Soapstone Ridge District

Serving Southern DeKalb County Scouts of the Atlanta Area Council

Roundtable Staff

Position Name Contact
District Commisioner David Bennett  Bennettda@bellsouth.net
Roundtable Commissioner Vacant
Assistant Roundtable Commissioner Open
Roundtable Staff Open
Roundtable Staff Open
Roundtable Staff Open

 

Volunteers Needed

If you or anyone you know is interested in volunteering for our Roundtable please contact our District Commisioner or District Executive about information on our open positions.

About District Roundtable

Roundtable is open to all adults involved with the Boy Scout program. Registered troop leaders are especially encouraged to attend. Roundtable provides a forum for adults involved as leaders in the Boy Scout program to:

  • Discuss topics of interest, both formally and informally.
  • Learn about upcoming District and Council events and programs.
  • Meet and exchanges ideas with other leaders from the District.

Our Roundtable meets once a month.
For the next meeting see our event calendar

Roundtable Commissioner

Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner Patch

  • Report to the District Commissioner
  • Conduct monthly Roundtable meetings:
    • Develop regular Roundtable plans
    • Participate in the annual Council Roundtable planning conference
    • Meet with the DE and District Commissioner to review the Council’s master Roundtable plan and to adapt to the District plans
    • Lead a monthly Roundtable planning session
    • Use National aids: Boy Scout or Cub Scout Roundtable Planning Guide, Roundtable Planning Sheets, Scouting Magazine, Program Helps, Boys’ Life, etc
    • Determine what contributions can be made by resource people, and arrange for their participation
  • Recruit Roundtable Staff, as needed, to handle elements, projects, physical arrangements, hosting, and participation
  • Coach the Chartered Organization Representatives
  • Involve Unit adult in training and Roundtables
  • Train Roundtable Staff:
    • Use the Boy Scout or Cub Scout Roundtable Planning Guide
    • Working well in advance, assign specific Roundtable program projects
    • Follow through with those who have accepted assignments
  • Secure help from Commissioner Staff:
    • Report on Roundtable plans regularly at each District Commissioner Staff meeting
    • Enlist the District Commissioner’s cooperation in getting Unit Commissioners to attend Roundtables
  • Promote Roundtable attendance:
    • Obtain the UC’s help in bringing new leaders to Roundtables
    • Follow up on Units not participating
    • Keep Roundtable attendance records and share them with the District Commissioner
  • Evaluate Roundtables:
    • At least twice a year appraise the effectiveness of Roundtables
    • Seek suggestions from Unit leaders
  • Attend monthly Commissioner Staff meetings; report on the Roundtable program and attendance

District Commissioner

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  • Recruit Commissioners so that all Scouting Units in the District receive regular, helpful service including:
    • Assistant District Commissioners
    • Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner
    • Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner
    • Venturing Roundtable Commissioner
    • Unit Commissioners – enough to serve no more than three Units each
  • Train members of the Commissioner Staff
    • Provide Commissioner Basic training
    • Conduct orientation/personal coaching
    • Guide Commissioners toward Arrowhead Honor and Scouter’s Key
    • Promote continuing education for Commissioners
  • Supervise and motivate UC’s to visit each Unit regularly, identify Unit needs, and make plans to meet Unit needs
  • Administer the annual Commissioner service plan, which gives specific purposes for Commissioner contact with Units at designated times of the year
  • Oversee the Unit charter renewal plan so that each Unit reregisters on time with optimum membership
  • Guide Roundtable Commissioners to ensure that monthly Roundtables are well-attended, and provide practical and exciting Unit program ideas
  • Plan and preside at monthly meetings of the District Commissioner Staff
  • Work with the District Chair and DE to stimulate and coordinate the work of the District
  • Help meet the District goals
  • Represent the District as a member of the Council Commissioner Cabinet
  • Support local and national Scouting policy, procedures, and practices
  • Attend District Committee meetings to report on conditions of Units and to secure specialized help for Units

Assistant District Commissioner

Assistant District Commissioner patch

  • Report to the District Commissioner
  • Recruit a full staff of Unit Commissioners to serve their assigned Units and area
  • Help the District Commissioner train UC’s and Roundtable Commissioners:
    • Conduct personal coaching/orientation sessions
    • Participate in the formal Basic Training courses
    • Help the UC’s attain the Arrowhead Honor, Scouter’s Key, and Distinguished Commissioner Service Award
  • Attend monthly District Commissioner Staff meetings, including a meeting with your UC’s to review Unit needs
  • Serve Units with no assigned UC
  • Maintain regular contact with UC’s under your supervision:
    • To assess Units’ strengths and weaknesses
    • To help find solutions to Units’ problems
    • To provide information, informal training, program ideas, and recognition
    • To help UC’s work successfully with Unit Committees, Chartered Organization Representatives, and Chartered Organizations
  • Involve Unit adults in training and Roundtables
  • Evaluate at least quarterly, the performance of UC’s and provide the help necessary to give the UC the confidence and expertise to serve assigned Units effectively
  • Support the District’s and Council’s program emphases
  • Become familiar with the program themes offered by the BSA for Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Varsity Scout Teams, and Venturing Crews
  • Supervise the operation of the annual service plan for assigned Units
  • Promote proper BSA uniforming standards

Roundtable Staff

Boy Scout Roundtable Staff Patch

  • Report to the Roundtable Commisioner
  • Discuss topics of interest, both formally and informally.
  • Learn about upcoming District and Council events and programs.
  • Meet and exchanges ideas with other leaders from the District.