Join us for the 2018 Cub STEM Family Camp!

A new, exciting camp featuring: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math!

Neil Armstrong. Marie Curie. Alexander Graham Bell. Before they changed the world, they played. They let their curiosity loose. They explored their world. Unlock your limitless potential and gain a competitive edge for school and beyond! You’ll work in teams, meet new friends and perform hands-on experiments that make science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) come alive.

Join Three Rivers Council Cub Scouts for STEM Family Camp: Bring the whole family & all your friends out to Scott Scout Ranch for a fun filled weekend that will highlight S.T.E.M.!

April 20-22, 2018
Scott Scout Ranch, Woodville, TX

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Registration

  • Cost is $40 per participant and includes all meals, patch and activities! (Participants are Scouts and siblings that are Scout age!)
  • Non-participant cost is $15 and includes three meals Saturday and breakfast on Sunday!
  • Deadline for Registration is Friday April 6, 2018!
  • Registration is only guaranteed to the first 350 people!
  • Late Registration cost is $60 per participant and includes all meals, patch and activities! (Participants are Scouts and siblings that are Scout age!)
  • Late Registration per non-participant is $25 and includes three meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday!
  • Deadline for Late Registration is Friday, April 13,2018!

 

Emphasis will be on the following:

  • 1-2-3 Go!
  • NOVA Wild
  • Tech Talk

This camp is geared toward STEM and for the Scouts to meet the qualifications for awards, please see the requirements at https://www.scouting.org/stem-nova-awards/awards/Cub-Scout/

Requirements 1 & 2 should be completed before Camp in order to complete the qualifications!

Tigers who register can save toward their wolf year!

 


2018 Family FOS

The Campaign Overview

Each year we invite the families of our current Scouts, as well as many of our alumni, to contribute toward the actual cost of providing the services, personnel, events and facilities needed to support the Packs, Troops, Teams, Crews and Posts that we serve.

The District Family FOS Chairs and their helpers have been and will be contacting each unit to arrange for a short presentation to your families. Some units believe strongly in the need for this campaign and conduct a very successful effort without district help but many appreciate someone from the district making the appeal.

So How Does the Annual Friends of Scouting Campaign Work?

1. The unit (Pack, Troop, Crew, or Post) committee selects an individual to serve as the Unit FOS Chair.

2. The Unit FOS Chair attends the district’s FOS Kickoff to get a clear idea of how the campaign works and to pick up the materials that will be needed. Campaign details will be covered in the District Family FOS Orientation often held at the January Roundtable.

3. The Unit Committee is encouraged to set a unit FOS goal. The District Finance Team is often very helpful in educating the committee on the purpose and mechanics of the campaign.

4. The Unit Committee schedules a Friends of Scouting presentation with your District Family FOS Team.

5. Prior to the presentation, give a letter to each of families in the unit announcing the FOS date and explaining the need and inviting them to donate.

6. The unit leader should introduce the presenter by handing in their own completed FOS pledge card. The presenter may tell his/her own Scouting story and the need for support.

7. The Unit is then recognized for their FOS donation with a FOS ribbon and custom 2018 FOS patches for those who qualify.


Outdoor Leader Skills

Outdoor skills are critical to the success of the Scouting program, and introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills will provide leaders with the basic outdoor skills information needed to start a program right.

This course is required training for Scoutmasters, assistant Scoutmasters, Varsity Coaches and Assistant Varsity Coaches. The skills taught are based on the outdoor skills found in The Boy Scout Handbook.

The course is also ideal for Venturing and Sea Scout leaders because it focuses on skills that build confidence and competence in leaders conducting outdoor camping experiences.

Instructors will help you learn how to set up camp, cook, first aid, plan campfire programs, worship services, basic orienteering, knots & lashings, hiking and packing techniques, nature identification, and Leave No Trace.

Each outdoor session will bring to life the pages of the Boy Scout Handbook to help you deliver the promise of Scouting to yourself and the youth you serve. It will increase your comfort level and give you confidence as a trained, skilled leader. The program will also give you the opportunity to work with other Scout leaders from your area, meet new friends, and reinforce skill techniques with fellow unit leaders.

Now that you know more about IOLS be sure to come and join Miles Hall and his training staff the weekend of April 13-15, to complete your training as a Scoutmaster, Adviser, or Skipper. Every Scout deserves a trained leader.


Scouting for Food

Scouting for Food is a council-wide service project to care for people in our local communities who are hungry and those in need. In partnership with the Southeast Texas Food Bank, the project begins Saturday, February 17, 2018, as Scouts distribute bags in their neighborhoods to announce the upcoming food drive. Scouts return the following Saturday, February 24, 2018, to pick up and deliver donations to the local food bank.

Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts promise “to help other people at all times.” There is no better way to show our Scouting spirit than by participating in the annual Scouting for Food drive! Now is the time to show our community the Scouting values of being loyal, helpful, kind and cheerful.

Scouts will help make a difference to fight hunger. Scouting for Food is the leading service program for Boy Scouts of America and is a part of the national BSA program – Good Turn for America.


Join us for the 2017 Cub STEM Family Camp!

A new, exciting camp featuring: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math!

Neil Armstrong. Marie Curie. Alexander Graham Bell. Before they changed the world, they played. They let their curiosity loose. They explored their world. Unlock your limitless potential and gain a competitive edge for school and beyond! You’ll work in teams, meet new friends and perform hands-on experiments that make science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) come alive.

Join Three Rivers Council Cub Scouts for STEM Family Camp: Bring the whole family & all your friends out to Camp Urland for a fun filled weekend that will highlight each of the S.T.E.M. areas!

March 17-19, 2017
Camp Urland, Woodville, TX

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AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson Named BSA’S National President

The Boy Scouts of America’s National Council has elected Randall Stephenson, AT&T’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, as the organization’s national president. In this volunteer role, Stephenson will lead the National Executive Board, which guides the BSA as we serves 2.3 million youth members.

Stephenson – who will serve as the 36th president of the BSA, following former Secretary of Defense Dr. Robert M. Gates – will start his role effective immediately. He will serve two, one-year terms.

“I thank Dr. Gates for his vision and leadership these past two years, and I’m honored to build on his work,” said Mr. Stephenson. “The Boy Scouts of America remains one of the best character-building and leadership development organizations in the world. The values Scouts learn as young men – integrity, selflessness and self-reliance – are fundamental to a strong, healthy society. It’s no surprise that so many of America’s leaders, in every field of endeavor and from all walks of life, have Scouting in their backgrounds.”

Stephenson joined the BSA Executive Board in 2005. He became a member of the executive committee in 2008.

“It is a true testament to the strength and impact of the Boy Scouts of America that two extremely accomplished, successful and high integrity leaders, Dr. Gates and Randall Stephenson, volunteer their time to help guide our path forward,” said Mike Surbaugh, BSA’s Chief Scout Executive. “Thank you to Dr. Gates for serving as our National President. We will remain eternally grateful to you and your unwavering leadership and commitment to Scouting.

“Moving forward in our mission to serve America’s youth by teaching them leadership and developing their character, Randall is a shining example,” Surbaugh said.

Watch

To hear Stephenson’s thoughts about his new role and the future of the BSA, check out his remarks from the closing dinner of the National Annual Meeting:

Article from ScoutingWire.org


Why Matt Moniz Says You Can’t Miss the 2017 Jamboree

You’ve heard that the 2017 Jamboree staff and youth registration is open, but what you don’t know is that Eagle Scout Climber Matt Moniz will be there and he’s sharing why this jamboree is one for the record books.

From Boliva to Africa to Nepal, Matt has been to quite a few summits across the globe, but there’s one summit he’s especially excited to explore: The Summit Bechtel Reserve for the 2017 BSA Jamboree! Check out the video clip below to hear from Matt Moniz and don’t forget to register for the 2017 Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve at bsajamboree.org.


Round 2 of Deweyville Support was a Success!

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deweyville2We supported the Deweyville community Easter Egg Hunt and served food to several hundred people.  The kids even got to have a helicopter drop plastic eggs from the air. There was also train rides around the lake for the kids.  It was a great day to relax, watch the kids have fun, and be normal for a few hours.

Once again, TexJoy, Zummo’s DeerProcessing and Robert’s in Orange stepped up with lots of support for these people. OCSP Special Angels Rodeo donated an entire pig for pulled pork!! It was smoked by Robert’s in Orange.

Special thanks go out to the Masonic team from Beaumont and Scouts from Three Rivers Council – Boy Scouts of America for providing support.  James and Cindy Dorris provided a pit to cook on and helped out as well.

 


6 Epic Camping Events You Should Sign Up For

In case you haven’t noticed, warmer temperatures have begun to roll across the the country and summer vacation will be here before we know it.

Have you procrastinated your summer planning? Don’t panic—There’s still time and availability to sign up for an awesome summer camping event and ScoutingWire.org is breaking down what you need to know for each one.

Whether you’re a Scout, Explorer, or Venturer there’s a camping opportunity with your name on it! Find the event that speaks to your inner Scout and sign up before summer is in full swing.

http://scoutingwire.org/6-epic-camps-can-sign-summer/