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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Friday, March 19, 2010

Important Roundtable Announcement

First:  April Roundtable is postponed from April 1st until April 8th due to Maundy Thursday services being held at St. Luke's UMC.  Same for District Committee meeting.  Both meetings will be held at the normal times at St. Luke's but on April 8th

Monday, March 8, 2010

WANTED: Summer School High Adventure Coordinator for Hargrave Military Academy

Summer School High Adventure Coordinator for Hargrave Military Academy

Dates/Time Required: June 27th through July 24th, 3:30-5:00 during
weekdays, plus weekend trips.

Qualifications: Min. Age 21; References for work with males aged 11-18;
Experience working with Rifle & Shotgun Shooting, Canoeing, White water
rafting, and Climbing/Rapeling (Certifications in these areas preferred)

Salary: $3,200.00

Please contact Ryan Meyer von Bremen, Summer School Coordinator for
Hargrave Military Academy, at 434-441-6719 or send inquiries/résumé to


Ryan Meyer von Bremen
French Instructor, HMA
Scoutmaster, BSA T68
Summer School Coordinator, HMA

Friday, March 5, 2010

March Roundtable

Commissioners Story or Activity

Name of Story or Activity

  • Stranded activity from the Troop Planning Guides, Vol II on Leadership.
  • After the activity is over discuss the following.
    • Were group answers better than individual answers? Why?
    • Were there any disagreements? How did you resolve them?
    • Did anyone change their mind to simply agree and keep harmony or were you convinced the group was correct?
    • Did you listen to the other suggestions or did you convince yourself that yours was the only answer?
  • This is to show your scouts how that working together to make decisions is a good thing. It promotes teamwork and cooperation.

Commissioners Guest

  • No special guest. I am still looking for a Troop who would be willing to share some of their ceremonies with the group. Court of Honor, Eagle, etc. If we have a volunteer troop, get me some contact information.

Scout Games

Blind Shapes



  • Blindfolds


  • Group (should be 3) is blindfolded, have group form themsleves into a square or a triangle.
  • Thanks to US Scouts website for this game

Commissioners Announcements

  • Dates:
    • Ryan Meyer von Bremen: Rock Climbing Promo
    • Holly Erwin-Harding - Woodbadge
    • Steve Gery:
      • B.S.A. Troop #374 will have a OPEN HOUSE:  Tuesday, March 16, 2010,   7 to 8:30pm
         St. Luke's United Methodist Church,   3090 North Main Street Danville   (our scout room is located in the back of the church)
    • From Jennifer Porterfield
      • Day Camp help!!!!!!  If there are boy scouts that have been in the program at least two years, they are welcome to come to help.  I need workers not warm bodies.  Any adults are welcome to join the fun also.  June 21-25 Goodyear Union Hall, 9:00-3:00.  Theme is "Racing", If anyone has racing items I can use, let me know.  We need speakers to come in each day to speak or demonstrate about 20 min. Any help would be greatly appreciated !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Camp Cards Program
      • The Blue Ridge Mountains Council is pleased to announce a new program called the "Camp Card".  This initiative is designed to help Scouts earn their way to camp.  Units participating in this program will earn 50% commission ($2.50) on each $5 Camp Card they sell.  The cards will be distributed at March District Roundtables.  The sale will end on May 14th giving units over 2 months to sell and close out their accounts.  This program is RISK FREE, simply return any unsold cards.


        The Camp card is a plastic card that fits into any wallet or pocket, offering discounts or free items from specific vendors. Customers who present the card at those vendors are eligible for the discounts. Camp Cards will be sold for $5 each and offer discounts for up to one year at participating vendors. In addition, there are snap-off coupons on the sides of the card.These are broken off and presented to the vendor as one-time use coupons.With so many vendors and discounts, the Camp Card customer can easily recover their $5 investment and enjoy discounts all year long!

    • Moderator - Law Enforcement Explorers
      • Will host defensive tactics/baton training on Sat 27 FEB
      • 2010 National Law Enforcement Explorer Conference July 19-23 at GA Tech
      • Remember that our training is for Law Enforcement Explorers only
    • Next Month
      • Want the help of a Troop to demonstrate ceremonies
    • May
      • Cookoff meeting
    • Calendar

    • March:
    • 3/6/2010 : Religious Award Coordinator Training

      • Attention all leaders and parents interested in supporting the Roman Catholic BSA Religious Awards Program.  The Dioceses of Richmond Committee on Scouting is providing low impact/high result training for awards coordinators.  It will be quick, fun, and informative.  Please register now to reserve your spot.

      • Cub Scout : 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

      • Boy Scout/ Venture 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

      • Free of Charge
      • Contact to register:
    • 3/19/2010 - 3/21/2010 : Wilderness First Aid Training (Council)

      • Location: Claytor Lake Adventure Base

      • Contact Person: Greg Harmon

    • 3/26/2010 - 3/28/2010: Outdoor Leader Training
    • 3/27/2010: Dan River District Pinewood Derby
      • Location: Piedmont Mall
      • Contact Person: Scott Hyman 

      • Contact Phone: 434 792-3846 

      • Contact Email:

    • April
    • 4/16/2010-4/18/2010: Wilderness First Aid Training (District)
    • Location: Camp Arthurware
    • May:
    • 5/1/201 -5/2/2010: Gold Rush
    • 5/26/2010-5/31/2010: Leave No Trace Training
    • June
6/21/2010-6/25/2010: Day Camp

Commissioners Recipe - Hunters Stew

  • Ingredients
    • 3 lbs of hamburger
    • 2 chopped onions
    • 1 chopped green pepper
    • 2 cans of tomato soup
    • 4 cans of your favorite vegetable soup
    • salt and pepper to taste
  • Directions
    • Brown burger, onions and pepper in dutch oven
    • Add other ingredients
    • Cover pot and bring to boil
    • Reduce heat and keep warm until ready to eat.

Commissioners Minute

  • We can teach principles of leadership, but we don't learn leadership unless we live it. Leadership is more effectively taught with a hands-on application. It cannot come out of a book, but must be drawn like steel, slowly and repetitively; working out the errors through actual experiences; tempering them wiht the fire of adversity through the lemeents of nature, given responsibility, and with personal conflict and resolution; and finally, polished through sacrifice, service, and compassion. Only then do the simple experiences of the outdoors become the proving grounds that these young men need to prepare them for the greater experiences that will one day some thier way. That is what the Scouting program is all about. But it all starts with the Scout Oath

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