We had a great Roundtable meeting last night. It was one of those nights where we tackled a tough topic, and had some really constructive ideas come from the resulting discussion. This one was about New Parent Orientation for both Cubs and Scouts, as well as getting parents to participate in the Scouting program. All of the presentations and handouts can be found below. I also included a couple of pictures from the meeting, including the Wood Badge beading ceremony that took place. See you next month!
Cub Scouting Parent Orientation
We had a series of great discussions this evening. We also had the chance to welcome a brand-new unit into Thunderbird District – Pack 2015!
Here are the presentations that were delivered at Roundtable, along with the announcements:
Hurricane Recovery Opportunities
How Thunderbird District Works
Rotational Recruitment-Lessons Learned
We had a fantastic Roundtable meeting last night – thanks to all who came and contributed to a good conversation. Here are the presentations and announcement slides:
We had a really fun meeting last night, learning about some fun – and serious – topics. Here are the documents that were promised, with links to resources for both the campfire programs, as well as info on Cyberbullying:
Last fall, Chisholm Trail District set a Fall recruitment record, using some new methods and strategies. At this month’s Thunderbird Roundtable, Bob Rauner came and shared everything they did. The material is quite good, and should provide us with a foundation for renewed success in recruitment:
01-Spring 2017 JSN PLAY BOOK
02-Bring A Buddy Recruiting
02a-Bring-a-Buddy Business Card
03-2017 JSN Registration Form
04-JSN Tri-Fold Board Creation Tips
CS recruiting flyer FRONT (fillable)
EXAMPLE Post JSN Emails to new Parents – Last 5 JSN’s
How To Conduct A Boy Talk – JSN
Sample Calendar – JSN Trng 2017
Why Join Cub Scouting – Parent Information Guide – Spring 2017 – EXAMPLE for JSN Training
We had a truly unique meeting at the monthly Thunderbird Roundtable this month. I presented an update to online training, and Mike made sure everyone was up-to-speed on the cancellation of the BSA Tour Permit process.
We kicked-off our “Duty To God” series by inviting clergy from a variety of faiths in the community, to come and talk about their beliefs and the connection to Scouting. Tonight we heard about the Sikh faith from Christ-Singh Khalsa.
We also had Bob Rauner from Chisholm Trail District, give us a fantastic overview of their successful recruiting techniques (There will be a separate post with links to all of the amazing materials he presented):
Thanks to those that came out to our January Roundtable meeting. We had a great presentation on unit retention, and talked about participation in the upcoming “Report To State” Parade.
Our 3rd Annual Dutch Oven Tasting event was held at the Thunderbird Roundtable. Big “thanks” to Troop 93 who graciously provided some of the tastiest Dutch Oven dishes (and recipes) for everyone there. We also had a presentation on handling Scouts with unique dietary requirements, and food safety issues. Thanks to all for making this another fantastic Roundtable meeting.