Roundtable is a term you will hear every now and then from leaders who have been around Scouting for a while. Once a month, usually on a Thursday evening, Scouters (adult volunteers) will gather for an hour-long meeting.
After reading that paragraph, you know minimally more than you knew 30 seconds ago. Maybe if we changed the name of Roundtable to “Meeting To Get Ideas to Make Your Unit More Successful” or “Monthly Scouting Resources and Announcement Fair” or even “Scouter Fellowship and Educational Meeting” we would have a better chance of conveying what happens at Roundtable.
But for now, let’s just say that Roundtable is a chance to meet other leaders who are in the same boat as you. It’s a chance to interact with trainers and long-term Scouters who have been there and done that. And, Roundtable is a place to get answers to any and all questions which have been bugging you. In the end, Roundtable is a resource for you, your Pack, you Den and your Scouts.
Worried about walking into a big meeting of uniformed Scouters on your own? Contact your District’s Tiger leader Mentor or your Unit Commissioner and he will greet you at the door and walk you through the process. Otherwise, show up and you’ll be greeted at the door by your District Commissioner and District Chairman and they will point the way. The answers, the resources, and the information you need is out there…all in one place full of people who want to be helpful to you and the youth you serve.