November 9, 2003
Glenn Alexander, Gary Bernhardt, William Easley, Terry Ellis, Ted Fuehr, Chuck Gibson, Bill Haner, Rick Isham, Greg Kent, Bob Lehleitner, Marc McCarty, Steve Ornduff, Brent Reynolds, Ken Roberson, Allan Schoof, Greg Spies, Herb Strain, Jim Wasko, Bryce Wells, Tom Wineland
SCOUTMASTERS MINUTE – Bill Haner:
The Feast campout went very well.
Eagle Scout Tents – at the last PLC meeting, the scouts voted to ask the committee to allow Eagle Scouts to use personal tents at campouts. The committee will allow this with the following rules:
· Use of personal tents is at their own risk…
The Troop is not responsible for any damage.
· No very large tents allowed (4 person maximum size)
· Must be in-line with other tents and with their Patrol
· Eagle Scouts are the only Scouts that may sleep in these tents
· Zero tolerance for violation of these rules – ALL Eagle Scouts will loose this
privilege if anyone violates the rules.
ADVANCEMENT – Brent Reynolds:
Assistant Scoutmasters MUST have a signed “Scout Spirit” card before they start any Scoutmaster’s Conference. The Scoutmaster MUST have an initialed ORIGINAL Eagle Scout Rank Application before starting an Eagle Scout Scoutmaster’s Conference.
EAGLE SCOUTS – Greg Kent:
Provided a printout of Life Scouts and their progress. He estimates that we should have 4-5 Eagle Scouts at the April 2004 Eagle Scout Court of Honor.
EAGLE SCOUT COURT – Terry Ellis:
Reported that Joe Johnson and Larry Lehman are on schedule for the November 16th Court at BVNWHS. Allan Schoof has received RSVPs for the 12:30pm luncheon.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES – Rick Isham & Ted Fuehr
The Camporee went well. The Webelos had a great time. Everyone enjoyed the rockets.
The Feast went well. The landowner was pleased with the work our Troop provided.
Whiteman AFB has canceled our December plans. Bill Haner and Rick Isham have done some preliminary study of going to Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge (Mound City; northwest of St. Joseph, MO). We might camp at Geiger Scout Camp, Lewis & Clark Park or Big Lake Park. ‘Eagle Days’ is schedule the same weekend.
BARTLE 2004 – Terry Ellis:
We were 10 out of 10 in the campsite lottery. We selected Session #4 at Campsite Seneca (½ Pawnee) July 14-23, 2004. Possible 130 Scouts & full time adults.
HIGH ADVENTURE – Bryce Wells:
Boundary Waters – We have committed to attend Canadian boundary waters fishing and canoeing trip June 12-18, 2004. $1100 per person. Crews of 8. Piragis Outfitters. Fly-in Fly-out, All equipment provided. We will get a flyer on the Website and send out an email. Deposits due mid December. $1000 deposit will be sent soon.
Spring Break 2004 – White water trip still in planning stage. Will send out email and request a deposit to determine number of interested people.
Double H Ranch (Steve Ornduff) – Asked for 4 Crews summer 2004. Placed on a waiting list (#20). Expect we might get some openings when the $$$ is due from other Troops. Will coordinate with Philmont 2005.
Philmont 2005 (Herb Strain) – Online reservation request was place October 28th. 10 Crews were requested. Should know outcome in mid December.
MEMBERSHIP UPDATE – Herb Strain:
Had a great response from the Webelos at Camporee. Sent out a reminder to the Webelos about our meeting November 24th. Will get a PowerPoint presentation together for that day. Will duplicate it for the Parents meeting. Troop 10 whistle, light & key chain are finished.
TREASURER REPORT – Terry Ellis & Herb Strain
Financial statement distributed. Scout balances are down from last month. Greenery funds are being processed. Greenery order was placed for $4,619.50
Hen House – received $72
Price Chopper – received $44
Alan Myers will send out another reminder asking folks to sign up for these programs.
TRUCK REPORT – Allan Schoof:
Greg Williams fixed the body of the truck and had new glass installed. We still need a side mirror and turn signal reflector.
ADULT TRAINING – Steve Ornduff:
The Committee discussed the plans for Adult Leader Training expectations. Tried to clarify some issues discussed last month.
We have two categories:
1) Registered Adult Leaders
2) Registered Adult Non-Leaders.
Non-Leaders are usually parents that want to attend Bartle Summer Camp (registration is required). We expect these folks to take Fast Start Training & Youth Protection Training. Both of these are available online. These adults will be entered on the Charter as Assistant Scoutmasters so as not to give them a vote at Committee Meetings.
Leaders are adults willing to take on a position of responsibility with the Troop. When they register, the Committee Chair will ask what their intentions are. If the plan to work with the Scouts at meetings and outings, they will be registered as Assistant Scoutmasters and informed that they are expected to complete training for that position. If they plan to only function in an administrative support position, they will be registered as a Committee Member and informed that they are expected to complete training for that position.
We are still trying to get ALL current Registered Adult Leaders fully trained.
GRUBMASTER & EQUIPMENT – Terry Ellis
Terry Ellis reported that Rusty Howell will be unable to function as grubmaster for a few months. He is looking for an assistant to step in to help in this position. Rusty has offered the Troop the use of his equipment for campouts as needed. No one volunteered but we will keep looking. We will try and create a grubmaster Committee to perform this large job. We also discussed having adults eat with the Patrols.
ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY – Terry Ellis
We only had 4 Scouts and 4 Adults and last months service project. We will have the Patrol Leaders make calls and get the Scouts lined up for this in the future. We might have a signup sheet so we can see in advance the amount of expected participation. Chuck Gibson suggested we might start a weekend campout by meeting and completing this project before we leave for the campsite.
AUTOMOBILE & INSURANCE INFORMATION:
We will request updated vehicle information on an annual basis for the purpose of having accurate information for our Tour Permits. Terry Ellis discussed the Heart of America Council’s Insurance coverage for the Troop. There is a large liability policy that covers the Leaders as long as we follow BSA policies. He referenced the “Guide to Safe Scouting”. There is also health insurance that covers the first $300 of medical expenses that occur during a Scout event. It then covers expenses after the Scout personal insurance has paid. Rick Isham will get out a message.
Greg Spies has checked into buying a used U-Haul Truck that will handle more equipment and a heavier load. Glenn Alexander has a possible contact at UPS that might donate a used truck that will accomplish the same needs. The committee approved the U-Haul if the UPS does not come thru. The U-Haul truck purchase was capped at $3600, not including tax, licenses, etc.
POWDER HORN TRAINING – Terry Ellis
High Adventure Adult Training – August 2004. Possibly for our High Adventure Coordinator.
MIC-O-SAY / ORDER OF THE ARROW – Greg Spies
These Scouts were once again called out at the campfire yesterday. Several Scouts did not have their coup necklaces. They were reminded again of the Troop’s expectations for membership and elevation. (This was also done at the September 2003 campout)
SKIING CAMPOUT – Herb Strain
We will start signup for this as the price goes up on January 10th.
TRAILHEAD MERIT BADGE FORUM – Herb Strain
Registration due December 4th.
VENTURE CREW 2010 – Gary Bernhardt
Gary asked to speak to the Scouts about joining the Crew. Reported that there is a Council Ski trip in January or February 2004. They should also plan other outings.
The meeting was ended at 8:00 p.m.
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