TROOP 25

Committee Meeting
April 20, 2006

ATTENDANCE:Marj Newcomer, Fundraising Coordinator; Susan Smith, Committee Member; Kurt Suhr, Committee Member; Doug Barry, Assistant Scoutmaster; Dan Shattil, Treasurer; Tom Rolfes, Scoutmaster; Don Hinds, Advancement Chair; Tammy Kubitz, Committee Member; Deb Carney, Secretary; Tony Smith, Scout.

MINUTES: A motion was made by Don to approve the March Minutes with name correction.  Susan seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

TREASURER'S REPORT: Dan presented the report.  He's working with the old program and the new program.  Scouts' accounts reflect all summer camp payments, Pinewood Derby Earnings (Scout's earned $10.50 per scout hour).  Summer Camp 20 scouts, 8 adults.  Camporee 22 scouts, 12 adults. Re chartering must sign forms and make check/cash payment.   Marj made a motion to accept the report.  Dan seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

ADVANCEMENT REPORT:  Court of Honor will be held May 22. Merit Badges needed to be completed include Electricity, Emergency Preparedness, Fish and Wildlife Management,  and Camping.  Rank Advancement includes the Great Eagles, plus other scouts.  It was suggested to have lighter meetings in May so Scout Master's Conferences and Board of Reviews can be completed.  Re chartering e-mail all scouts who have not committed, have Patrol leaders follow up with phone calls.

EAGLE PROJECT PROPOSAL:  Tony Smith presented his Eagle Project.  He plans to work on the Cesky Bratri Cemetery.  Tony is working with the Cemetery's Association.  Plan work day is April 29 with May 20 as the rain date. The project was approved with changes, estimate work hours and specific task per area assigned number of scouts.

SUMMER CAMP:  JULY 15-22.  After discussion on different transportation options Marj made the motion to take St. Mark's bus to summer camp.  Dan seconded it.  The motion passed unanimously.  Final payment is due April 30 the camp requests that check and paperwork is sent together.  The camp did not have a problem with the number of scouts and adults we are sending.    Merit Badges are available on line May 1.  Troop will send scouts' choices after the May 15 meeting.  Health forms have been handed out and they will be hand carried to summer camp.  We still need an adult leader with CPR.  Youth protection training is required for all adults attending camp. Climb on Safely and Water safety are needed.  Tour Permit has to be filed.

SCOUTMASTER REPORT:  Troop 2 has spots available for Philmont 2007  (July 14-28). If Troop 25 is interested we need to make a deposit of $300 by Tuesday, April 22.   Cost per person based on a crew of 12 people is $735.

Bike ride - Platte River State Park, May 19-21.  Bike ride to the Park on the 20th.  Sleeping accommodations tee-pees or Lewis and Clark, Dan will check on availability.  Shram State Park to finish Fish and Wildlife Management M.B.

Friends of Scouting $510 short of goal.

Popcorn will be picked up April 28, available at May 1st meeting.

Meeting Adjourned at 8:48.

Respectively Submitted by Deb Carney