TROOP 494 COMMITTEE MEETING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
Minutes approved from last Committee
Jim reviewed the new Eagle process and how it is different from the old. He pointed out that the Scout now comes to the Committee prior to the completion of the detail planning, so the presentation and question answer session does not have to be as detailed. The new process is designed to not inhibit the Scout from trying to start the project. Adam C., Alex C. and Joe H. reviewed projects with the various Committee members in a concurrent format. All three projects were approved by the Committee members.
Jim and Roger completed a survey
from the district asking what makes our Troop a continued success. They reported that it is the parent volunteer
commitment in addition to our troop’s ability to follow the National BSA rules
that contribute to its success. Troop
431 is struggling, and at the next District roundtable discussion will follow
around how to improve and maintain recruitment.
Christy reports she would like to set a date for Pack 437 to come visit
the troop possibly in December. She will talk to Quintin to look at the Troop
Things are pretty well set for the
upcoming months: October is at Phillipo which
they are currently planning the specifics; November 9th is a Merit
Badge weekend at Fred C. which she will look into reserving; December is the Shoreview Community Center Lock
In; January is Eagle Cave; February is snow plans to be determined.
- Quartermaster Report - Rick
Rausch not present
She is looking for a volunteer to assist in preparing the Eagle Axe gifts which need to be stripped and stained red. They do them in batches, and the inventory is currently low, so it is time to do another batch. Sam Hunter volunteered to help with this.
- Wreaths Jim Golding – in process
-Other: The Committee decided to pass on the Linders Fall fundraiser. The members felt that there were currently enough adequate fundraising opportunities that were also more lucrative for the Scouts.
John Mercier volunteered to be the
new chair, and the Committee thanked him.
Currently the church project is still not done as the deck project needs a few more hours. The lilacs are mostly done except for a little shaping which can wait until spring when it is recommended. Mike Cerney and Joe Mikkelson will be available Oct 1st after school to oversee the rest of the project. Quintin will recruit four Scouts to finish up this project.
-Adopt a Family project –Whether
or not to support this project is up in the air. PLC will discuss it and see if they can come
up with viable meaningful options of fundraising funds.
Committee decided to meet at the end of November instead of the end of December since the last Tuesday of December falls on Christmas.
Roger reported to the Committee that the investigation that he and Jim performed regarding the troop’s Philmont get-together the previous weekend has been completed.