Troop 10 Committee Meeting Notes
6:00 PM - Sunday, April 15, 2012
Blue Hills Country Club
PRESENT: John McCabe, Elaine Navickas, Tim Navickas, Bob Rohlf, Richard Koch, Jim O’Hara, Rob Baker, Ted Fuehr, Jim Wasko, Ken Green, Garrett Shropshire, Brian McCarthy, John McCabe, Ron Clary, Jeff Muchow, Renee Andrews, Kendra Stark, William Stark, Tom Baker, Rob Day, Julia Day, Scott Bower, Steve Rohleder, Lisa Harrison, Chris Pfeffer, Doug Cochran, Chuck Gibson, Ron Wood, Tracy Thomas, Scott Brown, Jim O’Hara
Introductions & Opening Comments – John McCabe
Welcome and introductions
Looking for the following adult volunteers:
o Adult Recognition Coordinator
o Prairie Star Elementary Unit Commissioner
o Uniform Exchange Coordinator
Leawood Lions – No report
Bike campout went well. Up and out early this morning.
Will review the campout at PLC on 4/16. At PSMS.
Outdoor Activities (Camping/Grubmaster) – Scott Brown/Chris Pfeffer
April Campout – Katy Trail – April 13, 14 & 15
Weather cooperated for bike activity.
Very windy during the night. Lots of rain Friday night.
Concern: parents getting over-anxious regarding the weather.
What is the process for severe weather? Reviewed process.
What type of communication is needed when severe weather is threatening.
Troop relies on National Weather Service for updates and forecast.
Communicate to the troop that leadership has done severe weather training.
Going forward, Campmaster will put link to NOAA for weather for the city closest to where we’re camping so parents can view the weather reports leadership is using
May Campout – Canoeing? Location?
At Riverfront first weekend in May. (Riverfront has capacity for our size).
We dump 5-6 canoes each year. Plan to show a video for instruction at troop meeting
Also show the video on Friday night of campout.
At Mr. Spies’ farm.
August - Picnic – August 19 @ Sharp’s Farm?
Will this date work OK? Yes. Earlier is better – last year’s late date wasn’t ideal.
Need a backup plan in case there are issues with this venue for any reason.
Herb – please add to calendar for August
Fall Shooter Safety
Cannot be at Mr. Illig’s farm due to ongoing construction.
Will need to find another venue and perhaps another focus for this campout.
Per Garrett Shropshire - New methodology for campout planning for next year.
Have a plan ready for finalization at Bartle so the year could be set up front.
Bartle Update – Tracy Thomas
By Tuesday, troop will be turning in our roster for Bartle.
147 scouts; 42 full time adults; 56 part time adults (as of now).
Equipment Coordinator – Chuck Gibson
New Tent donation – Stark family – Thank You!
Ongoing issues of patrols without tents – older scouts showing up w/o a tent.
Need to get more participation from parents driving the troop truck.
Membership – Renee Andrews
33 new scouts and 26 new adults.
New help with recruitment – 2-3 people to provide boots on the ground?
Various functions: could these be delegated to several people who are on the team?
When should this be put in place? Now.
Need people as welcome ambassadors at campouts, etc.
Scout Leadership – Bob Rohlf
Monday 4/9 was deadline to turn in Leadership cards.
105 scouts in leadership; 65 earned full credit; 22 didn’t get it. 18 didn’t need.
Monday 4/6 – will speak to the new parents regarding Leadership.
New parents would like to have Adult Leadership introduce themselves.
New parents could shadow an existing leadership position.
Advancement – Julia Day
5 rank advancements over the weekend.
Message to color team leaders on Life Scouts.
Gibson and Tran are 5-6 months away from age cut-off.
Significant concerns about Kimminau.
Life to Eagle – Lane Christenson – no report
Spring ECOH Update – Lisa Harrison
1:30 Sun 4/22 @ BVNW
Guest speaker – Col. Weaver flying in
Everything ready – 7 participants
Finance – Treasurer’s Report – Rob Day
Help at Bartle Signup: D Kirschenbaum, Jenny Mead, Kim Westerfield, Karen Moffet
Bartle paid – account balance is $38K; $11K A/R; $5K Paypal
High Adventures paid
Good cash position – pleasantly surprised by where we are at this point
Honor Camping Programs
O/A – Rob Baker
O/A weekend 4/27
36 ordeal candidates/27 brotherhood/19 arrowmen
Allowed to have the truck there (In at 2 p.m. Friday)
Mic-O-Say – Jim Wasko
Need to keep talking to the older scouts regarding Mic-O-Say
Venture Crews – Tom Baker / Jeff Muchow
Activity last week – prairie burn. Good turnout.
Prep for summer activities.
High Adventure – Howard Berkowitz – no report
Community Service - Virgil Villarreal – no report
Adult Training – Scott Bower
Many adults need to update their certifications on YPT.
New Business/Open Discussion
Follow-up – Dan Nugent / Chris Pfeffer – Parent notification process @ campouts
Medical emergency policy – tabled until next meeting.
Troop Disciplinary Policy Follow Up – Renee Andrews
Motion to adopt the amended policy (change of blade length).
Motion carries and will be added to the Troop policy.
John Schenken/Charlie Hyland – Internal Merit Badge processes improvement – tabled until next meeting