Troop 5 Committee Meeting
Wednesday, March 2, 2005
Committee Chairperson: Debbie Griffith
Scoutmaster: Jerry Hampton
Senior Patrol Leader: Will Lafoe
Troop Scribe: Wesley Spinks
Chaplain: Allen Taylor
Treasurer: David Hinton
Court of Honor: Joyce Renaud and Diane Flesher
Board of Reviews: David Knight and Larry Holmes Chairmen
Advancements: Brian Weiss, Sheryl Schmitt and Jerry Hampton
OA Representative: Chris Wessel
Equipment: Mark Spinks
Older Scout Program Coordinator: John Waggener
Training Coordinator: Kenny Beussink
Hospitality: Joyce Renaud
Recruitment and Mentoring Program: All of us
Camping Coordinator: John Waggener
Newsletter: Debbie Griffith
Telephone/E-mail Coordinator: Diane Flesher
Website Coordinator: Mark Spinks
II. Old Business
had 17 Boys attend
B. The Taum Sauk hike will be a modified hike this year. There will be a 3 mile hike on Saturday and Sunday they will visit the Electricity Plant and Museum in the area before returning home. The troop will pay for the camping expenses and the patrols will prepare the food. It is planned to leave the VFW at 7:00 a.m. on March 19th.
C. There will be 36 scouts going to Jamboree from this area. Wesley Spinks will be quartermaster and Brent Wessel will be assistant chaplain.
will be March 11th and 12th. We have a
coordinator for this event. THANK YOU Mr. Hinton!!!!!! He will sign
up boys and workers for Trade-O-Ree. It was decided at the
Scoutmaster’s meeting that for the first time, 1st Class and
above Scouts can work at the Trade-O-Ree to earn money for their
individual accounts. (They use this money to pay for scout camp or anything
else that has to do with scouting.) If you or your scout are interested
in working at Trade-O-Ree, please see Mr. Hinton. Set up will be Thursday
night. So far 36 tables have been sold but more is expected. There
will also be an auction as well as a silent auction at Trade-O-Ree. Half
of the proceeds from the auctions will go to the James A. Kinder building at
E. The Troop 5 Court of Honor was held February 27th at the Elks Lodge. Congratulations to all the boys for their merit badge achievements, their advancements and particularly our two new Eagle Scouts, Will Lafoe and Jim Flesher.
If you were at the Court of Honor you are aware that Assistant
Scoutmaster James Kinder was chosen to receive the St. George award from his
church. The presentation took place in
I would like to thank everyone who helped in some way to make this Court of Honor such a success. Thanks to Joyce Renaud and Susan Gentry for helping the Eagle Parents with food and decorations for this event. A great big thank you to Rhonda Wessel for putting together the program for Court of Honor. And a thanks to all the behind the scenes people who set up chairs, and had everything ready when we walked in. A special thanks on my part to all of you who came to our aid when Matt had his injury. We didn’t have to get the ice, paper towels, Kleenex, etc. our scouting family took care of us and we appreciate you!
Senior Patrol Leader, Will Lafoe has two programs planned so far this month and they include a presentation by Shane Todd about what to do during a natural disaster and the second program will be from the Salvation Army.
The Shiloh Campout listed on the Troop Calendar for April
15, 16 and 17 has been changed to a campout at
Our April calendar is full to bursting. They will decide at the Scoutmasters meeting which, if any, activities we will be unable to participate in. However, input from the parent’s committee is welcome. The activities are as follows:
April 2nd …
April 9th…OA weekend at Scout Camp…All OA members should be there.
April 10th… MS walk. We will need 8-10 scouts and 4 adults.
April 29-30…Camporee at Perryville (can complete veterinary science merit badge).
We are sorry to announce that Bob Poppen is no longer an assistant scout master for Troop 5. We are needing to find another assistant scoutmaster for the Dragon Patrol.
Scout Camp is the week of June 19-25. The cost is
$115.00. Money for camp must be turned in by the last week of
April. For older scouts, the S-Bar-F and Horse Camp at
Scout Camp physicals will be provided in May by Dr. Griffith, for those scouts needing them.