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Come to All Leaders Roundtable

and get all of your FUN for the month!

Etowah Creek District

Indian Waters Council
Columbia, South Carolina   USA

Scouting Centennial Roundtables
Thursday February 11, 2010, 7:00 PM Ashland UMC

The All New All-Scout Leader Roundtable
A Multi Media Event!
Theme this month:
Centennial Kickoff and Happy Birthday BSA!
Back to our Future: Old Tyme Scout Skills for your den and pack
First 10 folks coming are guaranteed a great prize!

Be There and Be In The Know!


All Scout Leaders, Parents, Senior Youth in Boy Scouts and Venturing, Venturing advisors, and interested adults (including old Scouters and aged out Scouts) are encouraged to come to Roundtable! Share an experience, a story, a skit, a song, a craft, a gadget, or outing information. Each month we have a terrific Roundtable full of games, ideas for gadgets and crafts for all ages, new places to go and take your boys and your family, plus troubleshooting problems, staying up to date, and sharing the enthusiasm of others who are in our Scouting Family.
All Leaders need attendance at Roundtable to receive their Leaders Knot! Senior youth from Troops and Crews are encouraged to come! 
(After all, isn't it the youth that are supposed to be leading?)

Every month
participants will get:
  • Games for all levels
  • Projects for meetings
  • Gadgets for camping trips
  • Local outing reviews and where to camp for all levels
  • Outdoor cooking recipes to share
  • Doorprizes and Freebies!
  • Great How-Tos and Tips
  • Troubleshooting
  • Fellowship with others who understand why you do this Scouting Thing!
  • Opportunity to Earn Awards and Leader Knots
  •  District and Council News and Updates
  • Up Etowah Creek Roundtable Resources  (archives here)

See what is going to be available next month!

Next Roundtable: February 11, 2010     
Do you have an idea to share?
Would you like  to see what others will be sharing?
  Have 5 minutes?
Share your skills! You can help!

Contact Roundtable Commissioner
Lorie McGraw

Psst! Hey, did you know that if you come to Roundtable that you can Get Free Stuff?!  Last year we gave away hats, uniform parts, appliances (including a new Flatbed Scanner and a New Fajita Grill), patches, calendars, posters, craft items, leather scraps, Vintage Scouting Books from the 1920's,  Philmont stuff, CDs, DVDs, Maps, Tourbooks, Field-guides, Tyvek groundcloths, enough handouts to make a notebook 6 inches thick (with Games, Recipes, Activities, Equipment, Checklists, Packing lists, How to make Fake Blood and Skin, Moulage, resources, crafts, activities, places to camp, Emergency FirstAid, Bullying, Technical help for the Cyber-Challenged and much more) and More!  
We have also given away Outdoor Cooking Utensils, Camping supplies, Hats, T-shirts, Philmont Posters, Northern Tier Posters, Seabase Posters, vintage patches, books, Maps, handouts, ceremonial openings, slideshows, Scoutmaster Minutes, plus A FREE Resource E-packet for everyone that attends, and MORE. Plus free Pizza, fried Snickers bars, fresh donuts ... well. you just have to come and find out!

Shouldn't you and your friends be going to Roundtable?

Roundtable is held the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Come Early!
Games with prizes, Preview Tables and Displays at 6:30 pm

Ashland United Methodist Church
2600 Ashland Rd., Columbia, SC
between St. Andrews Road and Bush River Road.

The Round Table is a monthly gathering of volunteers in Scouting.
It is intended to get you ready for upcoming activities in your pack, troop, crew, patrol, or den.
Please come and get all of the updated Program Information and meet our Roundtable Commissioner!!

There will be lots of fun, and many surprises.

Bring a friend!

Come early, as there will be demonstrations, games, and exhibits set up at around 6:30.

Free Handouts with program ideas will be provided, plus Freebies and an E-Packet can be emailed to every participant.

And don't forget to pick up the latest news and updates in the
Up Etowah Creek Newsletter (Past issues online

The ALL Scouts/Leader Roundtable is held at the same time for all levels and is aimed at bringing you, the leader, parent, or assistant, the best and most up-to-date information and resources that we can supply.
The most important part of Roundtable, however, are the people.
Meeting other participants and networking with them is possibly the most valuable aspect to attending RT.

Who Should Come?

  • All registered adult members of BSA at all levels (Cub, Scouts, Venturing, Explorers)
  • All parents that are interested in supporting their units
  • All Senior Scouts, Scouts in Leadership Positions, and Venturers

Why Should You Come?

  • Get your Questions answered
  • Find out about Programs and events for all levels of Scouting: Packs, Troops, and Crews
  • Get District and Council Calendar Updates
  • Meet our  Etowah Creek District Executive, Tom McGrath, the Etowah Creek District Committee, and Commissioners
  • Meet the Training Committee and get the latest Training information and calendar
  • Pick up your FREE "Up Etowah Creek Newsletter" with local updates, Scouting topics, local information for a superior and FUN outdoor and indoor program, training updates, fun, and historical notes on Scouting's 100 Year Anniversary.
  • Get a taste of the New Scouting Roundtables and Scout Gathers: learn how to bring that Extra Crispy Flavor to your Scouting program
  • Get some delicious and FREE Dutch Oven recipes, Backpacking recipes, and more
  • Get some new Skits, songs, games, and program ideas for your Den, Troop, Crew, and Pack Meetings.
  • Get to know your Scouting Neighbors and make new friends, get new contacts, and share your Scouting Spirit!
  • After Roundtable an electronic copy of all of the resources, handouts, slideshows, clipart, links, etc. will be made available to you - but only if you come!

At Roundtable You Can

  • Learn how to plan your program
  • Get resources for songs, games, skits, speakers, and field trips.
  • Connect with trained leaders who can help you over the rough spots all year long
  • Have fun learning to have fun with your son and the other boys in your den, troop, crew or pack.
  • Learn how to teach character development and values
  • Learn how to make sure that all of the youth (and adults) in your unit are safe and happy
  • Get hints and methods for den and patrol discipline so that you all have fun
  • Learn how to help the boys (and adults) advance in Ranks and Achievements.
  • Get the latest information on BSA changes and improvements.
  • Share your experiences and advice with other Scouters who understand.
  • Have FUN!

So please come, let us help, and have fun.

Google Map to Roundtable
View Larger Map to Ashland United Methodist Church

How to Get There

    From Downtown Columbia,

  • 1. take I-126 West to Spartanburg/Greenville.
  • 2.Take the St. Andrews Road West Exit. Cross the freeway, continue through 2 lights. approx. 1. mile. At the McDonalds, take a left at the light (Ashland Rd.). Ashland United Methodist Church is on the left, a little less than 1/4 mile down the road.

    From Irmo/St. Andrews Rd.

  • Head down St. Andrews Rd. towards Columbia. Go past the St. Andrews Cinema and Bo Jangles to the next light (Ashland Rd). Turn right, go down a little less than 1/4 mile on the left.

    From Charlotte or Florence:

  • Take I-20 West to the second I-26/I-126 exit. Go West towards Spartanburg/Greenville. Follow Step 2 above.

    From Augusta,

  • take I-20 to the I-126 exit. Take I-26/I-126 West to Spartanburg/Greenville (the 2nd exit). Follow Step 2 above.

    From Charleston (I-26 West):

  • Stay on I-26 towards Spartanburg/Greenville. (I-26 and I-126 are the same in this area, fondly known locally as Malfunction Junction). Go past the intersection of I-20. Continue West and follow Step 2 above.

    From Spartanburg/Greenville

  • take I-126 towards Columbia. Take the St. Andrews Rd Exit. At the light take a right past the BP Station. Continue as in Step 2 above, through 1 more light, left at McDonalds, etc.

    From Lexington

  • Take Hwy 6 across the Lake Murray Dam. At the 1st light (Old Bush River Rd.) take a right. Go to St. Andrews Rd and turn right again. Head down St. Andrews Rd. towards Columbia. Follow Irmo directions, above.

Please Join Us!!

Are you from another district in Indian Waters Council?
Are you from another Council?
Will you be in the Columbia, SC area on the 2nd Thursday of the month?
Our Roundtable is not limited to Etowah Creek District Units, so come and join the fun!!

For more information please email Lorie McGraw, Roundtable Commissioner, at roundtable(at)

Would you like to help with Roundtable?Please click here!

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