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)

Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church
7506 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, NC

Across from Ravenscroft School; Parking is in the rear of the church.

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


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

Cub Scout Breakouts

January — It’s time to party & make it memorable- Blue & Gold & AOL Crossover!  (Activity: Bridging Gifts)

February — Every Cub Deserves a Trained Leader! (And don’t your adults deserve awards?)

March — Home Stretch to Bridging- How to reengage and keep it fresh!

April — Summertime!! Be prepared, stay active and have fun!

May — Council Key 3

June — Journey to Excellence 2022 Crash Course (JTE Objective #1-11)

August — Round ‘em up Cowboy! Recruitment for Leaders, Lions, Tigers and more!  (JTE Objective #2, 10 & 11)

September — Retention- Keep Families Informed, Involved and Having Fun!  (JTE Objective #1, 3, & 8) 

October — More Scouts = More Fun! Special Pack & Troop Duo Session  (JTE Objective #4)

November — Go BIG & Create Memories! Event Planning 101 (JTE Objective #6)

December no meeting

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?

COR/ Committee Chair Breakouts

March — More Than Just Helpful—Unit-based Community Service with District Support

April — Summertime’s Coming—Choosing Appealing Summer Activities to Keep the Out in Scouting

May — Council Key 3

June — Unit Level Risk Management, Or Using the Guide to Safe Scouting in Everything We Do

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: