Roundtable

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.

 

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 for Roundtable Next Week

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As previously announced, the roundtables topics will be:

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

The Roundtables will take place 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.

 

Roundtable Schedule Announced for 2018

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District Commissioner Stephen Heath, newly appointed Assistant District Commissioner for Education John Wiebke, and Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner Bill Buchalter have set a schedule for this year’s roundtables.Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner Patch

You can download a copy for your future reference here.

Reminder: Roundtable Thursday! Summer Camp!

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From the new District Commissioner Stephen Heath:

All,

First of all, apologies for the late notice on this. We’ve been working through people transitions, and kicking off 2018, and this came together late.

We’ve come up with a plan for roundtables for the year!!  Roundtable Commissioner for Cub Scouts Bill Buchalter, Assistant District Commissioner for Roundtables John Wiebke, and I hope to share that when we meet.

This Thursday, we meet at Luke’s Lodge [the outbuilding on the campus of St Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 W. 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260] to talk summer camp. The goal is a general discussion, followed by focus discussion.

Bill will lead a discussion on cub scout camps, and this is a great place for leaders (old and new) to learn about how we might effectively get ALL of our scouts to summer camp.

On the Boy Scout side, Patrick Covell from Crossroads of America Council has agreed to provide an overview of the great things available at each of our council camps.

The end goal is to keep our camps full year round, and we figured the best way to do that is by providing information and giving Patrick a chance to do a little marketing. I’m also hoping we might generate a needs/wish list from our Units of what the BSA can do to make the camps more attractive to our boys in their planning.

Kindly forward this within your Unit. The goal is to make Roundtable topics interesting and relevant, and my hope is to improve attendance to include every unit by year end.

See you Thursday,

Yours in Scouting.
Stephen Heath
District Commissioner North Star District, Crossroads of America Council
Assistant Scoutmaster Boy Scout Troop 358, Zionsville Indiana

Roundtable Thursday (CORRECTED)

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Just a quick reminder that we will hold the first Roundtable of the year on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Luke’s Lodge, the outbuilding on the campus of St Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260.

The Scout Roundtable will focus on different advancement softwares including Scoutbook.com, TroopWebHost, and TroopMaster (PackMaster). These three will have specific presentations and opportunities to see the software live. Others will be discussed. If your unit uses a different software that you like, please contact Jeff Heck to provide more information for presentation purposes. This open to all packs, troops, and crews. Please suggest that your unit chair and advancement chair attend.

The Cub Scout Roundtable, led by Roundtable Commissioner Bill Buchalter, will focus on Blue and Gold Banquet planning and preparation for use in the next 30-90 days. Come learn how to make this memorable and valuable to your Cubs and Webelos!Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner Patch

Correction h/t on date to Mark Pishon.

REMINDER: Roundtable tomorrow

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Tomorrow’s roundtable (Thursday, November 8, 2017) will be at 7:00 pm at Luke’s Lodge on the northeast corner of campus of St Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260. We will have Den Leader Training and a presentation on Life-to-Eagle process.

For Life-to-Eagle, this is open to all scout leaders, Eagle Candidates, and family members. Come hear from the district members that are a necessary part of your scout’s success in making Eagle.

November Boy Scout Roundtable: Life to Eagle in North Star

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We will have the members of the North Star District Advancement Committee, Eagle pinspecializing in Eagle issues lead a discussion. The roundtable will be at 7:00 pm on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Luke’s Lodge, the outbuilding on the campus of St Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260.

Specifically, Eagle Project Coordinators Rick Aker and Bill Cherry will talk about how boy scouts go about getting their Eagle Projects approved in the District.

Eagle Board of Review Coordinator Jerry Simon will talk about how boards are scheduled, run, and successfully completed.

This topic is ideal for Eagle Candidates, their parents, Troop Key 3 members, Troop Advancement Chairs, Troop Eagle Mentors (scout and scouter), new and old Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, and anyone interested in serving on Eagle Boards of Review. Oh, forget it; just anyone.

Come with your questions!

Notes from Rechartering Roundtable

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If you are attending the Rechartering Roundtable, you can watch the presentation live on your iOS device, Mac, or the web by clicking here. This will allow you to see the same slides as they advance. Please note that this is not the same as downloading the file. That will be posted on this page as a later update, after the Roundtable is over.

For copies of the Journey to Excellence forms that are required to complete recharter, you can download them from www.scouting.org/jte.

Take a look at the Unit Assessment form to know more about what you can do to improve your JTE score. Talk to a commissioner the results. Review the Unit Performance Guide, especially chapter 4 for ideas.

Remember Recharter Agreements are required. Sometimes those are handled in advance. Rechartering cannot proceed, if our DE does not have that agreement in way or another.

Roundtable Thursday

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This Thursday we will have a busy roundtable.

We will have all the following at 7:00 pm

  1. Den Leader SDistrictCommissionerpecific Training for all grades;
  2. Camping skills for Webelos Den Leaders and Cubmasters with demonstrations by boy scouts from Troop 56;
  3. Introduction to Rechartering methods and other fun of unit administration. This is open to all persons handling rechartering; and
  4. An open forum for boy scout leaders not involved in rechartering.

We will also have Youth Protection Training for Cubs and Scouts live at 6:30 pm.

See you Thursday at Luke’s Lodge on northeast corner of campus of St Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 West 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260 at 7:00 pm.