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December 2015 Roundtable

December’s Thunderbird Roundtable was full of great information – both from the presentations, as well as the shared experiences of Scouting leaders across the District.  We talked about how NOT to cancel a campout, due to weather.  We discovered how easy it is to introduce your unit to the Cyberchip Badge.  We talked about the upcoming changes to the Boy Scout program requirements for 2016, and we found out how to run a great Pinewood Derby.

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As promised, here are all the presentations and hand-outs from the meeting:

December2015_Roundtable_Announcements (PDF)

2016 Changes to the Boy Scout Program:

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BSA_2016BoyScoutRequirements_Details_8.14.15

Transitioning_New_Requirements_2016

 

How_Not_To_Cancel_A_Campout – Due to Weather (PDF)

November 2015 Roundtable

We held yet another memorable Roundtable meeting this month.  It was our annual “Dutch Oven Taste Test”.  We had some incredible dishes from the famous Troop 93, as well as Kristi Rutter from Troop 585.  IN addition, we had a representative from JustServe.org, showing us how to access an online database of potential service projects in our area.  What a great night!

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JustServe.org_Presentation

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October 2015 Roundtable Materials

We had yet another great Thunderbird Roundtable meeting last night!  The main topic was about Unit Commissioners – who they are and how they can help your unit.  The Boy Scout breakout was all about the new digital merit badge pamphlets, while the Cub Scout breakout was a great look at gift-making activities for the holidays (talk about fun!)

The announcement slides are listed below, as well as the Unit Commissioner presentation and Digital Merit Badge slides that were also presented.

Thanks to all who came out – we’re excited to see you again next month!

Neal

Slides

October2015_Roundtable_Announcements

Unit_Commissione-How_Can_They_Help_You

Digital_Merit_Badge_Pamphlets

September 2015 Roundtable Materials

We had a fantastic Thunderbird Roundtable meeting last night!  We had a LOT of fun trying some brand-new “Getting To Know You” games (pictures below)

The announcement slides are listed below, as well as the re-charter prep slides that were also presented.  Lastly, I’ve included the list of books that were used for the “Getting To Know” you games – these are a great resource that you can use with your own units.

Thanks to all who came out – we’re excited to see you again next month!

Neal

Slides

September2015_Roundtable_Announcements PDF

Recharter Preparation PDF

 

Getting To Know You Games – Resource Materials:

“Rope Games” by Jim Cain – Amazon Link

“Find Something To Do – No Prop Activities” by Jim Cain – Amazon Link

“Beaucoup Bandanas – Creative Ways to use Bandanas” by Sara Shaw – Amazon Link

“No Props – Great Games with No Equipment” by Mark Collard – Amazon Link

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May 2015 Roundtable Documents

May saw one of our best-attended Roundtable meetings ever!  With around 60 people in the room, we held our annual classroom-based Youth Protection Training.  Have a ton of ice cream available to all, certainly helped ; )  Carrie Fortner from Troop 448 completed her last Wood Badge ticket by presenting a marketing and recruitment plan for her troop.  Thanks to all who gathered and shared!

May2015_Roundtable_Announcements PDF

T448 Marketing Recruiting Plan PDF

YPT Training Materials

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April Roundtable Documents – 2015

April’s Roundtable meeting showcased our very first annual Thunderbird Camping Gear Expo!  We had some of the “latest” and “absolute favorite” gear from 10 different Thunderbird Scouting units, on display. Hints, tips and war stories were shared by all ; )  Special thanks to the following units for participating:

  • Crew 20
  • Crew 575
  • Pack 15
  • Pack 585
  • Troop 20
  • Troop 500
  • Troop 575
  • Troop 585
  • Troop 93

CLICK HERE FOR April 2015 Roundtable Announcements

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