Re: Roundtable Commissioner
Petersen Jim (PeterJ@PSC.STATE.WI.US)
Thu, 14 Aug 1997 08:42:46 -0500
> As a Roundtable Commissioner for 7 year's here's my response:
> 1. What is the purpose of a Roundtable?
> It's an additional adult training opportunity as well as a chance for
> Scouters to interact, share stories, and receive up to date info from
> the council and district.
> 2. What topics are discussed?
> For Cub Scouts, monthly themes from Program Helps plus See 1.
> For Boy Scouts, themes draw from Woods Wisdom, anything else.
> 3. What is a good format for the Roundtable.
> Whatever works for you.
> We have a joint gathering activity, a 10 to15 minute announcement
> session followed by separate CS and BS sessions of 1 to 1.5 hours.
> Groups adjourn separartely.
> 4. How much time is devoted to training and how much to "fluff?"
> One persons fluff is another persons meat. CS Den Leaders needs alot
> more song, games and crafts in the meetings in order to pass them on
> to their units but the best way to learn a song or a skit is to do one
> for the group. I think you'll find that this is what makes the
> Roundtable fun and helps attendance.
> 5. How do you ensure that the Roundtables are interesting and
> Work your tail off to Keep It Simple and Make It Fun! Recruiting a
> strong, energetic staff that uses their resources can't hurt.
> Jim Petersen
> I am an Eagle
> I didn't used to be anything (But that's another story)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City