TROOP 494 COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES
Because of this visit, the patrol box inspection will have to be rescheduled for 2/4.
A reminder of the following recruitment events: Jan. 4 Polar Cubs, Feb. 8 Pinewood Derby, Mar. 23 Blue & Gold, Apr. 8 New Parents Night.
Roger reported for Jeff: He is in process of getting information out to Packs for a January info meeting. He will work with Paul for a January 14 agenda.
For the Tomahawk medical officer training Marc Johannsen is looking at participating in a Red Cross training course while the troop continues to look for eligible candidates among the new parents. Marc will see what classes the Red Cross has that are just a few hours long.
- Quartermaster Report - Sam reports he now has the keys to the trailer. It was reviewed who has other keys. The new equipment was added to the trailer. Sam is still waiting for the new cooking equipment from Dan. No equipment is needed from the trailers for the Lock-In.
Shelly Jokinen reported the advancement status: 1 Scout, 14 Tenderfoots, 2 Second Class, 14 First Class, 7 Star, 9 Life, and 4 Eagle Scouts.
Also presented was a Gopher basketball opportunity for a group discount night. Jim mentioned that the Timberwolves communicated the same, but the Scouts would also be participating in the opening flag ceremony on the court. Paul said the Scouts would like this better.
8. Community Service Committee - Discussions were held regarding the Adopt a Family event. Committee members were wondering if the boys are actually getting the point of the program since there is no real contact with the program or the family. The decision was made to just send a $300 check this year and reconsider the program for next year.
Other service opportunities for this time of year were suggested, including helping with a Holiday meal in Minneaplis and a similar one for the Salvation Army. John and Ryan will get more information for sign-up sheets.
Marc reported that the Buckthorn community service project at Tamarack went well, and he is now trained so it could be an annual troop opportunity that we can do on our own. It can be brought up at Planning Weekend.
Noted that the troop website page structure needs to be updated.
The next Fun Night is Sky Zone January 7th.
The parent’s roundtable started with
Dan presenting to a roomful of parents.
It went well with some interaction and questions from parents. The next one will be December 10th.
11. Old Business
Roger reviewed the Re-chartering results. We started the year with 55 Scouts, now with 49 which is still very good with a retention of over 90%, considering that we had 6 boys age out.
Jim is meeting with Doug F. to talk about how to get the new stickers for the trailer.
With the extra money made from the composting event, the troop would like to purchase flags, poles and stands. Marc will investigate sources of where to purchase these things.
12. New Business
Marc reported that the FOS goal was raised a few hundred dollars.
There will be no December Committee meeting.