Orion District Roundtable
December 6, 2018 | 7:00 pm
Orion District serves Scouting units within the boundaries of Tomball ISD and Magnolia ISD. Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the first Thursday of the month at Church of Good Shepherd (715 Carrell St, Tomball, TX 77375) 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 policy, 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 our Facebook page.
Every year, all units (packs, troops, crews, ships) are required to renew their affiliation with Scouting. The BSA issues charters to community organizations to enable them to use the Scouting program under their own leadership as a service to their children, youth, and families. Re-chartering is the process of renewing the charter agreement between the BSA and the organization, and renewing the registration of youth and adult members.
Rechartering on time is critical. It is required for Journey to Excellence. It is required for units to continue registration without interruption. It is required to ensure Scouts are registered, critical for receiving rank advancement and other awards, and for insurance coverage.
1. Prepare and plan ahead to get recharter done early, as this time of the year is typically very busy. It takes time to gather information and collect fees and signatures.
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District Nominations and Annual Business Meeting
Friday, November 9, 2018 | 7:30 - 9:00 am
The annual business meeting of the Orion District is being held soon. The district committee is responsible for increasing the effectiveness of Scouting throughout a district through the achievement of district goals. Thus, the task of the district nominating committee selecting a slate of competent officers and members at large for the next year is an extremely important one. The nominating committee forms the slate of nominees for district chair, one or more vice chairs, and district members at large. During the annual business meeting, chartered organization representatives, and registered district and council members will vote on the slate of officers following the procedures as outlined in the District Nominating Committee Worksheet, No. 14-33157. No nominations can be taken from the floor at the meeting, but suggestions can be made in writing to the nominating committee until October 26, 2018: Dr. Lee Ann Nutt (chair), Mr. Jame Engelke, Mr. Robert Hauck, Mr. Bruce Hillegeist, Mr. David McIver, or Captain Randall Parr. Suggestions may also be submitted in writing to Orion District Chair Doug Strain or District Executive Keith Cutler, Jr. Orion District committee members and the slate of officers will be voted on at the annual business meeting is being held at Tomball Fire Station #1 (1200 Rudel Dr, Tomball, TX 77375). All current district committee members are encouraged to attend.
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December 8, 2018
Make plans to attend the Orion District pushmobile! Build or borrow a pushmobile and show how Cub Scout teamwork makes it all run! Pushmobile is a Cub Scout powered go-cart. Cub Scout dens make their own pushmobile. Cub Scouts work together as a team to push their pushmobile through the course to the finish line at this annual district event.
Teams are formed by Scout rank (1st - 5th grade), often organized by dens. Teams need to be a minimum of four Scouts. The ideal team size is eight Scouts. Teams with less than eight Scouts may add Scouts from other ranks (as long as they are a lower grade) or packs. Every Scout will receive a patch. Registration is $50 per team (pushmobile). Late registration is $60 per team beginning 12/1/2018. Onsite registration is $75. The event is being held at Lone Star College - Tomball (30555 Tomball Pkwy, Tomball, TX 77375).
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