The District Roundtable is a great place to meet other scout leaders and share information, ask questions and learn about the latest changes to the Scout program.
Every meeting has three main parts:
- Announcements - we try to make these a quick as possible.
- Presentation - Usually on a timely topic. It may be refresher training or news about changes to the scout program. If there is a topic that you would like to hear about, or if you have information that you need to present, please contact the Commissioner so that he/she may schedule it in advance.
- Roundtable Discussion - This is where you can talk about the issues and share information. Sometimes the presentation will spawn a discussion about its topic. We typically announce this topic in advance. This is a true "roundtable" discussion in that everyone has an equal say and no one person leads the conversation. This is a good opportunity to share your ideas and concerns about your troop and to hear what other leaders are doing about these same issues. We usually get into some very interesting discussions and most of the leaders attending walk away with some great ideas.
Anyone involved in your unit’s program. Scouting is constantly changing and evolving and every leader need to keep on top of these changes. If you have little experience, then this is the place to learn about how the Scout program really works. If you have a lot of experience, then you can share what you know with others. Every unit should be sending at least one of its leaders (or committee members) to the monthly roundtable meeting.
Leave No Trace, Tread Lightly, Campsite Selection
Map and Compass, Navigation, Getting Lost
Camp Kitchen set-up, Food Safety/Handling/Disposal
Anatomy of boats, Safe Swim/Safety Afloat
Weather Hazards, Trek Safely
Poisonous Plants, Animal and Plant Recognition
Meeting times and locations can be found on the Ethan Allen Roundtable page on the Green Mountain Council website here.