Orion District Roundtable
September 6, 2022 | 7:00 pm
Orion District serves Scouting units within the boundaries of Tomball, Magnolia and Montgomery school districts. 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 the district Facebook page at facebook.com/orionbsa.
Rocket Day / Bobcat Day
October 1, 2022 | 9:00 am - noon
Rocket / Bobcat Day is a fun-filled day for new Cub Scouts in kindergarten through fifth grade. Lions (kindergarteners) can work on the Lion's Honor Adventure requirements. New Cub Scouts in first through fifth grade can work on the Bobcat badge requirements.
Youth who join Cub Scouts will receive a rocket that they can design, build, and launch at Bobcat Day. Additional activities include games (e.g., putt-putt golf), crafts (e.g., building a birdhouse, marshmallow shooters), and more. Cub Scouts in 1st - 5th grade can also participate in shooting sports (e.g., BB guns, archery).
The event is free, but please RSVP so we have enough supplies. The event is being held at Tomball United Methodist Church (1603 Baker Dr, Tomball, TX 77375).
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October 28-30, 2022
Webelos Woods is a campout for all Webelos Scouts in 4th and 5th grades. This awesome weekend event includes patrol-method camping and Scout activities. Webelos Scouts participate in events such as sports, first aid, fire building and knots. Webelos Woods serves as an introduction to Scouting in troops for 4th grade Webelos Scouts, and as a convenient way for 5th grade Webelos Scouts to visit and compare troops. The event is being held at Tellepsen Scout Camp (3450 County Road 317, Navasota, TX 77868).
Learn more about Webelos-to-Scout transition and information to help assist Webelos Scouts as they make the important decision on which troop to join and questions to ask troops at www.shac.org/webelos. Find area troops at www.shac.org/join-troop.
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) training is also being offered during the event. During this hands-on course, participants work as patrols. Leaders learn the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank. This course is recommended for troop leaders and parents of 5th-grade Webelos Scouts.
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Outdoor Leader Training
Training is an important part of learning to become an effective leader. Trained leaders impact the quality of programs, leader tenure, youth tenure, and a whole lot more. A trained leader is better prepared to make the Scouting program all it can be! Every Scout deserves a trained leader. See the council training schedule for a list of additional trainings offered around the council. For more information about training, contact Dave Weaver.
What to Bring to Training Council Training Schedule
Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) is the Cub Scout leader training required for any Cub Scout den or pack outdoor event, including packing camping, overnighters, and Webelos den overnighters. BALOO training is comprised of two components – an online component, and a practical, hands-on component which includes an overnight with 16 hours of instruction time. One BALOO trained leader is required to be present on any pack family or Webelos den overnight camping.
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) is an overnight training with 16-hours of instructional time that gives adult leaders the practical knowledge they need to help Scouts to learn outdoor skills. The skills presented closely follow the Scout Handbook and rank advancement requirements. This is a required training course for all Scoutmaster and assistant Scoutmasters.