January 11, 2004
Glenn Alexander, Chip Buckner, Chris D’Adamo, William Easley, Terry Ellis, Chuck Gibson, Bill Haner, Rick Isham, Greg Kent, Steve Ornduff, Brent Reynolds, Ken Roberson, Allan Schoof, Stu Sharp, Greg Spies, Herb Strain, Jim Wasko
Terry Ellis introduced Roger Eaton, father of a new Mustang scout.
Bill Haner told us that things have been progressing smoothly. Not much has happened since our last committee meeting.
Greg Kent observed that Kevin Morrison was ready for his board of review. The deadline for the 4/25 court of honor is 2/25. Weinberg and Lehman may be ready.
Rick Isham said that we would have approximately 100 people on the January skiing campout.
Rick had the Cosmosphere brochure ready. He observed that we would sleep on a gym floor. The program will begin at 7:45 Saturday morning. We will leave at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. It is a Class A Uniform event.
Herb Strain reported that we had 2 boundary waters permits which permitted us to take 16 people.
We had only one inquiry about a spring-break backpacking trip.
We do not have a spot on the Philmont 2005 waiting list. Steve Ornduff has again registered us for the Double-H Philmont-alternative program for 2004. We may take two crews of twelve. Next year, we need to remember to register for Philmont both as a troop and as a venturing crew.
The committee, upon Chris D'Adamo's recommendation, is leaving dues at $100/scout. Dues are due in March.
Greenery sales netted the troop $5263.
The committee discussed the tradition of paying the $10 dues assessment for registered adult leaders. Historically we pay for leaders, but not for just any adult. Chris D'Adamo observed that, administratively speaking, it was easier to collect from all adults than it was to determine who should be exempt. The consensus was that individual adults should pay their own way. Terry Ellis suggested that registered adults who have no children in the troop should not be asked to pay. Jim Wasko said that $10/year was not a hardship and that it would be simpler to collect $10 from everyone.
Equipment Coordinator Update
Greg Alexander is relying on Chip Buckner's contact at FedEx for leads on a new truck.
Herb Strain sent 300 letters to packs, inviting them to attend tomorrow's meeting. He has no idea as to how many people may appear.
Training Coordinator Update
Steve Ornduff observed that various districts offered a variety of opportunities for training. Fast Start and Youth Protection training are available online.
The committee reaffirmed its goal to have every adult leader trained.
Committee member training recommends a periodic audit and two signatures on checks. Herb Strain observed that, when collecting money for the District merit badge forum, he saw that almost no troop requires two signatures. There was no support for requiring multiple signatures. The Charter Organization Rpresentative and the Committee Chairman will review bank statements monthly.
Ken Roberson had nothing to report.
Trailhead District Round Table Information
Bill Haner reported that the National Jamboree 2005 would be in Virginia from 7/25 to 8/3. The cost of $1600 includes transportatoin.
OA has scheduled spring and summer inductions.
Powderhorn is living history, leave no trace camping, etc. high adventure adult training. It will be conducted 8/28-9/2 at Sawmill at Bartlet. Registration is limited to 42.
The general session of round table was on courts of honor and Eagle courts of honor.
Stu Sharp announced that the Honduras medical mission had been moved two weeks, to 3/25-29.
Greg Spies told us we needed additional Friends of Scouting donations to qualify for free advancement. The people who participated last year, but not this year, will get a follow-up call.
We need to remind some people that Mic-O-Say advancement requires rank advancement. We will pull those people aside at the ski trip and at the first troop meeting in February.
Terry Ellis told us that the district was going to recognize three Troop 10 adults for outstanding service, and that he was disappointed that we didn't get all six of our nominees. One Troop 10 adult will receive the district Award of Merit. The deadline for the 1/31 dinner reservations is 1/21.
Eagle Court Chairman Joe Johnston's last court of honor is coming up. Joe Vogliardo will take on this responsibility. Vogliardo has wanted to become involved in troop functions, but has scheduling conflicts that prevent assuming other responsibilities.
The meeting was ended at 8:00 p.m.
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