Troop 10 Committee Meeting
Blue Hills Country Club
John Ahart, Doug Ball, Chip Buckner, Mike Coffey, William Easley, Terry Ellis, Mrs. Ted Fehr, Chuck Gibson, Bill Haner, Denise Holt, Rick Korvick, Chuck Luchen, John McCabe, Jeff Muchow, Alan Myers, Kevin O’Farrell, Mark Parkins, Brent Reynolds, Dan Schorgl, Jim Shetler, Greg Spies, Judge Jim Vano, Jim Wasko, Col. Scott Weaver, Greg Williams, Brice Wells, Donna Wilson
Jeff Muchow called the meeting to order at
Comments Jeff Muchow
Thanked William Easley for his great work as past Scoutmaster and all wished him a happy 42nd birthday. Thanked Greg Spies for making the “Spies Farm” available for Troop 10 and all his work making the weekend a success. Recognized Col. Scott Weaver for volunteering to become the current Scoutmaster.
Hats off to Chuck Gibson, Denise Holt John, McCabe and Rick Korvick for help with the Paul Bunyan campout. 24 scouts and 8 adult leaders participated in the event. "Johnny Log" may have made his way into troop lore.
Dutch oven cooking
Scouts wanted to do more work, said they could have cleared more brush
Friday night leadership question and answer for 50 minutes
"American Idol" skit appraisal featuring Ball, Spies and Key as the judges.
Administrative Points to Improvement:
Breadth of committee involvement - needed 4 -5 more adult leaders doing log/admin support on campout
Prepping Dutch oven cooking kits, utensils
Earlier verification of a lock in location (+ 3 week in advance)
Single site, afternoon start on a 3-day weekend would be ideal
Improve transportation plan
If school lock-in, then bus to campout
Improve budgeting and expense estimation
Packing list / Scout prep
Adequacy of Scouts' personal gear--inclement weather clothing
Improve scout outdoor readiness to function as true outdoorsmen
Outdoor program and Scouting experience in the Troop should emphasize outdoor readiness more--being prepared: wet gear, hot gear and cold gear
Scott haner, Mitch Smith and Kevin Durkee - Sunday morning huddle
Kudos to Mitch Smith for doing an outstanding job as ASPL at leadership campout
Team advisor meeting will run concurrent with SPL meeting
Proposal - Requested a committee formed of graduating first year parents - will create a mechanism for additional involvement
David Contag potentially to lead the Sophomore Dad Committee
Committee should also empanel an experienced older scout
Committee task: Assess and recommend improvements to the Troop program for 2nd - 4th year scouts
Impart sense of adventure, test and expand each scouts limits mentally and physically
What could the scouts do to improve their troop's image?
Should be Scout generated - build on wanting to clear more brush at the leadership campout
On the Horizon
Start working on annual calendar
New scout patrol assignments
Mustang Scoutmaster observations & assessment on pairing and grouping
Work on limiting older scouts alienating "first years"
Adult leaders need to encourage the right behavior toward the New Scouts
Eagle Court Joe Vogliardo / Chuck Luchen
April 23rd at
Advancement: Jim Vano
Working with Tom Wineland for smooth transition
Eagle Candidate Max Magee March 23. Volunteers selected = Greg, Dan and Mike
Treasurer Report Kevin O’Farrell
$4,500 in checking, $7,000 in PayPal – PayPal has been a success but Kevin reminded us that it comes with a 3% fee. A/R is $5,000 not including leadership weekend. Philmont - $9,000 owed for 2006 and $4,200 for 2007. Cautioned that additional equipment may need to be purchased for new Mustangs further eroding cash balance.
Activities John McCabe – Bike Campout is all set for April 1-2 at
Bartle District Coordinating Meeting
– March 21-22 at the Hilton Garden Inn,
A Bartle duties meeting will be held at the bike campout to finalize duty roster.
Books will be ready by the next troop meeting.
Philmont 2006 – Final Payment $24,205 & total is $48,980-94 slots filled, 7 crews(2 crews outside Troop 10) Last shakedown had 4 crews, 35 total – need more crews at the shakedown. Still have health form & CPR todo’s – Bryce will coordinate.
Credit for Philmont Shakedown campouts for Troop overnights and Mic-O-Say = Troop policy document on the website should be followed and no new rules or exceptions were voted on.
Equipment Chuck Gibson
Truck got stuck at leadership campout
Estimate 40 new mustangs – could need new tents
PLC needs to stress tent turn in
Suggestion was made to setup tents for inventory at 1 of the next troop meetings in the ballfield area or on one of the next campouts to determine correct inventory and condition.
Membership Greg Spies
Registration is March 15 for re-charter
Suggestion was made for first year mentor assignments – Scout to scout or possibly by group.
Suggestion was made to get name, phone and email at troop meetings to help facilitate new adult involvement.
We have a crossover on April 2 at P-Star but in conflicts with the bike campout.
Honor Programs O/A – Rob Wheeler/not present
OA Tapout with all the sights and sounds on April 25
OA induction is May 5th
Ballot for scouts and adults was approved at pre committee meeting
Kudos to Rob Wheeler for a great job with the A Team. Crossover Webelos were in impressed! The Scouts did a great job with the props and the cub scouts were silent for 10 minutes!
Training Update Blake Williams
·Check the web for schedules. A flyer was also handed out
New Scout Com. Jim Shetler and Donna Wilson
April 24th Treasurer and Webmaster
May 15th Leadership and Advancment
Creating new parent handbook that will be ready for the meetings
Job description and name listing will be in the handout and new scout committee will be responsible to keep it current.
GREAT JOB Jim and Donna!!!
43 scouts came to 1st session, second session will be 18th of Feb.
Round Table Greg Spies
March 16 NAIA Scout Night – Municipal Auditorium
May 6th Scout Night at the Wizards
June 11 – 16 Brown C National Leadership Training
Mike Coffey will represent Troop 10 for Eagle Board of Reviews
Waiting is too long at the round table…
Highway Cleanup 2 times per year. Voted to continue
Need a volunteer for community service.
Rockets will be set off at the bike campout per John McCabe and Scoutmaster
Bill Haner – Name badges for scouts and adults. Committee voted to purchase badges for up to $2.00 per badge
William Easley recognized Scott Weaver and John McCabe for a great start with their new positions.
Keith Shuttleworth – 90 merit badges completed at the district merit badge conference.
GREAT JOB to Keith!!!
Greg Spies thanked Mr. Wasco – grandson just crossed over
Ricky Korvick – Kudows for his communication help!
Jeff Muchow adjourned the meeting at
Robert J. Key, Secretary
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