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WHDRoundtable

All the fun that can be had at the White Horse District Roundtable!

If you have a question, comment, or correction for this page, or about the White Horse Roundtable in general, please contact:
Steve Leth - Assistant District Commissioner for Roundtables & Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner at steve@leth.org or
Pat Shannon - Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner at pivanj@aol.com.

Our Next Meeting - June 9, 2020

Join your fellow leaders from the White Horse District for our June Program Launch!  Get all the information about Council and District Programs and events that you'll need to plan your 2020-2021 season of Scouting!

We don't know yet whether this meeting will be in-person or online. Watch this page and the Knapsack for more developments!

Meetings from 2019-2020

May 12, 2020 - Meeting Notes

Thank You to Al Garcia, Garden State Council VP of Membership,  for his presentation aboout boosting membership in your Troop or Pack. We'll post Al's video as soon as we work out the technical issues.

And another Thank You to Tom Soszynski, GSC 2021 National Jamboree Chairman, for his presentation about Garden State Council's plans for attending this amazing event. Find out more at the National Jamboree website. For more information about joining GSC's contingent, go to our Jamboree Registration page and download our flyer.

Information about the Online Merit Badge Courses, upcoming Cub Scout activities and the Order of the Arrow Isolation Fun Challange can be found at our Scout On! Hub. Just because we're home doesn't mean we have to stop Scouting.

Even though our Scout Shops are closed, you can still order advancements and other Scouting merchandise by contacting Alyssa Gellman, our Senior Scout Manager at Alyssa.Gellman@scouting.org

April 14, 2020 - Meeting Notes

  • To become a Merit Badge Counselor, just follow this flowchart. The Merit Badge Counselor Information form can be found at the BSA's National website.
  • Activities Notes -
    • WHD Pinewood Derby District Finals are POSTPONED to a unspecified date.
    • WHD Fishing Derby:  This event has been CANCELLED for this year.
    • Council Dinner has been tentatively RESCHEDULED to June 24, 2020.  Registration is open till June 19, 2020.
    • State Police/National Guard Camporee has been RESCHEDULED to October 9, 10, 11, 2020.  Registration is still open.
    • The White Horse Dinner has been RESCHEDULED to October 28, 2020.  Registration, and nominations are still open until October 13, for unit Most Valuable Volunteer Awards and the District Award of Merit.  Nomination forms are available on the District Web Page.
  • Duty to God Notes -
    • The March 21, 2020 Cub Religious Emblem Fun Day has been cancelled. I have asked
    • those that registered to finish their requirements on their own, but to contact me if they
    • need assistance or have any questions.
    • The April 25, 2020 Ten Commandments Hike in Mt. Holly, NJ has been postponed to Fall, 2020.
    • We will announce a new date as soon as we work out all the details.
    • The May 9, 2020  Duty to God Service Project and the Board of Review for the Religious Awards have been postponed, with the revised date to be determined. 
    • The June 27, 2020 Religious Award Ceremony for All Faiths is currently still scheduled,however, this is dependent on the COVID-19 situation.
    • In addition, we are holding virtual sessions for Scouts working on their Religious Awards.

March 10, 2020 - Meeting Notes and Links

Our topic in the Cub breakout was Camping with Cubs. Here are links for some of the resources we discussed - 

January 14, 2020 - Meeting Notes and Links

"Thank you" to Jim Taylor from the Battleship New Jersey for his presentation on opportunities for Scouts on the Battleship. For more information, vist their web page at http://www.battleshipnewjersey.org.

A key pack position for On-boarding New Families is the New Member Coordinator. Here's some links to the BSA NAtional website that will help you get started.

This logo can help identify your pack's NMC and is a great graphic to add to your on-boarding materials. It's a great way to let a new family know that you're glad they joined your pack.

Scouting Wire New Member Coordinator page - The first place to look with position descriptions, logos, FAQs 

Why Every Scout Unit Needs a New Member Coordinator - An article from Bryan on Scouting  

Gear Up Your NMC - Shirts, hats and more from Scoutshop.org

Welcome New Cub Scout Family - We've handed this out before, but it might be a nice addition to the other information you give your new families.

 

October 15, 2019 - Meeting Notes and Links

All the Recharter information we talked about in the combined meeting can be found on the GSC Recharter page. This includes downloadable copies of all the forms included in your Recharter Package, the revised National Membership Fees, links to the Online Recharter portal and the new Additional Disclosure and Background Check Authorization form that is required for all adult members to renew their membership in 2020. A link to an FAQ article from Scouting Magazine is also provided.

The Online Recharter Portal is now open!

August 13, 2019 - Membership Rally Meeting Notes and Links

In the Cub Breakout we discussed resources from the national website that will help you with your recruiting efforts.

Your starting point is the Marketing and Membership Hub.

From there you can find the Pack and Den Recruiting page and the Sign-up Night Playbook.  The playbook has great information about running your pack sign-up night.

Some more good recruiting resources come from the Cub Scout program pages. The Welcome! New Cub Scout Family brochure would make a great handout or addition to a New Family packet. Also, take a look at the Den Meeting Resources for some information you might want to give to a prospective new leader. Each rank topic has a description of that leader's job. One example is the Welcome! New Lion or Tiger Den Leader 

There are also two key people that can make your pack a more inviting place. They are the Pack Trainer, who serves as a mentor for new leaders, and the New Member Coordinator, who makes new families welcome in your pack and guides them through thier joining process. The Pack Trainer's job is described in the Cub Scout Leader Book. And you can find out more about the the New Member Coordinator here.

 

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