Troop 10 Committee Meeting
January 7, 2001
Present: Stu Sharp, Larry Stocker, Les Landau, Denny Hamilton, Ed OConnor, Greg Spies, Mark Elkins, Mike Coffey, Herb Strain, Brian Jacobs, Aaron Jacobs, Rusty Howell, Gary Bernhardt, Alan Schoof, Rick Isham, Greg Kent, Jim Wasko, Larry Lehman, Terry McGinnis, Craig Elson
Mike Coffey chaired the meeting.
Stu Sharp reported that the Gila and Honduras trips are shaping up nicely.
Stu is meeting with Scott Worsham, Venture Crew Advisor for Troop 91. Leaders are invited to a meeting at 7:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 23, 2001, to discuss the Troop 91 program at First Watch by Corporate Woods.
Herb Strain discussed dates for Philmont shakedown activities. There will be a shakedown campout for Bartle on 4/20/01.
Rusty Howell Klondike derby we have 65 scouts registered.
· February campout 2/10/01 2/11/01 Space Camp wont work. Up in the air currently. Mike Coffey suggested that this campout be used to improve cooking skills.
Herb suggested we come up with solid plans for future campouts in advance. Suggestions: 1) Camp Orr in Arkansas; 2) Camp Naish.
Herb will look into doing an OA Tapout Campout at Bartle in April. It will be a father-son activity in order to pull new dads into the troop.
Rusty will look into Space Camp for March and Whiteman Air Force Base backup.
February: may be Watkins Mill or Forbes Field.
May: may be canoe trip, going to Naish or Johnson Shut Ins.
Rusty Bartle They have to decide on how much we will charge. Last year was $235 and we lost money. Another payment is due March 1st. We have to pay 50% at that time. The Bartle committee will set the fee in the next two weeks. A fee will also be set for the dads. A separate fee will be paid for bus transportation. The committee will put our expenses and spending on a budget.
Gary Webelos recruiting Webelos will be invited to a troop meeting on January 29th and February 6th. Gary will form a sub-committee to help plan this.
Gary Re-registration other monies owed will need to be collected as part of re-registration. Goal is to collect money by spring break. Dads cant go to Bartle now unless they are a registered leader.
Greg Update on Eagle scouts.
Larry S. Service Projects he got letters of appreciation from both winter projects. They went very well. Kaw Valley Habitat for Humanity is an upcoming project.
Mike C. Review of Financial Statements Mike T. will bring reports to monthly meetings. Campouts overall have paid for themselves. We have $11,500.00 in assets. Liabilities are about $800.00 for Philmont. Of the assets there are about $5,000.00 in accounts receivable. The money we have will mostly go toward replacing equipment.
Mr. Morrison will donate six Coleman stoves to the troop and possible funding through 7-Up.
Stu asked that the troop help fund the Scouts Honduras trip. It was decided that the troop will donate $100.00 to each scout and in return, pictures will be taken and a presentation will be made by the scouts for the troop.
Saturday, January 20, 2001 Santa Fe District Recognition Dinner. The Santa Fe District will likely be split up soon because it is so large. The Heart of America BSA Board will vote on this soon. The recommendation is for four new districts. Dads will need to step forward to fill district positions. We will need to come up with suggestions for a district name and patch.
Ed read a letter about Mr. Carlson Farha, previous scoutmaster who died recently including a funding suggestion for a plaque for a yearly optimism award to be presented in his name.
Committee minutes are now on the web site along with forms. There are some other new sections on the web site about joining the troop.
Merit Badge forum on January 13, 2001, 8:00 a.m.
Uniform requirements at troop meetings. There have been objections by some parents when their scouts arent counted present if not fully in uniform.
Sharing Native American Ways class will be March 31, 2001, at Oak Park High School. Information about it will be on the web site.
Order of the Arrow National Committee decided that a new policy will be that there will be one dad per 50 dads in a troop allowed in OA.
Lawrence P. Lehman