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.
Monthly from September to May
The First Thursday night of the month
7 PM - 8 PM
Saint Luke’s United Methodist Church, Danville VA
If you are a Scouting Unit in the Dan River/Halifax Area and would like to add an event to the calendar, please send details to me in an email. You can email me by clicking HERE
Dan River District Calendar (There is more stuff below calendar)
Click event for more details
Monday, October 25, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Sixteen Steps to Build a Campfire1. Split dead limb into fragments and shave one fragment into slivers.
2. Bandage left thumb.
3. Chop other fragments into smaller fragments
4. Bandage left foot.
5. Make structure of slivers (include those embedded in hand).
6. Light Match.
7. Light Match.
8. Repeat "a Scout is cheerful" and light match.
9. Apply match to slivers, add wood fragments, and blow gently into base of fire.
10. Apply burn ointment to nose.
11. When fire is burning, collect more wood.
12. Upon discovering that fire has gone out while out searching for more wood, soak wood from can labeled "kerosene."
13. Treat face and arms for second-degree burns.
14. Re-label can to read "gasoline."
15. When fire is burning well, add all remaining firewood.
16. When thunder storm has passed, repeat steps 1-15.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
How will it work? In a nutshell, unit leaders will be able to update their unit's Google "pin" - the bubble you see on Google maps - through MyScouting. They can add their unit meeting time, location, phone number, unit Web site address if they have one, as well as a contact name for the unit.
That's right! The BSA is putting Scouting on the map all across the nation! In time for Join Scouting 2010, the Boy Scouts of America will have its own joining Web page with information on Scouting, plus an actual Google map application that will help potential Scouts and their parents find packs, troops, and crews in their communities. It's real and it's coming!
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NEW Winter Camp- Camp Taquatschin
No doubt you have experienced the Blue Ridge Mountain Council's superb summer camp opportunities and you likely have reveled in the many fall and spring programs, but have you ever been on the Reservation in the dead of winter? Prepare yourself for a brand new long-term camp called Taquatschin or "Cold One" in the Lenni Lanape tongue. This is not your traditional merit badge camp. Taquatschin is designed to meet the needs of older scouts who are working toward their Eagle Rank. As such, expect badges and programs not offered during summer camp; plan on expert instruction from the Reservation's most senior staff; and get ready for exciting evening activities that take advantage of the Aquatic Base's unique facilities.
So, if you are looking for a unique way to welcome in the New Year, why not consider hanging with the staff of Taquatschin?
For registration and information click HERE.
Friday, October 8, 2010
- The Camporee will be hosted by Troop 497 from South Boston
- Events will be based on targeting themes, but not just shooting sports. Targeting may include compasses, water balloons, rockets, etc. Events are still being planned and we are looking for units to create and host an activity.
- We have already confirmed plans for a .22 rifle competition, homemade sling shot range, a catapult and other great ideas. We need your participation to make this event a success.
- Please contact Barry Thompson or Tim Spayde if your unit has an event that they can sponsor. Complete details will be distributed in a later email and at the November Roundtable.
- The Halifax County Gun Club is located on Route 58, approximately 7 miles west of South Boston. There will be banners and flags to mark the entrance on the north side of 58. The club has great facilities with running water and electric available at sites if desired, but the space is compact, so consider this in your site planning.
Commissioners Announcements (10 minutes)
○ 10/13 - Tuscarora Chapter of the Order of the Arrow Chapter Meeting
○ 10/16 - Troutoree Powhatan
○ 10/16 - District Scout-O-Rama at Piedmont Mall (Bill Oswald to make any announcements concerning)
○ 10/21 - District Committee Meeting (Now on 3rd Thursday of every month so as not to interfere with Roundtable and more time can be devoted to District Planning. If you have any interest in serving, please see Bob, Bill or Chuck.)
○ 10/23 - Kroger 200 Camping World Truck Series Race
○ 10/30 - Dan River Gunsmoke Skeet Shoot at Halifax Gun Club
○ 11/02 - Skatenight
○ 11/04 - District Roundtable
○ 11/04 - Last day to return popcorn FULL BOXES ONLY
○ 11/04 - Leader Specific Training
○ 11/06 - Scout Day at Averett Football vs. Ferrum College, Danville VA
○ 11/06 - Popcorn orders due online
○ 11/12 - Camporee (TIM SPAYDE)
○ 11/18 - District Committee Meeting
○ 11/19 - Popcorn pickup day at Dan Valley
Commissioners Story or Activity (1 minute)
● Have someone off to the side playing the part of the fisherman and sometime during the calendar announcements run this skit
● Passer by: "What ya doing there?"
● Fisher: "I'm fishing, what's it like I'm doin?"
● Passer by: "Fishing eh!, what are you fishing for."
● Fisher: "I'm fishing for suckers."
● Passer by: "Have you caught any?"
● Fisher: "Yes you're the third one today"
Commissioners Guest (15 minutes)
● Kathy Keatts
● Will be talking about Scouting for Youth with disabilities. I will also focus on opportunities for service projects involving the disabled in the Danville area.
Merit Badge (5 minutes)
1. Discuss with your counselor proper disability etiquette and person first language. Explain why these are important.
2. Visit an agency that works with people with physical, mental, emotional, or educational disabilities. Collect and read information about the agency's activities. Learn about opportunities its members have for training, employment, and education.
3. Do TWO of the following:
a. Talk to a Scout who has a disability and learn about his experiences taking part in Scouting activities and earning different merit badges.
b. Talk to an individual who has a disability and learn about this person's experiences and the activities in which this person likes to participate.
c. Learn how people with disabilities take part in a particular adaptive sport or recreational activity. Discuss what you have learned with your counselor.
d. Learn about independent living aids such as service animals, canes, and teletypewriters (TTYs). Discuss with your counselor how people use such aids.
4. Visit TWO of the following locations and take notes about the accessibility to people with disabilities. In your notes, give examples of five things that could be done to improve upon the site and five things about the site that make it friendly to people with disabilities. Discuss your observations with your counselor.
a. Your school
b. Your place of worship
c. Your Scout camping site
d. A public exhibit or attraction (such as a theater, museum, or park)
5. Explain what advocacy is. Do ONE of the following advocacy activities:
a. Present a counselor approved disabilities awareness program to a Cub Scout pack or other group. During your presentation, explain and use person first language.
b. Find out about disability awareness education programs in your school or school system, or contact a disability advocacy agency. Volunteer with a program or agency for eight hours.
c. Using resources such as disability advocacy agencies, government agencies, the Internet (with your parent's permission), and news magazines, learn about myths and misconceptions that influence the general public's understanding of people with disabilities. List 10 myths and misconceptions about people with disabilities and learn the facts about each myth. Share your list with your counselor, then use it to make a presentation to a Cub Scout pack or other group.
6. Make a commitment to your merit badge counselor describing what you will do to show a positive attitude about people with disabilities and to encourage positive attitudes among others. Discuss how your awareness has changed as a result of what you have learned.
7. Name five professions that provide services to people with disabilities. Pick one that interests you and find out the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Discuss what you learn with your counselor, and tell why this profession interests you.
Scout Games (10 minutes maybe)
Kims Game (Play Individually then in teams)
● Locate many small articles, such as keys, safety pins, and that kind of thing.
● Get about 15 of these and put them on a tray and show them all round.
● Then you tell all the boys, except one, to hide their eyes.
● The boy that is left sits up in bed and you take one of the articles and hide it on the boy.
● Then you tell the others to sit up in their beds; you give them paper and pencil and then you show them the articles, and they have to write the name of the missing article.
● Some are right and some are wrong, and the ones that win carry on the game, till at last there is only one boy left and he is the winner.
● Group version is that the team has to list all items in box with descriptions. Group that comes closer than the others win.
Commissioners Recipe (Pass out while PP is shown)
Quik Chicken stew
○ 2 each Can of Cooked Chicken
○ Can of Potatoes (drained)
○ Can of Corn (drained)
○ Can of Peas (drained)
○ Can of Black Eyed Peas (drained)
○ Can of Chicken Broth
○ One Onion diced
○ 1 tablespoon pepper
○ 1 tablespoon garlic powder
○ 3 Tablespoons Corn Starch mixed in water
○ Heat up Dutch Oven to 350 degrees
○ Add Chicken and Stir constantly until seared
○ Add everything else BUT cornstarch
○ Cover and cook for 30 minutes to 1 hour (Check at every 20 minutes for taste)
○ On the second 20 minute check add corn starch to thicken and stir. Best if corn starch is mixed in water in empty can and then added to pot.
○ Serve hot
Commissioners Minute (20 minutes)
Link to PowerPoint online: http://www.4shared.com/document/Wd60qrqo/BULLYING_PREVENTION__2_.html
Show PowerPoint Presentation:
Think about this: Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer at heart. When passing judgment on another you condemn yourself and bring the judgment of God on yourself. We are to have a mutual respect for one another. (1 John 3:15; Romans 2:1,2; 2 John 5,6)
DUTY TO OTHER PEOPLE: Many people need help. A cheery smile and a helping hand make life easier for others. By not bullying other scouts or your peers, you prove yourself a Scout and do your part to make this a better world.
A BOY SCOUT IS: FRIENDLY, KIND, BRAVE: A friendly scout is not a bully but one who is a friend to others even if they are different. A kind scout is not a bully but one who respects the rights of others. A brave scout is not a bully only a scared coward is a bully
Be the scout you are meant to be, don't be a bully.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
- Handicapped Presentation and Merit Badge Information
- Commissioners Minute will include PP on Bullying and my thoughts.