Many of our Units in the Big Cypress District host their own websites and Facebook pages, this is just a reminder that the BSA does offer Social Media Guidelines which are also a key component of the Youth Protection Program. If you are posting pictures or updates from events such as Blue and Gold or Red and Tan, please ensure that no personally identifiable information (Scouts full names, ages) are posted and that you respect the privacy of those that have requested that no photographs are made available (via Part B of the Annual Health and Medical Record Form).
Also, please note the following regarding Facebook pages:
"When creating a Facebook page, you should make it a public fan page. In addition, you should designate at least two administrators who have access to the login, password, and page management/monitoring information. This conforms to the two-deep leadership policies of the BSA. At least one of these page administrators should be a BSA employee, a local council employee, or registered volunteer who has taken Youth Protection training. All Youth Protection policies that govern the use of email are applicable to the use of the messaging capabilities of Facebook."
Official BSA Social Media Guidelines: http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Marketing/Resources/SocialMedia.aspx
The Sam Houston Area Council BSA has updated their process to earn patches for Service related activites, including Scouting for Food. Visit the link below to register all your Scouts & Volunteers that participated in the event, this ensures that they recieve credit for the hours that they have served. This process will be intregal part of the Council's attempt to record 100,000 service hours on Saturday, November 15th for the Sam Houston Area Council Day of Service.
For more information about Service Hours, vist shac.org and scroll down to the bottom of the Welcome page. You'll see links posted for "Journey to Excellence Service Hours Information".
The Big Cypress District would like to extend its sympathies to those affected by the tragic loss of a wonderful Scouting family in the Coles Crossing community. As we mourn the loss two of our Scouts, we ask that you honor their memory by continuing to Do Your Best in all your Scouting endeavors, Do Your Duty to God and offer prayers for all those affected, Help Other People by offering words of comfort and peace and help your Pack, Troop, Crew or Ship by keeping the Scouting Spirit alive for our fallen Wolf and Webelos Scouts.
Congratulations to all of our Big Cypress District Adult Volunteers! Many wonderful Scouters received recognition for their hard work and accomplishments in supporting the Scouting experience in the CyFair Community. We were thrilled to recognize all of our Sapling Award, Tree of Life and Foundation Award Recipients.
The Big Cypress District also recognized the contributions of Northwest Chrysler Jeep Dodge as the 2014 "Cut Above the Rest" District Partner for their support of the Day Camp and Tiger Day Programs. Northwest Dodge Director of Marketing and Community Outreach, Mark Carruba was on hand to receive the recognitions and we especially thank him for his time and efforts.
We are proud to announce the following Scouters for their extraordinary and exceptional efforts to deliver a successful and memorable Scouting experience for your Scouts.
Todd Belding - 10 Years of Commissioner Service to the Big Cypress and Rising Star District
Stacey & Kelly Armstrong, Chris and Jenna Green - Big Cypress District Families of the Year (a tie!)
Scott Larson and Alicia Rodenberger - District Award of Merit
Thank you to Roxie Allen, Todd Belding, Kelly Faga, Jenny Orwin, Angela Teague, Suzy Weaver and everyone that contributed to this fun and exciting evening at Cypress United Methodist, we appreciate the hard work and efforts to ensure that our volunteers are recognized for their hard work!
April 4th – 6th, 2014
Camp Brosig - Sealy, Texas
BIG CYPRESS DISTRICT SAM HOUSTON AREA COUNCIL
What is Webelos Woods?
Webelos Woods is the first chance for Webelos I’s to camp as a Boy Scout!
- It starts Friday night and ends Sunday morning.
- You will camp together as a pack and within patrols.
- You will earn Webelos achievements, learn scouting skills & have fun with competitions on Saturday.
- The Scouts will experience the thrill of preparing meals with the assistance of an adult & camping together like a troop does.
- The Saturday night campfire will include skits and songs.
Webelos’ I parents will attend a Boy Scout Class 101 to hear about tips on what to expect in Boy Scouting.
WEBELOS I Den Leaders should attend a January or February Roundtable to ask questions and provide input.
Event Contact: Angela Teague – Troop 901