Troop 10 Committee Meeting
Blue Hills Country Club
Chip Buckner, Mike Coffey, David Contag, William Easley, Terry Ellis, Chuck Gibson, Bill Haner, Denise Holt, Bob Key, Rick Korvick, Bob Lehleitner, 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, Donna Wilson
Jeff Muchow called the meeting to order at
Comments Jeff Muchow
Outdoor bar-b-queue held and enjoyed by all!
Mustangs moving to their new patrols for the Canoe Campout. 3-4 new patrols may be needed to accommodate.
Team ASM’s: 3 deep in this leadership position completed except for one team.
Tent inventory scheduled for May 8 meeting. Goal: get accurate count and condition. Looking for an estimated 36 missing tents.
Color Team campfires Saturday night at the canoe campout followed by assembly at a Troop campfire for Scout Vespers will be a good way to bond the new patrols with the Color Teams. We will take attendance Sunday at the campout only after police call and after the Truck is loaded, and we will post two registered leaders at the exit to the campsite to ensure folks are observing Troop Policies. It may be worth a reminder.
There are things more painful than an equipment inventory, but they are not so many. Jim Wasko's orchestration of nearly 30 Scoutmaster Conferences this evening may be one. More on the inventory below. Next week we have the dodge-ball tournament final.
Prior to the meeting, as ASPLs and PLs arrived, took the opportunity to brief them on the concept of operations for the meeting. This was of some help during execution. We got through a quick opening ceremony, announcements, and attendance by . We concluded the meeting at . Not bad for an inventory event. However, the Patrol Leaders understanding of their role and responsibilities is still not where we want it to be as we head to Bartle next month. The inventory exercise was good practice in having the PLs move their patrols from point to point, and they did have to take a role in completing the inventory. Quartermaster Gibson’s requirement that an adult leader check the inventory was a good way to reinforce to the Scouts who their Color Team Advisors are, too. Well done, gentlemen, and thank you for your diligence and patience in working with the patrol leaders to get the job done tonight. It also gave Mike Archer an opportunity to work with Scott Haner and discover some of the job of Troop Quartermaster.
A handful of Scouts exploited the taking of attendance at the beginning of the meeting as their cue to depart. We frustrated a few parents by stopping them from leaving with their Scout before the closing ceremony. We may be at a point of needing to take attendance twice at meetings, and only give attendance credit if a Scout is present at the close of the meeting.
Eagle Court Joe Vogliardo / Chuck Luchen
Court of Honor scheduled for May 22.
Eagle mentoring idea proposed by Chuck Luchen. Starting at about age 15, someone other than their parent would work with our Life Scouts. This would be in addition to Clarence’s efforts. The mentor would become their Eagle BoR advocate. An idea used by some other troops. Clarence and Chuck will continue to review the idea and come back to the committee with a recommendation.
Eagle Court Coordinator: Tracy Thomas has agreed to be Chuck Luchen’s backup.
Advancement: Jim Vano
Nothing to report
Treasurer Report Kevin O’Farrell
Conducting an internal audit to insure appropriate accounting standards in place.
Outdoor Activities John McCabe
Canoe Campout May 19-21: New patrols implemented. Menu planning 5/15 meeting.
Scoutcraft Campout June 3-4: All set for the Spies’ farmstead.
Mic-O-Say: 2006 Bartle Session Scout and Adult Scouter’s elevations review to be conducted at June 4 (prior to committee meeting).
2006 Bartle: 140 Scouts currently signed up. Three busses reserved.
Bartle leaders meetings: May 17 and at Canoe Campout. See William Easley.
Bartle Parent’s Night: May 24 at Stu Sharp’s. Primarily with first year parents to review camp and troop policies, Q and A session.
Philmont: Terry Ellis reports 94 total. All funds are in. Amtrak to be paid this week.
Grubmaster Denise Holt
Cracker-barrel will be held at canoe campout.
Honor Program Rob Wheeler
OA Induction Weekend: 35 Ordeal and 19 Brotherhood elevations completed. As much as Rob Wheeler wanted to do two more years as OA Advisor, David Contag will be assuming this role effective immediately. David is looking for an assistant.
New Scout Com. Jim Shetler and Donna Wilson
Community Service: Donna Wilson reported a new addition to our troop, Deb Dellinger, is very contacted regionally with service opportunities. Potential for a listing on troop website that would include these opportunities and updates.
New parent orientation: Last meeting will be May 15…topic is camping.
Topic: Camping techniques.
2006 Camporee October 13-15, Theme: Medieval Madness
New Leader Essentials Training, April 24th COR,
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills May 6-7. Deadline April 28th. Cost: $20
BSA Climbing Instructor Training, April
Tribal Work Day May 20th. Set up tents and prepare tribal ground. Call (417) 646-8115
Mic-O-Say Tribal Celebration, June 2-4. Different this year: It will be fun!
Applebee’s Dining to Donate: April 24-25. 10% of bill donated to HOAC
Friends of Scouting; 82%
Roger Eaton Recognition: Cub Scout Leader Recognition Award.
Equipment Chuck Gibson
Troop equipment: Discussed the possibility of restocking patrol campboxes. No decision reached. Need additional if new patrols are added.
FOS Friends of Scouting
Friends of Scouting participation reached meaning we’ll receive free rank advancement at the Scout Shop.
New Business Open Discussion - All
Lone Star Mess Hall: Troop 10 is donating a $2,000 PA system prior to first session. To make a donation, see Greg Spies.
Troop Picnic: tentative date is August 20th at Sharp’s Farm.
Name badges: Our name badges, for Scouts and Adult Scouter’s, are due to be received within the week per Ted Fuehr.
Jeff Muchow adjourned the meeting at
Robert J. Key, Secretary
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