Troop 10 Committee Meeting
March 4, 2001
Blue Hills Country Club
Larry Stocker, Jim Wasko, Brian Jacobs, Stu Sharp, Mike Towell, Larry Lehman, Rusty Howell, Herb Strain, Terry McGinnis, Les Landau, Cary Dikeman, Paul Bertrand, Marc Elkins, Greg Spies, Greg Kent, Rick Isham, Mark Mawhiney, Allan Schoof, Joe Johnson, Tom Davis, Gary Bernhardt, Craig Elson
Order of the Arrow Meeting prior to Committee Meeting. Brian Jacobs reported that there will be a election of nominated scouts at the 3/5/01 Scout Meeting.
Mike Towell: reported on finances and answered questions about the balance and liabilities.
Joe Johnson: reported about pending Eagle Court; meeting today went well and parents will meet again on 3/12/01.
Greg Kent: Seven boys will be in the next Eagle Court of Honor. Brought up concerns about boys who want their Eagle but have low participation. Also a concern about scouts who do not do their own work on their projects.
There was discussion about merit badge classes that are currently being taught prior to the scout meetings.
SNAWS – Coming up at Oak Park High School.
KCKS Community College Merit Badge Conference: Gary Bernhardt will be teaching coin collecting and medicine there.
Rusty Howell: March campout camping at Lake Shawnee. Tours at Forbes Field during the day. Fifty scouts are signed up. There will be a group of Mustang Scouts and parents. Current dads and scouts are asked to make them feel welcome. April campout will begin Friday afternoon. Scouts going to Philmont will have their own activities. There will be programs for the new scouts too. The climbing tower and rappelling will be available with instructors to work toward the climbing Merit Badge. It will be a two-night campout on 4/20/01 through 4/22/01. Mustangs will have a chance to cook their own meals. New scouts must have medical forms signed to go on campout.
Rusty Howell: May will be canoe campout.
Greg Spies: Reported we need new tents for coming campout. We will begin new procedures to improve accountability for tents. We have one to two tents available. It was approved for him to purchase up to six tents.
Lighter fluid will be forbidden on campouts beginning in March.
Alan Schoof: Discussed issues with the truck. It may need new suspension and new tires. Larry Stocker will help look into this.
Larry Stocker: Discussed chaplain’s aid position. He wants to make sure this position will be handled well.
Rusty: Regarding Bartle – will pay second Bartle installment. Concerned that the scouts need to pay for their installment. Seven current scouts have backed out and asked for refunds. Currently we are at 69 scouts. This does not include the Mustangs. There is a concern that there may not be as many Mustangs going because it is over the July 4th holiday. The committee discussed alternatives for scouts that want a camp experience.
Terry McGinnis: Wants dads to begin to sign up for Bartle. Dads must be registered with BSA to be there. Wants the troop to decide how many adult leaders the troop will pay for. It was approved that the four Bartle committee members have their fees paid for.
Paul Bertrand: Philmont information on web site. March 18th shakedown at Naish. April shakedown too. Last payment due April 1st. Paul wants the money paid to him by March 12th. Transportation costs due by June 1st. Thirty-seven in Troop 10 going. Eight crews total; including scouts that will be joining us from other troops.
Stu Sharp: Honduras scouts helped repackage drugs to be taken with them. Chris Lyons helped get 300 pounds of gifts for kids there.
Gila Trip: There will be a meeting prior to Troop meeting on how to prepare.
Packard style 2002 trip: A leader for this is needed. Stu Sharp will help them learn how to do this. Trip will include sand dunes, climbing a 14,000’ mountain and rafting. A father’s training trip will happen in the summer of 2001 on a long weekend. Please “Step up” and talk to Stu if interested. Age limits will be decided.
Venture Crew: Two scouts visited with Stu about beginning this. They came up with a list of other scouts who might have an interest and a meeting was held with them. There are 50 Troop 10 scouts who would be eligible. It was decided to start with a small group and see where it goes. It will be pursued by word of mouth rather than mass mailing. They discussed the structure of a venture crew. The April Venture Crew Planning Outing will not count towards overall attendance requirements.
Larry Lehman: Brought up idea about fundraiser of painting addresses on curbs. Suggested we have a Troop 10 cap. This will be discussed at the next committee meeting.
The meeting was ended at 8:15 p.m.
Lawrence P. Lehman
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