Your Monthly District Meeting - Moving to a Digital Platform as part of Units First
Whether you're new to Scouting or you've been involved for years, you've probably heard people talk about "Roundtables." What is a Roundtable? When is it? Where?
For monthly Roundtable information, check out your legacy district's website in the links section of this page.
What is a Roundtable?
Roundtables are the traditional monthly gatherings for all the Scouting volunteers in a district. A district, if you don't already know, is the way we divide up Scouting territories led by a team of volunteers. Many districts are geographically divided, while others have a specific focus that brings volunteers and Scouts together, such as language or culture.
Roundtables have been the primary for all Scouting volunteers in an area to get together and share ideas, plan programs, and talk about upcoming events. It's also been a place to pick up program materials and attend trainings or workshops. At Roundtable, you often meet people who have attended for years and people who are there for the first time.
The "Units First" initiative will be providing online live and archived program enrichment content, promotions and calendar events to replace these in-person gatherings. This is in response to the needs of today's busy volunteer leaders to help them focus their efforts on the young people in the dens, packs, troops and crews, with relevant content without having to attend another meeting. There will still be opportunities to gather for the important social aspects of Scouting and see friends old and new, but this will enable more leaders to receive the information they need when, where and how it best works for them.
When and Where is Roundtable?
It depends on your district. Roundtables have traditionally been held once a month, held in a central location. A number of districts will be continuing with their schedule of in-person meetings through May of 2020. An online version will be made available starting in March. Visit the Geographic Territory page in the related pages section to find your district website which should have more information.