ICYMI – May 2024 – Roundtable

Communication Quandaries: Tools & Tactics

Scouters were rewarded for braving the May-hem to attend Roundtable. Door prizes and cookies were accompanied by focused and insightful discussion. After the opening of the meeting by Melanie Darby (T103 Committee Chair), Scouters played a communication focused game of “Mad Gab”.  Our District Comiissioner, Olas Scott was the last to play, figuring out that he was saying “A Screwdriver” when the card he was reading aloud was printed with “Ask Rude Arrive Her”!  Joe Earnest, ASM and Camp Card Mayhem Manager (T2115), presented a relevant Safety Moment concerning YPT and Communicating with Youth.

Communication Quandaries, Tools & Tactics was a Scouter-requested topic for Roundtable.  Heather Reimer facilitated, and the discussion was engaging and helpful. Scouting units use a wide variety of tactics to communicate with different groups of people.  Whether the message is urgent or critical affects the chosen method, and Scouters shared pros and cons of different tools.  A wish list of features was developed.  There was considerable interest in Troop Web Host and the use of a good, old-fashioned bulletin board!  We had an exceptional example of the latter, thanks to our host for this meeting, Chamblee First United Methodist Church’s Scout Hut.  The group discussed ways to encourage people to access and use the chosen communication tool, which included fresh topics, consistency, not duplicating the message elsewhere, and natural repercussions.

Upcoming District events highlighted the need for Adult Volunteers for Cub Scout Day Camp, June 3 – 7.  Please see here for information!

Recruitment Kickoff!
When: July 25, 7pm Where: Oak Grove United Methodist Church


Youth Protection Training

Barriers to Abuse

Event and Registration Information provided at Roundtable can be routinely accessed on our Hightower Trail website via the online agenda.  For example, May included District Cub Day Camp,  Red Cross Blood Drive, and Aquatics Merit Badge Days.

Communication Quandaries Discussion Mind Map