Northern Ridge District

September 2016 Roundtable


The Boy Scouts of America supports a monthly Roundtable all over America. These meetings are reminiscent of the legendary King Arthur’s Round Table in which knights assembled to discuss the betterment of the people (Scouts) they were serving and watching over.

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Where is roundtable???

Northern Ridge District Roundtable

Thursday, Sep. 15th, 7:30-9:30pm

69 North Main Street

Alpharetta, GA

This is being held at:

Alpharetta First United Methodist Church <-- NOTE LOCATION CHANGE

Note: Alpharetta has food trucks that night starting at 5:30. Please plan accordingly for your trip to see us.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

What is roundtable anyway?

  • A program forum for leaders to exchange ideas, solve problems and share successes.
  • A program to help you and your leaders be better leaders and mentors.
  • A program that leads to new discoveries and adventures for your Scouts to enjoy.
  • A program to provide you with resources, recognition and opportunities for networking.
  • A program that helps share new, creative and innovative Ideas for your unit.
  • A program led with information, fun, inspiration, demonstrations, displays, action, training, beneficial information, learning and enthusiasm.
  • A program that will help you and your unit achieve success in all that you do.

Who should attend?

All Program Leaders


Unit Commissioners

>>Den Leaders<<

>>Assistant Den Leaders<<


Venture Advisors

Assistant Scout Leaders

Varsity Team Coaches

Troop Committee Members

Pack Committee Members

District Committee Members

Interested Scout Parents

Supplemental Training Instructors

Why should I attend roundtable?

To be better informed

Learn about upcoming opportunities and activities in your scouting community.

To have a more rewarding Scouting program

Gain new insight and ideas that will help you as you plan your programs.

To network with other unit leaders

Meet other unit leaders from your district and gain new insight and skills from them.

To be more productive and prepared

Roundtable breakout sessions will teach you new ways and ideas to help you plan your meetings.

To learn and practice new skills

Practice your new concepts and skills before presenting them to your scouts.

To feel more confident

Roundtable will improve your confidence as you keep up-to-date with current Scouting issues and and improvements to the Scouting program.

Who doesn't like a new patch?

All first time attendees get a Northern Ridge District Patch. Looks great hanging from your pocket.

August Agenda

7:30: Opening

7:35-7:45: Announcements

7:45-8:00: Religious Awards sneek peek

8:00: Breakouts

  • Tiger/Wolf/Bear - Storming or Norming! Starting your scouting year in the Pack
  • Webelos/Arrow of Light - Be prepared for "Scouting" and "Cast Iron Chef" Adventures
  • Cubmaster - Den Chiefs/Service Projects
  • Committee - Recharter
  • Boy Scout - Tools, Frameworks, and processes from 1st. Class to Eagle
  • Venturing/Sea Scout - Meeting with Boy Scouts
  • Scout Skills - Camping 101 - Tiger through Eagle
    - well debunk some myths, have some fun, and discuss various types of camping and gear
  • Big Rock - Religious Awards/Recharter Training

All of these are meant to be a starting point for conversations. Do you have a topic that needs to be addressed? Do you have an issue in your pack that you would like some help with? Attend and ask, we are here to help!!


  • Internet Recharter Training for all interested unit leaders..
  • Pickup your recharter packets this month at Roundtable..

Religious Awards

Why, How, and Where..... Getting your Scouts engaged with Scouting's Youth Religious Awards. Did you know this is knot just for Youth?

Northern Ridge Round Table Staff

Anna McCarthy

Tiger/Wolf/Bear Breakout

Roundtable Commisioner

Merit Badge Counselor

Eagle Board of Reviews Northern Ridge District

David Curtis

Boy Scouts Breakout

Roundtable Commissioner

Merit Badge Counselor

Ed Laderoute

Scout Skills Breakout

Roundtable Commissioner

Unit Commissioner

Burk Hufnagel

Webelos/Arrow of Light Breakout

Roundtable Commissioner

Unit Commissioner

Merit Badge Counselor

Scott Solter

Committee Breakout

Roundtable Commissioner

Jean Veeneman

Venture & Sea Scout Breakout

Vice-chair Northern Ridge District Committee

Roundtable Commissioner

Merit Badge Counselor

Craig Ficik

Roundtable Leader & Cubmaster Breakout

Cubmaster Pack 845 - Roswell United Methodist Church

Roundtable Commissioner

Assistant Den Leader

Assitant Director Northern Ridge Cub Camp

92-76 Owl Patrol

Bill Affeldt

Northern Ridge District Training Chair

Merit Badge Counselor

Unit Commissioner

Assistant District Commissioner

Roundtable Commissioner

Need more information on training, want to setup a class for your unit or units in your area? Contact Bill.


We need your help, alone we get by but together we can make round table great. Volunteers are needed to help with our round table, any help greatly appreciated....

  • Come teach a skill for a particular group
  • Lead a session
  • ideas welcome

Look Familiar?


Youth Protection Update

A current Youth Protection Training (YPT) certificate is required for EVERY adult member in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) organization and thus validation is required for ALL adult membership positions in any BSA Unit. The safety of the youth is the top priority of the BSA organization and is taken very seriously.

The YPT certificate is valid for 24 months and must be renewed (kept current) or the adult membership will be dropped. The YPT training can be completed on-line at or in a classroom environment. If the training occurs in a classroom environment, then the Unit (Pack, Troop, Crew, Team, Ship or Post) is responsible for updating the adult membership training record. Thus, if there is internet access and the adult has access to a computer, the adult can re-certify their YPT anytime.

CPR Training School

American Heart Association

(One of two recognized by BSA) Guide to Safe Scouting

BLS/CPR for the Heath Care Provider

CPR & AED for the Professional Rescuer

First Aid Certification

Cost: $39 per participant (BSA Price)

College Football Hall of Fame

The College Football Hall of Fame is a hall of fame and museum devoted to college football. In August 2014, the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience opened in downtown Atlanta, Georgia.


2016 Course Registrations are open for all courses and filling fast.
  • Session 4 - Closed Full - Waitlist Applicants Accepted Only
  • Session 5 - Open - 40% Full


  • 2016 Course #2, 8/19-21 & 9/9-11 - Two Weekend Format

Patrick Burns, Course Director Click here to Register

  • 2016 Course #3, 9/23-25 & 10/21-23 - Two Weekend Format

Ted Orr, Course Director Click here to Register

  • 2017 Course #1, 3/3-5 & 3/17-19 - Two Weekend Format

Greg Post, Course Director Click here to register

  • 2017 Course #2, 3/24-26 & 4/21-23 - Two Weekend Format

Muzaffar Quraishi, Course Director Click here to register


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Cub Leader Specific

Saturday, Sep. 17th, 8:30-11:45pm

69 North Main Street

Alpharetta, GA

Register Here:

$5.00 per Cubmaster or Assistant Cubmaster

$5.00 per Den/Asst Den Leader- (Tiger Wolf Bear Webelos AOL)

$5.00 per Pack Committee


Participants need to arrive by 8:30 AM to complete check-in process.


Alpharetta First United Methodist Church, 69 North Main St, Alpharetta (Methodist Youth Center (MYC). Park in the AFUMC parking lot adjacent to the porch with the rocking chairs.

Contact E-Mail: Mark Terry

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

Saturday, Sep. 24th, 8am-5pm

10950 Bell Road

Duluth, GA

Register Here:

Cost: $15 per participant


This one day course is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for those leaders who are interested in adding a camping component to their Pack activities. BALOO is an instructor-led course. BSA's Cub Scout level camping policies will be taught along with the necessary tools to help units carry out a successful camping experience.

Completion of this course is mandatory for at least one adult on a Pack overnighter.

Contact: Don DeHaven

Outdoor Webelos Leader (OWLS)

Saturday, Oct. 1st, 8am-8:30pm

15770 Birmingham Highway

Milton, GA

Register Here:

Cost:$20 per participant


The Outdoor Webelos Leadership Skills (OWLS) training course is for Webelos Den Leaders and Pack Leaders. This course is required for a Webelos Den to go camping without the Pack. The course is presented by Northern Ridge District (North Fulton County) – but anyone from any other district can attend.

  • Please remember to bring a water bottle and sun protection (if required) or a poncho in case of rain.
  • Please arrive No Later Than 8:00 am in order to allow sufficient time to get checked-in.
  • When arriving, please park in the parking lot near the teepee.

Contact: Graeme Payne

Outdoor Leadership Skills (ITOLS)

Saturday, Oct. 8th, 7:15am to Sunday, Oct. 9th, 12pm

15770 Birmingham Highway

Milton, GA

Register Here:

Cost: $40 per participant


This is Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (ITOLS) training for Boy Scout Troop Leaders and Venturing Crew Advisors, hosted by the Northern Ridge District (but anyone from anywhere may attend).

Contact: Bill Affeldt

Boy Scout Leader Specific Training (BSLST)

Saturday, Oct. 15th, 8:30am-2:45pm

814 Mimosa Boulevard

Roswell, GA

Register Here:

Cost: $10 per participant (includes lunch and snack)


This one day course is designed to provide Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters with the basic information and tools required to lead successful Boy Scout Troops. This course is one of the required three courses (SALT (BSLST); Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills [ IOLS (formerly called ITOLS)]; Youth Protection Training (YPT) for the Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster to be considered “Trained” for these positions and to wear the Green “Trained” patch


Cub Scout Rangemaster

Saturday, Sep. 24th, 8am-3pm

218 Scout Road

Covington, GA

Register Here:

Age Requirement: Birth date cannot be after 9/24/1998

Cost: $12 per participant


This session will cover ranges for Cub Scout Archery and BB's. Participants must be present for the entire course.

You will need to bring a sack lunch, camp chair, water bottle, and pen and paper.

All participants must be at least 18 years old.

Contact: Mike LaConto

NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO)

Tuesday, Sep. 20th, 7pm to Thursday, Sep. 22nd, 10pm

1800 Circle 75 Parkway

Atlanta, GA

Register Here:

Cost: $80 per participant


This is a three day class starting each day at 7pm and ending at 10pm.



Tiger Resources

Resources for Tiger

Wolf Resources

Resources for Wolf

Bear Resource

Resources for Bear

Webelos Resources

Resources for Webelos

Arrow of Light Resources

Resources for Arrow of Light

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