What is Roundtable?

The BSA’s Roundtable training meeting is a monthly training session that serves multiple purposes. The allusion to Camelot’s round table conjures up images of noble knights assembling to discuss the concerns of the people (Scouts) they serve.

Roundtable is an opportunity for all Scouters to:
  • Learn more about upcoming activities.
  • Share program and planning ideas.
  • Interact with fellow Scouters who share the same enthusiasm for the Scouting program.
Roudtable - Be Informed, Be Prepared

When is Roundtable?

Roundtable is the FIRST Thursday of the month at 7:00pm
(No Roundtable in December or July)

Benson Memorial United Methodist Church
4706 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612

Roundtable is Hybrid, In-Person and Virtual both
Zoom link

your Calendar and plan to join us for this month’s Roundtable- in-person and
via zoom! A signup genius will be distributed via email prior to each month’s
meeting for those of you joining in person.

 Our in-person schedule is:


      6:30pm Munch
& Mingle
Opening Ceremony & General Session

those of you joining us via Zoom (recurring), the me
eting starts at approximately 06:45
PM Eastern Time (US and Canada).


North Star District’s Combined Leaders Big-Rock Topics for 2022:

Cub Scout Breakouts

January 2023 — BALOO- are you?! Time to Train!  (JTE Objective #7 & 11)

February — Be Prepared – Journey to Excellence 2023

March — Where are you ranking on rank? Countdown to May! (JTE Objective #5)

April — Who Wants to be a Volunteer? Keeping Parents Active!  (JTE Objective #8)

May — There’s no summer break in Cub Scouts- staying active from June – August!

June — New Cub Year = New Ideas! What worked and what could work better?

July — OFF

August — Fall Roundup Training, Cub Scout Escape Room and Welcome Icebreakers

September — S.A.F.E. Checklist

October — Getting Parents Involved

November — Internet Recharter



Scouts BSA Breakouts

February 2023 – Crossover and prep for Scouts BSA program

March – Positions of Leadership, getting the best out of your youth leadership team (coaching and mentoring). Alternatively, how to run an ILST

April – High Adventure, alternate locations, activities ex. Backpacking, sea kayaking, etc.

May – Water Safety:  Safety Afloat & Swim Safely Overview; supervision materials

June – Managing Special Needs Scouts / spectrum, ADHD, DEI – GAPS – ADA, advancement

July – OFF

August – Balancing Acts: Guiding Scouts doing doing it all (school, sports, church, work, and more)

September – Fundraisers:  Beyond Popcorn & Camp Cards; what works for you? 

October – Fun Skill Testing Activities & Team Builders — ice-breakers for Cub Scouts 

November – Advancement; non-rank awards



COR/ Committee Chair Breakouts

[2023 schedule pending]

Past Roundtable Resources

Past and Future Roundtable Resources (Google Drive) – presentations, PDFs, documents, etc. from previous and upcoming Roundtable breakouts 


November featured one of Neuse River’s Commissioners and local Author, Chris Cancilla. Cold weather camping is the best!  No bugs and no bees, a peaceful camping experience. But what about YOU staying warm, how can you ensure you do not turn into a Scout-cicle!  November was filled with tips for sleeping in cold weather, cooking in cold weather, and generally living in cold weather for a couple days. You can download a copy of his handout if you missed this great break-out session.


Frank Slifer (ASM, Troop 365) hosted a virtual Roundtable session on hammock camping that was both informative and entertaining. We’ve captured the essentials of this training into a 45-minute video, available below:

Need something to be added to our presentations or breakouts? Email your request to [email protected]. For hot topics, announcements or roundtable time slots please make your request no later than 2 weeks prior to the Roundtable meeting. We get lots of requests and want to allow time for scheduling and authoring to deliver the best program possible.