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Troop 760 July 2010 CM Notes

Below are random notes I captured. Important decisions are in bold. Please
let me know if there are any questions.

Other Potential Fundraiser

· Dennis has heard of a fundraiser done at Valenti’s market, selling
hotdogs and will check into this

· John will also check as he knows someone who works there

Financial Reporting

· In support of the motion below, each boy will receive a quarterly
financial statement at the COH (March, June, Sept.)

FOLH

· Keep $100 buyout option

· Question for SM: Would taking time Friday afternoon to be there
for set up and opening count as fulfilling the work quota? And will the SM
be taking time off work to be there Friday afternoon?

· Do not sell lemonade

· Wear class B uniforms

· We need to test out the hot dog machine prior to 8/16

· Troop meetings on 8/2 and 8/9 could be used to make signs

· Each patrol would make a sign

· Finalize preparations on 8/16 Troop meeting

· One group to stay at Legion Hall to get items needed from attic
(poles/flys etc)

· One group to go to Sam’s/Costco to get candy, condiments, etc

· One group to go to trailer to pick up needed items (wash buckets,
paper towels, bleach etc)

COH

· Next COH on Sept. 27th meeting

· Keep March, June, Sept. COH schedule moving forward

Elections

· Committee agreed to:

o No consecutive terms for SPL

o SPL should be NYLT and be at least 1st Class rank if possible

o Boys should be coached to accept/decline nominations based on whether or
not they’ve been SPL already and their ability to make the majority of Troop
meetings

o Boys can be SPL more than once (just not consecutively)

o Boys accepting nomination will need to explain to the Troop why they
should be elected

MOTION PASSED

“If you owe, you can’t go”: A boy is not allowed to go on a campout if
money is still owed for the previous campout. If there are financial issues
preventing this, the SM and CC need to be informed at least one week prior
to the campout so arrangements can be made. Adults owing money are strongly
encouraged not to go on campouts until debts can be resolved. All
situations are unique, so the SM and CC together will make final decisions
in these matters.

—John

John C. Jackson
Troop 760 CC

John's July 2010 CM Notes by gnbonneygnbonney, 09 Aug 2010 16:20

Troop 760 Committee Meeting Agenda
May 26, 2009 at 7pm
Location: Burger King

Call meeting to order

  • Mr. Jackson

Approval of Meeting’s Minutes - posted separately

Reports - (standard 5 Min. each or less)

  • Scoutmaster (troop progress, actions of plc, disciplinary problems, attendance, monthly outing plans, other troop needs) - Sam Easley (SM)
  • Secretary (newsletter or web site, addional resource surveys) - Greg Bonney
  • Outdoors/activities coordinator (outdoor plans, special activities, district and council activities, summer camp updates) - open position
  • Treasurer (report on current financial standing, money-earning projects, Friends of Scouting) - Susan Highland out-going, Stacey Wiss incoming
  • Fund Raising/ FOLH - Matt Hubecky
  • Advancement coordinator (troop advancement progress, boards of review, court of honor) - Dan Smith
  • Life to Eagle Adviser - Sam Imperiale
  • Chaplain (update on chaplain support to troop members, religious emblems program, participation of boys in religious emblems program) - open position
  • Training coordinator (new training materials, youth leader and adult volunteer opporunities for training) - open position
  • Equipment coordinator (status of new and existing troop equipment and of troop needs, new procedures for safe use and storage of equipment) - Dennis Wiss
  • Membership coordinator (update status of Webelos crossover ceremonies, troop open houses, and boy-to-boy recruiting) - Sam Imperiale
  • Order of the Arrow Troop Representative Adviser - Greg Bonney

Old Business (reports on task assignments from previous meetings)

  • Bylaws
  • Follow-up on action items from previous meeting

New Business (assign tasks as issues are discussed)

Announcements

  • Date of next month's meeting: ?

Adjournment

Below is a short summary of the election procedures for Anpetu-we Lodge 100, Order of the Arrow. This is not our lodge. We are Shawnee Lodge. However, both lodges are within the Greater St. Louis Area Council and have many of the same rules, including very similar bylaws.

O. A. Membership Requirements

Election to the Order of the Arrow is election into a brotherhood of honor campers who
love the woods and honor the principles of the Boy Scouts of America by the way they
live their lives. Seek to elect those among you who have demonstrated a dedication to
cheerful service and good works, placing the welfare of others above themselves. Honor
those among you who lead by the Boy Scout example by voting them into the
Order of the Arrow.

1. Eligible Scout (registered member under 21 Years of age)

a) First Class Scout, and member of a Troop.
b) Fifteen days BSA camping experience in last two years (one week summer camp only).
c) Elected by majority of youth of the Troop present (50%+) and approved by Scoutmaster.

2. Eligible Scouter (registered member over 21 years of age)

a) Membership in a Troop.
b) Same camping requirement as above.
c) Elected by majority of Scouters of the Troop present.

3. Elections (one annually)

a) Elections are conducted at summer camp with Lodge assistance.
b) Units not attending hold election in May with Lodge assistance.

4. Number of candidates elected

a) Scout – no restriction.
b) Scouter – one per unit (additional in intervals of 50 + members)

5. Method of election - Scout

a) Scoutmaster conducts election with aid of Lodge member(s).
b) Balloting is secret (paper ballots).
c) Eligible voters may vote for any number of eligible candidates.
d) Eligible voters are active youth members in the unit, present at election.
e) Scoutmaster and Lodge member assisting count votes in private.
f) Scouts receiving simple majority vote are elected.
g) Scoutmaster certifies vote and submits citations to Lodge at camp.
h) Units not attending summer camp send results to Service Center by 8/15.

6. Method of election – Scouter

a) Scoutmaster and adult Lodge members conduct election.
b) Balloting is secret.
c) Eligible voters are adult Lodge members in unit, present at election.
d) Scoutmaster and adult Lodge member(s) count votes in private.
e) Scoutmaster certifies vote and submits citation to Lodge at camp.
f) Units not attending summer camp send results to Service Center by 8/15.

Troop 760 Committee Meeting Agenda
April 28, 2009 at 7pm
Location: Eagles Landing Pool Clubhouse

Call meeting to order

  • Mr. Jackson

Approval of Meeting’s Minutes - posted separately

Reports - (standard 5 Min. each or less)

  • Scoutmaster (troop progress, actions of plc, disciplinary problems, attendance, monthly outing plans, other troop needs) - Sam Easley (SM)
  • Secretary (newsletter or web site, addional resource surveys) - Greg Bonney
  • Outdoors/activities coordinator (outdoor plans, special activities, district and council activities, summer camp updates) - Chris Owens
  • Treasurer (report on current financial standing, money-earning projects, Friends of Scouting) - Susan Highland out-going, Stacey Wiss incoming
  • Fund Raising/ FOLH - Matt Hubecky
  • Advancement coordinator (troop advancement progress, boards of review, court of honor) - Dan Smith
  • Life to Eagle Adviser - Sam Imperiale
  • Chaplain (update on chaplain support to troop members, religious emblems program, participation of boys in religious emblems program) - open position
  • Training coordinator (new training materials, youth leader and adult volunteer opporunities for training) - open position
  • Equipment coordinator (status of new and existing troop equipment and of troop needs, new procedures for safe use and storage of equipment) - Dennis Wiss
  • Membership coordinator (update status of Webelos crossover ceremonies, troop open houses, and boy-to-boy recruiting) - Sam Imperiale
  • Order of the Arrow Troop Representative Adviser - Greg Bonney

Old Business (reports on task assignments from previous meetings)

  • Bylaws
  • Follow-up on action items from previous meeting
    • firewood purchase (Mr. Easley)
    • Small Utility trailer owned by the troop.
  • Carried over from previous meeting
    • 2009 troop t-shirts
      • designing and ordering 2009 troop t-shirts.
      • Susan Campbell graphic design merit badge?
  • Sub-committee on 2010 Anniversary Celebration

New Business (assign tasks as issues are discussed)

  • Adult OA election
    • we have one eligible adult
  • June 12 - 14 trout fishing campout
  • Need for red card training and adult cpr training

Offensive Comments

  • None

Announcements

  • Date of next month's meeting: May 26

Adjournment

April 2009 Committee Meeting by gnbonneygnbonney, 28 Apr 2009 04:08

Today the Center for Disease Control announced, "Human cases of swine influenza A (H1N1) virus infection have been identified in the United States. Human cases of swine influenza A (H1N1) virus infection also have been identified internationally." (http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/) As of today there have been 40 cases in 5 states, none of them Missouri. The disease seems to have migrated from Mexico where as of Saturday there were 1000 reported cases and 68 deaths.

In 1976, there was a swine flu scare which prompted President Ford to create a new inoculation program. Critics say that more people died from the shots than from getting the disease. However, others credit the program with stopping a terrible pandemic. Many people back then were old enough to have some memory of the 1918 pandemic which killed millions.

"The influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 killed more people than the Great War, known today as World War I (WWI), at somewhere between 20 and 40 million people. It has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in recorded world history. More people died of influenza in a single year than in four-years of the Black Death Bubonic Plague from 1347 to 1351. Known as 'Spanish Flu' or 'La Grippe' the influenza of 1918-1919 was a global disaster." (http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/)

scouts-1918-pandemic.jpg
Cheerful Boy Scouts acting as messengers to distribute food and medicine to patients at their houses during the influenz epidemic
Pictured are: on the left, John Neville Westgarth (d. 1981) and in the centre, William Patrick (Bill) Sweeney (1908-1983)
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PhotoCD 2, IMG0048
The weekly press, 4 Dec. 1918, p. 23
(from http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Heritage/Photos/disc2/IMG0048.asp)

According to the CDC, there are some things everybody can do.

What You Can Do to Stay Healthy

There are everyday actions people can take to stay healthy.

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hands cleaners are also effective.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.

Try to avoid close contact with sick people.

  • Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people.
  • If you get sick, CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.

Troop760.org is in the process of transitioning from Google Page Creator to Google Apps, which integrates several free Google services: Google Mail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, and Google Sites. Members can have their own troop760.org e-mail address, add announcements, edit the calendar, and even add their own web pages. We will also still have the troop wiki at http://troop760.wikidot.com. However, some pages and files may be migrated from the wiki to the Google Site. Stay tuned and please remember it's a work-in-progress. Thanks.

troop760.org by gnbonneygnbonney, 21 Apr 2009 19:43

At the last troop meeting it was announced that April 6 (tomorrow) we will start an optional activity that will take place before troop meetings. This activity is open to all boys in the troop. It will be designed to provide the boys with an opportunities to work on the Indian Lore merit badge while also helping the troop to improve our ceremonies. We will be learning about American Indian history, culture, and languages; making crafts and regalia; planning for future field trips (such as a possible trip to Cahokia Mounds); and at some point practicing for crossovers and other ceremonies. The first meeting is going to concentrate on a simple craft.

Again, as was announced previously, this is an optional activity, but I hope to see you there.

Greg

Troop 760 Committee Meeting
March 31, 2009
Eagles Landing Club House

  • Meeting called to order by Mr. Jackson at 7pm.
  • Members in attendance: J. Jackson, G. Bonney, S. Highland, S. Easley, and D. Smith

Reports

Scoutmaster - Mr. Easley

  • restructured patrols
  • dues need to be paid
  • summer camp information has been passed out

Secretary - Mr. Bonney

  • please see web page for updates

Outdoors/activities coordinator - Mr. Owens, not present

  • Big Frog white water rafting (old boy program) - decided we do want to do it

Treasurer - Mr. Highland filling in

  • need a new treasurer
  • need to order checks
  • current total checking account balance is $2458.71

Fund Raising/ FOLH - Mr. Hubecky, not present

  • nothing to report

Advancement coordinator - Mr. Smith

  • 10 new Scouts
  • Mr. Bonney is offering Indian Lore merit badge sessions
  • purchased 3 year renewal on Troopmaster software
  • Warning: merit badge counselor cold call for some sort of business scam

Life to Eagle Adviser - Mr. Imperiale

  • need meeting with an eagle scout candidate who is falling behind

Chaplain - open position

Training coordinator - open position

Equipment coordinator - open position

  • brakes repaired on trailer - $212 total, $85 for labor
  • batteries are charged, some supplies purchased
  • new saw purchased to replace to broken ones
  • 4 new Eureka Equinox tents purchased for about $1200 from http://campmor.com
  • need to buy a box of plastic sheeting

Membership coordinator - Mr. Imperiale (not present)

Order of the Arrow Troop Representative Adviser - Mr. Bonney

  • Summer camp promotion - promoted to Pack 760 at March pack meeting and intend to do again at April pack meeting (the chapter is promoting to packs this year instead of to troops)
  • Spring Conclave - 10 members signed up and paid
  • check new OA Resources page and Ceremonies Team page

Old Business

  • firewood - not purchased yet
  • troop t-shirts - AI: Mr. Easley will call to find out information
  • 2010 summer camp
    • Forest Park Council Jamboree at Forest Park?
    • Special District camp at TR Hughes?
    • For week long camp, might want to go someplace a little further away
  • Bylaws - work in progress

New Business

  • Backpacking - survival geocaching at cuiver river sp
  • eagle board training topic
    • funding projects: it is now officially acceptable that Scouts use funds from their troop scout fund for eagle project - needs to be in the troop bylaws
    • flat bed trailer - the title for the small flat bed trailer has been located, decision what to do with it was deferred indefinitely
    • parking lot cleanup changed to 3rd Monday of the month
    • suggestion to change troop committee to Monday night and have one less troop meeting per month
      • deferred indefinitely

Adjourn at 9:26pm.

Troop 760 Committee Meeting Agenda
March 31, 2009 at 7pm
Location: Eagles Landing Pool Clubhouse

Call meeting to order

  • Mr. Jackson

Previous Meeting’s Minutes - posted separately

Reports - (standard 5 Min. each or less)

  • Scoutmaster (troop progress, actions of plc, disciplinary problems, attendance, monthly outing plans, other troop needs) - Sam Easley (SM)
  • Secretary (newsletter or web site, addional resource surveys) - Greg Bonney
    • Motion to limit debate to 5 minutes per motion
  • Outdoors/activities coordinator (outdoor plans, special activities, district and council activities, summer camp updates) - Chris Owens
  • Treasurer (report on current financial standing, money-earning projects, Friends of Scouting) - Susan Highland
  • Fund Raising/ FOLH - Matt Hubecky
  • Advancement coordinator (troop advancement progress, boards of review, court of honor) - Dan Smith
  • Life to Eagle Adviser - Sam Imperiale
  • Chaplain (update on chaplain support to troop members, religious emblems program, participation of boys in religious emblems program) - open position
  • Training coordinator (new training materials, youth leader and adult volunteer opporunities for training) - open position
  • Equipment coordinator (status of new and existing troop equipment and of troop needs, new procedures for safe use and storage of equipment) - open position
  • Membership coordinator (update status of Webelos crossover ceremonies, troop open houses, and boy-to-boy recruiting) - Sam Imperiale
  • Order of the Arrow Troop Representative Adviser - Greg Bonney
    • Summer camp promotion
    • Spring Conclave

Old Business (reports on task assignments from previous meetings)

  • Bylaws
  • Follow-up on action items from previous meeting
    • tent purchase (Mr. Easley)
    • firewood purchase (Mr. Easley)
  • Carried over from previous meeting
    • 2009 troop t-shirts
      • We need to start thinking about designing and ordering 2009 troop t-shirts.
      • Susan Campbell does a graphic design merit badge, and if a boy would like to work on that he could help design the t-shirt
  • Sub-committee on 2010 Anniversary Celebration

New Business (assign tasks as issues are discussed)

  • Calendar adjustments
    • Backpacking date (older boys) changed to June 5-7
    • Ft. Zumwalt last day is June 1 due to snow days
    • Big Frog white water rafting (also older boys) - date?
    • Suggestions regarding changing troop committee meetings to Monday nights.
  • Eagle scout Project funding (new info from last night's eagle board training)
  • Small Utility trailer owned by the troop.

Offensive Comments

  • None

Announcements

  • Date of next month's meeting: Apr. 28, 2009

Adjournment

Tickets have been purchased for 10 OA members. If you told me you were definitely going, this includes you. If not, I did not purchase your ticket. If there is any question, please e-mail me. The tickets were $12 per person. This price includes Saturday evening dinner. If you purchase your own tickets, please keep this in mind. This is one less meal we will have to plan, buy groceries for, cook, and clean up.

I plan to serve as an Elangomat and hopefully we will have one or more boys also serving.

Assuming schedule is same as last year, here is last year's schedule:
FRIDAY:
4:00 p.m. Arrive in camp after 4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. Conclave Staff meeting - Dining Hall
8:00 p.m. Pre-ordeal Ceremony - Council Ring
8:00 p.m. Troop Representative Meeting Dining Hall
8:30 p.m. Lodge Executive Committee Meeting at Dining Hall
9:00 p.m. Elangomat Meeting - Dining Hall
10:30 p.m. Taps

SATURDAY:
7:30 a.m. All Candidates report to Chapter Headquarters (and Elangomats too!)
8:00 a.m. Breakfast for Candidates - at assigned locations
8:00 a.m. Breakfast for Brothers – campsites
9:00 a.m. Ceremonial teams meet at Trading Post/Quartermaster Building
9:00 - 4:00 p.m. Pioneering Kit Training - Scoutcraft Field
8:45 a.m. Candidates begin work day
8:45 - noon Chapter service projects for Brothers
9:30 a.m. Summer Camp Preview Meeting for Scoutmasters and SPLs - Dining and Education Facility
11:00 a.m. Ceremonial Team Evaluation Meeting – Dining Hall – lower level
12:00 noon Lunch - campsites
12:00 noon Program Displays and Booths Alpine Shop, OA Summer Camp, Ranger Program, hiking boots, and more - Trading Post Area and in front of Dining Hall
12:30 p.m. Candidates back to work
1:00 p.m. Chapter Adviser’s Meeting - Lower Level of Dining Hall
2:00 p.m. Yard Sale at Trading Post area
3:00 p.m. Candidate work day ends, return to Chapter sites
3:30 p.m. Chapter Meetings at Chapter Headquarters
4:15 p.m. Brotherhood questioners report to chapel
4:30 p.m. Brotherhood questioning at the chapel
5:45 p.m. Ordeal lists due - turn in at Dining Hall
5:45 p.m. Retreat, Vigil sash presentations, and supper
7:00 p.m. Chapter Brotherhood Chairmen pick up materials - Dining Hall
7:30 p.m. Candidates gather for Ordeal ceremonies at Chapter HQ
8:30 p.m. Ice cream social and movies - Dining Hall
9:00 p.m. Gather at Chapter Headquarters for Brotherhood ceremonies
9:30 p.m. Submit any changes to Ordeal lists
11:00 p.m. Taps

SUNDAY:
6:30 a.m. Reveille
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Religious Services: Catholic - Council Ring; Jewish – Gazebo; Lutheran – Chapel; Protestant - Walz Pavilion near Beckett Cabin
10:00 a.m. Conclave Staff Meeting - Dining Hall
10:30 a.m. Check-out. Check with your Chapter Chief who will inspect your camps

WWW
Greg B.
OATR Adviser

For Order of the Arrow members…

SPRING CONCLAVE is APRIL 17, 18, & 19, 2009 at BEAUMONT SCOUT RESERVATION.

Ordeal members working towards Brotherhood Honor should attend this event. The fee for the Spring Conclave is $12 and includes the Spring Conclave patch, ice cream social and the Saturday evening dinner. After April 3, the fee increases to $15. Without the Saturday evening dinner, the fees are $8 and $11 after April 3.

I will have a sign up sheet at the COH Monday, and will take payment down to the West County service center ASAP rather than wait for the deadline.

Thanks,
Greg

When we had our last troop meeting and I conducted the parent survey, I was actually unaware of a new committee position that was recently created by the BSA.

ScoutParents Unit Coordinator

(Newly created position piloted in the Daniel Boone Council and Georgia’s Flint River Council over the past two years prior to becoming an official part of the program September 1, 2008.)

Duties:

  • Assign parents to help with at least one specific task, assignment, or project annually
  • Provide an orientation for all parents about how the unit works and the benefits to their family
  • Keep parents updated on the unit’s program and their child’s involvement

Each ScoutParent is encouraged to

  • Influence their child to join Scouting
  • Participate with their child
  • Go to and observe Scout meetings
  • Be a part of the unit’s program
  • Support the program financially
  • Coach their child’s advancement and the earning of recognition awards
  • Serve in one support role during the year

(ScoutParent information and job descriptions are from http://www.scoutingmagazine.org/issues/0809/a-meet.html and http://www.cvc-bsa.org/join/scoutParents.html.)

Also, as a reminder, there is a repository of Scouter (adult) job descriptions on our wiki and another page for Scout job descriptions. You can also read about the Scout positions in the Boy Scout Handbook and you can learn more about all aspects of the troop organization on the BSA MyScouting web site.

Thanks,
Greg

ScoutParents Unit Coordinator by gnbonneygnbonney, 04 Mar 2009 20:22

Troop 760 is proud to present the March Court Of Honor.

Everyone is invited, Scouts and parents.
The Troop will provide the soda but we need you to bring the deserts. Cookies, cake ext.

  • Place: Legion hall St Peters
  • Date: Monday March 9th
  • Time: 7:00pm.

Come out and see the Scouts put on skits, ceremonies and get recognition for new merit badges, Troop position and rank advancement.

See you there. :)

Andrew Bonney
Senior Patrol Leader, Troop 760

COH Announcement by Andrew BonneyAndrew Bonney, 04 Mar 2009 00:27

I have six people signed up for the seminar this Saturday, March 7. All of them are paid for and will get lunch and t-shirt. I believe any other OA members who have changed their mind and want to come should still be able to, but will have to pay at the door and probably won't get a t-shirt.

The seminar is at Beaumont from 8am to about 4pm. It will take about 40 minutes to get there, so we need to leave around 7:15am. I would suggest we meet up at our Scoutmaster's house. If somebody drives a van, we can all ride together.

Things to bring:

  • full uniform with OA sash and OA neckerchief if you have one
  • coat, gloves and hat (we may be outdoors part of the time)
  • water bottle
  • optional: Crystal Light drink mix packets to add to water (caffeinated if you need it)
  • pocket knife
  • pen and notebook
  • fully-charged cell phone
  • suggested: backpack to carry your stuff in

The schedule on the Shawnee Lodge web site is for last year's seminar, so I don't know if they are using the exact same schedule or if there are some differences. If it is the same, it will look like this:

8:00 am Registration and Check-in
8:30 am Opening
8:40 am Welcome and Introduction
9:00 am AM Session 1 (sessions: pre-ordeal, regalia, advanced regalia, overfill competition 1)
9:45 am AM Session 2 (sessions: ordeal, performing the cermony, better your ceremonial teams, overfill competition 2)
10:30 am Character Breakouts (sessions: character examination, ceremonial adviser, character breakout)
11:15 am AM Session 3 (sessions: brotherhood, site embellishment, ceremonial evaluation, overfill competition 3)
Noon Cross-Over Ceremony
12:30 pm Lunch (showcases: crossover, four winds)
1:30 pm Utilizing Other Ceremonies to Strengthen Your Ceremonial Teams and Chapter
2:15 pm PM Session 1 (sessions: regalia and a movie 1, ceremonial team competition 1, indian games 1)
3:00 pm PM Session 2 (sessions: regalia and a movie 2, ceremonial team competition 2, indian games 2)
3:45 pm Closing – Special Ceremonial Closing

For those of us who've been to Pow Wow or University of Scouting, I am guessing that the idea is similar with everybody choosing (or being assigned) breakout sessions to go to throughout the day. I don't know if the sessions "fill up" like at Pow Wow. If they do, being there on time for sign up at 8am might be important. However, I am guessing this will not be nearly as crowded as other OA functions.

Since our January Troop Committee meeting was moved to Feb. 11 due to winter weather, the one that would have been tomorrow (Feb. 24) is canceled. Next meeting will be the one in March, currently scheduled for March 31. See you next time.

Greg

Troop 760 Committee Meeting
February 11, 2009
Eagles Landing Club House

  • Meeting called to order by Mr. Jackson at 7pm.
  • Members in attendance: J. Jackson, G. Bonney, S. Imperiale, S. Highland, S. Easley, and D. Smith

Reports

Scoutmaster - Mr. Easley

  • 11 new scouts
  • epilets at blue/gold, and they will get books when they pay dues
  • 2 new adult leaders crossing over, one is attending wood badge
  • 9 tickets have been provided for blue/gold

Secretary - Mr. Bonney

  • nothing to report

Outdoors/activities coordinator - Mr. Owens, not present

  • cabin camp coming up

Treasurer - Mr. Highland filling in

  • total current funds $4155.47
  • there are some receipts outstanding

Fund Raising/ FOLH - Mr. Hubecky, not present

  • nothing to report

Advancement coordinator - Mr. Smith

  • several boys participated in first aid merit badge workshop
  • environmental science workshop coming up

Life to Eagle Adviser - Mr. Imperiale

  • Mr. Highland and Mr. Imperiale attended eagle board of review seminar
  • One boy is getting ready to have his Eagle COH
  • Mr. Imperiale is advising one boy at this time
  • Mr. Highland is advising two older boys
  • eagle projects need to help the community, school, or religious organization, not on scout property
  • 4 other boys are very close to life scout

Chaplain - open position

  • for Mr. Imperiale's wood badge diversity ticket, he will pass out a quiz for the adults regarding faith issues, and will lead an interfaith service

Training coordinator - open position

Equipment coordinator - open position

  • propane tanks are filled
  • trailer is in good shape

Membership coordinator - Mr. Imperiale

  • our effort working with the pack is paying off with a big cross-over (11 boys), and plan to continue next year

Order of the Arrow Troop Representative Adviser - Mr. Bonney

  • chapter banquet tomorrow night, 6 Arrowmen attending
  • ceremonial team seminary March 7

Old Business

  • Bylaws sub-committee
    • no progress
  • Sub-committee on 2010 Anniversary Celebration
    • Sam and Sam got some ideas from the
    • Scott found some camps in North Central Wisconsin that have day trips for white water rafting
    • there is a place in WV that offers white water rafting merit badge
    • Dan brought up the question if we go camping further away, how does that work with newer boys having new boy type issues
  • Follow-up on action items from previous meeting
    • Still have a tent that needs a ground cloth?

New Business

  • Renewal of Troopmaster software license (Mr. Smith)
    • voted to purchase 3 year license
  • Tents and cookware purchase proposl (Mr. Easley)
    • Mr. Easley made a motion to purchase 4 tents for $1504 that fit 2 adults or 3 boys (same as our current adult-size tents)
      • motion passed with 5 in favor and one abstained
    • Mr. Easley made motion to purchase firewood to use at camp-outs up to $100 worth
      • motion passed unanimously
    • motion to buy new cookware for the adults
      • there was a feeling that the cost might be too high, and it was postponed for more research
  • Dues increase?
    • Dues are now $24 for boys, $10 for adults, and we didn't collect it for the last two years
    • motion is to make it $25 per boy and $10 per adult collected now and going forward collect in November and be done by January
  • Summer camp fee and deposits
    • We need to set the overall cost for summer camp 2009 and pick dates when initial deposit and final payment are due.
    • Motion to make 50% due mid march and final payment by mid April.
      • motion carried
    • postponed til next month, Sam will research (probably will be $200-$225)
  • 2009 troop t-shirts
    • We need to start thinking about designing and ordering 2009 troop t-shirts.
    • Susan Campbell does a graphic design merit badge, and if a boy would like to work on that he could help design the t-shirt

Adjourn at 8:52pm

Troop 760 Committee Meeting Agenda
February 11, 2008 at 7pm
Location: Eagles Landing Pool Clubhouse

Call meeting to order

  • Mr. Jackson

Previous Meeting’s Minutes - posted separately

Reports - (standard 5 Min. each or less)

  • Scoutmaster (troop progress, actions of plc, disciplinary problems, attendance, monthly outing plans, other troop needs) - Sam Easley (SM)
  • Secretary (newsletter or web site, addional resource surveys) - Greg Bonney
    • Motion to limit debate to 5 minutes per motion
  • Outdoors/activities coordinator (outdoor plans, special activities, district and council activities, summer camp updates) - Chris Owens
  • Treasurer (report on current financial standing, money-earning projects, Friends of Scouting) - Susan Highland
  • Fund Raising/ FOLH - Matt Hubecky
  • Advancement coordinator (troop advancement progress, boards of review, court of honor) - Dan Smith
  • Life to Eagle Adviser - Sam Imperiale
  • Chaplain (update on chaplain support to troop members, religious emblems program, participation of boys in religious emblems program) - open position
  • Training coordinator (new training materials, youth leader and adult volunteer opporunities for training) - open position
  • Equipment coordinator (status of new and existing troop equipment and of troop needs, new procedures for safe use and storage of equipment) - open position
  • Membership coordinator (update status of Webelos crossover ceremonies, troop open houses, and boy-to-boy recruiting) - Sam Imperiale
  • Order of the Arrow Troop Representative Adviser - Greg Bonney

Old Business (reports on task assignments from previous meetings)

  • Bylaws sub-committee
  • Sub-committee on 2010 Anniversary Celebration
  • Follow-up on action items from previous meeting
    • Still have a tent that needs a ground cloth?

New Business (assign tasks as issues are discussed)

  • Tents and cookware purchase proposl (Mr. Easley)
  • Renewal of Troopmaster software license (Mr. Smith)
  • Dues increase?
  • Summer camp fee and deposits
    • We need to set the overall cost for summer camp 2009 and pick dates when initial deposit and final payment are due.
  • 2009 troop t-shirts
    • We need to start thinking about designing and ordering 2009 troop t-shirts.

Announcements

  • Date of next month's meeting: Mar. 31, 2009

Adjournment

Thursday, February 12 will be the OA chapter banquet. This is NOT a lodge banquet. It is Boone Trails only, and I fully expect it to be better than the lodge banquet. In fact, as a special treat, the S.W.A.T. team will be there. I don't know what they're going to be doing, but I'm sure it will be interesting. The cost is $8, and it is at O'Fallon Christian Church. Please be prepared to pay the $8 Monday, and if you plan to attend the Ceremony Team Seminar in March, please pay for that too. Then I can go pay at the Scout Shop for both.

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YIS,
Greg

I had the wrong date for the seminar. I got the incorrect date off the Shawnee Lodge web site, but that page hasn't been updated since the 2008 seminar.

So, below is the information from the November issue of the Lookout newsletter regarding this year's seminar. I will bring a sign up sheet tonight.

CEREMONIAL TEAM SEMINAR
The Ceremonial Team Seminar is on March 7, 2009. This year our vision is to
provide a quality seminar that helps prepare and better our ceremonial teams. However we
also want to reach out and provide a program to members of our brotherhood, who may have
an interest in ceremonies but are not on a team. This event will have cells on Ceremonial
Understanding and Team Development. Some training cells that are in the works are Site
Embellishment, Ceremonial Evaluation, Character Development, Regalia, and Ceremonies
of the Order. We plan on exhibiting the ceremonies of Four Winds and Crossover to
Arrowmen interested in these for their chapter. We will once again have competitions but
changes are in the works for this program. We will also conduct a regalia help session. Cost
is $10 and gets you the t-shirt and lunch if paid prior to February 27. The price increases to
$15 after the 27th.

All - Please let me know if you have specific items for the committee meeting agenda.

Greg

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