August 17, 2003
Glenn Alexander, Gary Bernhardt, Chip Buckner, Chris D’Adamo, William Easley, Terry Ellis, Ted Fuehr, Chuck Gibson, Bill Haner, Dave Holt, Rick Isham, Joe Johnson, Larry Lehman, Steve Ornduff, Brent Reynolds, Ken Roberson, Stu Sharp, Greg Spies, Jim Wasko, Bryce Wells, Greg Williams & Tom Wineland
Guest: Roger Hoyt, Trailhead District Director
Terry Ellis – Called the meeting to order.
Roger Hoyt – District Director - Will be sending out a letter to emphasize importance of popcorn sales to the HOAC budget. Would like us to consider this as a fundraiser this year.
Terry Ellis – Welcomed everyone back from the summer. Thanked Steve Ornduff for successful summer camp and Greg Spies for organizing the scuba trip.
Four of our scouts were color guard at last night’s Chief’s game.
Steve Ornduff – Summer camp: Thanked Herb Strain and Greg Spies for all the work they did prior to camp and Jim Wasko and Paul Bertrand for all their work with first year scout.
· 349 Merit badges were earned. There were 100 scouts and up to sixty leaders at times.
· Thirteen new foxmen, fourteen braves, six warriors, three fire builders, one runner.
· We also won the National Camping Award and the District Camping award.
· Thanked Greg Williams for the camp improvement project he led.
· Terry E. will be next year’s camp master.
Greg Spies – Scuba trip: Great time. Boat and food were great. Twenty-one scouts and dads attended.
Stu Sharp – A small group went camping and climbing in Colorado. Five scout and four dads.
Larry Lehman – Reported on Philmont Trek he and son took as part of HOAC Contingent.
Bill Haner – Had JLT yesterday. New format: Boys responded very well. Breakout groups after a large group meeting. Very active. Thanks to Bill King and Deborah Howell for their work. Planning session followed.
· Scoutmaster Council meeting last week. William Easley will be in charge of the blue team.
· Frank Weidling to take over swimming and lifesaving merit badge program.
· Will lead discussion on Scoutmaster conferences to make sure they are consistent.
· Has named some scouts as ASPL’s.
Ted Fuehr: 2003 – 2003 Camping: Has come up with a proposed schedule:
· September 2003 – Shooter Safety
· October 2003 – District Camporee
· November 2003 - Feast/Commando Possibly at Earnst
· December 2003 - Military Base
· January 2004 – Snow Creek Skiing
· February 2004 – Space Museum Kansas Cosmosphere
· March 2004 – Bicycle Katy Trail
· April 2004 – OA/Fish/Do Nothing/Advancement
· May 2004 – Canoe.
Terry Ellis – Discussed concerns about Shooters Safety Campout. Bryce suggested we tie this into Hunter’s Safety, completing the archery merit badge, shot gun merit badge. Wants the younger boys to not be in an uncomfortable position. Bryce feels we should put more emphasis on the safety aspects.
Ted Fuehr – Troop 257 is to coordinate the Camporee. Information is on their web site.
There was discussion as to whether more traditional scouting activities such as backpacking and hiking should be included in the schedule.
It was decided that an additional campout will be added to be able to do hiking. The OA and MOS attendance requirement will stay as it is.
Bryce Wells – High Adventure Planning: Looking into a Boundary Waters Trip and Philmont Cavalcade. Buffalo River Float Trip is firm for 2004 Spring Break.
Chris Wells – Treasurer’s Report: Concerned about money owed by scouts and scouters. He will send a letter to those people. Otherwise, we are in good shape financially.
Larry Lehman – Encouraged everyone to sign up for Price Chopper and Hen House Rewards programs so that our troop can benefit.
Terry Ellis – Troop Picnic: Herb Strain is running this on August 24th, 4:00 P.M. at Stu Sharps. Bring a side dish and/or dessert. Please sign up on the web site. Bring a lawn chair. Anyone who can help with setup can come at 2:00 P.M. Please invite adults of scouts to be able to keep them involved on the Troop Committee.
Brent Reynolds – Made a proposal to use certain criteria in helping determine whether a scout is demonstrating scout spirit for rank advancement. The proposal was adopted with one dissenting vote.
Terry Ellis – Asked that any items that need to be signed by the Committee Chairman go to him, Scoutmaster goes to Bill and otherwise goes to the correct person.
· Discussed objective of having our leaders 100% trained at least to the Asst. Scoutmaster position. Bryce Wells will come up with a report on where we stand.
Stu Sharp – Leawood Rotary Club Annual Fundraiser: Auction to be held on September 20th to benefit Ozanam Home and Safehouse. Asked if people have items they can donate.
Terry Ellis – Fundraising concerns: It was decided that we will continue with greenery sales and not do popcorn sales.
Greg Spies – Asked if we would pay for food for Webelos at Camporee. It was decided we will.
· Suggested we offer to various cub packs a den chief. Glenn Alexander followed up on this with the idea of having a group of our scouts who dress ceremonially at bobcat and pack ceremonies and do demonstrations. Glenn offered to supervise the den chiefs. Mary Brooker will be asked to see if she is willing to assist on this.
Bill Haner – 91st and Nall – New location for District Roundtables.
The meeting was ended at 8:00 p.m.
Lawrence P. Lehman
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