What is Roundtable?
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.
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
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?
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 2018 – COLD WEATHER CAMPING
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.
April 2019 – HAMMOCK CAMPING
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: