Everyone who drives Scouts should take this free online training course

posted May 22, 2017, 9:47 AM by Dr. Jeffrey Wood

Accidents are quite rare in Scouting. 
The majority of Scouting accidents happen on the way to or from Scouting activities. They happen on the road.

The Hartford Driver Improvement Program can be found on the BSA Learn Center. 
The course is free, requires no advance registration and can be completed online in about 35 minutes. 
Once you finish, you’ll get a completion certificate, and your official BSA training record will be updated.

To complete The Hartford Driver Improvement Program, do the following:
1. Log in to My.Scouting.org.
2. Click the red BSA Learn Center box on the right.
3. Scroll to the heading “Expanded Learning.”
4. Click the box marked “Program Safety.”
5. Look for “Program Safety” again and click “+Add Plan.”
6. Click the “Program Safety” link, then click the “Drive Safely” link.
7. Begin the training.

Every unit that signs up to sell popcorn through Trails End prior to July 1st will receive a free LED drone!!!

posted May 11, 2017, 12:27 PM by Dr. Jeffrey Wood   [ updated May 11, 2017, 12:28 PM ]

UFO 3000 Quadcopter Drone

- ULTRA BRIGHT LED DRONE: Designed with vibrant LEDs all over so that you can fly at night in the dark

- 3D STUNTS: Light up the night sky with awesome stunts and 360º flips with the push of a button

- ULTRA FAST: It's compact design and precision steering will allow you to zip around at high speeds

http://www.scoutfund.net/popcorn.html

Our District needs a volunteer to fill the position of 2017 Popcorn Kernal!

posted May 11, 2017, 12:24 PM by Dr. Jeffrey Wood

  • Training for this position will be available via call-in and in-person on May 27, 2017 at 7:00 PM.
  • Next highlight for the Popcorn Kernal would be June 17, 2017 where there is a Popcorn Training Conference scheduled.
  • Popcorn Show and Sell orders are due to Council on August 9, 2017; Distribution starts August 19, 2017.
  • September Rountable will have Take-Order Forms and Forms Distribution to begin sales.
  • Show and Sell Return and Pay is due  at Council no later than October 21, 2017.
  • Take Order Sales are due to Council no later than October 30, 2017.
  • Distribution for Take Order Sales November 9-11, 2017.
  • Take Order Money and Prizes Due December 8, 2017.

New additions to Forms/Downloads Section

posted May 11, 2017, 6:16 AM by Dr. Jeffrey Wood

Additions/Corrections have been made within the Forms/Downloads section:

   Additions:
     Online Registration District Training PowerPoint -Sample Pages No Videos 2017-04-14
     2017-04-28 2017-18 Lion Pilot application form
     Fretwell Outstanding Educator Award Guidebook (2016 11 08)

   Corrections:
     download link for BSA_FtHood_Camp_Finlayson-REV2.pdf
     download link of BSA_FtHood_Camp ARROWHEAD.pdf

District Awards Dinner

posted Apr 17, 2017, 4:21 PM by Dr. Jeffrey Wood   [ updated Apr 17, 2017, 4:22 PM ]

Come celebrate with us at our Super Hero themed District dinner and see who got recognized for their efforts in the Scouting community. There is also a special opportunity to bid on some one of a kind vintage Heart of Texas Council items in an awesome Silent Auction to benefit FOS. Tickets are $10.00 per individual, so come in your best Super Hero gear or Scout Uniform. Because you are all Super!!!
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, April 20
CTC Banquet Hall, Anderson Campus Center (Bldg. 156)


Gone home

posted Apr 1, 2017, 4:40 PM by Greg Dow

Scout leader Ivor McKay of Copperas Cove has gone home.

Details to follow...

New Training Requirements

posted Mar 29, 2017, 10:15 AM by Greg Dow

Complements of National.


Untrained Leaders :/

posted Jan 19, 2017, 7:44 AM by Greg Dow   [ updated Jan 19, 2017, 7:51 AM ]

Leaders who are untrained

Could a representative from the following units to call/text/email Greg Dow so he can share who is not trained for the position they are registered for.

99% of what is lacking is found online, 30 minutes.  OR  Greg can come to your unit and train everyone for everything (4-5 hours).

In no particular order:

Troop 229
Troop 287
Troop 243
Pack 221
Pack 248
Pack 251
Pack 243
Pack 257
Troop 224
Pack 255
Troop 239
Troop 241
Pack 210
Pack 242
Troop 222
Troop 258
Troop 244
Crew 255
Pack 211
Pack 241
Troop 242
Pack 244
Troop 271
Crew 272
Troop 311
Pack 272
Crew 258
Troop 223
Troop 234
Pack 258
Troop 245
Troop 201
Troop 272
Pack 230
Pack 239
Troop 257
Pack 232

University of Scouting (Capitol Area Council)

posted Dec 15, 2016, 11:16 AM by Greg Dow   [ updated Dec 15, 2016, 11:21 AM ]

The Capitol Area Council (Austin) will be hosting their University of Scouting January 21, 2017 on the campus of Austin Community College Eastview Campus


Who:     All registered Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity and Venturing Leaders 
What:    Supplemental Scouting training at all levels, led by the most creative and experienced Scouters from all over Austin
Where:  ACC Eastview Campus, 3401 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX 78702

Why:     Every Scout Deserves an Educated Leader!
When:   Saturday January 21, 2017, 8am – 4pm

Come for the morning or all day – Over 100 classes in 5 different "colleges" – Dozens of new classes this year – Sign up for anything that interests you, from Weird Science to Dutch Oven Cooking to Skits & Songs, to…

There are some big changes cooking for UoS in 2017! This year we move to a new home at ACC's fabulous Eastview Campus, a beautiful small campus in central Austin. It features modern classrooms, lots of close-in parking, and a huge auditorium. We are also proud to offer UoS with a new low fee of just $10! Finally, we're not ready to announce details yet, but UoS will also offer a completely new and different approach to lunch. Come check out the changes and see what is exciting and new at UoS 2017!

University of Scouting 2017; Circle 10 Council

posted Dec 15, 2016, 11:07 AM by Greg Dow

The Circle 10 Council (Dallas), will be hosting their University of Scouting January 21, 2017 on the campus of Southern Methodist University (SMU). 

Please see direct link here: http://circleten.org/university-scouting

COST: $25 Per participant through midnight January 14, 2017 COST: $40 day of the event

REGISTRATION OPEN - REGISTER FOR CLASSES TODAY

FOR STEP-BY-STEP REGISTRATION & SCHEUDULING INSTRUCTIONS: click here

What is the University of Scouting?
The University of Scouting is an adult leader's learning adventure! It is an action-packed, fun-filled single day of supplemental training where you choose the sessions you wish to take. Sessions are led by experienced volunteers and professionals who will help you enhance your ability to deliver a fun and exciting program to the Scouts.
 
The University of Scouting offers a wide range of unique adult leader training courses from the:
  • College of Cub Scouting: Cub Scout leaders can pick up tips, hints, and fun suggestions which will help their dens, the pack, and most importantly their own Scouts. Explore new cooking ideas, learn to tie knots, or even have some magical experiences during your meetings.
  • College of Boy Scouting: Boy Scout and Varsity Scout leaders can learn about any of BSA's high-adventure bases (including The Summit) or receive some pointers on "Meaningful Scoutmaster Conferences"  or a learn more from a variety of topics. *Senior Patrol Leaders may attend the SPL Academy with Scoutmaster approval.
  • College of Venturing: Venturing advisors can spend the day on Venturing-specific topics. *Venturing youth may participate in the Venturing Academy!
  • College of Commissioner Science: Commissioners have a slate of offerings to help earn a Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctorate of Commissioner Science.
  • College of General Studies: Leaders and parents can take other general studies topics which span a variety of Scouting Programs.

* Qualified youth may attend:

  • Trainer's EDGE course. Please visit here for qualifications.
  • SPL Academy
  • Venturing Academy

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