Troop 494 Committee Minutes
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
The meeting was called to order at 7:10 pm.
1. Special Needs Awareness Training
Deb Clarke gave the Committee a presentation on Scouts with special needs, specifically those who have been diagnosed with ADHD or autism, and on ways that adult leaders can effectively work with those Scouts.
The minutes from the last meeting were approved.
3. Report from PLC
Jay R. reported that we are going to do a Bowling Fun Night at White Bear Bowl on November 2 since it is Election Day. We have eight lanes that we can use, and we will meet at the bowling alley at 6:30.
4. Scoutmaster Report
Jim Letourneau reported on Tech Chip training, which will be
done at Merit Badge Weekend. He handed
out information that we can put up on the troop website. See attachment.
5. Camping Subcommittee
Mary Sue Abel noted that the second installment for Northern
Tier has been deducted from Scout Bucks.
We have a total of 27 Scouts and adults attending Northern Tier next
summer. We will hold crew meetings
shortly and determine whether to invite Scouts from outside our troop.
6. Advancement Subcommittee
Jeff Abel noted that we have four Scouts who are starting on
their Scout requirements. There may be as many as about 15 Scouts joining us
from Pack 437 next March.
Ann Cerney will provide Roger with the email addresses for
the Webelos so they can be added to our weekly email list.
7. Fundraising Subcommittee
Joe Mikkelson reported that we were not able to get a spot at the White Bear Cub for bagging in January. He will write a letter that will be used for requesting dates for bagging. We will try to reserve a bagging date for February, and Joe will call to check when we need to have a letter submitted.
Roger will send an email to the Cub Foods in Maplewood to
see if we might be able to bag there as well, and he will also contact Ramsey
County about their waste disposal centers.
8. Community Service Subcommittee
Jim Hering reported that we had 33 Scouts and adults pack food at Feed My Starving Children in Coon Rapids. We packed approximately 2,000 meals, and the event was a big success.
Jim also reported on an elm-planting project. He will see if we have the proper tax status to help this individual.
9. Treasurer's Report
Ken Rowe will work with Rick Rausch to get values for the troop equipment so that we can look into insurance.
Ken reported on troop credit cards. He has applications that can be filled out
The Committee agreed with Ken’s idea of charging all participants the estimated cost of an event on the Tuesday before the event, and then following up afterwards with the actual costs. This will enable Ken to keep the Scout Bucks accounts updated more effectively.
10. Old Business
Roger noted that the calendar issue on the troop website has been corrected. The website also now has a slide show of pictures on the home page that highlights our past campouts. We have photo albums from nearly 60 events dating back to 1998, and we have also established a YouTube account with videos from past campouts. The website is now complete.
11. New Business
We will be rechartering in December instead of January this
year. Roger will find out more
information on rechartering at the next district Roundtable meeting.
12. Comments / Closing
The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 pm.