Bayshore District Roundtable
Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the first Thursday of every month at House of Prayer Lutheran Church (14045 Space Center Blvd, 77062) 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. map
||7:30 Cub Scout and Boy Scout Roundtable
Packs turn in paper registration, payments and paperwork for Twilight Camp
||7:30 Cub Scout and Boy Scout Roundtable
The SHAC Scout Fair is the biggest Scout Show in the nation. Scouts from Tiger Cubs to Eagle Scouts will have a fabulous, fun-filled day mingling with thousands of other Scouts and their families, participating in hundreds of hands-on activities (e.g., climbing walls, craft booths, monkey bridges, rubber band guns, making Gak, meeting astronauts), tasting gourmet camp-fare cooked by Scouts (e.g., cobbler, chili, turkey, bread), and taking home treasured bits of memorabilia at Reliant Arena. Scout Fair will held on April 12 at Reliant Arena. Admission is free (parking is $10). Map
Twilight Camp is full of fun and excitement. Camp is held every night for one week and scouts have the opportunity to make new friends and share all kinds of new experiences. Scouts will enjoy BB guns, archery, sports, nature, crafts and more. Tigers, Wolves, and Bears will work on achievements and electives while Webelos will work on activity badges (Scientist, Naturalist, Communicator, Craftsman, Sportsman, Artist). Twilight Camp will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center from June 16-20, 4:30-9:00 pm. map. Register online. Flyer and paper registration coming soon.
Order of the Arrow
The Order of the Arrow is Scouting's National Honor Society. Order of the Arrow (OA) Chapter meetings are typically held (unless noted) at St. James Presbyterian Church at Spencer and Underwood in La Porte on the second Sunday of every month. The regular chapter meeting begins at 3 pm followed by ceremony practice, drumming and singing.
Spring OA Meetings map: April 13 (3:00 at St. James Presbyterian Church), May 4 (3:00 at St. James Presbyterian Church) new spring dates
OA Ordeal in Bayshore: Candidates who were elected into the OA last fall have one year to complete their Ordeal. All Bayshore candidates are highly encouraged to attend the Ordeal held close to our district. The Ordeal weekend will start with the Ani-Lati Chapter potluck Dinner. Register:
OA Ani-Lati Chapter Banquet: All Order of the Arrow members and their families (including newly elected OA members) are invited to attend the annual Ani-Lati Potluck Banquet on April 25th from 7:30 - 9:30 at TBD. Candidates elected last fall can register for the upcoming Ordeal. Clear Lake Troops - bring a main Italian dish (e.g., spaghetti or lasagna); La Porte Troops – vegetable; Deer Park/Sagemont/Heritage Park Troops – Salad and Dressing; and Seabrook Troops – Bread/Rolls/Dessert. After the dinner, parents take their Scout candidate or OA member to the Ordeal to drop them off for the Ordeal Weekend.
Trained leaders provide a quality, fun-filled program for boys and young men and young women. When leaders understand the whys and hows of Scouting, they are more effective in their roles and the youth win! Scouting is a lifetime of learning. It’s a game with a purpose. Scouting teaches skills not only to the youth, but also to its adult volunteers as well. Some training can be taken online at www.myscouting.org (e.g., YPT, Cub Leader Specific). Find more training classes held around the council.
New Scout Training Facility
Thanks to Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Jack Morman, all Boy Scout and Girl Scout units in the bay area now have a new activity area called the Scout Hut. The area is located inside Bay Area Park (7500 Bay Area Blvd) and includes a Scout Training Hut, ceremonial fire pit, secured area to store canoes, and manicured lawns close to the bayou for camping and outdoor activities. In the Scout area there is water, electricity and restrooms.
Mr. Morman brought together Girl Scout and Boy Scout leaders to set up and develop the area. The Boy Scout lead for the project was Bayshore Assistant District Commissioner, Bob Keller. This is the second endeavor Mr. Morman has developed for area youth. He built a Sea Scout Hut near Sylvan Beach in La Porte.
The concept was to have a close-by, Scouts-only activity area, in an already established community park where Scout units would not have to travel far for an overnight camping trip, nature hike, campfire or canoe trip.
To reserve the park for any Scout activities and to prevent overbooking, reservations must be made by a Scout leader. The Scout leader may email the Park Superintendent firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the reservation office at 713-274-7275. The entire Bay Area Park is patrolled 24 hours by police; only approved Scout activities will be able to use the new area.
Bayshore District is located in Sam Houston Area Council and serves Clear Creek ISD, Deer Park ISD, and LaPorte ISD.