Roundtable Staff Objectives

Roundtables are a form of commissioner service and supplemental training for volunteers at all levels. The objective of roundtables is to give leaders program ideas; information on policy, events, and training opportunities; and an opportunity to share experiences and enjoy fun and fellowship with other Scouting leaders. The roundtable commissioner and staff demonstrate elements of a model meeting that leaders may use as a pattern for their own meetings. The roundtable experience will inspire, motivate, and enable unit leaders to provide a stronger program for their Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, Webelos and Boy Scouts.

Meeting Times:

Monthly from September to May

The First Thursday night of the month

7 PM - 8 PM

Saint Luke’s United Methodist Church, Danville VA

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Summit Shakedown 2012

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Eatin' Good Out in the Woods

As you know, or may not know... much of our camping experiences seem to hover around when the next meal is.  
We set camp... have a Cracker Barrel.
We wake up... Breakfast.
We do an activity until... lunch.
We resume activity until it's time to prepare dinner.
And then we clean up the mess so we can get ready for dessert.

Planning and preparation of meals, especially while backpacking requires thought and a little work.  But the pay off is easy to prepare, light weight, easy to clean up meals that keep you on the trail and having fun.
Recently one of the Assistant Scoutmasters in our troop prepared a sample weekend meal plan to help teach the newer Scouts, refresh the memories of older Scouts and keep them all within their budgets.
Take a look at this, it may be something you want to try with your unit.  This meal plan is for buddy (2 scouts) teams, but can be modified to meet the needs of bigger groups.

Oatmeal 4 pks. $0.60

Soup mix 1 cup $1.14
Tortellini 1/2 lb $2.17

Salmon 1 pouch $1.83
Noodles 1 pouch $0.98

Oatmeal 4 pks. $0.60

Drink mix 4 pks. $0.49
Trail mix 1 lb. $1.95

Total cost $9.76

Menu #2
Eggs 6 $0.56
Sausage 1/2 stick $2.49

Triscuits 1 box $1.78
Summer Sausage 1/2 stick $2.49

Chicken 1 can $1.44
Noodles 1 pouch $0.85

Oatmeal 4 pks. $0.60

Drink Mix 4 pks. $0.49
Granola Bars 8 bars $1.78

Total Cost $12.48

At $6.00 a head, which is what our Scouts budget per camp out, these two menus stay within the framework of the budget, planning considerations, weight, nutrition, and taste.

Both of these menus break down and fit in a single 1 gallon zip lock bag.  That same zip lock bag becomes your trash bag for the weekend.

I think it is worth a try.  Our Scouts use this model.. substituting items and staying within the guide.  Both of these menus recently were used by patrols in our Troop at Camporee.

Have a Great Scouting Day!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Memorial Day

Scouts are invited to help put flags on graves at Lee Cemetery for Memorial Day. Saturday, 23rd, 8:00am.

Thanks Ruth for the information.

Yours in Scouting

David Hyler

If you really want to do something, You will make a way. If you don't, You will make an excuse.

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