Troop 405 Update – October 22

Parent Meeting & Movie Night
This coming Monday, October 27th, our Troop will have two special events starting at 7:00 p.m.:

  1. All parents are encouraged to attend a Troop planning meeting.
  2. The Scouts will be watching Shrek for movie night in place of their regular meeting.
Genealogy Merit Badge

Genealogy


Saturday Merit Badge Reminder
Our Troop has the opportunity to earn the Genealogy Merit Badge at The Durham Museum (Get Directions) this Saturday, October 25th, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Bring $12.00 to the museum with you or you won’t be able to participate. Email Paul Dietsch at paul@noddlecompanies.com by Thursday night if you would like to go and haven’t already signed up.


Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge

Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge

Citizenship in the Community

Mr. Boerrigter has started the Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge. It will likely take a couple of months to complete this Badge. Meetings will be held weekly. First Year Scouts will meet for ten minutes following Troop Meetings. Older Scouts will meet during the Meeting.

Please make sure your Scout(s) read the Merit Badge Worksheet to be discussed at the next Troop Meeting. You will not need to print out the Merit Badge Worksheet as they will be provided. Please be sure to bring the worksheet to Troop Meetings EVERY week.

Please email Mr. Boerrigter at deanboerrigter@gmail.com if you are interested. Make sure to get a Blue Card filled out and signed by Mr. Short.


November Backpacking Campout
The November campout will be on the 8th and 9th of November at Indian Cave State Park (Get Directions). We will meet at the Church early Saturday morning. Everyone should have eaten breakfast on their own. This is the backpacking campout. There will be a “What to Pack” demonstration at the meeting on November 3rd. If you don’t have a backpack, the Troop and other families have several available for use. See Mr. Short at a meeting or e-mail him at justins@tempestcompany.com to arrange to borrow one.


Popcorn Sales End this Weekend
There are FOUR days remaining for popcorn sales!!! All money, unsold popcorn, and orders for more popcorn are due to Cathy Thomas no later than Sunday, October 26th. She is available on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The address is 7544 South 198th Street (Get Directions). Please call Cathy at 402-871-8674 if you wish to stop by before Sunday.

  • All orders need to be on one order form or a separate sheet of paper with the Scout’s name and the items which need to be ordered.
  • The money for any popcorn you are ordering is also due Sunday at the time the order is placed.
  • Please bring any empty popcorn boxes that were given with popcorn pickup.
  • The Troop is not allowed to return chocolate popcorn (items B or VV). Scouts can return these items to me and they will be re-distributed to Scouts who need them.
  • Scouts will be notified of any partial orders which may be filled from returned items shortly after sales are finalized.
  • Scouts may expect to receive the popcorn you are ordering around November 23rd.

Troop 405 Financial Update – October 20, 2014

Updated Scout account balances as of October 20, 2014 have been emailed. The current balances represent changes to your Scout’s account since October 1st. This includes the Mid-America Council Jubilee last weekend. The cost for Jubilee was $48 per scout: $30.00 registration, $8.00 lunch coupon, and $10.00 for other food costs.

If your account balance is negative (as indicated by a parenthesis in the third column of numbers by your or your Scout’s name), please bring a check to the next Troop meeting to balance the account.

Recharter Fees are due by November 24th. The Troop will file its annual recharter with Mid-America Council in December. In order to ensure our Scouts and Adult Volunteers get rechartered with the Troop, all accounts need to be current with recharter fees deposited by November 24th. Recharter fees are as follows:

  • 1st Scout: $80.00
  • 2nd and subsequent Scouts: $68.00 each
  • Eagle Scouts: $40
  • Adult Leaders: $25

For example, a family of two Scouts and one Adult Leader would need to ensure the Scout accounts have a total of $173.00 to cover recharter fees. This is in addition to any negative amounts already owed.

If your Scout is not planning on rechartering, please let the Troop know as soon as possible.

Please contact Steve Gibson at stgibson14@yahoo.com with any questions.

October 16th Troop News

Parent Meeting
Parents please plan to attend an important parent meeting on October 27th during the regular Monday meeting at 7:00 p.m. This should not take more than 30 minutes. We would like as many parents there as possible.


Service Hours
Church Cleanup for our Chartered Organization will be held at Living Faith United Methodist Church this Saturday, October 18th, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Show up for as much of the time as you have available.

Fall Cleanup is also this Saturday, October 18th at Hawthorn Park on the corner of Karen Street & 175th Avenue (Get Directions). We will be picking up trash from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wear warm clothes and bring work gloves to pick up trash.

The Ranch Run will provide another chance for Scouts to complete service hours. It will be this Sunday, October 19th, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Be at the Church by 11:45 a.m. to carpool or caravan to the event.

Please try to attend at least one of the above events this weekend.


Salvation Army
Bell ringing to raise money for the Salvation Army will take place Saturday, December 13th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Bakers on 173rd and Center (Get Directions). There will be a sign-up sheet at the meetings.

Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge

Citizenship in the Community


Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge
Mr. Boerrigter is organizing the Eagle required Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge. He will begin with an initial 5 minute meeting this Monday, October 20th, after the Troop meeting. Bring a completed and signed blue card. You will be required to complete requirements 4 and 7 on your own.


Communications Merit Badge
The Eagle required Communications Merit Badge is continuing with Mrs. Gissler. Please talk to Mrs. Gissler soon if you plan on doing the badge in order to keep with the group.

Genealogy Merit Badge

Genealogy


Genealogy Merit Badge
The Genealogy Merit Badge Clinic will be held at The Durham Museum (Get Directions) next Saturday, October 25th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. You will need to sign up at the meeting on Monday. It will be $12.00 per Scout and $5.00 per adult. The Merit Badge Clinic will incorporate the traveling exhibit currently at the Museum.


Movie Night
Bring ideas for a Halloween-themed movie to watch on movie day which will take place on October 27th instead of our regular meeting. We will vote on the movie next Monday.


Camp Cedars Summer Staff
If you love to go to Summer Camp and are at least 14 years old, you have the chance to sign up for Camp Cedars’ Staff. It is a fun and rewarding experience! See Mr. Short for an application. 14 year old staff would be volunteers (non-paid). Staff 15 years and older may be paid and will make more if they have previously been a volunteer.


Summer Camp 2015
If you will be 14 years or older by July, you may participate in the Troop Boundary Waters trip the week of July 18th, 2015. This trip will consist of about 50 miles of canoeing and primitive camping in amazing northern Minnesota. A maximum of 27 people can participate. Speak with Mr. Short if you are interested in signing up.

Camp Cedars is the other Troop sponsored Summer Camp next year. Camp Cedars will be the week of June 7, 2015. More information will follow.


Popcorn
Keep selling popcorn! Sales run until October 25th. The only popcorn left at the Thomas’s house is the Iowa tin and the Iowa State tin. If you are in need of those, call or email Cathy Thomas to schedule a pick-up.

October 7th Troop News

Parent Meeting
Parents please plan to attend an important parent meeting on October 27th during the regular Monday meeting at 7:00 p.m. This should not take more than 30 minutes. We would like as many parents there as possible.

The Troop Committee is meeting this Monday, October 13th, at 7:00 p.m. We invite anyone to stop in and find out what is going on or provide your input.


Monthly Themes
October’s theme is Citizenship, November is Cultural Awareness, and December is Tracking. Please contact Paul, Justin, or Tom if you possess or can help coordinate access to any resources related to any of these themes such as printed materials, someone you think might be able to speak to the Troop, places to visit, etc. The Youth Leaders are working hard to make meetings more interesting and interactive so your Scout has a better experience. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated!

Communications Merit Badge

Communications


Communications Merit Badge
Anyone interested in the Eagle required Communications Merit Badge should plan to meet with Mrs. Gissler after the October 13th meeting (this coming Monday). If you previously met with Mrs. Gissler, you should attend this meeting also! Make sure to have your blue card filled out.


Popcorn
Keep selling popcorn! Sales run until October 25th. The only popcorn left at the Thomas’ house is the Iowa tin and the Iowa State tin. If you need those, please call or email Cathy Thomas to schedule a pick-up.


Fall Clean Up
We will be doing a fall clean up on Saturday, October 18th at Hawthorn Park on the corner of Karen Street & 175th Avenue (Get Directions). We will be picking up trash from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Bring work gloves to pick up trash and warm clothes as we will be outside the whole time. A sign-up sheet will be at the next meeting.


Ranch Run
The Ranch Run will be Sunday, October 19th, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. This will provide another chance for Scouts to complete service hours. If you would like to volunteer be at the Church by 11:45 a.m. so adults can drive everyone to the race. Please sign-up at the next meeting if you haven’t already.


Salvation Army
Our Troop is signed up for bell ringing to raise money for the Salvation Army on December 13th. More information including the location will be forthcoming, but please reserve time on your calendar. There will be a sign-up sheet at Meetings for this as well.

Jubilee Information for this Weekend

Be at the Church Friday by 5:45 p.m. for a 6:00 p.m departure if you signed up for Jubilee at Mahoney State Park (Get Directions). It should be a lot of fun! Bring your regular camping equipment including rain gear and a mess kit. The Scouts will purchase lunch and dinner on Saturday from vendors in order to take full advantage of all of the activities. The Troop is providing each Scout with $16.00 which should be enough for two full meals. There will also be plenty of FREE water. You may send money with your Scout to purchase additional food or beverages (pop is $2.00 per can).

2014 Jubilee

2014 Jubilee


Shoe Drive
Clean out your family’s closets and bring any worn out or unwanted shoes to Jubilee. The shoes will be donated to people in need. The Patrol which brings the most shoes (average people to pairs of shoes) will get FREE PIZZA, courtesy of the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader. The winning Patrol will be announced at Jubilee. If you are a member of the winning Patrol, show up to the October 13th Troop Meeting (this coming Monday) at 6:30 p.m. to receive your PIZZA.


Order of the Arrow
Bring your Order of the Arrow sash for Friday night. Arrowmen are needed to assist with the Friday night concert and Order of the Arrow cracker barrel afterward. Meet by the main stage on Friday and ask for Matt Summers or Paul Taylor to help out.


Meal Tickets
$10.00 of the funds provided to Scouts will be in “food tickets” good at Famous Dave’s, Sonic, Paradise Bakery, and Domino’s food tents. Other vendors may not accept food tickets. All vendors should accept cash or credit cards. Change will not be given for food tickets so spend real cash for any partial dollar purchases.


Medical Forms
Scouts will need to carry their BSA Part A & B Medical Form (Download Medical Form) at all times. The Troop will provide each Scout with a copy unless the Scout was asked on Monday to provide a new form. If you know your medical form is not accurate or current please provide a new one.

Please contact Paul Dietsch at 402-850-6335 with any questions.

Popcorn

What a great job to the Scouts with the first two weekends of selling popcorn!

There are Scouts looking for more popcorn. If any Scout has popcorn inventory left and is done selling please feel free to contact me to turn in your unsold popcorn so it can be distributed to the other Scouts.

There’s three weeks of selling popcorn left so keep up the GREAT WORK!

Please contact Cathy at 402-871-8674 if you have any questions.

Popcorn!

Popcorn Sales begin Saturday, September 27th!!!!!

Popcorn will be available for pick up for the following Scouts that signed up for pre-orders:

  • Matthew and Michael J.
  • Ben and Charlie E.
  • Trenton D.
  • Jesse T.
  • Dylan A.
  • Weston D.
  • Tristan and Zachary L.
  • Miles M.
  • Kendall B.
  • Tag P.
  • Ethan and Griffin G.
  • Braedon L.
  • Luke C.
  • Jackson and Dylan S.

Popcorn can be picked up from Cathy Thomas at 7544 South 198th Street (Get Directions) on the following dates and times:

  • Sunday, September 21st, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Monday, September 22nd, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 23rd 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

No appointment is necessary during these times. To schedule a different time, please call Cathy at 402-871-8674. Order forms and paperwork will be distributed at the time of popcorn pickup.

Even if you didn’t pre-order popcorn, please pick up your order forms on Monday at the meeting. Remember this is the Troop’s biggest fundraiser of the year! Not only does each Scout get a large portion of the proceeds from his sales, but the Troop gets some of the funds too. Please DO YOUR BEST to sell as much as you can!

Sales forms need to be returned to Cathy by Sunday, October 26th, with pickup and delivery of additional popcorn in late December. Contact Cathy with questions at 402-871-8674 or catthomas67@yahoo.com.

Thank you!

September 17th Troop News

September Campout: September 19th – 21st
The September Campout is at the 4H Camp near Schramm Park (Get Directions) this weekend. Remember, we meet at the Church on Friday at 5:30 p.m. for a 6:00 p.m. departure. Don’t forget rain gear! This Campout, the boys will be having tons of fun with COPE (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience) activities most of the day on Saturday. Every Scout will need to have completed a permission / waiver sheet specifically for the 4H Camp. If you haven’t already done so, please plan to fill one out when you drop your son off on Friday! Also, if you are new to the Troop or didn’t attend a Summer Camp, please bring an up to date Health Form (no physician report required).

We need more drivers to help bring the Scouts home on Sunday. You do not have to come for the whole campout, just a quick drive out and back on Sunday morning. If you are able to help, please email Mr. Gissler at gissmo6d@msn.com for details and include your phone number.


Eagle Project
Drew G. is conducting his Eagle Project this weekend! Drew and friends are performing several musical scores for patients at Methodist Hospital (Get Directions), this Saturday, September 20, at 3:00 p.m. He doesn’t need any volunteers, but if you aren’t going camping, you are welcome to show up and watch them perform at the Rehabilitation Hall, on the 4th Floor of the South Tower.


Communications Merit Badge

Communications


Communications Merit Badge
Mrs. Gissler will be conducting a Communications Merit Badge workshop at the meeting on September 29th. She will help Scouts get started on the badge. Scouts will be expected to complete the badge on their own time, but this will get them started. Come at 6:30 p.m. before the meeting with a blue card filled out and signed by Mr. Short. Worksheets will be provided. Remember, this is an Eagle required badge!


October Campout: October 10th – 12th
The Troop will be attending Jubilee at Mahoney State Park (Get Directions) on October 10th – 12th as the October campout. This is a fantastic experience, with Scouts from all over the Midwest attending, more fun activities than most Scouts will be able to participate in over a single weekend, and great food. Early sign-up ($40.00) for this Campout has been extended to September 30th, and the fee goes up to $50.00 for those registering after that date. If you are interested, please sign up at a Monday meeting soon or e-mail Mr. Gissler at gissmo6d@msn.com.

2014 Jubilee

2014 Jubilee


Popcorn Sales
Popcorn pickup will start this Sunday, September 21st, with sales starting next Saturday, September 27th. Cathy Thomas will be working on scheduling pickup with each of you who pre-ordered popcorn, but please plan to find a time on Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday to stop by her house.


Younker's Community Days

Younker’s Community Days


Younkers Cards
Younker’s Community Day discount books are available again. The Scouts offer a Younkers coupon book (containing over $500.00 in coupons) in exchange for a $5.00 donation to Troop 405. This year, we are focusing on online and e-mail sales. This is an easy fundraiser for the Troop where we receive every dollar raised. All you have to do is either direct people to go to the Troop website (www.troop405.net) and click on the Younker’s link on the right, or send them an e-mail with the following link: http://www.younkers.com/shop/home/community-day-coupon-booklet/community-days-coupon-booklet_311676.html?utm_source=premiere&utm_medium=htmlversion&utm_content=242564&utm_campaign=14SCMDAYBK&ICID=14SCMDAYBK242564. Any proceeds from coupon books purchased using either of these links will come directly to the Troop.

We have sold the actual paper books door to door and at the store in the past. Those are also available for checkout again this year. If you are interested, please let Paul Dietch know.

August 20th Troop News

Cub Scout Help
We are helping out with Cub Scout recruiting nights for a couple of Packs tomorrow evening (Aug 21st) starting at 6:30 p.m. at Rohwer and West Bay Elementary. This is the future of Scouting and hopefully our Troop, so please help out if you can. Contact either Justin (justins@tempestcompany.com) for Rohwer or Scott Prophit (sprophit@tenaska.com) for West Bay, ASAP if you are interested in helping to entertain and educate Cub Scouts for about an hour tomorrow night.


August 25th Meeting
This coming Monday, in place of the regular meeting, the Troop will be doing a 5 mile hike at Chalco Hills Recreation Area (Get Directions). Please bring your walking shoes and meet at the Church by 6:30 p.m. so that we can carpool to the lake.


August Campout: August 22nd – 24th
The August Campout is at Camp Cedars (Get Directions) this weekend. This is the Family Campout, so all parents and siblings are encouraged to attend, at least for dinner and the Court of Honor Ceremony starting around 6:00 p.m. Saturday evening. Family friendly activities, including archery and BB guns, will be available. If you haven’t already signed up, its getting late, but please contact Craig Gissler ASAP (gissmo6@msn.com).


September Campout: September 19th – 21st
The September Campout will be held at the 4H Camp near Schramm Park (Get Directions) on September 19th – 21st. The Scouts will be doing COPE events (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience) on this campout. If your Scout would like to participate in the high ropes course portion of the COPE program, please obtain a waiver from one of the Adult Leaders at an upcoming Monday meeting and turn it in before the Campout. The fee for this campout is $35.00.


October Campout: October 10th – 12th
The Troop will be attending Jubilee at Mahoney State Park (Get Directions) on October 10th – 12th as the October campout. This is a fantastic experience, with Scouts from all over the Midwest attending, more fun activities than most Scouts will be able to participate in over a single weekend, and great food. Early sign-up ($40.00) for this campout ends September 1st, and the fee goes up to $50.00 for those registering after that date. If you are interested, please sign up at a Monday meeting.

2014 Jubilee

2014 Jubilee


Popcorn Sales
Please e-mail Cathy Thomas (catthomas67@yahoo.com) ASAP to reserve a supply of popcorn for your Scout this Fall. If you weren’t with the Troop last year, she would also like to know how much your Scout sold last year. If you don’t contact her this week, your Scout will still be able to sell popcorn, but may not have it with him to deliver as he sells.

The Latest Scout News!!

Committee Meeting
This coming Monday, May 12th at 7:00 p.m. at the Church. Parents are encouraged to attend. Find out what is going on, and provide your feedback! We would love to see you all!


May Campout: May 16th – 18th
We need more adults to sign up to attend! Right now, we have 18 Scouts and only 3 adults, so we don’t have room to transport all of the boys to camp. If we don’t have more adults, we will either have to cancel camp (unprecedented) or move it to a location near Omaha so parents can help transport their own children. In either case, it means no tour of Gavin’s Point Dam (Get Directions) and no go-kart riding. ADULTS, PLEASE CONSIDER ATTENDING THE MAY CAMPOUT! It should be lots of fun. Let me know by e-mail or a phone call by Monday. If we don’t get enough people, we will announce any change of plans at the meeting on Monday.


Canfield’s Sponsorship
This is GREAT! Canfield’s Sporting Goods will donate 10% of all regular priced purchases to our Troop if you mention Troop 405 at the checkout counter. Please consider Canfield’s for purchases, and remember to mention Troop 405. Pass it along to your friends and family, too. Anyone can buy regular priced merchandise from Canfield’s, and if they mention Troop 405, we will receive a credit equal to 10% of their purchase! This is an awesome and easy fundraiser. It will last at least through the year.


Summer Camp
If you aren’t up to date on your payments for summer camp, please see Steve Gibson on Monday with a check! For Camp Tesomas, you should have paid $400.00 by now.

Camp Tesomas cost has gone down because we are driving a van rather than taking a bus. New cost is estimated at $465.00 / Scout and $315.00 / adult.

Committee Minutes: 2013-06-10

Meeting Start

The May, 2013 Committee Meeting was held at Living Faith United Methodist Church. The meeting was called to order at 7:15 p.m. by Chairman Paul Dietsch.


Attendance

In attendance were Paul Dietsch, Shelley Cudly, Terry Diggins, Steve Gibson, Craig Gissler, Monica Gissler, Jason Hage, and Cathy Thomas.


Approval of Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the May 13, 2013 meeting were approved without change.


Committee Reports

Advancement: Monica Gissler – Jason Hage
Planning a July meeting for Life Scouts or soon-to-be Life Scouts to discuss next steps toward Eagle. Expecting lots of Merit Badges this summer because of Camps.


Camping Coordinator: Craig Gissler

  1. The Troop is leaving Omaha late on July 6th for Camp Dobbins. Everyone needs to get their medical forms in before they leave, including the Colorado specific form at http://www.denverboyscouts.org/document/colorado-health-form-addendum/120741.
  2. The Family Campout will be held on the 3rd weekend in August. The location is to be determined by the Patrol Leader’s Council this weekend.

Committee Chair: Paul Dietsch

  1. Griffin Gissler attended Pahauk Pride and should be reimbursed $112.50 for half of the fee.
  2. We need more Assistant Scoutmasters to help out with Meetings and Campouts on a regular basis. Assistant Scoutmasters need some online training and an Outdoor Leaders Training program that is offered throughout the year. Also sign up if you might be available to help out with an Eagle Board of Review.
  3. We are signed up for Younker’s Cards. We will secure times for in-store sales starting later in the Fall.
  4. THANK YOU!!!!!!! to Cathy Thomas, our new Popcorn Kernel and Monica Gissler, our new Advancement Chair.
  5. Justin circulated a Troop roster via e-mail that people are hopefully updating. Paul will have a hard copy available at the next few meetings for anyone to add updates.

Quartermaster: Terry Diggins
Discussed several Equipment items that need to be checked or replaced before the next campout. Paul will confirm Rob Anderson is going to be the incoming Quartermaster.


Scoutmaster: Justin Short

  1. Griffin Gissler was elected as Senior Patrol Leader. He will select his Assistant Senior Patrol Leader by the end of the evening. Patrol Leaders were also elected and are choosing Assistant Patrol Leaders.
  2. There will be a Patrol Leader’s Council Meeting this Saturday, June 15th to plan the next year of events. There will also be an ILST meeting next Saturday, June 22nd. Both start at 9 a.m.
  3. Brian Diggins is holding an Eagle Scout training workshop for the next several meetings for anyone Star Rank or above.
  4. There are several Merit Badge clinics held by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on July 13, September 7th, and November 2nd. There will also be a University held in September at Iowa Western. No date has been fixed for the University.
  5. We are expecting several Eagle Boards of Review this summer. Courts of Honor are being planned for RJ N. on June 30th and Sean Cook on July 28th. Invitations will follow.

Senior Patrol Leader: Griffin Gissler
Hopes to churn lots of cream into butter (Sorry, but you had to be there to get it all).


Treasurer: Steve Gibson
$7,176.00 total in Troop and Scout accounts. We owe $5,500.00 for the bus and $613.00 for camp t-shirts. The Troop is carrying several Scouts on their Summer Camp fees; however, balances will be e-mailed out by Steve this week.


Old Business

Nothing to report.


New Business

  1. Steve Gibson reported we have reserved Camp Cedars on June 8th, 2014 as next year’s date.
  2. Steve Gibson is offering to sponsor a Personal Fitness Merit Badge starting in July. Contact him for more information.
  3. Monica Gissler asked about Troop t-shirts. After discussion, it was determined this had been previously been handled by the Recruiting Chair, but the Committee was interested in re-starting this tradition and making a “Class B” uniform available. Rod Halstead was Recruiting Chair and may have old t-shirts or information. Paul will contact Rob Schreck to see if he is willing to run with this.

Post Meeting Action Items

Action Assigned To Deadline
Update Troop Roster Paul July
Account balance notifications to Scouts Steve June 16th
Confirm Quartermaster successor Paul June
Schedule July “Road to Eagle” session Jason – Monica June 23rd
Distribute information on August Campout Craig (after PLC picks location) June 19th
Investigate Troop t-shirts Paul – Rob Schreck July

Next Meeting

The next Committee Meeting will be the third Monday in July, the 15th, at 7:00 p.m.


Adjourned

Meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m. Recorded by Paul Dietch. Draft Approval.

Committee Minutes: 2013-05-13

Meeting Start

The May, 2013 Committee Meeting was held at Living Faith United Methodist Church. The meeting was called to order at 6:59 p.m. by Chairman Paul Dietch.


Attendance

In attendance were Jesnia Corral, Paul Dietsch, Terry Diggins, Tom Earhart, Dan German, Steve Gibson, Craig Gissler, Monica Gissler, Jason Hage, Scott Prophit, and Cathy Thomas.


Committee Reports

Advancement: Jason Hage
There are four Boards of Review tonight. The Court of Honor will be May 20th.


Camping Coordinator: Craig Gissler

  1. Will inquire about a Service Project for the May Campout.
  2. Camp Dobbins Summer Camp will be July 7th to 13th, leaving Omaha on July 6. Whitewater rafting has been discussed as an activity on the way home. Sign up for Merit Badges will start April 29th.
  3. Camp Cedars Summer Camp will be June 2nd to 8th.

Committee Chair: Paul Dietsch

  1. Two candidates were recommended by Jason for scholarship to Pahauk Pride, but only Griffin G. is signed up. A Motion was offered by Earhart to pay the 50% scholarship for the two individuals (if the other one signs up in time) in the amount of $112.50 each, to be paid as reimbursement. The Motion was seconded by Prophit and unanimously approved.
  2. We need more Assistant Scoutmasters to help with Meetings and Campouts on a regular basis. Assistant Scoutmasters need some online training and an Outdoor Leaders Training program that is offered throughout the year, including every week during Summer Camp at Camp Cedars.
  3. Raised $137.00 last month through the DQ Event.
  4. Earhart agreed to look further into holding a few cookout events at Canfield’s.
  5. Younker’s Cards will be sold in November.
  6. We NEED a Popcorn Kernel.
  7. April account balances are available on the Parent Portal of the website.
  8. Passed out flyers for several events announced at Round Table. There are lots of Merit Badge offerings each month.

Quartermaster: Terry Diggins
No trailer going to the May Campout. We will meet prior to the Campout to get equipment out of the trailer. Will make two extra sets of keys for the trailer so other Leaders have them.


Scoutmaster: Justin Short

  1. Six athletic events planned for the May Campout.
  2. Medical forms need to be updated for High Adventure Camp in Colorado in July.
  3. Senior Patrol Leader elections are the second Monday in June. Eligible boys were notified tonight and will receive an email at home.
  4. Recommended two people to attend Pahauk Pride. Only Griffin G. will attend.

Senior Patrol Leader: Cody L.
Nothing to report.


Treasurer: Steve Gibson
The Troop account balance is $1,574.00, but the Troop is carrying several youth registration fees for Dobbins and Cedars. Will pursue receipt of those fees prior to camps.


Old Business

Nothing to report.


New Business

Discussed three options for Summer Camp transportation: two vans, a small bus, and a large bus; costs, and travel time since vans may require an overnight stop. Shreck moved to approve the large bus and Hage seconded. The Motion was unanimously approved.


Post Meeting Action Items

Action Assigned To Deadline
Investigate Service Project for May Campout Craig Gissler May
Confirm Pahauk Pride registrations Paul Dietsch May
Recruit Assistant Scoutmasters Short – Dietsch – anyone! Ongoing
Identify Popcorn Kernel Dietsch June

Next Meeting

The next Committee Meeting will be the second Monday in June, the 10th, at 7:00 p.m.


Adjourned

Meeting adjourned at 8:03 p.m. Recorded by Paul Dietsch. Final Approval.