Wednesday, December 13, 2017

November 2017 Camping Roundtable Info

Cub Scout Camping
   >Polar Cubs Registration is now OPEN!
      -All day experience offering snow tubing,
broomball, games, winter animal study, tomahawk throwing, sled chute, hot chocolate and more
      -All weekends January 6th - March 4th, 2018
      -Perfect family event for all Cubs. Siblings under the age of 5 are free!
      -Register at
   >All Packs should "Save the Date" for 2018 Cub Summer Camp

Boy Scout Camping
   >Troops need to select and promote a date to attend Boy Scout Winter Camp. Both North Wind (Stearns) & Snow Base (Tomahawk) operate all weekend's in January and February
   >Registration opened on September 15th at noon - online!


District Recharter Training

This year, the Recharter Training is at Cabela's, Oct. 25th from 6:00pm - 8:30pm. Cabela's on 8400 Hudson Road, Woodbury 55125


Commissioners Meeting

All Commissioners are encouraged to attend! Prior to Roundtable, they're held at the Chruch of Latter Day Saints - Oakdale.

  • November 2, 2017 | 6:00pm – 6:50pm
  • January 4, 2018 | 6:00pm – 6:50pm
  • April 5, 2018 | 6:00pm – 6:50pm

Climbing Merit Badge at Vertical Endeavors
  • Saturday  Dec.  9th  8:00am-1:00pm
  • $40/Scout
  • A five-hour class in which Scouts can meet all of the requirements for the BSA Climbing Merit Badge. Badge requirements include belaying, rappelling, knot tying, rope management and other general safety requirements. We recommend that scouts be at least 12 years old Scouts without the First Aid Merit Badge cannot earn the Climbing Merit Badge. This class is open to both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, however the requirements met are only that of the BSA Climbing Merit Badge.
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2018 Silver Beaver Award
This completed form and all supporting letters must be sent to on or before Thursday, November 30, 2017.

The Silver Beaver Award was introduced in 1931 and is a council‐level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Recipients of this award are registered Scouters who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council. To prevent embarrassment, the candidate should not be notified of this nomination read more ...

December’s Roundtable 2017:

December’s Roundtable will feature the following in the Cub Leader Breakouts:  

Boy Scout Leaders: On-line advancement and adult leaders Eagle Scout projects approved by you. Good or bad ideas? 

Cubmasters: Helpful – Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Pack Administration: Kind - Pinewood Derby Planning, Blue and Gold Program Planning

Den Leaders: How to Make it fun


We meet at the LDS Church located at 2140 Hadley Ave in Oak Dale on the first Thursday of every month during the school year.


We start at 7:00 PM with breakouts for the Boy Scout Leaders and Cub Leaders and General Announcements at 8:00.


WHAT IS ROUNDTABLE?  The objective of roundtable is to provide leaders with program ideas; information on policy and events; and training opportunities. It is a forum for sharing experiences and enjoying fun and fellowship with other Scout leaders. By attending roundtable we hope that your experience will inspire, motivate, and enable you to provide a stronger program for your Scouts.


Roundtable Plan for the rest of the year


January’s Roundtable will feature the following in the Cub Leader Breakouts:

Cubmasters: Cheerful – Abracadabra!

Pack Administration: Helpful - Blue and Gold Ceremonies - AoL Award vs. Cross-over, Friends of Scouting - How to be effective

Den Leaders: Utilizing Den Chief and the Denner System


February’s Roundtable will feature the following in the Cub Leader Breakouts:

Cubmasters: Trustworthy – Cub Scout Investigators

Pack Administration: Cheerful - Spring Fundraisers - How to get new Scouts selling, Summer Camp Signup - How to retain Scouts over the summer

Den Leaders: Put the outing in Scouting

March Roundtable will feature the following in the Cub Leader Breakouts:

Cubmasters: Loyal – Cubs in the Future

Pack Administration: Trustworthy - Scouting for Food, Open Issues

Den Leaders: Cooking with Cub Scouts


April’s Roundtable will feature the following in the Cub Leader Breakouts:

Cubmasters: Friendly – Treasure Hunters

Pack Administration: Loyal - Finishing up Ranks - What to do when your Pack is behind, May Picnic

Den Leaders: How to plan and organize to save time


May’s Roundtable – No breakouts.  Instead we will be offering outdoor cooking demos.



Training Reminders
  • IOLS Training will be October 6-7
  • Super Training will be October 17 and 24

Grey Wolf - National Youth Leadership Training
  • Grey Wolf is a one-week program held in June and July, it replicates the first three weeks of typical unit operations, including patrol leader's council meetings, troop/crew meetings, patrol meetings, and planning for a big event. Becoming a better leader is the theme, but many aspects apply to daily life.

Great Rivers Super Training Event
  • October 17th and 24th
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • $3.50 per person 
  • Guardian Angels Church - 8260 4th St. N. Oakdale, MN
  • Please register by Oct. 10th so that instructors can be secured. If registering after that date, please contact De Granstrom at (651)-485-4796 or at
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Need an OA identification number?
Come to round table to get your OA numbers and for answers about coming OA events and conclave !! 

Great Rivers Popcorn Sales

Several Scouts were recognized for being the 2016 Popcorn top sellers in our Great Rivers District at the March Roundtable. They were joined by family members.  Each top seller was presented a certificate personally signed by our District Committee Chair, Doctor Mike Westfall.  The presentation was made by our District Popcorn Chair, Rocky Vandal.

 Over $240,000 was generated in total sales with about $90,000 going to the unit level.

Before the presentation, some of the scouts and their families attended the Cub Scout and Boy Scout breakouts.  

Selling Popcorn benefits everyone from the Scout, to the Adults, to the District and the Council level. 

When a Scout is selling Popcorn, everyone wins.

Wanna learn how?

Contact Rocky at 651-788-1154 or or our Assistant District Popcorn Chair, Noemi at 651-470-5790 or

Popcorn is Fun!

Popcorn is Profitable!

Popcorn Works!

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Great Rivers District Upcoming Training Days

Super Training Day - Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 8:00am – 4:00pm
Outdoor Leadership Skills - May 20-21, 2017
Super Training - October 17 & 24, 2017 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Super Training - April 17 & 24, 2018 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Outdoor Leadership Skills - May 19-20, 2018
Super Training - November 13 & 20, 2018 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm

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