Troop 10 Committee Meeting
December 10, 2000
Present: Mike Towle, Rusty Howell, Greg Spies, Greg Kent, Steve Dunning, Larry Lehman, Tom Wineland, Larry Stocker, Bill Brady, Joe Johnson, Mike McGinnis, Stu Sharp, Mark Elkins, Mike Coffey, Gary Bernardt, Herb Strain, Paul Bertrand, Rick Isham
Mike Coffey chaired the meeting.
Steve Dunning reported on greenery sales. $7,500.00 was targeted and $14,656 was sold. Mike Muha made a large donation from his sales. After discussion, it was decided to pay for 2001 Bartle registration for Mike and Sam.
Mike Towle made a treasury report. He will send bills to people who owed over $100.00. We discussed concerns about cash flow and current balance. He will continue to bill for money that is owed.
Rusty reported on Klondike Derby. Fifty-six scouts have signed up. A few others are wanting to sign up. We are at least breaking even financially on campouts despite some unexpected expenses. February campout will be Hutchinson space camp. There will be no dorm camping. There was discussion about OA Tapout Campout possibly in April and Rusty will look into this. Rusty will consider ideas about March campout. May will tentatively be a canoe trip.
Paul discussed Philmont. We can take eighty-one participants and can take up to thirty-nine more. We are discussing with Troop 59 and Troop 1 about how many of their group will be going. There will be "shakedowns" in preparation. He is working on dividing up into crews. Another payment to Philmont is due 4/1/01.
Stu Sharp discussed high adventure program. January 13th, 14th and 15th is the next scheduled school year program. The boys want to do paintball. Stu is considering other options. On two previous trips, there were two scouts and four dads and four scouts and two dads. Herb questioned whether the program is fulfilling its original purpose to help scouts with initiative and adventure. We will try to generate ideas to build the program and discuss this further.
The sign ups and plans for the horseback trip is coming together.
Court of Honor 12/11/00 (Now 12/18/00) Merit Badge and Advancement - Web Site Presentation - Friends of Scouting Presentation.
Gary discussed Webelos recruiting. Cub-masters at various elementary schools will be contacted and we will offer to make a presentation at one of their meetings.
Pre-meeting merit badge meetings will be discussed at the next meeting.
January merit badge college 1/13/01. About thirty-five scouts and ten leaders are signed up. There are still openings in many classes for scouts who haven't signed up.
Greg Kent discussed concerns about scouts regarding advancement. Larry Stocker suggested letters be sent to scouts who stay registered but have not participated in activities. There are five to six boys who may be able to participate in the next court of honor.
Community service: We are signed up for Meals On Wheels program. Regarding Bridge of Hope program we don't need to bring gloves and hats, but inexpensive gifts will be needed. Seventeen scouts and seventeen dads are signed up. A plea for funds at the court of Honor will be made to help fund gifts for kids who benefit from the program.
Honduras trip: There are six scouts, four adults and one sibling going and have made deposits. Stu asked if $100.00 could be donated by the troop to help defray some of their costs for the scouts. This will be discussed at a later time.
Elections for troop positions will be 1/29/01.
Leadership Training for scouts will be announced at a later time. It will hopefully happen in January 2001.
A dollar amount will need to be decided on how much will be charged for Bartle. Last year was $235.00. Herb suggested a subcommittee discuss this. Adult leaders will be asked to pay up front. Seventy-five scouts are currently signed up.
Steve Pozin needs to know who will be going to the OA Winter Banquet on January 6, 2001. Reservations are due December 15, 2000.
Jimmy P. had surgery for a head injury from a car related accident. He is in intensive care at Children's Mercy Hospital. The troop will send flowers.
Lawrence P. Lehman