Bayshore District Roundtable
Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the first Thursday of every month at House of Prayer Lutheran Church (14045 Space Center Blvd, 77062) 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.
|May 7, 2015
||7:30 pm Cub Scout Roundtable
7:30 pm - Boy Scout Roundtable
Packs turn-in Twilight Camp paperwork
Every unit will receive a copy of the council's Program Guide at May roundtable. To help support your unit’s annual planning process, information will be available on all the fun, exciting district and council events that are planned for the upcoming year. Every unit should send at least one representative.
Packs are encouraged to hold spring recruiting events. Recruiting events can be any sort of fun activity that would entice elementary-aged boys to checkout Scouting. This can be simply inviting potential recruits to an already scheduled summer pack activity, or it can be a separate event focused primarily on recruiting. Invite newly recruited Scouts and kindergarteners to attend day camp and pack summer events. Sometimes we think we can only recruit in the fall, but spring is a great time to get new Tigers and their families involved early.
Request Spring Recruiting Flyers
But what about the Boy Scouts and Venturers? Spring is the perfect time to have an open house to invite friends and other potential Scouts for the opportunity to see what your troop, crew and ship is made of. Check out some of the cool resources:
New District Calendar
Download the new Bayshore District calendar for June 2015 - June 2016 revised March 2015.
Bayshore District and Eagle Trail District Merger
Volunteers from Bayshore District and Eagle Trail District met on March 31, 2015 to discuss a proposed merger of the two districts. Download the PowerPoint slides from the meeting to find out additional details.
Volunteers who become involved in Scouting in order to share their skills and values with young people find learning, growth, and fulfillment in the experience. Studies show that volunteering in the Scouting Program has a positive impact in many areas of adult life including, Communication Skills, Relationship Skills, Survival and Outdoor Skills, Management and Leadership Skills. Read the Volunteer Outcomes Study conducted by Harris Interactive.
We rely on many dedicated volunteers to promote the Boy Scouts of America's mission of preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. We have about 1,000 volunteers in Bayshore District and Eagle Trail District providing leadership and mentoring to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers. Through the dedication of our many volunteers, we remain the foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training in America.
We are looking for volunteers to serve in leadership roles in our proposed new district and share in the positive experiences of the Scouting programs. Please let us know what areas you are interested in and that best match your strengths and abilities.
Sign up to Volunteer
Help Name Our New District
Bayshore District and Eagle Trail may be merging soon. Please submit suggests for names of for our proposed new district by May 7, 2015. Download the PowerPoint slides from the Town Hall meeting to find out additional details about the proposed merger.
Submit a name
Bayshore District Twilight Camp
June 8-12 from 4:30 - 9:00 pm at Lomax Arena (1508 1/2 Lomax Rd La Porte, TX 77571)
Twilight Camp is a council camp hosted by districts for Scouts entering 1st – 5th grade. Scouts earn rank advancements, learn new skills, play sports and games, make crafts, shoot BB guns and archery, but most of all have fun. Scouts can attend any district’s camp that best suits their schedule. Participants receive a t-shirt and patch.
The cost if $60 for Cub Scouts. Register by May 1, 2015 and get $5 off. A late fee is added after May 17, 2015. Lots of 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 girls ages 14-17 can volunteer.
At camp, Cub Scouts will salute those heroes who help keep us safe and secure each and every day. Can only adults be heroes? Heroes are often ordinary kids who did something out of the ordinary! Sometimes a hero is obvious, the policeman who risks his life to protect us from violence or the fireman who pulls people out of burning buildings. Some people around us seem like regular people, but they are heroes because they used to be soldiers in the military and served our country to keep us free. Heroes are all around us. You never know when or where emergencies will arise. Scouting teaches us how to handle these situations. We don’t expect to get hurt, and don’t expect to need first aid, but we are prepared just in case. Do Your Best! One person can make a difference. One person who helps can change someone’s world. Maybe one day the hero will be you or your Cub Scout.
The State of Texas requires that every camp volunteer attend orientation training and have current classroom Youth Protection Training (YPT) certification (expires after 6/12/13. Both trainings will be offered:
- Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm at University Baptist Church Chapel (use entrance off of Middlebrook)
- Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 10:00 am at Deer Park United Methodist Church (1300 East 13th St, Deer Park 77535, in the gym)
- Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm at House of Prayer Lutheran Church (14045 Space Center Blvd, 77062).
Register for Twilight Camp
District JTE Recognition - Correction, we achieved Gold!
After the final tally, it was revealed that Bayshore District received the Gold Level Journey to Excellence recognition. Bayshore District is one of only two districts in the council that received the Gold level.
A huge thank you to the district committee, our volunteers, and our professional advisor, Sidney Castillo, who work so hard every day to make our Scouting program stronger.
Scouting’s Journey to Excellence (JTE) is the performance recognition program for councils, districts and units. The BSA Journey to Excellence program uses a balanced approach and key performance indicators to measure performance versus process, encourage and reward success, and achieve the BSA mission.
The Journey to Excellence program is based upon a proven balanced scorecard approach. Each level has slightly varying categories and or weighting based upon nationally validated studies that demonstrate what type of focus and achievement is necessary to you compare what you are doing against the standards. District objectives include finance, membership, program (e.g., advancement, camping, community service), unit service and leadership.
Webelos to Scout Transition
It's the time of year when 5th grade Webelos must make a decision that will have an impact on his Scouting career: the choice of which Boy Scout Troop he will join. Webelos are encouraged to visit several different troop meetings before selecting a troop to join. A list of troops in our area and their typical meeting night and location is available:
Troop Meeting Nights
Webelos dens are also encouraged to plan a joint camping trip with a troop. Below are some troop campouts and activities that Webelos are invited to join. Parents and leaders can contact the Scoutmaster directly to inquire about additional opportunities for Webelos to learn more about specific troops. We a list of questions for Scout and parents to ask when visiting troops.
Upcoming Council Events