During the December Big Cypress District Roundtable, a number of Scouts received recognitions for the hard work that they put into earning their STEM/NOVA awards.
From left to right: Dylan H., Matthew C., Luke H. and Aaron F. Webelos II Scouts Dylan, Matthew and Luke earned the coveted SUPERNOVA Award with the help of Yolanda Figgs, their STEM/NOVA Mentor. In addition to earning the SUPERNOVA award, these Scouts also received their Arrow of Light and are continuing on to the Boy Scout Program.
Colby H. (not pictured) and Aaron F., a Webelos 1 Scout, are still working on their achievements with another Mentor but will soon join these Scouts that are focusing their efforts on a future career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Congratulations to our Big Cypress District Scouts for their efforts to earn the STEM SUPERNOVA Award!
NOMINATIONS DUE: January Roundtable - Thursday, January 15th
AWARDS CEREMONY : Saturday, January 24th - Location/Time TBA
Unit Leaders! This is your opportunity to help recognize and thank your Leaders and Volunteers that help your unit succeed in delivering a great Scouting Program for your Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venture Crews and Sea Scouts. We have a number of awards that you can present to your volunteers at the Big Cypress District Awards Ceremony on Saturday, January 24th.
Big Cypress District "Branching Out" Family of the Year Award 2014
The family is an important part of Scouting. Family support for each youth is vital to his or her success in Scouting. Those parents who volunteer as leaders are a vital support for other kids as well as their own. The extra effort that parents put forth as leaders, in addition to their family responsibilities, deserve to be recognized. But when the whole family is involved in Scouting, they deserve recognition all the more. The Family of the Year award is a way to honor these families by selecting, from those nominated, the family whose work as a team in Scouting has made the greatest difference in our community.
Big Cypress District "Cut Above the Rest" PARTNERS IN SCOUTING AWARD 2014
Our Scouts and Scout units rely on support from our community to provide a successful program. Their contributions of time, manpower, facilities, and funding often are behind the scenes. These people, businesses, organizations and groups provide support and encouragement for our Scouts and Scouters. We would like to recognize these partners who have generously supported our Scouts, Scouters and events in the Big Cypress District. The Partners in Scouting Award will honor the most outstanding Scouting partner for the year 2014. Please nominate these organizations for the Partners in Scouting Award, so that we may recognize their outstanding support as a "Cut Above the Rest." There will be two "Cut Above the Rest" Awards presented annually for the district.
Big Cypress District "2014 Sapling New Scouter Award" New Adult Recognition Award
Given to an adult whose first year in the unit has significantly impacted the youth and adults in the unit. Many new Scouters join a unit and automatically plug in and make significant and lasting contributions, despite being "Green". The expectation is that they'll continue to serve in a variety of capacities serving their unit. The Big Cypress Sapling Award is intended to properly recognize individuals new to your unit whose first year of service has had a significant impact on the youth, program, or committee on a UNIT level.
Big Cypress District "2014 Tree of Life" Adult Recognition Award
Given to an adult whose service has enabled unit growth, provided adult inspiration, and positively impacted youth over the tenure served. Many Scouters have a tremendous impact upon Scouting in their neighborhood, but may not be well known throughout the district. Their work is very important and directly affects the quality of Scouting in our district. The Tree of Life Award is intended to properly recognize individuals who have excelled in serving youth on a UNIT level. This person is the "life blood" of the unit, without whom, the unit would not be as successful.
District Award of Merit
The District Award of Merit is a council award presented by districts in the same manner that the Silver Beaver is a national award presented by councils. The award is available to Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level. The award is made available annually on the basis of 1 for each 25 traditional units or fraction thereof. The district need not present all the awards to which it is entitled each year. It is not appropriate to nominate a Scouter who has already received this award. A professional Scouter or other council employee may not receive this award based on employment service. However, a professional Scouter or employee who also serves as a volunteer Scouter may be eligible, based on volunteer service.
All Adult Volunteers (Leaders, Parents & Guardians!) and significant others are invited to mingle and jingle at this special HOLIDAY Roundtable!
It's POTLUCK time! Bring a small appetizer, side-dish, entree or dessert. Also, if you have a fun Scout-friendly party game/activity, bring it!
We'll have a few announcements and we'll be taking care of some business (Recharter turn-in, Scouting For Food, District Awards Social Event and more) but we'll make sure there's plenty of time for fun!
DECEMBER ROUNDTABLE/POTLUCK/GAME NIGHT
Thursday, December 11th 7pm - 8:30pm
Cypress United Methodist Church
Open to all Adult Volunteers & Guests!
SPECIAL INVITATION FROM REPITCON HOUSTON!
Saturday December 6th and Sunday December 7th - Pasadena Convention Center and Fairgrounds
"Since its inception in 2003, Repticon Reptile and Exotic Animal Expos has welcomed Boy and Girl Scouts and their leaders to our shows with discount tickets for family members and FREE ADMISSION for any Scout or leader wearing his/her uniform.
Repticon returns to Houston on December 6 & 7, 2015, for another fun-filled and highly educational event, suitable for all ages.
As always, we invite all of our Boy and Girl Scout troops and their families to join us for a great celebration of all things reptilian and amphibian. We also have invertebrates, spiders, furry critters and more!"
Regular ticket Prices are $10 (Adult), $5 (Ages 5-12), ages 4 and under are free. Click HERE (or see the attachment below) for a special Scout-Only discout coupon for family members that will not be attending in uniform.
Big Cypress District is taking communications to a new level! We have setup remind 101 to provide everyone with specific information based on need to know. Please pass this along to your units and encourage everyone to sign up now.
DISTRICT ROUNDTABLE THIS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13th
7:00pm - 8:30pm - Cypress United Methodist Church
13403 Cypress North Houston Rd, Cypress, TX 77429
(Library/M110, next to the Ministry Activity Center)
District Committee Announcements/Volunteer Opportunities
SHAC Community Service Day/Century of Service
Cy-Fair Women’s Network/Reach Unlimited - Service Project
17th annual Texas Volunteer Firefighters Relief Fund Parade of Lights
Committee/Membership/Recharter Chairs - Need help with your recharter paperwork? We will have an open session with staff on hand to assist!
NETWORKING SESSION - Meet up with fellow Pack and Troop Leaders, Unit and District Commissioners and adult volunteers! Do you need to plan a Troop Visit? Maybe you'd like to have a Troop visit a Pack Meeting? Need ideas or a Pack to work with to help you with an event coming up (Pinewood Derby, Blue and Gold?) We're going to change things up a bit and give you the opportunity to chat and share information with your peers. Bring your Pack or Troop information, business cards, flyers, display boards and we'll setup an area to share your Unit information.
DISTRICT ROUNDTABLE - EVERY SCOUT DESERVES A TRAINED LEADER!