Parents Meeting Minutes
April 11, 2000
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Busch called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.
of the Minutes:
minutes were approved as posted on the web site.
from the scouts on Camporee is going to be very good.
The SPL encouraged adults to come and help.
Shakedown for Camporee is Wednesday April 12 at 6:30 p.m.
reviewed the minutes of the PLC meeting.
(Please note that the PLC minutes should also include Adam and Bret
Hendry and Brendan Paulin as attendees.)
The SPL stated that he needs better participation from the Patrol
Leaders, especially in attending the PLC meetings.
New Scout Weekend will be held on June 3 and 4 at the Scout House.
asked for help in locating the Dutch ovens that are missing from the Scout
House. Driver books also need to be returned after each outing.
discussed the subject of too many boys in the troop.
It was agreed that the troop’s numbers have grown beyond an ideal
number, but what to do? All
member are important. The large
number of members is especially difficult on outings.
shared that the PLC had a lengthy discussion about parent involvement.
The consensus of the group was that parents should not be in the
Scout House during meetings unless they are actively involved in patrol
activities. The scouts want to
be able to be coming to a consensus and making leadership decisions on their
own, and without in interruptions.
reported that the troop would reimburse Allen Price for wear and tear on his
climbing ropes following their use at Joshua Tree.
talked about the scout’s concerns about being a “boy run” troop.
While the adult leaders feel that the scout’s need the control of
adult supervision, it is important to allow the boys to govern the troop.
praised the troop’s behavior and conduct on the Joshua Tree outing.
He stated that he prefers troop cooking arrangements as opposed to
patrol cooking. However, patrol
cooking is important because new scouts need to be able to learn cooking
skills and advance in these requirements.
is a big issue after outings. Every
member of the troop that attended an outing must stay for cleanup.
No one leaves until all of the cleanup is finished.
Please allow time for this task to be completed before leaving with
your scout after an outing.
asked for Patrol Advisors. Don
Norby volunteered to handle the Ghost Patrol, and Hawk will advise the
Quartermaster will be advising the boys on their responsibilities with the
he new tents.
encourages all of the patrols to have regular outings.
Patrol will be resurrected for Camporee. Bear Patrol is the adult leader
patrol. The patrol will not compete at Camporee, but will set an
planing session for the 2001 year will take place in June 2000.
in May, Shakedown will be conducted in a “cracker barrel” manner. These
meetings need to be better organized. Hawk
would like to create a planning form for accountability and approval forms
for menus for future outings.
transportation of scouts on outings was discussed.
With a larger troop it is more difficult to account for each scout. Hawk stated that Joshua Tree was the first outing that he was
actually scared about losing a scout. Some
switched assigned vehicles, which made it even harder to know where everyone
was. Several suggestions were
made, including a system of trading style cards for each scout.
The cards would be given to the driver for each scout.
If a scout changes cars, the card goes with him and is given to the
stressed that the cleanup at the Scout House after outings is mandatory.
If a scout must leave an event early, please communicate this to the
adult leader in charge as early as possible.
reviewed the sign-up process for advancements and merit badges at summer
camp. Scouts should be planning
now what merit badges they will be working on.
no scouts outside of the fenced areas surrounding the Scout House.
If a ball goes over the fence, an adult leader must retrieve it.
thanked the adult leaders for their participation in outings.
He would like to see more participation from other member of the
reviewed the two deep rule. Two
adults need to be present at all outings, or whenever scouts are present.
Crew is going very well.
is May 13.
Fujimoto has resigned from the troop. A
new scout, David Chay, has joined the troop.
His mother is Julie Chay. Welcome
to the troop.
asked about the next court of honor. He
proposed May 31. The adult leaders told him that they would discuss it and
get back to Joe.
Berkheimer will take over the position of Treasurer, following the
resignation of Bill Boles. Connie
Moore volunteered to assume the job of Advancement Leader to replace Don.
was a discussion of camping funds for summer camp.
announced that the funds collected for Joshua Tree did not cover expenses. It was decided that we need to return to charging the
previous rates that had been charged prior to Joshua Tree.
Treasurer’s statement was approved as presented.
Jewell will have a troop Board of Review to be held at the Berkheimer’s
house on April 13. This is in
preparation for Scott’s Eagle Board of Review.
district rummage sale will be on May 6.
Please be saving items.
will be a Dine Out the night of April 27th at John’s Place in Orange.
reviewed the plans for Camporee:
for scouts attending is the same for everyone, regardless of how long the
scout will be attending.
may leave and return if necessary. Please check in and out with your patrol leader.
scouts need to be in attendance
on Saturday night.
troop will depart from the Scout House on Friday at 6 p.m.
six scouts and 14 adults are registered to attend.
is to be back at the Scout House by 11 a.m. on Sunday.
Please allow time for cleanup.
There was a
discussion regarding registering for outdoor outings a month in advance. No decision was made.
following changes to the activities calendar were decided upon:
Deep sea fishing
will take place May 19 or 20.
Catalina will be
June 9 - 11.
New Scout weekend
will be June 3 and 4.
The costs for Catalina will be $12 per night, plus approximately $40 for
boat, gas and food.
reported that preliminary invoices have been mailed for Hawaii summer camp. There is a mandatory meeting for all attendees of Hawaii
Summer Camp at 7 p.m. at the Scout House. All
scouts will sign a clear conduct code. Money
is due for Hawaii on May 15.
attending will receive a note about payment around April 19.
Moore is handling Scout-o-Rama candy sales.
Candy bars are $3 a bar. Unsold
bars and the money from all sold candy are due on May 3. This is a voluntary
T-shirts and sweatshirts have arrived.
The cost is $10 for T-shirts, $15 for pullover sweat shirts and $20
for zip front sweat shirts.
were reminded that Class One physicals are necessary every year, and Class
Two physicals are due every three years.
Adults over 40 attending troop outings, must have a physical every
Freimanis asked for help in locating lost neckerchiefs that had been stored
in the Scout House.
Busch reminded parents that Randy and Kim Morford will soon be moving out of
their leadership positions, and the troop needs a Scout Master.
Please consider taking a leadership role.
was adjourned at 9:25 p.m.