January 31, 2006

1.  Approve December Minutes

Motion was made to approve the Dec. minutes.  Minutes were approved.

 2.  Report from PLC

The troop is planning to go ice skating next week.  They will use the calling tree to contact scouts.  More activities will be planned for additional meetings.  The PLC will look into sending out a flier about the Swarm to see if there is interest in attending a game. 

 3.  Finance Report

St. Paul Traveler's donated $500 to Troop 494. 

 4.  Quartermaster Report

No report.  The orange box is still in Doug's garage and should probably be moved.

 5.  Scoutmaster Report

No report.  There was a Court of Honor last week.  A few Eagle Scouts have applied for scholarships.

 6.  Camping Report

We only have 2 scouts signed up for the ski trip, so we will cancel.  March 4th the lodge is reserved at Valley View one day, Sat. for a planning session.  Basic Skills are on track.  Pack 437 Webelos will be invited.  We have reserved 25 spaces for Whitewater Rafting.  Money will be due at the end of March. 

 7.  Discussion

A committee is being formed to review new candidates for Scout Master and Committee Chair
Grey Wolf Youth Leadership Training at TSR 7/23 - 7/29-2006
Star of the Future Award, Star of the North Award, District Award of Merit
Date for next Court of Honor

 8.  Comments/Closing

Feb. 14th - Troop Elections
Blue/Gold for Pack 437 is Feb 13th
New Scouts start on March 14th, and we should have Scouts wear Class A
In March, we should look at restructuring the patrols