Iron Horse District Calendar

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November 2023

16 District commissioners meeting
18 University of Scouting (training for leaders)
18 Popcorn distribution
19-22 STEM Camp (for troops, crews, ships)

December 2023

2 Pushmobile
7 District committee meeting
8-10 Order of the Arrow (OA) Service DayOrdeal Induction WeekendWinter camp setup
9 Day of Service (for packs, troops, crews, ships)
14 Roundtable
14 Order of the Arrow chapter meeting
15 Recharter due
15-17 Order of the Arrow (OA) Service DayOrdeal Induction WeekendWinter camp setup (for troops, crews, ships, OA members)
21 District commissioners meeting
26-31 National Youth Leader Training (NYLT)  (for Scouts BSA, Venturers, Sea Scouts)
26-31 Winter Camp (for troops, crews, ships)

January 2024

4 District committee meeting / calendar planning meeting
6 Key Leader’s Conference (for district committee members) (SHAC)
6 Council Recognition Reception
11 Roundtable
11 District Award Nomination Awards Due
Awards Nomination Form
18 District commissioners meeting
18 Adams Eagle Scout Project of the Year nominations due
20 Order the Arrow (OA) Lodge Leadership Development (LLD) Training and Lodge Banquet chapter meeting 

February 2024

1 District committee meeting / finalize district calendar
3/4 Scout Sabbath/Sunday
8 BSA’s birthday (1910)
8 District Dinner
8 Roundtable
8 Spring Recruiting Training
8 Order of the Arrow chapter meeting
9-11 Order of the Arrow (OA) Service Day and Ordeal Induction Weekend
15 District commissioners meeting
16-18 Venturing Challenge (SHAC)
23-25 Full Throttle (for troops, crews and ships) 

March 2024

7 District committee meeting
14 Roundtable
14 Order of the Arrow chapter meeting
21 District commissioners meeting
22-24 Camporee
Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)

April 2024

4 District committee meeting
10 SHAC’s birthday!
11 Roundtable
13 University of Scouting training (SHAC)
18 District commissioners meeting
19 Council Coordinated (for district committee members) (SHAC)
19-21 Order of the Arrow: Spring Fellowship / chapter meeting  
26-28 Full Throttle (for troops, crews) (SHAC)

May 2024

2 District committee meeting
9 Roundtable / Program Preview
9 Order of the Arrow chapter meeting
16 District commissioners meeting
17-19 Order of the Arrow (OA) Service Day and Ordeal Induction Weekend

June 2024

6 District committee meeting
6 District commissioners meeting
13 Roundtable
13 Order of the Arrow chapter meeting
10-14 Cub Scout Day Camp
20 District commissioners meeting
  Scouts BSA summer camp
  National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

July 2024

  Scouts BSA summer camp
  Cub Scout summer resident camp
29 - 3 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC), University of Colorado, Boulder

Iron Horse District Roundtable

roundtableRoundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the second Thursday of the month at the Bammel Church of Christ (2700 Cypress Creek Pkwy, Houston TX 77068) at 7:00 pm 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 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.

Iron Horse District Committee Meetings

district-committeeDistrict Committee meetings are typically held the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm at Bammel Church of Christ (2700 Cypress Creek Pkwy, Houston TX 77068). Consisting of chartered organization representatives (CORs) and elected district committee members, the district committee coordinates the functions of the district. The purpose of the district is to work through chartered organizations and community groups to organize and support successful units. The end result of effective district support is more and more youth members receiving a better and better program. All districts are responsible for carrying out four standard functions:            

1) The membership function strives for growth through the organization of new Scouting units and through new members and adult volunteers joining existing units and working to retain current members.
2) The finance function sees that the district provides its share of funds to the total council operating budget.
3) The program function concentrates on helping Scouting units with camp promotion; special activities including community service; training adult volunteers; and youth advancement and recognition.
4) The unit service function provides direct coaching and consultation by district volunteers for unit adults to help ensure the success of every Scouting unit.

Iron Horse District Commissioner Meetings

district-committeeCommissioner meetings are typically held the third Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm. The location may be changed from month to month. Location is published each month by the District Commissioner a week prior to the meeting. 

The commissioners review specific unit needs, discuss ways to support unit growth in the Journey to Excellence criteria, examine ways to promote events and provide resources to units, support on-time charter renewal, and evaluate ways to help the units and district maintain the standards of the Boy Scouts of America. The unit service function is carried out by the district commissioner staff.

Iron Horse Chapter Meetings

chapterOA chapter meetings are typically held during roundtable on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm at Bammel Church of Christ (2700 Cypress Creek Pkwy, Houston, TX 77068). Chapter meetings provide an opportunity for the youth to develop a plan to support units in the district, promote upcoming events, participate in ceremony team preparation and regalia building, learn leadership skills and have fun. The Order of the Arrow (OA) is the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of America and recognizes Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. The Order of the Arrow provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well. Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long-term resident camping, developing leaders, and providing cheerful service to others. OA service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich, support and help to extend Scouting to America's youth.  

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