The SHAC Program Guide is provided annually to units at May roundtables. The Program Guide contains valuable information about council and district programs, descriptions and calendars and is an essential tool for unit leaders.
June 2017 - 2018
- North Division Program Guide (Aldine Pathfinder, Iron Horse, Orion, Phoenix, Tall Timbers)
- South Division Program Guide (Aquila, Brazos, North Star, Twin Bayou, Tatanka, Thunder Wolf)
- East Division Program Guide (Flaming Arrow, Raven, San Jacinto, Skyline, W.L. Davis)
- West Division Program Guide (Big Cypress, Copperhead, Mustang, Soaring Eagle, Texas Skies)
- Frontier Division Program Guide (Arrowmoon, Brahman, David Crockett, George Strake)
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. 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!
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:
- Plan your complete annual program.
2. Develop a budget that includes enough income to achieve the program. 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.
3. Get commitments from parents and youth.