Troop 370 Parent Meeting Minutes April 7, 2014
1 PLC Report: Ryan O, SPL
For the next several weeks are planning to line some merit badges up – for Citizenship and for Chess. Would need an MB counselor for Chess. The electronic PLC file has to be recreated – it was destroyed. Forestville campout is April 25 – 27. Troop elections will be held May 5th.
2 Scoutmaster Report: Mike K, SM
Things going well with our Scouts and the website. Tanadoona went well; PLC meeting was conducted there.
3 Team Reports
Forestville SP – April. Fly fishing is main activity.
Voyager Bay Work Weekend – May 9 – 11. This is Mother’s Day weekend. Relocating shotgun platform. Asked to contribute further – will discuss at next month’s meeting.
Voyager Bay – Summer 2014. Planning meetings continue. Updating patrol rosters and MB lists. Looking to name a camp director.
Isle Royale – Summer 20014. Got first week of August. Group of 10 can participate.
Philmont – Summer 2015. Nothing new.
3.2 Quartermaster – Tom H
Transitioning from Tom H to Chris J
3.2.1 Fleet Maintenance – Nick H.
3.2.2 Tent Evaluation Committee – Tyler T / Chris J.
3.2.3 Merit Badge Library – Margie S
Will figure out before summer camp
3.3 Advancement Paul S
Eagle Preview – will be April 8 at St. Andrew church.
Eagle Candidate – Parker – Eagle Proposal – to work with Ducks Unlimited in Carver County – building wood duck houses and placing them – between 20-40. Cutting will be conducted at Senior Center; will put them together next days. Will need 6-8 [people for the work.
Merit Badge Opportunities – taught by Keith F – in fly fishing and citizenship.
Gathering of Eagles – have 5 reservations for Thursday April 24
3.4.1 Troop Records – Larry G
Continuing to fill in blanks.
3.4.2 Recruiting – Nathan B
He (Nathan B) could use some help. We all need to network to find more Scouts for the Troop. Activities conducted / planned: school visits; School Night for Scouting; Taylor’s Falls – scheduled for September
3.5 Training Don R
Assistant SM training conducted over the past weekend. More training coming up.
3.6 Service TC
Walk Pray Run May 17th form 0800 -1200 – Pax needs volunteers as safety monitors, clean-up, water hand out.
Eco-Palooza – also May 17th – from 1200 – 1700
Tour de Cure – 5/31 – this group is not associated with our church but asked for our help
3.7 Communications John N
3.7.1 Website Update Andrew R
3.8 Finance Tyler T
Camp cards 2014 still available - is a fundraising opportunity this year; $5 per card, Council gets $2.50. Scout gets $2.50.
3.8.1. Budgeting Process Tyler T
No report; we have roughly 10k
4 Other Reports
4.1 Cub Scouts
Open house on Saturday
4.2 Venture Group
4.3 OA Steve N
Elections were held.
4.4 Mustang District Don R
JTE 2.0 Don R – much simplified versus former requirements. Will have our set done by August 31.
Leave No Trace Training May 2-4 Don R
Benefit for Bob Theilen May 17 Don R