"Choose a Troop" Night

Sep 24 2019 - 6:00pm
Sep 24 2019 - 9:00pm
BellTower Regional Community Center, 22232 El Paseo, Rancho Santa Margarita

2018 Spring Camporee

Apr 13 2018 - 4:00pm
Apr 15 2018 - 12:00am
Lakeview / Baja, Orange, California

2020 Scouts BSA Roundtable Breakout Topics

Posted on Mar 5 2020 - 10:25am

2020 Scouts BSA Roundtable Breakout Topics

 

The monthly topics are detailed below.

 

The Scouts BSA Breakout has been reformatted to meet the needs of a greater audience.  

 

Please contact the Assistant Roundtable Commissioner: Scouts BSA (Lori Maze) at boyscoutroundtable@saddlebackdistrict.org if you are interested in facilitating any of these Breakout Topics.

 

"See you at Roundtable!"

 

 

 

Roundtable Breakout Topics

 

Month

Topic

Description

Lead Facilitator

March

ILST/NYLT

Introduction to Leadership Skills Training (ILST) is the foundational training for your youth in their various positions of responsibility. National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.  National Advanced Youth Leadership (NAYLE) Experience is an exciting program that enhances leadership skills and expands upon the team-building and ethical decision-making skills learned in National Youth Leadership Training. NAYLE emphasizes leadership, teamwork, and selfless service, using the core elements of NYLT to help youth strengthen these skills.

 

 TBD

April

Adult Recognition

Discussion regarding the multitude of ways to recognize your unit's leaders, as well as why this is important.

 

Barry Roa, District Advancement Committee

May

Tips for distance travel/Risk management/Health forms

Often times we as leaders are unsure about the proper protocols regarding travel as well as the policies regarding risk management. This session will delve into best practices in order to ensure our youth are protected as well as how to proceed in case accidents to occur.

Ed Rainsford, District Risk Management Chair

June

Demonstrating Scout Spirit/How to be a good role model.

Scout spirit is often viewed as a nebulous aspect of scouting. This discussion helps to clear up this often misunderstood component of advancement.

Roundtable Training Team

July

No Roundtable

N/A

N/A

August

Working with behavorial issues in scouting

Invariably your unit will bring in a scout or scouts who are special needs. This session will discuss how we as leaders can best incorporate those scouts and their families into our units.

Cathy Romagnano, District Commissioner

September

Youth Protection Training

A great way to get your new adults youth protection trained!

Roundtable Training Team

October

Recharter 

The committee’s role in recruiting.  Providing the forum, working with the potential new parents while the SM Corps is interacting with the Scout.  It is important to help the parents understand how the unit functions and what they can expect as adults.

Roundtable Training Team

November

Ceremonies

A discussion of the various ceremonies a Troop will conduct throughout the year. Ideas for Court of Honor, Scout's Own, Campfires and many others. This is a great session to invite your youth leadership to attend as well.

 TBD

December

TBD

TBD

 

 TBD

 

 

 

2021 National Jamboree

Posted on May 18 2020 - 4:26pm


Join Us for a Jamboree Information Night on Zoom! 

The Orange County Council's Jamboree Information Night will tell you everything you need to know about the 2021 National Jamboree.

Parents and Scouts can tune in on Thursday, May 21 at 7pm. A zoom link with password will be provided to you after you RSVP.

Experience the best of Scouting in one place. Over the course of 10 summer days, once every four years, the Boy Scouts of America gathers together. Scouts and Scouters who attend will explore all kinds of adventures—stadium shows, pioneer village, Mount Jack hikes, adventure sports and more—in the heart of one of nature’s greatest playgrounds. With 10,000 acres at the Summit to explore, there’s no shortage of opportunities to build Scouting memories.

National Jamboree is the best of Scouting rolled into 10 days of friends, fun and adventure. You won’t want to miss out, get ready to Face the Challenge!

RSVP for the Information Night

To register for the 2021 National Jamboree or read more information, visit: jamboree.scouting.org

Breakout- Cub Scouts

Posted on Feb 13 2020 - 11:54am

Edward Huntington - Assistant Roundtable Commissioner: Cub Scouts

Cubscoutroundtable@saddlebackdistrict.org

 

2020 Cub Scout Roundtable Breakout Topics 

Month

Topic

Summary / Speakers

January 2020

 

 

February 2020

 Managing Big Events

How can you plan for special events without being overwhelmed by them? Concepts such as delegating, time management, simplification and "crowd-control" will help leaders prepare exciting Blue & Gold Banquets, Pinewood Derbys, Bear Carnivals and more - all while keeping in mind the essential purposes and meaning of Scouting

March 2020

Penny-saving Tips and Thrifty Choices

How can we keep costs down and live the ideal of “a Scout is thrift?” This month’s discussion centers on ways to save every nickel your Pack earns, from cutting costs at big events to cheap alternatives for den activities and field trips. Scouting is always exciting – but it doesn’t have to be expensive!

 

April 2020

Meaningful Ceremonies and Programs

Few things are as memorable as a great Cub Scout awards ceremony – and few things as excruciating as a long, boring meeting. This month’s meeting dives into what makes a good ceremony effective and how to avoid over-drawn meetings. The right resources can provide a treasure trove of scripts, programs and plans to help make every one of your ceremonies sparkle – and we’ll have a whole slew of them available here for you at this month’s Roundtable!

 

May 2020

Extra Awards Beyond the Cub Scout Adventures

 

Have your Scouts earned ALL the adventures for their rank already? In need of something new to engage their interests? This month we discuss the host of extra and ‘super’ awards available to Cub Scouts and their dens, from the Emergency Preparedness Award to the World Conservation Award to the ScoutStrong Healthy Unit Award – if it’s available for Cubs to earn, you’ll learn about it at this month’s meeting!

 

June 2020

Annual Planning Round Table - No Breakout 

 

July 2020

NO ROUNDTABLE – Summer Break

 

August 2020

TBD 

 TBD

September 2020 

Fostering Den Spirit and Pack Pride

How do you get your group of Scouts to feel and act like a team? Belonging to a den is one of the chief methods of Cub Scouting – this month, we talk about how to nurture and build that sense of unity within your unit. Den flags, cheers, emblems and more – once your kids LOOK like a team, they’ll ACT like a team! Don’t worry – we’ll show you how!

 

October 2020

Managing Behavior - Elementary School Ages 

Managing the behavior of your Scouts can be a tricky thing – every rank of Cub Scouting covers a different age with unique developmental markers. Come this month to discuss the behavioral differences of elementary school ages, and learn about multiple effective, simple tools to help you manage the behavior of your Scouts during den and pack meetings. Routines, incentives – even your tone of voice – can all be used to help your kids learn how to manage their feelings and make the most of your time together.

 

November 2020 

The Cub Scout Leadership Team

What is the relationship between a Cubmaster and a Bear Den Chief? How are the Cub Committee Chair and the Webelos Denner connected? This month’s meeting delves into the intricate connection between the many roles and responsibilities of a Cub Scout pack, and how every part supports another. Tips for navigating pack structure, training requirements and opportunities, and clarification of roles will all be explored, as well as suggestions for delegating, cooperating, and harmonizing pack efforts into one cohesive – but evenly-distributed – whole.

 

December 2020

Keeping Advancement Simple and Meaningful 

This month’s session breaks down the Cub Scout advancement system to make it as accessible and comprehensible as possible. Why do we use the advancement method? How does it help our young people? Cub Scouting provides a host of resources for leaders to use, from charts to posters, from books to videos – but how do we keep it all focused on the real purpose of advancement, and not advancement for advancement’s sake? And how do we get young Scouts to truly engage with the program? Counsel, help and guidance are all yours at this month’s important Cub Scout Roundtable session. 

 

 

BSA National Advancement Traiing

Nov 4 2017 - 8:00am
Nov 4 2017 - 1:00pm
Saddleback Church Refinery

Coronavirus and Impact on Programs

Posted on Apr 1 2020 - 12:19pm

Update on the Coronavirus and Impact on Programs

 

COVID-19 Update

Posted on Jun 24 2020 - 8:32am

To Our Scouting Family and Friends,

As the County of Orange continues to ease some of the COVID-19 restrictions, we stand vigilant to ensure the safety of our members and staff. With each new guideline from the State and County health departments, we are adjusting our program delivery and council operations to ensure a safe environment. We hope that as Scouting moves to get back to a new normal, we are able make sure our families and leaders feel comfortable with the steps we have taken.

The council is continually monitoring the buzz around the increased coronavirus cases. Future updates will address changes if needed.

To help get families and units reactivated, the council has published the first three Return to Scouting Checklists that help our members get back into Scouting.


Cub Scout Families          Scout BSA Families          Unit Leaders

Units are asked to continue using facemasks and enforce physical distancing in unit meetings and activities. Unit leaders please review and follow CDC guidelines as you develop your program this summer.

Cub Scout Daycamp

Posted on Mar 10 2020 - 11:32am

June 15 - June 19

Cub Scout Daycamp is coming right up!

The OCBSA South Daycamp

Where: O’Neill Park June 15 through June 19, 2020

at the March 12th round table we will have a breakout session to equip the Pack Coordinators with the tools to promote day camp in their unit and assist with registration and answer any questions.


Each pack should have their key day camp person join us to make sure the Cubs have a great time at camp.

Registration is open for everyone and will close on May 11.

If you have any questions contact the Day Camp Team at:    https://saddlebackdaycamp.org


Jon Lagerquist

Cub Scout Safari

Posted on Apr 9 2020 - 4:42pm

 

Registration for Cub Scout Day Camp is open! Day Camp is a week-long adventure where Cub Scouts and parents experience what Scouting is all about. Each of the five camp locations throughout Orange County offer a variety of activities – choose the camp that fits best for your family.
 
During these uncertain times, we are united in our desire to stay safe and to continue to make a difference in the lives of our youth. We remain hopeful that Day Camp will happen this summer. While there is much we don’t know, we can be certain that, by summer, our Scouting families will want to go to day camp – if it is safe to do so. Therefore, we are still preparing for day camp, with the hope that it can still happen. Below are some things you should know.

  1. We are still planning for Day Camp this summer. We do not know what this summer is going to look like, but we are preparing to hold day camps.
  2. Safety is our number one priority. We are working closely with the proper authorities to ensure the decisions we make will keep all of our participants safe.
  3. We are committed to do our best. We are experiencing an unprecedented event. We must go to unprecedented means to ensure our Scouts receive a much needed day camp experience.

We know that Day Camp may look different. Together, we can create a positive impact on all our youth at this important time in their lives.