The district serves the communities of: Basking Ridge, Bedminster, Bernardsville, Brookside, Budd Lake, Chester, Denville, Dover, Far Hills, Flanders, Gladstone, Jefferson Township, Long Valley, Liberty Corner, Mendham, Mine Hill, Mt. Arlington, Mt. Olive, Peapack, Randolph, Rockaway Township, Rockaway (Borough), Roxbury, and Wharton.

CUB SCOUT ROUNDTABLES (CLICK HERE)

ALL CUB SCOUT ROUNDTABLES WILL BE VIA ZOOM (ON THE INTERNET) MEETINGS FROM HOME UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Refer to the District Calendar above for the dates of the Roundtables

The aim of Cub Roundtables is to make your Cub Scout Leader job easier and MORE FUN!  Each month we offer general information on local activities and National BSA news, followed by specific items for the following month’s National BSA Pack Meeting Theme, to help you with your upcoming Pack and Den Meetings.
 

March Cub Scout  Roundtable

Meeting Agenda

Join Zoom Meeting

Instructions on how to participate are below 

Handouts are below

Hi Black River Cub Scout Leaders!

Join your fellow Scout Leaders at our VIRTUAL Black River Roundtable on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 7:25pm, featuring “Cubs in the Future” and some HOT discussion topics!

Please forward this to all leaders and potential leaders in your Pack and other Packs, too!

Instructions on how to participate………

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87823987919?pwd=Mnlwakt1djZYblNlSU93U2dHblZxQT09

Meeting ID: 878 2398 7919

Passcode: 739611

One tap mobile

+19292056099,,87823987919#,,,,,,0#,,739611# US (New York)

Dial by your location

+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

   Electronic copies of all handouts, will be sent out by Monday.  Please make copies to use during the Roundtable.

What will we do at the March Roundtable?

A)  From 7:25-7:30, we’ll have “check-in” time, so we can keep attendance.

B) At 7:30, we’ll have our joint Opening Ceremony with the Scouts BSA leaders, followed by some important announcements to bring us up to speed on what’s happening in the Black River District, Patriots’ Path Council, and beyond.

C) At 7:55 we’ll be heading into our Cub Scout leader breakout to discuss our own topics of interest. We’ll be done by 9:00.

  • This month, we’ll feature materials to use at your April Den and Pack Meetings (ceremonies, games, crafts, songs, skits, activities) related to the 2nd Point of the Scout Law – “A Scout is Loyal” and to the fun Theme “Cubs in the Future.”  BRING OR WEAR SOMETHING ABOUT THE FUTURE TO ADD TO THE FUN!!
  • Training/Discussion Topics will include:
    • Summertime Pack Award – It’s not too early to plan for this now!
    • Ranking-Up Ceremonies
    • Webelos-to-Scout Transition
    • What Packs and Dens have been doing to keep the FUN going!  [YOUR IDEAS TO SHARE ARE WELCOME, AS ALWAYS!!]
    • Any other topic you wish to bring up! 

We look forward to seeing you next Tuesday, 3/2/21!!

Your friendly Roundtable Commissioners:  Mary Ruth, Beth, Krista, Pete, and  Russ

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PLANNING FORWARD

PACK MEETING THEMES 2020-2021:  The following Scout Law Points and Pack Meeting Themes will be used at the upcoming Black River Cub Leaders’ Roundtables to help you plan the rest of your 2020-21 Scouting Year:

  • March RT for April Meetings: Loyal – “Cubs in the Future”
  • April RT for May Meetings: Friendly – “Treasure Hunters”
  • May RT for June Meetings: Obedient – “Wheel Into Summer”

Basic Pack Meeting Plans for these (and two additional themes for each point of the Scout Law) may be found at –

https://www.scouting.org/programs/cub-scouts/pack-meeting-resources/pack-meeting-plans/

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Questions?

Contact Roundtable Commissioner Mary Ruth Lareau at [email protected] or 973-479-8755.

Attached are the handouts for tomorrow’s Roundtable.  Please make copies of any you may need during the meeting.  If you want to follow along and make and fly the craft, make sure you have the materials listed in “Make a Straw Rocket!”
Don’t forget to bring or wear something about the future to add to the FUN!

2021-03 Transition Ceremonies for Moving Up Dens and Moving AOLs to Scouts BSA

2021-03 Cub Day Camp slides

2021-03 Make a Straw Rocket

2021-03 National Summertime Pack Award Application

2021-03 Resource Sheet

2021-03 RT Songs

SCOUTS BSA ROUNDTABLES (CLICK HERE)

ALL SCOUTS BSA ROUNDTABLES WILL BE VIA ZOOM (ON THE INTERNET) MEETINGS FROM HOME UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Refer to the District Calendar above for the dates of the Roundtables

March Scouts BSA  Roundtable
(click here)

 

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Handicapped Accessibility Statement
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Patriots’ Path Council, Boy Scouts of America will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities at its meetings. Please contact Marc Maratea, Unit Service Executive, Office: 973-765-9322 x 240, Cell: 973-900-0919 or marc.maratea@scouting.org with your request.

Photo Release
I understand that by attending programs sponsored by the Patriots’ Path Council, Boy Scouts of America, I consent to the use of photographs, film, videotapes, electronic representations and or sound recordings made of me and my family during that time by the Boy Scouts of America, at their discretion, and I hereby release the Boy Scouts of America from any and all liability from such use and publication.

Contact Us

Phone: (973) 765-9322
Fax: (973) 267-3406

District Executive
Marc Maratea
(973) 765-9322,
 ext. 240

District Committee Chair
Dave Curtis
973-584-5463

District Commissioner
Howard Wolkow​
516-978-3177 (cell)

Roundtable Commissioners
Scouts BSA – Dave LaFontaine
Cub Scouts – Mary Ruth Lareau

Stay Informed at Roundtable patches

Roundtable Dates Can Be Found On the District Calendar Above

ALL ROUNDTABLES WILL BE VIA ZOOM (ON THE INTERNET) MEETINGS FROM HOME UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Marc Maratea will email meeting sign in details to units.

Commissioners meeting preceding roundtable at 6:30 PM.
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Cub Scout and Scouts BSA Roundtables are normally held at 7:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 203 Eyland Ave., Succasunna, N.J.