"We're not just Horsing around!"
Added by Russell Williams, D.D.S. on December 27, 2011 at 11:02am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Russell Williams, D.D.S. on December 6, 2011 at 3:36pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Russell Williams, D.D.S. on December 2, 2011 at 6:14pm — No Comments
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
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…
Added by Russell Williams, D.D.S. on December 2, 2011 at 4:18pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Russell Williams, D.D.S. on December 2, 2011 at 3:59pm — No Comments
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?)
Added by Russell Williams, D.D.S. on November 17, 2011 at 9:42pm — No Comments
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
a link will be kept under the "District Committee" Group - files available to download.
Added by Russell Williams, D.D.S. on November 14, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Join us for…
Added by Russell Williams, D.D.S. on November 14, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Added by Russell Williams, D.D.S. on November 14, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Russell Williams, D.D.S. on November 10, 2011 at 9:47am — No Comments
Added by Russell Williams, D.D.S. on November 3, 2011 at 11:12am — No Comments
Continuefrom 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…
Added by Russell Williams, D.D.S. on November 3, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments
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
Added by Russell Williams, D.D.S. on October 6, 2011 at 3:25pm — No Comments
Added by Russell Williams, D.D.S. on August 26, 2011 at 11:48am — No Comments
Check out the videos of the Outdoor Channel broadcasts of Scouting Videos.
Added by Russell Williams, D.D.S. on August 20, 2011 at 3:15pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Russell Williams, D.D.S. on August 18, 2011 at 4:29pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Russell Williams, D.D.S. on February 17, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments
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.
Added by Russell Williams, D.D.S. on February 17, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments