Aptakisic Roundtable

Teach me how to Scout: District Roundtable

Roundtable Meetings are monthly or bi-monthly gatherings of adult volunteers at the unit and district level. The objectives of Roundtable are to provide leaders with program ideas, news on policies and upcoming events, and training opportunities. It is also a forum for sharing ideas and enjoying fellowship with other adult leaders. Roundtable is your one-stop-shop to find out what events are happening in your district, to discover what training opportunities you and your unit can take advantage of, and to get new ideas and advice from fellow scouters. If you have questions about anything Scouting, Roundtable is the best place to start! Look below to find your Roundtable’s time, location, and the different topics offered each month.

 Aptakisic Roundtables are held at 6:45 PM on the second Tuesday of each month (except June & July) at: 

The Kasperson Center for Scouting at Morrison Park

850 Forest Edge Drive, Vernon Hills, 60061

General Gathering Starts at 6:45 pm

(Meet your Aptakisic professionals, visit the scout shop, and turn in advancement or registration paperwork)

Formal Opening: All Attendees – Heritage Hall – 7:00 pm

Fall 2019 Schedule

8/13/19 7:15 Separate Programs for Cub Leaders and Scout Leaders:

Cub Leaders:   Are you Recruiting and Welcoming New Scouts & Volunteers?  Do you have a New Member Coordinator – Every pack should have one!

Scouts BSA/Venturing:  Recruiting a Great Committee – Your troop or crew depends on it!  (what to do with parents of new youth)

9/10/19 7:15 Separate Programs for Cub Leaders and Scout Leaders:

Cub Leaders:  Weather Hazards – Live!  Every Direct Contact Leader needs to complete SCO_800 to be “Positioned”   Trained.  Here’s your chance to get this very important safety update. 

Scouts BSA/Venturing:  Troop Meeting Agenda – Skills Instruction – How do your meetings position you to be prepared for camping?  And – Why is camping a core part of our program?

10/15/19  Special: Visit Commissioner Station for Recharter Assistance 

7:15 Separate Programs for Cub Leaders and Scout Leaders:

Cub Leaders: Ideas & Resources for Winter & Indoor Activities; Tips from Guide to Safe Scouting

Scouts BSA/Venturing:  Recognizing Adult Leaders – How to be a great leader without taking over for the youth.  Plus, Special Need Awareness – Guest Speaker

 11/12/19   Special: Visit Commissioner Station for Recharter Assistance 

7:15 Separate Programs for Cub Leaders and Scout Leaders:

Cub Leaders:  How to organize your pack – the BSA Structure and play the Pack Committee Challenge

Scouts BSA/Venturing:  Boards of Review – Guest Speaker from Advancement Committee and Games for your troop or crew meeting

12/10/19 Special: Visit Commissioner Station for Recharter TURN IN!

7:15 Separate Programs for Cub Leaders and Scout Leaders:

Cub Leaders:  Derbies!  Derbies!  Derbies!  Pinewood, Regata, Rockets, Cubmobile, etc

Scouts BSA/Venturing:  Troop Meeting Agenda – Games for the Activity segment and Guest Speaker from OKPIK for Winter Camping

Spring 2020 Schedule

1/14/20  7:15 Separate Programs for Cub Leaders and Scout Leaders:

Cub Leaders:  What is a Den Chief & the Den Leaders responsibilities to a Den Chief. We’ll also look at My.Scouting and how to understand the Training Requirements. 

Scouts BSA/Venturing:  Webelos to Scout Transition – Guest Speaker from a local Pack and how to apply Mentoring in your troop or crew

 2/11/20  7:15 Separate Programs for Cub Leaders and Scout Leaders:

Cub Leaders:  Advancement how & why, recordkeeping, Scoutbook and planning the Scouting Year Program (June 1st to May 31st)

Scouts BSA/Venturing:  Using Pre-Opening / Gathering / SPL Announcements and First Aid from a Guest Speaker, First Responder

3/10/20  7:15 Separate Programs for Cub Leaders and Scout Leaders:

Cub Leaders:  Summer Ideas and Resources and Webelos to Scout Transition Planning

Scouts BSA/Venturing:  Tips for Out of State Travel and Stargazing – guest Speaker, Lake County Astronomical Society

4/14/20  7:15 Separate Programs for Cub Leaders and Scout Leaders:

Cub Leaders:  Camp Kitchen & Cub Scout friendly recipes; why ALL Webelos Leaders should attend BALOO Training.

Scouts BSA/Venturing:  Start early with your Annual Planning and follow up with Project Planning

 5/12/20 (2020-2021 Program Kickoff)

FEATURING: Events, Activities, Training, Camps, Resources, STEM Demos, and More offered by NEIC and Aptakisic District.  Learn good Planning Tips for Success.

Roundtable Volunteers:  Commissioner: Chris Fardoux

Cub Scout Roundtable: Bill Readdy & Felicia Brandt   Boy Scout Roundtable: Bill LaFleur

Questions about Roundtable? Contact your District’s Roundtable Commissioner here