Mustang District Roundtable
February 14, 2019
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.
District Award Nominations
Due January 16, 2019
Nominate Scouters who have served Mustang District youth above and beyond the call of duty.
Family of the Year Award (district level)
The family is an important part of Scouting. Family support for each youth is vital to his or her success in Scouting. Those parents who volunteer as leaders are a vital support for other kids, as well as their own. The extra effort that parents put forth as leaders, in addition to their family responsibilities, deserve to be recognized. But when the whole family is involved in Scouting, they deserve recognition all the more. The Family of the Year award is a way to honor these families by selecting, from those nominated, the family whose work as a team in Scouting has made the greatest difference in the Mustang District.
Nomination Form for Family of the Year Award
Partners in Scouting Award (district level)
Our Scouts and Scout units rely on support from our community to provide a successful program. Their contributions of time, manpower, facilities, and funding often are behind the scenes. These people, businesses, organizations, and groups provide support and encouragement for our Scouts and Scouters.
Nomination form for Partners in Scouting Award
Rookie of the Year Award (unit level)
The Rookie of the Year Award is an award to be given to an adult whose first year of service at the unit level has significantly impacted the youth and adults in the unit. Many new Scouters join a unit and automatically plug in and make significant and lasting contributions, despite being green. The expectation is that they’ll continue to serve in a variety of capacities serving their unit. The Mustang District Rookie of the Year Award is intended to properly recognize an individual new to your unit whose first year of service has had a significant impact on the youth, program, or committee on a unit level. Each unit may make one nomination.
Nomination Form for Rookie of the Year Award
Spirit Award (unit level)
The Spirit Award is presented to one or more Scouters in each unit who has made a significant impact in the lives of youth in the unit and/or district. Units may select one candidate per year for every 50 Scouts registered with the Boy Scouts of America. (i.e., 1 – 50 Scouts = one nomination, 51 Scouts = two nominations). Anyone may recommend a Scouter for the award. The unit committee selects the candidate(s) based on their knowledge of the candidate’s contributions, personal qualities, etc. The Spirit Award is $10. One adult from the unit should pay for the award when registering for the dinner.
Nomination Form for Unit Adult Recognition Award
District Award of Merit (district level)
The District Award of Merit is a council award presented by districts in the same manner that the Silver Beaver is a national award presented by councils. The award is available to Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level. The award is made available annually on the basis of one for each 25 traditional units or fraction thereof. The district need not present all the awards to which it is entitled each year. It is not appropriate to nominate a Scouter who has already received this award. A professional Scouter or council employee may not receive this award based on employment service. However, a professional Scouter or employee who also serves as a volunteer Scouter may be eligible, based on volunteer service.
Nomination Form for District Award of Merit
Chartered Partner of the Year
The purpose of the Chartered Partner of the Year is to encourage excellence in relationships between chartered partners and the council, to provide examples of excellence in relationships from which others may learn, and to create an annual recognition providing visibility for recipients of the award. Nominees are from religious bodies, educational groups, civic/service/fraternal associations, business/industry/labor, and military/veterans’ organizations. Nominees must charter a unit(s) within the Sam Houston Area Council boundaries. The chartered partner should demonstrate outstanding or distinctive relationships beyond the normal expectation; provide noteworthy service to youth, contributing to increased youth participation; cooperates with the district and/or council; involve the instructional head in the selection of quality unit leadership; and cause a greater comprehension in the use of Scouting within the community organization.
Nomination Form for Chartered Partner of the Year
February 1, 2019 | 6:30 pm
District Dinner is an opportunity for a night of fellowship and great food as we acknowledge and thank our adult volunteers for the hard work and dedication that made this year incredibly successful. Mustang District’s outstanding leaders at the unit and district levels will also be recognized. All volunteers in Mustang District are invited. The event is being held at Chapelwood United Methodist Church (11140 Green Bay, Houston, TX 77024). The registration fee is $20.00 per adult or $140.00 for a table of eight. The late fee begins January 25, 2019. Registration closes January 29, 2019.
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February 8-10, 2019
Webelos Woods is a campout at Camp Brosig for Webelos Scouts. Fourth grade Webelos Scouts will work on adventures and shooting sports. Fifth grade Webelos Scouts are introduced to the many outdoor adventures of Scouting, including shooting sports. The event is being held at Camp Brosig (1893 Trenckmann Rd., Sealy, TX 77474). Registration is typically completed by the den or pack leader. The registration fee is $15 for Webelos Scouts and $10 for adults. Fifth grade Webelos Scouts can also participate in the Arrow of Light ceremony for a $10 fee (includes an arrow).
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April 20-22, 2019
Camporee is a weekend camp out for troops in the districts. Patrols and individual Scouts compete in various competitions and are judged on leadership, teamwork, skills and Scout spirit. The event is being held at Tellepsen Scout Camp at Bovay Scout Ranch (3450 County Road 317, Navasota, TX 77868).
Registration is done by troops. The troop needs to RSVP with an approximate head count for planning purposes by February 28, 2018. Every troop is expected to help at the camporee (e.g., run an activity or demonstration, emcee the campfire, Scouts Own Service, logistics, administration, registration).
The registration fee is $10 per person (Scouts and adults) and covers facility fees, Saturday lunch, and patch. There is an activity package fee of $20 per youth and adult who wish to participate. The activity package fee covers unlimited archery, 10 shotgun shells, 10 rifle shots and the climbing tower. Only those Scouts and adults signing up to participate need pay this activity fee and bring a consent form.
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