Re: Roundtable Commissioner Training
Robert Harrold (harrold@EXECPC.COM)
Fri, 15 Aug 1997 23:49:11 -0500
Steve Featherkile asked about how to make roundtables effective. As with
anything else in Scouting -- Training.
Your District Commissioner, or your Council Commissioner should be
providing for annual training for all Roundtable Commissioners and
Roundtable staff. In addition, you should have in your possession, the
Roundtable guides. The new Cub Scout Roundtable Planning guide (#34238),
and the Boy Scout Roundtable Planning Guide (#7263) are a must.
Training should be conducted by your Council. The Boy Scout Roundtable
Commissioner Training Guide (#34256) is available. There is also several
pages of materials in the Continuing Education for Commissioners(#33615)
which includes the materials for The College of Commissioner's Science.
In answer to your question, is there a set program or suggested order.
Yes. See page 14 of the BSRG or page 63 of the CSRG.
Your District Executive and the District Commissioner should have by now
met with their RT Comms and conducted the annual planning meeting. At
this meeting, the monthly themes and programs should have been selected.
Locations, special events, and other major decisions made. The RT Comm
should then hold quarterly meeting to refine these plans and delegate
responsibilities. A monthly meeting, usually 10 to 15 minutes should be
held, usually after the RT to double check the arrangements for the next
Your responsibilities as a Roundtable Commissioner are to develop a staff
to deliver a quality roundtable. It is the most important meeting held in
your council/district each month. Make it the best also.
Potawatomi Area Council, Wisconsin
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