Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, in-person district and council meetings, activities, and events have restrictions; council camp events have restrictions. The council office and Scouts Shops are open with limited staff and social distancing protocols. Learn More.
Digital Safety and Scouting at Home
Many units and families are discovering creative ways to have fun Scouting at home. When using digital and online resources, there are some important guidelines from the National Council about youth protection, safeguarding personal information and recording online meetings.
Across the nation, Scouters are finding ways to help keep their youth members engaged and Scouting. These out-of-the-box, in-home activities are centered around providing advancement-related content to help keep kids safe, engaged and to help them make the best of home time.
Digital Safety Scouting at Home COVID-19 Updates Advancement Update
George Strake District Roundtable
August 13, 2020 | 7:30 pm | Virtual
Roundtable is a monthly district meeting typically held on the second Thursday of every month at
Sts. Simon And Jude Catholic Parish (26777 Glen Loch Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77381) 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 events and training opportunities, 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. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GeorgeStrakeDistrict.
August is here and that means the kids are back in school, temperatures are at their peak, and roundtable is gearing up for another exciting year!
Register for August Virtual Roundtable
Our main topic for August is "What's New in Digital Recruiting?!" with a guest speaker. The Sam Houston Area Council has rolled out some very exciting recruiting-at-a-distance ideas that are sure to ramp up your recruitment for the school year! Our breakout sessions will be:
Cub Scout leader breakout: Membership / Joining Night led by Paul Thomas and guest speaker(s) and
Scouts BSA leader breakout: Summer Camp 2021 Planning & Ideas led by Bill Berry / Jan Hackett and guest speakers.
Virtual Eagle Scout Project Reviews
Second Tuesday of Month
While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community. (The project must benefit an organization other than the Boy Scouts of America.) A project proposal must be approved by the organization benefiting from the effort, your unit leader and unit committee, and the council or district before you start. You must use the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook, BSA publication No. 512-927, in meeting this requirement.—Eagle Scout requirement 5
After obtaining approval from the organization benefiting from the effort, the unit leader and unit committee, the Eagle Scout candidate needs to present their project to a district representative for approval. District approval meetings are being scheduled virtually on the second Tuesday of the month from 7:00 - 8:30 pm via Zoom. A Scout who needs district approval for their Eagle Scout project may request an appointment. There will be two-deep leadership during the meetings.
The district committee has approved the district calendar through June 2021. The council calendar and council toolkit provide additional information on upcoming council events.
District Calendar Printable Calendar
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 for Scouts BSA and Cub Scouts.
Cub Scout Planning Scouts BSA Planning Venturing Planning Leader Resources