Bee Cave District Adult Leader Newsletter
November 2018 Bee Cave Buzz
Roundtable - Thursday, November 8 - 6:45 PM
Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church - 7127 Bee Caves Road
Join with your fellow Scouters for an evening of fellowship, learning and information. It's always more fun to meet and share in person!

Camporee 2019 Preview: all Troops, please send your Camporee representatives to meet with Order of the Arrow members and Carter Davis, OA Chapter Advisor and discuss Camporee 2019, scheduled for April 5-7, 2019 at Lost Pines Scout Reservation!

Charter Renewal Q&A : our commissioners will be on hand to help with any questions or challenges as you tackle Charter Renewal 2019. The deadlines are getting closer and no one wants to spend the holidays chasing down last minute details.
Cubmaster Coffee - Friday, November 30 - 7:30 AM
Los Pinos Restaurant - 11715 Bee Caves Rd in Bee Cave
Come on-time or late, stay as long as you want, but drop in and visit with your fellow Cubmasters and Cub Scout leaders. All are welcome the last Friday morning of every month for a Cub-focused gathering to address whatever you want to talk about!
Charter Renewal
Your Unit Recharter Leader should be working with your unit's commissioner now to complete the annual recharter process. November marks the start of the review period, and the turn-in deadline is November 30. There's help nearby if you need it!

  • Come to Roundtable, Thursday November 8, to meet with our commissioners

District Awards Season is Open!
All Award Nominations Due by December 2, 2018
It is time to recognize our district Scouters who give so much all year long and make Scouting special in the Bee Cave District. This is your opportunity to recognize them for all they do! We are also fortunate to have an opportunity to recognize our youth members who embody the Scouting ideals. Please review the recognition awards below, and be sure to submit your nominations by December 2:

  • Stinger Award
  • Bronze Bee Award 
  • District Award of Merit 
  • Cub Scout and Boy Scout of the Year

Note that our Scouts of the Year will represent the Bee Cave District at the 2019 Report to State event at the Texas Capitol!

See the  BeeCaveDistrict.org/Awards  page for more information, nomination forms and more.

There are also several Council-level awards for which the Council is seeking nominations from our district community. Please review the Council awards on our awards page, or here on the Council site , and see if someone you know deserves special recognition!
Webelos Outreach
For all our Webelos and Troops, the Bee Cave District has set aside a page to help everyone connect now that Webelos Woods has come and gone. Please keep an eye on this page, and we will post the latest information for our Troops as we receive it!

Youth Protection: Major Changes are Here
YPT2 is required for all leaders before Charter Renewal
Earlier this year, a new, improved Youth Protection Training course was released. Also known as YPT2, this new training replaces all previous versions, and any previous YPT training expired on September 30, 2018 . If your last YPT course was completed before February 2018, you cannot be registered as a leader at recharter time. PLEASE take the course now and help keep Scouting safe for our youth!

Training Update: Scoutmaster Training
Online training for Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster (SM/ASM) does satisfy the position-specific training. With that plus Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS) plus current Youth Protection Training, you are fully trained for your SM/ASM position!

Keep an eye on the Council training page for the latest available courses.

Time Is Short On Winter Camp!
Winter Camp at Lost Pines Scout Reservation is a great opportunity to work on some merit badges and enjoy the outdoors - or to serve on staff! There are two sessions to chose from,
Dec. 27-31 (session full at this time) and Jan. 2-6.

Save the Date: Report to State
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Celebrate the anniversary of the Scouting movement at the 70th annual Boy Scout Parade and Report to the State of Texas. Scouts from all over Texas march up Congress Avenue to the Capitol. Make your plans to participate!