Youth Leadership Summit

September 2016

The Church of the Good Shepherd
715 Carrell St, Tomball TX, 77355

Leadership Ave road signThe Orion District Youth Leadership Summit is an annual overnight training event in the form of a lock-in that build upon on the material from Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST).

The troop's new youth leadership will have the opportunity to work with National Youth Leadership Training trained youth leaders from around the district. Several troops will pool resources to create a Scout-taught and Scout-led event. Experienced NYLT-trained youth will have the opportunity to refresh their skills be teaching or leading sessions, games, and activities from the ILST curriculum.

Check-in begins Friday night at 7:00 pm and the event starts at 8:00 pm. The event concludes Saturday morning at 7:30 am.

Adults supervision, refreshments, snacks, and some fun activities (e.g., movies).

Late Breaking Information

Late-breaking news and announcements will be emailed to those registered.

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What to Bring

  • BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (Parts A & B for all Scouting events)
  • Field and activity uniform
  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Pen and paper
  • Personal items and medications
  • Registration fee - $5 to cover snacks and drinks
  • Eat before arriving Friday night

Scouting Safely

Safety is Your Responsibility posterThe BSA's Commitment to Safety is ongoing and we want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. The Boy Scouts of America puts the utmost importance on the safe and healthy environments for its youth membership. The Sam Houston Area Council takes great strides to ensure the safety of its youth as well as the adult volunteer leadership that interacts with them. 

BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed. All participants must follow Youth Protection Guidelines at all Scouting events. Highlights include:

  • Two-deep leadership on all outings required.  
  • One-on-one contact between adults and youth members is prohibited. 
  • The buddy system should be used at all times. 
  • Discipline must be constructive.

Health and safety must be integrated into everything we do, to the point that no injuries are acceptable beyond those that are readily treatable by Scout-rendered first aid. As an aid in the continuing effort to protect participants in a Scout activity, the BSA National Health and Safety Committee and the Council Services Division of the BSA National Council have developed the "Sweet Sixteen" of BSA safety procedures for physical activity. These 16 points, which embody good judgment and common sense, are applicable to all activities.

Youth Protection Guidelines     Guide to Safe Scouting     ​Sweet Sixteen     ​Enterprise Risk Management


For more information, contact Jim Woods at 713-397-9309.

Register for the Youth Leadership Summit

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