March 2016 Parent Meeting Minutes

Troop 370 Parent Meeting Minutes

3-7-16

 

Scoutmaster Minute

Mike met with older scouts and discussed what changes needed to be made to the fast track program.  They decided on a rotational older boy 30 min session in order to split the mentoring up between the adults and the older boys.  This was done in order to give the new scouts more exposure to the older boys directly in order to learn how the troop works.

 

Team Reports

                April campout – Frontenac

The plan is to focus on orienteering.  The scouts have requested some geo-cashing and wide area games.  Frontenac is located just south of Red Wing and has the space to accommodate these activities.

                May campout – TBD

The activity is scheduled to be biking.  We will utilize the troop trailer if necessary in order to transport bikes.   Bike safety will be covered on the Monday night meetings predeceasing the campout.  Potential location is Carver Park or something else close to the cities.

                 June campout – TBD

This is slated for a canoeing campout.  Potential locations include Bemidji and pine river.

                2016 High Adventure

The boys have still not expressed a large input for any particular high adventure as of yet.  Options include Elroy-Sparta, Devil’s Lake, Isle Royale, BWCA, Sea Base, and Northern Tier. Scouts will provide further input on a high adventure trip still.

                Quartermaster

Chris cleared a pathway into the shed. Last fall, 4 action packers were cleaned and we hope to have a total of 6 ready for the upcoming campouts.  Tent maintenance is also up-coming before the April campout.  

                Advancement

Need volunteers for a board of review next week.  Hayden has a solid plan for his eagle project now.  He will be building benches (with backs) for the preserve barn beginning the weekend of March 12th and continuing to complete his project through March 27th.

                Training

Virtus Training is being looked into for anyone who still has to complete this.

Outdoor Leadership Essentials – Don is planning to conduct training for our troop over Memorial Day weekend at Voyager Bay.

                Service

Hayden will need volunteers for his eagle project during March.

Fun Run – May 14th

                Communications

                                John N. working on newsletter

                Finance

Finances are still good after camp. Looking for another good fundraising year.

                Cub Scouts

                                Started meeting on Monday nights. One pack meeting per month, one den meeting per

month at church. The pack is growing again, may be as high as 60 scouts next year.  Matt, Dave, and Jon are teaching cub scouts one activity badge per month.

Ventures

If you have any female adult leaders that like to camp, the ventures are always looking to add/grow their group.  Also, any sisters of scouts are welcome to check out the venture crew that meets Monday nights, same time and place as the scouts.