Troop 10 Committee Meeting
Blue Hills Country Club
Chip Buckner, Mike Coffey, David Contag, William Easley, Terry Ellis, Chuck Gibson, Bill Haner, Denise Holt, Bob Key, Rick Korvick, Bob Lehleitner, Chuck Luchen, John McCabe, Jeff Muchow, Alan Myers, Kevin O’Farrell, Mark Parkins, Brent Reynolds, Dan Schorgl, Jim Shetler, Greg Spies, Judge Jim Vano, Jim Wasko, Col. Scott Weaver, Donna Wilson
Jeff Muchow called the meeting to order at
Comments Jeff Muchow
Recognized Rob Wheeler and his crossover team for a job well done. Thanked John McCabe, Rick Korvick and Bill Haner for a great job with the bike campout. Thanked Donna Wilson and team for a great job with new scouts.
& composition of patrols memo could be an addendum. You have the electrons?
Here they are again.
Below is the campout report I proposed be entered into the minutes:
Bicycle Campout accomplished with no injuries, a little sun-burn, much fun, and a bit of rain on Sunday morning. Much praise deserved for the organization and execution of the campout out and bike ride by the Camp-master, and for the stupendous support provided by the Quartermaster, by the Grub-master committee, the New Scout committee, and for the rocket launching activity organized and run by Jim Vano and Mike McMullen.
On Friday evening 31 March 06, A small group of Scouts and adults established the Troop 10 Bicycle Campout campsite at Katfish Katy’s on the Katy Trail. Troop truck was put in position and kitchen area established. Scouts started campfire, provided help in unloading Troop truck and putting up the kitchen tents, and played. (Scoutmaster arrived at ).
First Call on Saturday was . After breakfast, Eagle Scout William Feuhr took charge of the Scouts present and established Color Team and patrol tent areas and kitchen areas for Troop 10 Scouts. The Campmaster and Scoutmaster identified the Mustang Scouts’ camping area. Several of the Friday night Scouts and adults were signed onto the Trail and began their ride so that they were Troop 10 main body members began arriving at , and continued in a steady stream until the bike-trailer arrived. The Senior Patrol Leader and his ASPLs/acting ASPLs took attendance following the raising of the Flag, and older Scouts assisted the New Scouts in setting up their tents.
The main body of the Troop then hit the
After dark, rootbeer floats were served to the New Scouts, and there was sufficient apple-crisps/ice-cream to provide a treat to the entire Troop. The Liberty Bell patrol built the Saturday campfire, and the SPL and his two ASPLs present at the campout supervised and assisted. The Yellow Team provided guides to the campfire. The campfire location was scouted out and the campfire guides were organized and posted by ASPL Mitch Smith. All patrols presented skits to our own “Randy,” “Paula,” and “Simon,” to include the Old Goat patrol…as well as an effort by the SPL, his ASPLs, and the Troop’s Jr. Assistant Scoutmaster. Blake Williams called out Mic-O-Say Scouts and Adults and conducted tribal business following the campfire. Cracker-barrel was available. William Easley conducted a coordination meeting with all Bartle full-time adults present. Lights out was at
time for Troop truck departure was .
First call was (CDT). Scouts
were awakened to a weakening warm Spring drizzle,
which stopped by . Scouts began
packing their gear while waiting for the rain to stop and were out and cooking
their breakfasts by . New Scouts and adults ate at . Scout Chapline and chaplain’s assistants
present conducted an observance at .
The SPL, ASPLs, and acting ASPLs
took campout attendance, followed by police call (from which the Liberty Bells
were excused) and a lost & found call both administered by the ASPL.
By , the Troop truck was ready to depart and the campout
was complete. Scoutmaster, Campmaster, and Quartermaster were on the road by .
o Taking of camp-out accountability roll-calls by SPL and his ASPLs, by Color Team. Roll-calls were complete in five minutes, and attendance sheets back in the Campmaster’s hands within ten minutes.
o Encouraging Scouts to produce better skits. May be time to give the American Idol approach a hiatus, though.
o Performance-based invitation of Scouts in Troop Leadership positions to eat with the Old Goats. This appeared to make a big impression on the Scouts when they earned it, and it was noticed by the older and experienced Scouts.
o Increase the Friday night camping credit opportunities, and keep 9am Sunday departure target.
o Emergency weather plan. This must be done for each campout campsite. Scoutmaster & Camp-master need to: identify location for Troop to move to in case of severe lightning or tornado; ensure that both adults and Scouts are briefed on the location; conduct patrol-level rehearsals at each camp-out.
o Scouts’ utilization of opportunities for Scoutmaster conferences/Boards of Review. This probably points to the more significant challenge of helping the Scouts stay focused on attaining individual Scout achievements.
o Menu plans. Powdered doughnuts are not the right answer for cooking a Sunday breakfast. We need to stay sane, here. A once-a-quarter “big event” like Silver Dollar City or Cosmos-sphere may entail a short-cut breakfast on Sunday. Requiring both a Saturday lunch and supper on in-camp campouts may be a good solution.
o If we do Friday night camp opportunities, then we need to do a better job of helping the Scouts get themselves fed on Saturday morning.
Eagle Court Joe Vogliardo / Chuck Luchen
Advancement: Jim Vano
Nothing to report
Treasurer Report Kevin O’Farrell
$4,500 in checking, $7,000 in PayPal. Kevin will continyue to collect money for Philmont.
Outdoor Activities John McCabe
89 scouts and 69 parents currently signed up. Merit badge signup is Monday April 17th
Expecting 130 scouts at Bartle. Need help with merit badge and sports leaders at Bartle.
94 people signed up. Afew more may leave, 1 crew is shaky, Lady’s need a 21 year old, and each crew is individually responsible for shakedown.
Will complete wilderness survival in the next 2 weeks. CPR training from 7-9 on April 9 and 17. Terry will address problems identified from this experience with the next Philmont crew. Good job Terry from the chairman.
Grubmaster Denise Holt
Cracker-barrel will be extra special for Rick’s 50 B-Day.
Sash strips will be handed out at the
Cookies and hot chocolate served
C team will be present
Adults need Sashes and Totems
No tapout on Friday night
Ordeal will start at
OA members are welcome Saturday night
Boys can’t be picked up until Sunday
Need Tribal Attire
No troop truck can get in. This campout counts toward nights for Mic-O-Say
May 20 Mic-O-Say work day
June 2, 3 and 4 – First year and Mic-O-Say conflict
New Scout Com. Jim Shetler and Donna Wilson
Found projects for scouts in volunteer groups
Topic: Camping techniques.
2006 Camporee October 13-15, Theme: Medieval Madness
New Leader Essentials Training, April 24th COR,
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills May 6-7. Deadline April 28th. Cost: $20
BSA Climbing Instructor Training, April
Tribal Work Day May 20th. Set up tents and prepare tribal ground. Call (417) 646-8115
Mic-O-Say Tribal Celebration, June 2-4. Different this year: It will be fun!
Applebee’s Dining to Donate: April 24-25. 10% of bill donated to HOAC
Friends of Scouting; 82%
Roger Eaton Recognition: Cub Scout Leader Recognition Award.
Equipment Chuck Gibson
Inventory looks good
FOS Friends of Scouting
We are at 82%
New Business Open Discussion - All
Picnic at Stu’s farm discussed
Need meeting location for May 1
Sprint Track might work
Chip made a request to purchase equipment and tents.
Name Badges will cost 1$ - Bill Haner
Jeff Muchow adjourned the meeting at
Robert J. Key, Secretary
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Next Committee Meeting May 7th 2005