We are excited to announce that the position of Mustang District Executive is being filled by Michael Clanahan. Michael comes to us from Circle Ten Council in Dallas, TX. Michael earned his Eagle Scout in the Mustang District and served as the Mustang District chapter chief. We look forward to his leadership in supporting the volunteers and families of the Mustang District. Michael can be reached at Michael.Clanahan@scouting.org or (713) 756.3388.
Fall Recruiting Training
August 11, 2016
Fall recruiting training will be held during roundtable. The fall membership campaign focuses on recruiting new families to the fun and adventures of Cub Scouting. Begin your planning by attending fall recruiting training. Involve all your pack leaders in recruiting by inviting everyone to the training! The council provides a variety of support materials for your pack. We are excited to announce that the fall recruiting campaign will be Rocket Into Scouting. Boys who join Cub Scouts will receive a rocket patch for joining. Scouts who join in September will also receive a rocket that they will be able to design, build, and launch at a fall district event. The training will be held at 7:00 pm at the Memorial Drive United Methodist Church (12955 Memorial Drive, Houston, 77079). For more information, contact John Tobin.
Learn More Order Fall Recruiting Night Fliers Checklist
Mustang District Roundtable
August 11, 2016
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.
The August roundtable will focus on the Cub Scout Fall Recruiting Workshop, a Boy Scout high adventure presentation, and National Jamboree 2017 discussion.
August 16, 2016
Hundreds of thousands of dollars go back to the Scouting program in the Sam Houston Area Council as a result of the annual popcorn sale. 70% of all dollars collected during the sale support local Scouting. The popcorn sale is a way for a Scout to support his or her way through the various activities during the year. There are three options to sell popcorn: traditional take order sales, sell online to friends and family out of town and show-n-sell. The popcorn training is being held at the Cockrell Scout Center (2225 N Loop W, Houston, 77008) at 7:00 pm. For more information, contact the district popcorn kernel, Lisa Saenz.
The council is using a new vendor for popcorn the year, Camp masters.
Sign your unit up to sell popcorn Learn More
Why Sell Popcorn?
• Increase your unit and council income – 70% stays in the local area.
• Scouts pay for their way for various Scouting programs and activities.
• Scouts learn life lessons by earning their own way.
• There are loads of incentives to motivate Scouts: cool prizes, $650 club, $2K club.
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.
West Division Program Guide Leader Resources
Cub Scout Planning Boy Scout Planning Venturing Planning
Download the Mustang District calendar for July 2016 - July 2017. Please verify all printed dates with the current online calendar and event information.
The council calendar and council toolkit provide additional information on upcoming council events.
Mustang District calendar for 2016 - 2017
Put your unit on the map
Calling all unit leaders: now is the perfect time to put your unit is on the map at www.BeAScout.org with a Google pin! Update your unit information with your new unit leaders, and make it EASY for new Scouting families to find you.
- Sign into MyScouting
- Under “Unit Tools” select BeAScout
- Select “Unit Pin Management”
- Update your unit information
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 Cubmaster or committee chair.
Help us promote Scouting
The Sam Houston Area Council is focusing on leveraging the power of social media through Facebook. The more Scouters share and repost, the more powerful our marketing can be.
We are compiling a list of unit social media sites so we can work together to spread the word about Scouting by tagging, liking commenting and sharing each other posts.
Learn More Take our Social Media Survey