October Roundtable – WHAT TO EXPECT – October 3, 2019 – 7:00PM – Minnetonka Community Center


Check out this great information series for Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA that applies to any parent or leader. 

Join us for another informative Session at the October Roundtable October 3rd, 2019 at the Minnetonka Community Center with a Social at 6:30pm, (including light snacks and coffee/tea), and the Program starting at 7:00pm.

Cub Scout Breakout:  What I Desperately Wished I Had Known Before My First Den/Pack Meeting. 

          • FEATURING:  Award Winning Cub Scout Committee Chair Chris Tomczik & other “seasoned” Scouters!

As a Parent, what do I need to be prepared for the first meeting?  As a Leader, what do I need for my first Den or Pack meeting? Please plan on attending this spectacular session for answers to these questions and MORE!

Scouts BSA – How to Session Series

  • FEATURING:  Rob Houts, Mark Ferry, & Scouts of Troop 283!  (They suggest bringing your current SPL!)
  • What is the Patrol Method
  • What is a PLC Meeting, who needs to attend?
  • Meet some past and present Senior Patrol Leaders for discussion\

Den Chief Training at Roundtable!

Den Chief training is open to all  Scouts BSA, but only 1st Class Rank scouts and above may use the Den Chief role as their leadership position. Bring your Den Leader so you can both learn what to expect and how to work as a great team! Please register ahead of time to help us plan materials for the training.


As always, Scouts and youth are Welcome to join this Event.


Don’t forget to Check-in for Roundtable before the event!
Roundtable Check-In


6:30 pm – 7:00 pm      Check-in at Registration Table, Social Time

7:00 pm – 7:05 pm      Flag Opening (Guests)

7:05 pm – 7:15 pm      Announcements

  • District Fall Camporee Sibley County Fairgrounds October 11-13th
  • OA Conclave Lake Minnetonka Tonkawa Lodge September 27th-29th
  • Webelos Woods Stearns Scout Camp November 1st-3rd
  • District Executive Announcements

7:15 pm – 7:25 pm Uniform Discussion / Official Policy – (Jeff Pastir)
See Jeff’s AWESOME presentation explaining “Why do I have to tuck in my Class A Uniform and button it?” Find out the reasoning behind an Official Uniform Policy, and fun ways to implement it and to really look Sharp!!

7:25 pm – 7:30 pm      Transition to Breakouts

7:40 pm – Close           Unit Commissioner Visits as needed.


Scouts BSA Breakout:

7:30 pm – 8:15pm         Den Chief Training Session Breakout

Merit Badge Counselor Training Session Breakout

Bring your Senior Patrol Leader for an informational experience (SPL)

Scouts BSA– Patrol Method, PLC Meetings General Session – Bring your Senior Patrol Leader for an informational experience (SPL)

 8:15pm – 8:30 pm      Closing – Circle – Up & Scout Vespers

Cub Scout Breakout:

7:30 pm – 8:15pm       What I DESPERATELY wished I had known before my first Den/Pack meeting

How to I keep Track of all the Advancement?  Pack Software / ScoutBook

 8:15pm – 8:30 pm      Closing – Circle – Up & Scout Vespers



What to expect at this month’s Roundtable Meeting

The monthly District Roundtable meeting provides an information and training forum for adults involved as leaders in the Scouting program. Parents and children are welcome to attend. These meetings allow attendees from all parts of the Scouting program to:

◾ Discuss topics of interest, both formally and informally

◾ Learn new skills and program topics for your unit

◾ Learn about upcoming District and Council events

◾ Meet and exchange ideas with other leaders from the District

Roundtable is open to all adults involved with the Scouting program. Registered leaders are especially encouraged to attend.

LOCATION:  Minnetonka Community Center 14600 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345


  1. Matt Bruch on September 9, 2019 at 1:59 PM

    The October RT usually covers my new den leaders/committee members for their position training. Will this year’s RT meet this requirement? Thanks.

  2. Nick Pedersen on September 19, 2019 at 4:43 PM

    Hi Matt – Tina responded to you in email, but posting for all.

    For Leader Position Training, we recommend doing the training online or at the University of Scouting. The Training has changed and now runs over 3 hours (which we aren’t able to do in 1.5 hours).

    The training that we are doing IS going to be really helpful however. We are doing the “beyond the book” training. It will be like a panel discussion-style training of “here’s what you read in the training, and now here’s how we’ve found makes that work”… training to help make the overwhelming blast of new job responsibilities become more manageable and realistic through talking with people who have done it… Extremely helpful Q&A session with the folks that have been there and done that… for all of the different levels of leaders and committee members… with room for committee chairs and Cubmasters to break off, if needed… we’ll handle that on-site, based on attendees.

  3. Christina on September 26, 2019 at 4:15 PM

    Will there be re-charter training at this roundtable. The invite includes it, but I don’t see anything listed in the what to expect.

    It will be first go at a re-charter:) and also would be my first roundtable.

  4. Tina Ramacier on September 27, 2019 at 1:25 PM

    Hi Christina,

    Thanks for the inquiry! Yes, there will be re-charter training at the October Roundtable. I hadn’t realized that it wasn’t listed in the “what to expect”.

    We have a SUPER trainer to help with re-charter, so you will be in good hands.

    Welcome to Roundtable, and I look forward to seeing you more and more in the future!

  5. Nick Pedersen on October 2, 2019 at 11:56 AM

    Hi Christina – based on the announcement about rechartering being delayed ( we will not have the recharter training this Thursday. As we know more, we will be sure to publish news and make sure that you have the training you need successfully recharter.

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