Troop 10 Committee Meeting
Aug 12th, 2007 6:00PM
Blue hills Country Club -
John Ahart, Doug Ball,
Scott Bower, Gary Barnhardt, Chip Buckner, Rich, Caffrey, Mike Coffrey, David
Contag, William Easley,
Called the meeting to order at 6:05 Thanked John McCabe for outstanding job as Bartle Campmaster this summer. Thanked Bob Key for accepting position as Bartle Campmaster for 2008. Chris Ottinger is stepping down as Yellow Team ASM as he will be entering an MBA program this fall. He will be a backup to Michael Flanagan in developing the religious award programs. Scott Weaver is completing his work as Scoutmaster and Greg Spies has accepted the position as new Scoutmaster for Troop 10. Jeff Muchow announced that Blake Williams has accepted the Committee Chair position and will assume the new duties in October. Jeff recognized Donna Wilson and other adult leaders for their assistance and help during his position as Committee Chair. Several position changes are in progress and will be announced at the September committee meeting.
Scoutmaster Greg Spies
Greg introduced four scouts who asked to make a presentation to the committee: Robert Dennis, Simon Bucner, Jacob Maase, and Michael Luchen. They presented the following report titled “Troop 10 Problems/Recommended Changes”
The scouts would like to make the troop a scout run troop. The committee is in agreement but stressed the importance that the boys enforce troop policy. The committee encouraged scout leaders attend the committee meetings and participate in the discussions.
1st meeting will start with SPL vote, runoff vote and then we will break into patrols by color team for patrol leader and Quartermaster voting. Mr. Spies is making some changes in that Troop 10 will have only one Assistant Scoutmaster per color team with ASM working across several of the color teams as needed.
SPL qualifications are Life and high school. Only den leaders can repeat sessions to a maximum of two. All other leadership positions will be for one term only. Brent Reynolds is changing requirements for each leadership position. Monthly reporting will be required. William Easley will be the new leadership chair.
Advancement Brent Reynolds
All 500 completed merit badges have been entered and partial will be completed soon. Thanked Bob Key and Doug Ball for stepping up at Bartle on advancement
Discussed the pace of scout advancement is to fast.
Clarence Krantz – not present
4 scouts sitting for Eagle Boards on Thursday at 7 and 8. Volunteers were selected. Bob Key, Greg Spies, Dan Shorgal, Doug Ball and John Contag, Scott Weaver. And Clarence Krantz.
Treasurer Kevin O’Farrell
Fiscal year ends this month and a full report will be presented at the committee meeting on September 9..
Outdoor Tom Baker
Discussed changing the bike campout date to later in the year. Denise Holt thanked Tom Baker for sharpening the kitchen knives and installing knife guards in the equipment boxes.
John McCabe Bartle Campmaster
John summarized the Bartle camp session and thanked all the leaders. He suggested that next year there should be only two movie nights and two camp fires. A Bartle job description would be very helpful for continuity and John agreed to help develop it. Pop corn worked out well and special thanks to Greg Spies for designing an awesome popcorn popped for the troop.
Grub Master Rick Korvick, Denise Holt
Equipment Chuck Gibson and Leroy
Scheduled to load the truck on September 8th. Need to upgrade the propane stoves. Need grates for the boys to cook over open fires. Most of the tents were returned and some need to be retired. Truck will be loaded on Wednesday. We will add collision and comprehensive insurance added to the truck.
Philmont Update Jeff Muchow
Great experience with all participants returning without injuries. Still working with Philmont administration on request for credit on deposit for Troop 387 crew moved from August to June. Financial summary will be available at the September committee meeting.
Membership Greg Spies
Donna Wilson has agreed to assume the duties as membership chairman for the troop as Greg Spies becomes the new Scoutmaster.
Honor Camping Greg Spies / – Mic-O-Say
All scouts did a great job at camp. We had some attendance problems.
Dave Contag – O/A
Coup of the long trail will be handed out at the bike campout. Sept 14 -16th is OA Fall Fellowship. Adults are encouraged to attend.
Adult Training Blake Williams (not present)
Check Web site for several adult training sessions offered this fall.
Rotary Ken Roberson
Discussed the situation with Leawood Rotary as Troop 10 sponsor and their hesitance to use their 501c3 non profit organization to transfer gifts made to Troop 10. Ken will pursue further discussions but advised the committee that we may have to seek another sponsor. Jeff Muchow informed the committee that preliminary discussions have been initiated with Leawood Lions Club. We will await further feedback from Ken Roberson on the issue.
Community Service Deb Dellinger
Round Table Scott Bower
Scott is taking over the Trailhead District round table programs. Requested we consider pop corn sales. Scott asked that Troop 10 arrange for a short wave radio demonstration at the camperee.
Ø Bill Haner contacted the KC Star to develop a news story on Scott Weaver as our Troop 10 Scoutmaster. Watch for the story in the Saturday section of the paper.
Ø Discussion on the scout presentation conducted at the beginning of the meeting. Greg Spies will take the lead in determining what changes are appropriate for future direction of programs involving the boys.
Ø Scoutmaster will form a committee to hear from the boys.
Ø Greg Spies discussed a booth at Renaissance festival to raise $10,000
Ø Greg was officially voted in as Scoutmaster.
Robert J. Key, Secretary
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Next Committee Meeting September 9th 2007