council training schedule for a list of additional training courses offered around the council. For more information about training, contact John Tobin.
What to Bring to Training Council Training Schedule
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
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 5/15/18. 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
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.