Troop 10 Committee Meeting
October 07, 2006
Blue Hills Country Club
John Ahart, Tom Baker, Doug Ball, Chip Buckner, William Easley, Chuck Gibson, Bill Haner, Roger Holmes, Denise Holt, Bob Key, Rick Korvick, Bob Lehleitner, John McCabe, Jeff Muchow, Alan Myers, Ronda Newstrom, Mark Parkins, Kevin O’Farrell, Chris Ottinger, SR. MD, Brent Reynolds, Ken Roberson, Dan Schorgl, Jim Shetlar, Greg Spies, Bob Tenny, Tracy Thomas, Jim Wasko, Scott Weaver, Rob Wheeler, Blake Williams, Donna Wilson, Ron Wood
Jeff Muchow called the meeting to order at 6:00pm
Meeting Chair Jeff Muchow - Welcome and introductions; Mark Elkins awarded the Silver Beaver Award Wednesday 11/15, $40 to attend at the Downtown Marriott. Jeff Muchow recognized Rick Korvick, Denise Holt, Dave Corley, Paul Bertrand, Cliff Illig and Donna Wilson for their work and support for Webelos night and Shooter Safety campout. He also congratulated Col. Weaver and all color teams for extensive progress on creating a boy lead troop.
Scoutmaster Update Scott Weaver
Recaped Shooter Safety Campout – Great weather and participation, 90 plus Scouts. 40 Scouts participated in the Mine Creek Battlefield exercise, 9 Scouts participated in Ham Radio. PCL meeting summary - Jacob did a great job at PLC. Discussed PLC and completed a Color Team review prior to today’s committee meeting. Camporee Committee - We need help with the Camporee. Recommended we focus on First Year Parents. Regular Scouts will arrive Friday night, Webelos arrive on Saturday morning. Col Weaver will not attend the Camporee because of conflicting military duties.
Advancement Brent Reynolds
Deb Herman is taking over attendance starting Monday. Attendance records/sheets are now located on the main page of the Scout secure pages. They are labeled by meeting 01 or event number. Scouts are now accountable for their own records and now they have direct access. Col. Weaver will reinforce this at Monday’s meeting. Adult leaders are still only tracked in Troop Master.
Clarence is meeting with
the candidates at upcoming meetings.
Eagle Court of Honor October 19th at
Treasurer Report Kevin O’farrell\
John McCabe, Jeff Mucow and Kevin O’Farrell are now the authorized signer’s for Troop 10 financial transactions. The Bartle account and Troop 10 general account are now consolidated into one checking account. We have $5600 reserve for Bartle 2007. Currently 33 Scouts and 21 adults have signed up for Bartle 2007. Bartle initial deposit is due by October 23rd. 2007 penalties will remain unchanged for Bartle late signup.
Outdoor Activities john McCabe and Paul Bertrand
Trailhead Camporee will be held on October 13-15 in Lewisburg. Flier is posted on the website, 10 signed up and expecting 80 scouts. We will be doing cooking demonstrations at the Camporee and the color teams are building catapults. 56 Webelos, 53 Adults and 5 packs (3476, 3385, 3383, 3002, 3538 and 3010) are attending. Webelos will be charged $10 for the Trailhead district but no charge from Troop 10. If a pack is not attending an individual can stay with one of our boy scouts. Ham Radio will be available at the Camporee.
Haunted House event - David Corley will organize this event and will coordinate with Herb on posting. We need to actively work to increase attendance, only 9 boys last year.
November Feast will be
December Campout - Tentative plan is to go to the Zoo in Omaha on December 2nd, camping at the wildlife reserve and driving up the rest of the way to on Saturday morning. Return on Saturday night with only one night of camping.
Grub Master Rick Korvick, Denise Holt
250 total scouts and adults expected for Camporee. Rick and Denise are developing a menu and will be purchasing from Sam’s. Beef stew for Saturday night will contain 50lbs of meat. He need volunteers to get the food on Tuesday night at 7pm from Sam’s Club and take it to Stew Sharp’s place. We need adults on Friday at 3pm at Stew’s place to get food and coolers to the Camporee. Cracker Barrel on Friday night; Bacon, Eggs and cinnamon rolls on Saturday morning; beans and dogs for lunch; and beef stew for dinner. We need to determine how many Dutch ovens are required.
Greenery Fundraising Alan Myers
We are ready; Kickoff will be this Monday night. October 30th is the start of this Greenery season, $40 Scout commitment.
Equipment Coordinator Chuck Gibson
Equipment status and tent accountability - Only 3 scouts needed tents on the shooter safety campout. New Truck Status – Chuck does not know if the money has been transferred for the truck. Ken Robison is checking the status of the check next Tuesday. We need to figure a way to transfer the contents of the truck to the new truck. We will get the new truck after Camporee.
Membership Greg Spies
Webelos Night will be held on November 27. We need volunteers and another slide show for the event. We need to contact Packs that are not coming to Camporee and encourage them to attend. Greg wants to get more Webelos to crossover early because of the re-charter changes. Rules are strict when they can come enter the troop however.
Friends of scouting status - Greg requested that we increase donations because we are low. The Troop 10 target is $13,000 and we are currently at $2,900.
Honor Camping O/A Dave Contag - O/A
O/A Vigil weekend was great fun! The event created a lot of interest in the O/A program.
Greg Spies/Blake Williams - Mic-O-Say
Need to check attendance to be sure they meet Mic-O-Say
Adult Training Blake Williams
Many training dates are coming up. Please check the Troop website.
Community Service Deb Dellinger
Saturday, November 4th Ernie Mills
Altera Nursing home, Match Box Car racing, will take place after November 4th.
Jeff Muchow talked about a special
needs troop in
District Round Table Muchow/Weaver
Col Weaver commented that this was the most useful round table this year. They discussed 5 merit badges that involve business skills. He proposed next years troop program could focus on “how to run a business” - “Plan, prepare, execute and assess”.
Eagle Fellowship will be at Liberty Memorial – details to follow.
Herb gave a short orientation for merit badge counselors at the Shooter Safety campout.
Badges have been located in the back of Doug Ball’s car.
Open Discussion All
The ad hoc subcommittee on scout discipline met at 5:00 on September 10, 2006, ahead of the regular Troop Committee meeting. Scoutmaster Weaver acted as chairman. Assistant Scoutmaster Buckner served as secretary. The overriding theme of the meeting was that the purpose of scouting was to build character and to promote good citizenship. The lively discussion focused upon eight "needs". Committee members identified the needs:
The subcommittee knew of no formal troop committee guidance on disciplinary matters and hoped that the committee would not adopt formal rules, because any such rules would tend to inhibit prompt action. Instead, the subcommittee recommended the retention of the current ad hoc system. The subcommittee's understanding of present practice is as follows.
1. The scoutmaster and the color team assistant scoutmasters have the
authority, in response to any incident or pattern of conduct:
(a) to counsel and to assign unpleasant tasks to offenders as they see fit;
(b) in consultation with the scoutmaster or acting scoutmaster, to contact parents and to direct them to remove their son from any activity; and
(c) to decline to endorse the "scout spirit" requirement for any rank advancement, pending the accomplishment of specific goals.
2. The scoutmaster or the acting scoutmaster will determine—in consultation with such other adult leaders as he deems appropriate--whether, when and how the parents of any scouts should be notified of the occurrence of any incident that leads to disciplinary action. Respectfully submitted, Chip Buckner
The latest on Philmont - 84 slots, only 24 from Troop and a total of 46 with the total extended to other troops. Jeff Muchow is waiting for Glen Alexander to see if he has recruited additional scouts and adults from the East. Jeff Muchow is looking for a volunteer to lead the Philmont effort.
Bartle Signup Oct. 13th. Priorities are session 4, 5 and than 2.
Only 15 boys are going to Philmont.
Arnold Scofield congratulated Troop 10 on their participation at the Battlefield.
John Ahart commented on a stew made in tin foil at Philmont.
Camp staff applications are due in the next few weeks. Let Rob Wheeler know about any interest.
Jeff Muchow adjourned the meeting at 7:25 p.m.
Robert J. Key, Secretary
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Next Committee Meeting November 5th 2006