November 10, 2002
Glenn Alexander, Gary Bernhardt, Chip Buckner, Chris D’Adamo, Cary Dikeman, Marc Elkins, Terry Ellis Ellis, Ted Fuehr, Bill Haner, Rick Isham, Joe Johnson, Greg Kent, Larry Lehman, Brent Reynolds, Allan Schoof, Stu Sharp, Greg Spies, Herb Strain, Jim Wasko, Bryce Wells, Frank Weidling & Greg Williams
Terry Ellis - acknowledged Greg Spies and Herb Strain for their hard work on the Camporee.
Terry Ellis - announced that Bill Haner will be our new scoutmaster. Brent Reynolds will be the new advancement chairman.
Bill Haner - looking forward to his new position. Plans to have four assistant scoutmasters; each in charge of three specific patrols with a senior assistant patrol leader helping him. Hopes to work on retention of scouts by checking closer on those not at meetings or campouts. Hopes to have new Mustang dads shadow these ASMs to begin to develop a pool for future adult leaders.
Chris D’Adamo - Treasurer report – Camporee cost our Troop $1200.00. Scouts owe about $1900.00. Hopes that greenery sales and other campouts will help us increase our account. Pending truck expenses.
Allan Schoof - Had truck evaluated by a mechanic. Repairs needed may total $2700.00. Greg Williams offered to do some of the work at his shop. Stu Sharp offered his barn and tools and others offered to help with some repairs. Riley’s Texaco will put on shocks, gearbox and oil change.
Terry Ellis - Bartle 2003 – some scouts still owe their $50.00.
Rick Isham - November campout – Saturday a.m. through Sunday a.m. at Camp Ernst. We will have a feast and work on rank advancement. Penguin patrol is in charge of loading the truck on Friday at 6:00 p.m. Some Webelos packs were invited but have not responded yet. Some dead wood will need to be cleared. MIC-O-SAY members will meet with Foxmen. Paul Bunyan award may be offered.
Marc Elkins - We have 20 – 30 scouts who have not yet reached 1st class. We will use an adult campfire partly to evaluate how changes in scoutmaster’s conference and boards of review are going.
Herb Strain - Bartle – We secured Seneca and Pawnee for 2nd session with four leader cabins. December 7th – 8th campout – Rockhouse Cave – He is working to make sure it is available. The plan is to cook as a troop since there is not much area to do this as patrols.
Rick Isham - January campout – Klondike by the district at Shawnee Mission Park. Herb read a list of planned activities.
Herb Strain - Philmont phone calls – 28 dads made calls. We were able to eventually get through and be on the waiting list but not sure what our number is. Terry Ellis will check this out.
Greg Kent - Talked about Philmont Cavalcade. A week long trek on horseback. This might be an alternative.
Bill Haner – Reported that Betty at Philmont was open to alternate ideas to how the lottery is done.
Marc Elkins - Suggested we put together our own backpacking / climbing trip during summer 2004; a wilderness type activity.
Rick Isham - Suggested we consider a system to determine which scouts would be at the head of a list for these types of activities.
Marc Elkins - Suggested we also look into other camps across the country that would be similar to Philmont.
Stu Sharp - Discussed some of the other national camps.
Greg Spies - Blackbeards – 7/26-8/1 - Terry Stevens will discuss this at the troop meeting November 11th. Nine of twenty-one slots are still open. A second trip will be planned if this one sells out. A certified dive master will go with the group that could help with advanced certifications. Learn to sail, gourmet food is served, deep-sea fishing, four dives a day – in the Bahamas - $1200.00. Certification is about $300 prior to the trip. Learn to sail.
Stu Sharp - Second offering on a scuba trip if not full. June 9th – June 14th. Sails out of Ft. Meyers; goes to the Dry Tortugas. June 7th – June 13th could be a second Blackbeards trip if available instead.
Midwest Aquatics can do certifications and help coordinate the trip and can rent gear.
Spring break High Adventure trip to Honduras led by Gary Bernhardt March 13th – March 22nd. Medical mission with SMART – will also work with the Methodist Initiative to build houses for the poor. $1500.00 for first part and $300.00 for house building part; all tax deductible. This will be a joint effort with Church of the Resurrection youth group and will be co-ed.
Gary Bernhardt - They will visit the rainforest and COBRA’s training camp in Honduras.
Stu Sharp - High Adventure offering for summer 2003; 7-11 – 7/20. Welmanuche Wilderness Area in Colorado. There will be technical climbing with advisors. This will not be offered until scuba trip is secured. There will groups of six to eight. Last time, in 1998, it was $550.00.
Greg Kent - Eagle advancement – Fourteen at next Eagle Court of Honor. There will be six to eight for next one already.
Joe Johnson - November 24th at BVNW at 2:00 p.m. – Mandatory attendance by scouts.
Stu Sharp - Charter organization – On February 27, 2003, we will have a speaker from the troop at the Leawood Rotary Club meeting. One half hour presentation. Let Terry Ellis know if you would like to attend or speak.
Marc Elkins - Reported Steve Dunning is working on totals from greenery sales. There may be a trophy awarded to the scout with the most sales. Stu Sharp - Indicated Steve will need help sorting the greenery when it arrives at his barn.
Larry Lehman - Will sign the troop up to participate with Price Chopper rewards program.
Herb Strain - Announced Trailhead Merit Badge Forum – On Troop 10 website. $3.00 per scout. If an adult is willing to teach a badge, please contact Herb.
Allan Schoof - District Merit Badge Counselor Trainer – offers this at Roundtables. Needs someone to volunteer to do this with him.
Marc Elkins - OA Winter Banquet coming up – January 4, 2003 at the Reardon Center.
- Roundtable discussion on junior leader training – Troop 10 was held as a model for how this is done.
Herb Strain - We will need to renew our OA memberships soon. We will wait, but likely re-register scouts and scouters who would like us to and then charge their account.
Gary Bernhardt - Venture crew went to Ozarks cabin and did some service work and had a good time. In February, 2003, there will be a Venture Ski Trip. They will do something on MLK weekend and again in April. There are eight to nine members. They meet on second Tuesday.
Marc Elkins - On November 20th is Council Banquet. Cliff Illig was nominated for Silver Beaver Award. He has been very active at the Council level and will eventually be Chairman of the Council.
- Appreciates parents being helpful at troop meetings.
- May become the District Commissioner if approved.
- Beginning April 1, 2003, we are required to have social security numbers for every registered adult leader.
Larry Lehman - Asked that adults supervise any scouts in the back hallway at troop meetings.
Bill Haner - Thanked Brent for providing the troop with a new laptop and palm pilot.
- We have 31 active Eagles and 193 Eagles archived in our troop.
Herb Strain - Suggested leaders update their Troopmaster program with version H. You must run restore from the program to make it work.
- Chuck Athey is offering swimming and life saving courses.
Larry Lehman - Will be holding JLT on November 18th. Would like leaders in charge of Junior leader positions to verify they will attend.
Greg Spies - Would like families to donate to Friends of Scouting even if it is $1.00 and to fill out the card.
Terry Ellis - December 2nd – Webelos groups are to visit Pack 3385 and Pack 3095.
Herb Strain - Other Webelos will attend in January.
Terry Ellis - Will be asking leaders who are in various positions if they are still active or would like to become more active.
The meeting was ended at 8:00 p.m.
Lawrence P. Lehman
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