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Semester long First Aid course, First Responder Sundays in the Woodlands

Sunday, January 8, is our kick-off/organizational meeting for the EMR/LG Class of 2012. We are scheduled to meet at 2:00 PM at The American Red Cross office in The Woodlands. This will be a year of firsts.... This will be the first time we have offered the new American Red Cross Emergency Medical Response class and will likely be the first class offered to teenagers in the country. Also, we will be the first to offer the 2012 revised version of the Lifeguarding class. The final cost for this… Continue

Added by Russell Williams, D.D.S. on December 27, 2011 at 11:02am — No Comments

College of Commissioner Science a big success!

Congratulations!  Rachel Miller, Dennis Williams, Garth Heitshusen and Peter Sellier all were honored with the Distinguished Commissioner Award at the just completed College of Commissioner Science.

John Childs was on staff.  Paul Cowan and Nancy Salinas were in attendance as well as:

Jib Ahmad, Henry Bunting, Marv Kiel, Bill Wescott, Pat Whitnel and Russell Williams.

Their commitment to training brings great rewards to the scouting program in Mustang…

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Added by Russell Williams, D.D.S. on December 6, 2011 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Knots are changing for Cub Scout Leaders

Awards and Knots

The national council’s awards committee recently conducted a review of the hundreds of awards presented to Scouts and adults in the BSA. Many recommendations were made to simplify and update procedures, and the awards themselves.

Among the recommendations was the update of some awards and/or the knots that represent them on the uniform. These include the training awards and the Cub Scouting awards.

For example, to give the award the same recognition as…

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Added by Russell Williams, D.D.S. on December 2, 2011 at 6:14pm — No Comments

Camp Brosig available for camping

There are only two Troops camping at Camp Brosig the weekend of Dec. 9-11.  Let Tami Kinn know you would like to camp there.  Tami.Kinn@shac.org

It's a great camp with city water and flush toilets.

Added by Russell Williams, D.D.S. on December 2, 2011 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Don't Text and Drive campaign

Don’t text and drive — you’ll save a life, get a patch

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Get out your cellphone, and look at the last text message you received.

Read it aloud. Then consider whether that text message is so important that you’d risk getting into a car accident to read it.

Would you put your life on the line to tap out a response?

Surely not. But…

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Added by Russell Williams, D.D.S. on December 2, 2011 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Congratulations to Nancy Salinas

Congratulations to Nancy Salinas. We will miss her, but she has a new position leading the Soaring Eagle District as District Executive.  Best wishes in her path to "leading scouts to lifelong skills".

Vincent Manning is moving from Soaring Eagle to replace Sydney Castillo as Cub Program Director.

Sydney Castillo is heading up Special Needs. 

Donnell Cooper is changing from Big Cypress to W.L. Davis district. (Our new West Field Director, Clarence Nicholas came from…

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Added by Russell Williams, D.D.S. on December 2, 2011 at 3:59pm — No Comments

New West Field Director

As some of you know, Clament Newport has taken a professional scouting position in Philadelphia. 

Please welcome Clarence Nicholas as our new West Field Director.

He comes as serving many years in W.L. Davis District as Sr. District Executive.

His contact info: (office may change to Clament's desk number?)

Clarence Nicholas, 

713-756-3347 office

713-689-9061 cell…

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Added by Russell Williams, D.D.S. on November 17, 2011 at 9:42pm — No Comments

Welding Merit Badge

Coming soon! the Welding M.B. for Boy Scouts

The 128th merit badge, just behind the new Chess M.B. introduced this fall.

Added by Russell Williams, D.D.S. on November 16, 2011 at 1:53pm — No Comments

SHAC Calendar in Google

a link will be kept under the "District Committee" Group - files available to download.

SHAC Google Calendar

Added by Russell Williams, D.D.S. on November 14, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Philmont Equipment review at REI



Join us for…

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Added by Russell Williams, D.D.S. on November 14, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

District Elections this Wednesday

As per National BSA guidelines, 60 to 30 days prior to the District Annual Business meeting, the Nominating Committee is identified to the District. Nominations are received up until 2 weeks before the Annual Business meeting in writing. Positions for nominations are 2012 Members-At-large, District Chairman and a Vice-Chairman as well as a recommendation for District Commissioner (this is a non-voted upon position). The 2011 Nominating Committee consists of Tim Timmons, Jim Ebanks, Bill… Continue

Added by Russell Williams, D.D.S. on November 14, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Philmont Training Center

from Paul Cowan:

If you thought Woodbadge produced excited parents and leaders for your unit, you need to send people to Philmont. It is a dirt cheap family vacation for what and where you can go and do. Please allow your families the opportunity to choose classes next summer that will strengthen your program and re-energize your pool of parents. I have been to Philmont twice and have still not been able to do all they have available.…

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Added by Russell Williams, D.D.S. on November 10, 2011 at 9:47am — No Comments

Eagle Project competition award

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Added by Russell Williams, D.D.S. on November 3, 2011 at 11:12am — No Comments

Advancement Policy updated

from Richard Jessup:
Subject: Advancement Action - Nov '11


Mustang District Advancement News

Since the major changes right now in the advancement world deal with Boy Scouts, this newsletter is only going to Troop Advancement Chairpersons. If you are not the advancement person for your troop, please send this to the right person, then let me know.



The big news is the new Guide to Advancement. You can…

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Added by Russell Williams, D.D.S. on November 3, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

No Cook Menus

See the attached document for great menu ideas for No Cook planning.  SHAC camps are now under an extreme fire ban, with no open flames, no propane stoves or lanterns, no fires.

These food ideas would also make a great planning session for your scouts to consider preparing for 

"hurricane" meals.

No Cook…

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Added by Russell Williams, D.D.S. on October 6, 2011 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Popcorn Sales underway

Popcorn Sales…
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Added by Russell Williams, D.D.S. on August 26, 2011 at 11:48am — No Comments

Scouting for Adventure TV shows

Check out the videos of the Outdoor Channel broadcasts of Scouting Videos.

Video link: click here

 

 

Added by Russell Williams, D.D.S. on August 20, 2011 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Matching Endowment Gift Program

Please help spread the news about a great way to contribute to Scouting in the Sam Houston Area Council and double your gift.

 

The Cockrell Foundation is currently matching, dollar for dollar, your contribution to the Endowment Fund of Sam Houston Area Council.

Your $500 donation will be matched to reach the James E. West award level of $1000. You can honor your Eagle Scout, an admired Scout Leader or commemorate a milestone in your Scouting activities. Donations for…

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Added by Russell Williams, D.D.S. on August 18, 2011 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Boy Scout Leader training UPDATED Aug 29, 2011 DATE change

Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training is part of the basic training for troop Scoutmasters or Assistant Scoutmasters. It focuses on what a Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster needs to know, needs to be, and needs to do. Topics will include roles of the Scoutmaster in a boy-led troop, the patrol method, troop organization, the outdoor program, the advancement program, and an introduction to troop administration.



Training will be held on 3 consecutive…

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Added by Russell Williams, D.D.S. on February 17, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

JTE Criteria have changed

Please begin to use the revised criteria for the Journey to Excellence program .  The forms now have a revision date in the footnote. See the link in the middle of the home page.

link: Journey to Excellence website

Added by Russell Williams, D.D.S. on February 17, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

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