August 12, 2001
Mike Beasley, Gary Bernhardt, Bill Brady, Mike Coffey, Chris DAdamo, Tom Davis, Marc Elkins, Terry Ellis, Duff Greenwood, Denny Hamilton, Bill Haner, Rusty Howell, Craig Huston, Rick Isham, Les Landau, Larry Lehman, Ed OConnor, Greg Spies, Larry Stocker, Herb Strain, Jim Wasko.
Marc Elkins sent a letter to Mustang dads about troop organization for the fall would like a decision from the committee on how to divide patrols for 1st year scouts after discussion it was decided to let Marc make the final decision. The majority of the respondants felt that the current multi-level patrol structure was the right choice. At least 4 Mustangs need to be added to an exsisting patrol.
Marc Elkins is requesting that parents take a more active role at troop meetings esp. regarding discipline of the scouts and the dads being an example during times that quiet is supposed to happen.
Marc Elkins elections will be at the 1st troop meeting he will then have the new PLC help design programs for the rest of the year.
Marc Elkins new district, Trailhead, is now functioning new leadership is in place Dave Gurwell, District Activities Co-Chair will come to a troop meeting to recruit scouts to help with District Camporee October 19-21.
Duff Greenwood he is the new HOAC Training Chair by 2003 his goal is to have 100% trained leadership he would like us to make the training mandatory for any adult who will have a troop or committee position.
Marc Elkins encourages everyone who has been through training to do it again because the curriculum is different.
Duff Greenwood Train the Trainer event is on 9/8 Call Mickey Hodap if interested.
Bartle committee to meet this week to discuss how things went this summer and begin planning for next year the committee expressed thanks to the campmasters and parents who participated.
Philmont trip went well 4 crews of 10 or 11 each everyone finished without injury or mishap crew dynamics went well Herb suggested planning for 2003 begin now 10/27 will be when we call requesting slots for 2003.
Marc Elkins Gila trip went well organized by Stu Sharp outfitter was a former scoutmaster.
Herb Strain is the new District Advancement Chair
Marc Elkins is the new District Program Chair
Herb Strain Trailhead District meeting went well there was good fellowship and room for our parents to volunteer.
Herb Strain 1st Thursday of every month is the District Roundtable at Village Church Outreach Center at 99th and Mission Rd.
Herb Strain 3rd Thursday of every month Eagle Boards at LDS Church at 130th and Wornall
Herb Strain asked that merit badge counselors fill out forms to make sure they are in the Trailhead Register
OA Induction weekend 8/24/01; we are needing parents to accompany them Herb will leave it to the boys and their parents to organize going to this.
9/15 OA Fellowship for Arrowmen only Herb has applications if people are interested.
Pre-meeting merit badge classes have not yet been scheduled.
Greg Spies Troop picnic next weekend at Stu Sharps farmstead please RSVP by e-mail 50 total have RSVPed so far some extra cooks are needed please bring homemade side dish or desert.
Rusty Howell Shooter Safety Campout on 9/28-9/30 Paul Bertrand will head this up.
Rusty Howell Space Camp Campout in Nov. we will try to get this staffed for two merit badges.
Rusty Howell Train Campout April 2002 in Baldwin City the scouts can get the railroading merit badge.
Rusty Howell working on Historic Trail Campout in Dec. either in Springfield or Pittsburg
Bill Brady discussed finances we are moving banks is sending out a letter to request that scouts and parents pay off any balances due.
Mike Beasley State Line Optimist Club has 12 registered members they sponsor our troop their expectation was that 2 Troop 10 dads join the group yearly they havent had new members from our troop for 5 years their weekly meetings have been sparsely attended at times - they are at a crossroads as to whether to continue to exist the group primarily exists at this point to sponsor Troop 10 we explored options a request will be made to Troop parents to be new members.
Mike Coffey discussed needs for Troop Committee positions please let him know if you would be willing to help with any of the positions.
Larry Stocker will discuss community service project possibilities next month.
Larry Stocker will look into new tires for our truck.
Steve Dunning will be heading up greenery sales again this year.
Greg Spies wants us to be aware of scouts who need help with advancement and recruitment of new scouts over the year
Greg Spies we will need to replace some tents this year we will need some new tables too
Gary Bernhardt thanked people for support after their accident and reminded us to wear seatbelts
Terry McGinnis is recovering and feeling better
Herb Strain we were too late to sign up for Wm Jewell Merit Badge College this year
Herb Strain sent note out on going to Packard next summer age limit lowered to 13 Bill Drees volunteered to head it up other help is needed.
Herb Strain Lifesaving and Swimming Merit Badge info is on web site
Herb Strain encouraged people to join the Trailhead website
Herb Strain 9/17/01 is Troop Court of Honor
Herb Strain will teach CPR 5:30PM on 9/10 would like the Troop to buy some CPR dummies the committee approved this
A Venture unit was chartered Stu Sharp and Cary Dikeman will take on advisory roles 6 to 10 boys may register
Jim Wasko requested an assistant for helping with 1st year scouts
The meeting was ended at 8:00 p.m.
Lawrence P. Lehman
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