June 10, 2001
Blue Hills Country Club
Gary Bernhardt, Mike Coffey, Greg Spies, Tom Davis, Steve Ornduff, Rick Isham, Mike Towell, Bill Schutte, Ed OConner, Greg Kent, Bill Brady, Allen Schoof, Rusty Howell, Larry Lehman, Herb Strain, Larry Stocker.
Greg Spies Mustang overnight 19 scouts they did well on food preparation Environmental Science Merit Badge pre-work was done the boys had fun, 6 older scouts came to help.
Bartle Committee update continue to meet things are coming together part of our Ranger program request was denied we got most of the water activities our scouts requested -they are working on tent assignments and duty rosters 84 scouts are registered 35 full time dad slots combining full and part time dads we have about 20 scouts less than usual at Bartle because of family July 4th holidays daily Bartle schedules for scouts and Mic-o-say are posted on the website
Herb Strain reported that we lost some equipment to wind damage at the American Cancer Society Event we will be able to replace and improve on what we had
Tribal Feast 4 adults and 2 scouts attended beautiful ceremony Cliff Illig was elected to presiding Chieftain
Greg Kent expects 6-8 Eagles at the next Court of Honor probably in late October cutoff will probably be in late August he is requesting people to grade Eagle projects some training will be needed
Greg Kent is needing volunteers on 6/21/01 for an Eagle Board of Review
Mike Towell Treasury update reviewed account balances concern about scouts who owe money for activities they took part in but are not currently attending meetings or activities these people will be approached and asked to pay what they owe
Ed OConner reported that we need new tires on our troop truck Allen Schoof will look into this we will also get estimates to tighten up the suspension
Herb Strain reported that people will meet next Saturday to work on the lockers, to wash and clean all equipment and the truck we will take an inventory of what things we need Greg Spies has already removed truck shelves a group will go to Bartle on 6/30 to help set up tents and awnings also the rental truck will be loaded then
Greg Spies we have 50 tents 15 need repair or replacement a few more will need to be purchased some tables will need to be replaced too patrol boxes are still with the patrols some patrols still have their propane stoves and some have been turned in we discussed how to make scouts and patrols financially accountable for their equipment especially tents which are very expensive
Mike Coffey reviewed adult leadership positions that still need to be filled for the next year
Herb Strain discussed the concern some scouts had about dads sleeping in cars and campers, rather than tents on campouts Mike Coffey will send a letter to dads to encourage them to sleep in tents
Rusty Howell feels the annual canoe trip needs to be scheduled for two nights rather than one this next year
There was discussion about standardizing Boards of Review Rick Isham has already been working on this there will be discussion and training for dads on this by our troop at Bartle
Larry Stocker signed our troop up for a community service project in October involving painting a house 20 scouts and 10 dads will be needed
The meeting was ended at 8:00 p.m.
Lawrence P. Lehman
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