May Parent Meeting Minutes

Troop 370 Parent Meeting Minutes                                                                                        May 5, 2014


1 PLC Report:  Ryan O, SPL


? about chess merit badge – who is certified to teach? For June campout – planning canoeing. Need to instruct on canoeing and swimming safety. There are canoes at Bryant Lake for rent. Elections were the plan for this meeting but do not have a quorum – will need to postpone.

2 Scoutmaster Report: Mike K, SM


Cub Scouts discussed at District event. Cancelled a campout.


3              Team Reports 


3.1   Activities/Camping                                

Voyager Bay Work Weekend – May 9 – 11. Major objectives - prepping shotgun platform and leveling archery platform. Asked to contribute further – will discuss at next month’s meeting.

Troop 370 – Financial Support for Ranges – due to few people at this meeting, will table for later discussion.

St Croix – Canoeing camp-out – June 20-22.

Voyager Bay – Summer 2014. Planning meetings continue. Choosing MBs at end of May for summer camp.

Isle Royale – Summer 20014. Got first week of August. Group of 10 can participate. Think we have six (6); would like to fill other four (4) slots.

Philmont – Summer 2015. Nothing new.

Halloween Walk – efforts considered to make this a much bigger event.


3.2               Quartermaster  Tom H

Transitioning from Tom H to Chris J – motion, seconded, unanimous.

3.2.1          Fleet Maintenance – Nick H.

Nothing new. Encourage discussing cost of “wrapping” (painting) trailers for advertising / increased awareness of the Troop

3.2.2          Tent Evaluation Committee – Tyler T / Chris J.

No report.

3.2.3          Merit Badge Library – Margie S

Books are going back in the shed. Need to decide what to do about before summer camp.


John N – motion – to buy all Eagle-required MB books and the 10 other most popular MB books – one of each. Motion did not go forward.


Margie will put together a spreadsheet of MB books she has and therir dates for the next meeting.


3.3               Advancement                                                                   Paul S


Merit Badge Counselor Updates: MB forms provided – please fill out where necessary. Forms will be published to the website.



3.4   Membership                                            

3.4.1      Troop Records – Larry G

Continuing to fill in blanks. Troop Roster will not be published to the website.

3.4.2      Recruiting – Nathan B

No report.


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. Scouts also encouraged to sign up.

Tour de Cure – 5/31 – this group is not associated with our church but asked for our help


3.7 Communications                                      John N


A new Adventure Time has been published


3.7.1 Website Update                                    Andrew R

Progressing well


3.8 Finance                                                         Tyler T


No report; we have roughly 10k



   Other Reports 


4.1          Cub Scouts                                                         

No report

4.2          Venture Group                                                

No report.



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.

Benefit for Bob Theilen                                 May 17                 Don R