The purpose of the Boy Scouts of America is to provide for boys and young adults an effective educational program designed to build desirable qualities of character; to train in the responsibilities of participation, citizenship; and to develop personal fitness. Mighty serious business, all done in the spirit of fun. Attributing strong values and character.
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Orion District serves units located in Tomball Independent School District and Magnolia Independent School District.
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Orion District Twilight Camp
June 16-19, 2015 from 2:00 - 8:00 pm
Spring Creek Park 15012 Brown Rd, Tomball, TX 77377
Twilight Camp is a council camp hosted by districts for Scouts entering 1st – 5th grade. Scouts earn rank advancements, learn new skills, play sports and games, make crafts, shoot BB guns and archery, but most of all have fun. Scouts can attend any district’s camp that best suits their schedule. Participants receive a t-shirt and patch.
At camp, Cub Scouts will salute those heroes who help keep us safe and secure each and every day. Can only adults be heroes? Heroes are often ordinary kids who did something out of the ordinary! Sometimes a hero is obvious, the policeman who risks his life to protect us from violence or the fireman who pulls people out of burning buildings. Some people around us seem like regular people, but they are heroes because they used to be soldiers in the military and served our country to keep us free. Heroes are all around us. You never know when or where emergencies will arise. Scouting teaches us how to handle these situations. We don’t expect to get hurt, and don’t expect to need first aid, but we are prepared just in case. Do Your Best! One person can make a difference. One person who helps can change someone’s world. Maybe one day the hero will be you or your Cub Scout.
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A common element of strong units is they all have a good annual program planned a year in advance, that is then shared with all families in the form of a calendar, trained leaders and the right leaders. After Program Preview, units should conduct an annual program planning conference to get ready for the coming year. Using national planning resources, as well as various calendars (e.g., council, district, school, chartered partner), units can develop a program filled with safe and fun activities and adventures. Planning ahead allows the unit to generate new ideas, find resources, and allow more Scouts to have a quality program that is exciting and will create memories!
The North Division Program Guide contains valuable information about council and district programs, descriptions and calendars and is an essential tool for unit leaders. Additional resources can be found here. Leaders who want a meaningful, exciting, and comprehensive youth program that achieves the objectives of the Scouting program will find this format ideal. The result is a well-managed, well-financed unit. Recognizing this, the BSA recommends the following plan:
1. Plan your complete annual program (Cub Scout resources, Boy Scout resources, Venturing resources, district calendar)
2. Develop a budget that includes enough income to achieve the program.
3. Identify the amount of product (e.g., popcorn, Scout Fair Coupon Books) that will need to be sold per youth member to reach the income goal.
4. Get commitments from parents and youth.
Orion District Roundtable
Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the first Thursday of the month at Church of Good Shepherd (715 Carrell St, Tomball, 77375) 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.