Popcorn Updates and Timeline

Here is the Timeline for our Popcorn Sale for this Fall. For specific information regarding your unit's sale ask your District Executive and also check back here for updates! For the timeline  click here.

The World Will Be Scouting

In 2015, more than 30,000 Scouts and leaders from 161 countries around the world will converge on Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi, Japan, for the 23rd World Scout Jamboree. The event will provide opportunities to raise awareness about global issues, explore the environment, participate in community service, make friends from around the world, and deepen understanding of developments in science and technology.

The world jamboree is a unique opportunity for participants to experience an exciting program of activities, including: Global Development Village, City of Science, Cross Road of Culture, and the Peace Program.

Participants will live and learn with fellow Scouts from around the world. They will be housed in tents along with the BSA contingent but will soon venture out to mingle with tens of thousands of people for two weeks of activities and adventure. That’s right, a world fellowship exercise on an enormous scale!

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What Constitutes a "Trained" Leader?

Scouters - Please see the note below from our Area Training Chairman related to what constitutes a "trained" leader.  The document is linked into the message.

Good morning all!


Please remember that, in coordination that all that we already do, we must provide focus and leadership on our basic leader training – those courses which entitle us to wear the “Trained’ patch on our shirts. This foundational knowledge is critical to everything else we do in support of our youth.  As a guide, I’ve attached a recently received document which outlines those required courses for each position throughout the Council. This is a living document and it encapsulates the “latest” training requirements for each position. I am waiting for an update on Chartered Org Rep training as I believe there is an error there for WA01 vs. WS10.


Encourage those who have been grandfathered in under old training classes to (re)take the current ones for their current position(s). It will not only bring them up to speed on the latest training information but sets a great example for the new leaders!






Ramsay Ellis

Area Training Chair



The Trainer's EDGE

Trainer's EDGE is BSA's trainer development course designed to help Scouters put into practice the EDGE training model and gain self-confidence through hands-on training experiences.  Trainer's EDGE brings to life the EDGE model taught in Troop Leadership Training, Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Specific Training, National Youth Leadership Training, and Wood Badge.

Trainer’s EDGE is the second part of the three-part train-the trainer continuum (T3) in Scouting. As trainers develop their training skills, Trainer’s EDGE provides an additional opportunity for trainers to enhance their abilities.
To download flyer click here.
To register online click here.


The National Eagle Scout Association has entered into an agreement with Publishing Concepts Inc. (PCI) to publish a 2015 Eagle Scout Directory. PCI will invite Eagle Scouts to update their information as well as purchase an Eagle Scout directory and/or a NESA membership if they are not already a member.


Updated information collected from Eagle Scouts will be shared with local councils to help us stay in contact with Eagle Scouts who have moved into our council.


PCI will conduct its outreach to Eagle Scouts from April through November 2014. Please help them by updating your information when they contact you.

Wood Badge 2015

Wood Badge is the premier adult leadership development course for the Boy Scouts of America. Wood Badge teaches participants the basics of listening, communicating, valuing people, team development, situational leadership, problem solving, and managing conflict. Once the skill is learned, each member is given the opportunity to use the skill as a member of a successful working team. At the conclusion of the course, each participant develops a set of personal goals related to his or her Scouting role known as "the Ticket." Working toward these goals allows each participant to practice and demonstrate new skills.


The first weekend of Wood Badge 2015 will be held March 20-22 at Sky Ranch in Van TX.  The second weekend of Wood Badge 2015 will be held April 24-26 at George W. Pirtle Scout Reservation in Gary TX. 


Cost is $240.00 , which includes all of your housing expenses and meals, course materials, t-shirt and the Wood Badge beads and neckerchief. 


Please refer questions to the Course Director, Debbie Splinter at 903-245-0977 or Debbie.Splinter@tsjh.org

To download registration form click here            
To register online click here

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