September 9, 2001
Beasley, Gary Bernhardt, Paul Bertrand, Bill Brady, Mike Coffey, Chris D’Adamo, Tom Davis, Cary Dikeman, Steve Dunning, Marc Elkins, Terry Ellis, Denny Hamilton, Bill Haner, Rusty Howell, Rick Isham, Joe Johnson, Greg Kent, Larry Lehman, Terry McGinnis, Ed O’Connor, Steve Ornduff, Allan Schoof, Stu Sharp, Greg Spies, Larry Stocker, Herb Strain, Jim Wasko, Greg Williams, Tom Wineland.
Asking whether we will begin to have two night campouts. It was decided Shooters Safety will be for two nights. Dads will eat with patrols.
Paul Bertrand: Spoke about the caution that has been, and will be, used around shooting and weapons. Dads must contact him before bringing a weapon with them.
Steve Dunning: $7,500 was greenery goal last year. 116 scouts participated. There was a discussion of how the minimum payout would change and the split between the troop and scout would change for this year to $75.00 minimum and 50 - 50 split.
Herb Strain: Discussed Friends of Scouting. It will be discussed with the troop and parents at the Court of Honor on 9/17/01.
Larry Stocker: Camporee. We don’t have a site at this point. He is asking for five dads to help him with different aspects of the Camporee. He got volunteers he needs.
Herb Strain: Tomorrow night is Court of Honor cut off. Denny has had two scouts requesting boards of review in advance.
Greg Kent: Discussed scouts who were ready or not ready in their Eagle preparation.
Joe Johnson: Sent letters to parents about meeting on 9/23 about Eagle Court of Honor to begin planning.
Herb Strain: Discussed upcoming OA Brotherhood weekend. They will be holding lodge and chapter elections. There will be four new chapters in case our scouts are interested. They must be present at 4:45 that day to vote or be elected.
Marc Elkins: Is asking for adult leadership to help with being present with scouts at OA events.
Greg Spies: Bartle next year. Draw for sessions will be on 10/17.
Mike Coffey: Asked for a person to take charge of Philmont 2003. The draw will be next month. Steve Ornduff will head it up.
Stu Sharp: Venture Scout update. They are having regular meetings. Age requirements are high school sophomore to age twenty-one and must be Eagle scouts or not involved in scouts at all. Four activities have been approved. Five have signed up and have been approved. Four more have applications in. Meetings are two times a month on Tuesday nights. Adult registration is separate than that for the troop. Two summer activities are being planned in coordination with troop High Adventure to Packard and Boundary Waters. Dates are yet to be determined. There may be another medical mission in March 2002, to Honduras that Gary Bernhardt is working on.
Bill Brady: Treasurer report. He has collected money from twenty-two scouts that was due. More letters will be sent to others who still owe over $50.00.
Marc Elkins: Discussed that Optimist Club voted to disband. We have not yet been officially notified. We are going to look at options for Sponsorship.
Stu Sharp: Has had preliminary discussions with his Rotary Club to be our charter organization. They have liability insurance already that would provide secondary insurance. Joe Johnson is in a rotary club also.
Larry Lehman: Brought up the possibility of other youth oriented sponsors such as a church, etc.
Larry Lehman: Jr. Leadership Training. Asked the committee whether to have a cursory or more intensive training session. Options discussed will be considered to make the training meaningful.
Mike Coffey: Announced that the district is offering adult leader training on September 23rd & November 1st.
Mike Coffey: Needs more adults to fill leadership positions as OA Advisor, Assistant Treasurer, Assistant Grub Master, Assistant Camping Coordinator and First Year Program Assistant.
Marc Elkins: Asked for more help with crowd control at troop meetings.
Larry Stocker: Discussed Christmas in October program we will help with which will happen next weekend and in October. Also, we were asked to help again with the same program as last year.
Tom Wineland: Brought up concern about scouts missing information at meetings when they have a board of review at that time.
Greg Kent: Asked for volunteers for Eagle Board of Review on September 20th. Herb suggested leaders consider coming to these to observe.
Denny Hamilton: Will begin training on how to do a Board of Review and Scout Master Conference. This will be announced at Court of Honor.
Steve Ornduff: Will have a list of all scouts that are 1st Class and above who need leadership positions at the next troop meeting.
Terry McGinnis: Thanked the troop for their support during his recent medical crisis.
Larry Stocker: Asked that people let him know before the next committee meeting if they plan to eat there.
Greg Spies: Will begin sign up at Troop meeting. $50.00 will be collected from each scout planning to attend Bartle next summer. Pay Terry McGinnis.
Herb Strain: 5:30 p.m. on September 20th – CPR training for Merit Badges.
Trailhead District has a design on our patch contest.
The meeting was ended at 8:00 p.m.
Lawrence P. Lehman
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