October 2014 Parent Meeting Minutes

Troop 370 Parent Meeting Minutes                                                                                        October 6, 2014


1 PLC Report:  John R, SPL. Camporee this weekend. Planning for that tonight and then planning for Halloween Walk. Elections will be in November. PLC would welcome meeting ideas from parents.

2 Scoutmaster Report: Mike K, SM Would like to put agenda on calendar. Would like to have recruiting leads – one transfer and one recruit. He is recruiting in his neighborhood. Disappointed in how many Scouts showed up at Sunday’s event – no Scouts. Faith formation volunteering is an option for Scouts throughout the year. Also, would like to do tours, museum, etc.


3              Team Reports 


    1. Activities/Camping                                

  • District Camporee  (SPookamporee) – this weekend

  • Cub Scout Pack 320 Meeting 10/21 – in Chanhassen, we offered to talk to them but will need to follow up

  • Halloween Walk 10/25 – Drew F will oversee – need extension cords, lights, boom boxes,  old clothes, old props

  • Phillippo – Nov 7-9 – last campout of the year; ranges, climbing; Venture with Scouts

  • Fund raising wreaths – 11/22      Underway, will have boys sign up to assist in wreath sales at church

  • 2015 Calendar modifications – have been published for a while

  • Philmont 2015 – on track


    1. Advancement – Paul S

      Eagle status – Ryan cutting close to 18th birthday

    2. Quartermaster  Chris J

      Patrol Gear process – process to track equipment that is out

      Tent Evaluation –

      1. Fleet Maintenance – Nick H.

        Nothing new.

        3.3.2      Tent Evaluation. Tag tents with things missing / faults so that they can be fixed; Chris has additional ideas for enhancements / improvements.


    3. Membership. Recharter is due November 6 – on track.                                        

3.4.1      Troop Records – Paul S

Roster Update

3.4.2      Recruiting –

IT support for Aaron would be welcome; various recruiting efforts underway; needs to be a constant effort – we have flyers out at all the elementary schools in the district


3.5 Training                                                        Don R


U of Scouting is day of Halloween Walk. Steve N is interested but unable to attend.

3.6 Service                                                          TC

Halloween Walk –

Various requests from Pax for service assistance

3.7 Communications                                      John N

2014 Communications Plan – nothing new

3.8 Finance                                                         Tyler T

- roughly 13.5 (8.5 and 4) – fundraising efforts are particularly important this year because fewer Scouts

3.9 Charter Report

Charter meeting is November 3.


   Other Reports 


4.1          Cub Scouts                                                         

No report

4.2          Venture Group                                                

No report
4.3          OA                                                                         

No report

4.4          Mustang District                                              Don R

No report