Commissioner Service

2018 Roundtables resume in August

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Reminder – Roundtables are on summer break, please mark your calendar for the August 9 meeting, 7:00 pm at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 West 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260.

August Roundtable topics are:

  1. Cub Scouts:  Cub Scout Camping… How to Plan & Execute
  2. Boy Scouts (Family Scouts):  Roadmap to Rechartering / Onboarding New Leaders

 

Please forward this information to your Den Leaders, Committee members, and Assistant Scoutmasters. They are an important part of the Roundtables’ target audience.

Remember, attending roundtables is a key requirement to earn the Scouter’s Key for both Cub Scout leaders and Boy Scout leaders.

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Don’t Forget! Roundtable this Thurs 5/10

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This week’s Roundtable topics are:

  1. Cub Scouts: “Recruiting… Youth AND Adults” ;
  2. Boy Scouts: “Ideal Year of Scouting / Supporting Cub Packs at Summer Camp.”

 

See last week’s post for more details.

Reminder – Roundtable next Thursday, May 10

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The roundtables topics next Thursday will be:

  1. Cub Scouts: “Recruiting… Boys AND Adults” ;
  2. Boy Scouts: “Ideal Year of Scouting / Supporting Cub Packs at Summer Camp.”

The Roundtables will take place next Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Luke’s Lodge, the outbuilding on the northeast corner of the campus of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 West 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260.Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner Patch

Please forward this information to your Den Leaders, Committee members, and Assistant Scoutmasters. They are an important part of the Roundtables’ target audience.

Remember, attending roundtables is a key requirement to earn the Scouter’s Key for both Cub Scout leaders and Boy Scout leaders.

Reminder – Roundtable this Thurs April 12

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The roundtables topics this Thursday will be:

  1. Cub Scouts: “Ideal Year of Scouting / Summertime Pack Award”;
  2. Boy Scouts: “Ideal Year of Scouting / High Adventure Options Close to Home.”

 

The Roundtables will take place this Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Luke’s Lodge, the outbuilding on the northeast corner of the campus of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 West 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260.Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner Patch

 

Please forward this information to your Den Leaders, Committee members, and Assistant Scoutmasters. They are an important part of the Roundtable target audience.

 

Remember, attending roundtables is a key requirement to earn the Scouter’s Key for both Cub Scout leaders and Boy Scout leaders.

YPT v2: F2F Training on May 5

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There will be a face to face (F2F) training session for Youth Protection Training v2 hosted by Pack 830:YPT Logo

Saturday, May 5, 8 – 10 am (registration starts at 7:30 am with coffee and donuts available)

Eagle Creek Community Church, 5943 N Lafayette Rd., Indianapolis IN.

The team is asking for a sign-up RSVP for planning purposes.  Please sign up using this calendar link:  May 5 YPTv2 Training hosted by Pack 830

 

Our goal with the F2F sessions is to get as many parents trained as possible!  This is likely the first of a handful of sessions; this location may be most convenient for our Pike-area parents but all are welcome.  Future sessions will be in other areas of the District.

Please pass this information far and wide and get the word out, let’s get our parents trained, thank you!

 

Roundtable Highlights – March 2018

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From North Star District Commissioner Stephen Heath:

Thanks for all who attended our March Roundtable.

  • We discussed Keys to Successful Annual Planning for our Cub Scout leaders.

 

  • We had a great discussion about Nova and Supernova awards, and ideas on how to grow the program to help engage our Cub Scouts early-on, to develop their science and technical skills, and be ready for life in our ever changing world.

 

  • We discussed canoeing and the Voyager program, and that we still have openings for the Spring and Fall courses. Check it out on the Council website.

 

  • We had a good discussion about Boy Scout camporee planning, and the team will be sending out dates and locations soon. Watch for that communication.

 

If anyone would like further information, please ask. If you have topics that would entice you and your teams to come out to future roundtables, pass those along, too.

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The next Roundtable will be held on Thursday, April 12, 5pm at St. Luke’s Lodge.

 

“Coffee Chat” to learn about service in a Unit Commissioner Role – March 10

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District Commissioner Stephen Heath is inviting folks interested in learning more about serving the District to a “Coffee Chat” on Saturday March 10, 8am at Starbucks (96th and Meridian).

The role involves meeting with units, sharing ideas, help where needed, and communicating their needs up to the District Committee.  Those in the Commissioner role have to have relevant experience in scouting, and a desire to meet with units on a bi-monthly basis.

We also need people to help coordinate and lead elements of the Monthly Roundtables. This may be as simple as ensuring we have a crock pot of food, and/or leading a discussion.

The Unit Commissioner role is open to

  • Leaders from all Cub, Boy Scout, and Venture Units;
  • Eagle Scouts in the area not (yet) affiliated with a unit;
  • Former leaders;
  • Really involved parents who never bought the khaki shirt.

The intent of the Coffee Chat is to explain the commissioner role, our organization, answer questions about either the role itself or any questions you or your teams might have regarding serving in the operational side of the district.

Please pass the word!

If this date will not work out please contact Stephen Heath for more information.

Thank you for considering and for passing this information along to your Units.

Roundtable This Week

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As previously announced, the roundtables topics this Thursday will be:

  1. Cub Scouts: “Keys to Successful Annual Planning”;
  2. Scouts: “STEM and Explorer Scouting / Canoeing Trip Ideas”.

The Roundtables will take place this Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Luke’s Lodge, the Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner Patchoutbuilding on the northeast corner of the campus of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 West 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260.

Please forward this information to your Den Leaders, Committee members, and Assistant Scoutmasters. They are an important part of the Roundtables’ target audience.

Remember, attending roundtables is a key requirement to earn the Scouter’s Key for both Cub Scout leaders and Boy Scout leaders.

 

Reminder: Commissioner Staff Meeting Thursday

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As announced previously, District meetings’ times and locations have changed. All  Commissioners meet this Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm at Luke’s Lodge, the outbuilding on the campus of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 W. 86th St., Indianapolis, IN 46260.

Direct any questions to District Commissioner Stephen Heath.

District Committee meets next week, Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Zionsville’s Town Hall.

Review your Unit JTE Scorecard

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North Star District Commissioner Stephen Heath recommends that all units take some time at their next unit committee AND the Patrol Leader Council (and Venture Crew Officer) meetings to review their 2018 Journey to Excellence Scorecard. We recently discussed the minor changes for 2018. You can download copies of the scorecard for your unit here.

Stephen recommends focusing on the section headers and picking one to be the focus of JTEthe committee’s attention for the next 30-60 days and state a clear goal the committee wishes to accomplish with that subject. At the end of that period, assess your progress and determine how well you met your goal. Then either renew your commitment to that topic with new efforts, or pick another topic to be the committee’s focus for the next 30-60 days.

Stephen believes that a unit committee, PLC, or Venturing officers that regularly review the JTE Scorecard and makes a conscious effort to improve a section at a time will have remarkable improvement before the end of 2018.

If you know where you need improvement but cannot come up with a plan to move the score forward, this is the perfect time for the committee chair or the chair’s designee to reach out to your Unit Commissioner or District Commissioner Stephen Heath to open discussions on what can be done. That is what the Commissioner Service is intended to do for you!.