December 8, 2002
Glenn Alexander, Gary Bernhardt, Chip Buckner, Rick Cunningham, Chris D’Adamo, Steve Dunning, Marc Elkins, Terry Ellis, Chuck Gibson, Bill Haner, Rusty Howell, Rick Isham, Greg Kent, Larry Lehman, Steve Ornduff, Brent Reynolds, Allan Schoof, Stu Sharp, Greg Spies, Herb Strain, & Mike Ulm
Terry Ellis - Requested a discussion regarding Scouts that fall short of the Troop leadership’s expectations of living by the Scout Law & Scout Oath. Topics included whether we should have a policy, inform parents, who should enforce a policy, how to educate the scouts on our expectations. It was decided to have us think about the information that was shared and that we will consider how we will educate parents and scouts about our troop’s desire to do away with negative behaviors.
Larry Lehman – Asked that parents complete forms for our troop to be part of the Rewards Program at Hen House and Price Chopper. Those programs will donate 1% of grocery purchases back to our troop. We need to have 25 people register our organization at both Price Chopper and Hen House to be counted.
Terry Ellis & Marc Elkins – brought up discussion about how to divide Mustangs into patrols this year. After discussion, it was decided we would continue with age variety in each patrol and integrate them before Summer Camp.
Terry Ellis – Published a list of current Adults in leadership positions. He asked everyone to look it over and volunteer for open positions. He also wants an assistant (in training) for each position as well.
Chris D’Adamo – Treasurer Report – Discussed money for events that haven’t been collected yet. He discussed results of greenery sales. A new person will head up greenery sales next year. Many thanks to Steve and Cheryl Dunning for their work on this for three years.
Rick Isham – Discussed how successful last weekend’s campout was. We were at the Battlefield at Lone Jack. The scouts got to view and participate in an archeological dig site. There were other activities at the campsite. Herb’s photos are on the web site. There is a possible summer activity on August 16th & 17th there of a Civil War reenactment.
Rick Isham – February campout (Ski Campout) He will proceed to plan this.
Terry Ellis – January campout – Klondike – The details published by the District have changed which may make the activity less desirable. If these can’t be changed, we may select an alternate activity.
Steve Ornduff – Is planning Johnson Shut-Ins Campout in May 2003.
Greg Kent – Three life scouts to have boards of review for Eagle on December 19th. Volunteers are needed.
Terry Ellis – Asked for input from leaders who were present at the last District Roundtable. Herb let us know that the Roundtable is the continuing education arm for Boy Scouts and has a planned program on a pertinent issue each time and everyone is invited & encouraged to attend.
Marc Elkins – Announced that beginning in April 2003 a background check will be done on new leaders and social security numbers will be required. This is for youth protection purposes.
Herb Strain – Let us know that scouts must register under their legal name rather than nick names.
Greg Spies – Indicated that Webelos packs are requesting that we have some scouts present at their meetings.
Marc Elkins – There will be PLC Meeting January 6, 2003, 7pm, PSMS.
Glenn Alexander – Seven have reserved places for the OA Banquet.
Greg Spies – Asking that people contribute to Friends of Scouting.
Rusty Howell – Asked that we congratulate Marc Elkins for doing such a great job as scoutmaster and for Bill Haner for stepping into that position.
Bill Haner – Announced that he plans to divide patrols into clusters where an assistant scoutmaster and ASPL will be in charge of each cluster. He also plans to have rank requirements for certain elected leadership positions: (Star for Patrol Leaders), (Star for ASPL) & (Life for SPL). We will try this at January 2003 elections to see how this works.
Stu Sharp – High Adventure – Scuba – We still have six openings.
Offered to help underwrite a night vision telescope for the Scoutmaster to use on campouts and asked that we solicit donations from the troop to help with this expense.
Discussed another High Adventure trip over the summer in Colorado.
Herb Strain – Thanked Brent Reynolds for taking the advancement chairman responsibility and commended him for doing such a good job so quickly.
Marc Elkins – Has felt that the bugler has been a great addition to the campouts.
Received a call about how well eight of our scouts did when they helped a
Webelos pack with a uniforms inspection.
A Leawood City Councilman called to say how great the flag ceremonies; especially
the last one was, having our Troop lead this.
This is his last official committee meeting as Scoutmaster and asked that we nurture
our new leaders and those scouts who are on the edge to help them accomplish their best in scouting and so they can stay in the troop and grow from the values and experiences we offer.
Thanked all the leaders for support he has received and making the troop
work so well.
The meeting was ended at 8:15 p.m.
Lawrence P. Lehman
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