Attendance at Roundtable
Leah R. Wolf (WOLF@CUA.BITNET)
Wed, 10 Mar 1993 15:56:57 -0500
Within the unit, the tone is set by the Cubmaster and the Committee Chair.
When I did awards/advancement, only the Committee Chair went to Roundtable.
The den leaders and committee members were given the impression that only
she was allowed to attend these meetings. When I became Committee Chair, I
made it my business to go every month, as does the Cubmaster and three of our
four den leaders.
In our district--Patuxent District of the National Capital Area Council--not
only are very good handouts made available (for $1.00), but the professionals
bring along all the various packets for upcoming events (Scouting for Food,
popcorn, recharter, summer camp, etc.). I always pick up our packets, which
gives us a jump of at least a month ahead of waiting for the District Commis-
sioner to bring them to me. It is worthwhile going to Roundtable to meet with
the DE's and get the packets!
Our Assisant Cubmaster/Webelos Den Leader keeps our brother troop covered,
inasmuch as he has a son in the troop. He has taken the initiative of going
to the Boy Scout Roundtable and picking up their handouts, which I used to
do before he started coming to the meetings. (My son is in the troop, but I
have remained as Pack Committee Chair, and my son is a den chief for our
Wolf den.) Lots of good networking here.
Anyway, if you can find one leader or committee member in the unit who can
be evangelized about going to Roundtable (assuming that it is well run and
a productive use of one's time), that person will eventually win over other
leaders in the unit, in my experience. It helps if that person is the Cub-
master or Committee Chair!
Leah R. Wolf
Committee Chair, Pack 224
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