Troop 5 Committee Meeting
Wednesday, May 4, 2005
Committee Chairperson: Debbie Griffith OA Representative:
Scoutmaster: Jerry Hampton Equipment: Mark Spinks
Senior Patrol Leader: Will Lafoe Training Coordinator:
Troop Scribe: Wesley Spinks Hospitality: Joyce Renaud
Chaplain: Allen Taylor Newsletter: Debbie Griffith
Uniform Bank: Debbie Griffith and Diane Flesher Programs: Susan Gentry
Court of Honor: Joyce Renaud and Diane Flesher
Board of Reviews: David Knight Chairman
Advancements: Brian Weiss, Sheryl Schmitt and Jerry Hampton
Older Scout Program Coordinator: John Waggener
Recruitment and Mentoring Program: Parent Committee
Camping Coordinator: John Waggener
Telephone/E-mail Coordinator: Diane Flesher
Website Coordinator: Mark Spinks
II. Old Business
boys from Troop 5 attended Camporee in
B. Webelos weekend will be held the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd of October. Mr. Pat Ruopp is coordinating this weekend once again. It was decided to contact the Eagle Corp to assist with this event.
C. The M.S. walk took place on April 10th from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Five scouts and three adults participated. Their picture was in the Southeast Missourian.
The Dragon Patrol has been taken on by Mr. Renaud. According to Mr. Renaud they will not be merged in with the Wolverine Patrol.
Boys still interested in completing the salesmanship Merit Badge need to meet with Rhonda Wessel. She is at the Troop meeting tonight to help the boys finish this badge.
The family weekend at
Troop 5 committed to help put up and take down flags for the VFW on April 2nd. Support by our Troop was minimal. Was this due to scheduling conflicts or lack of communication? Should we have our communications committee function for all Troop events?
The VFW campout and service project went well. They completed 8 different projects.
Camp Ondessonk, scheduled for May 14, 2005 has been cancelled. There was some concern that we would not have enough adults to supervise the scouts.
Junior Leadership Training is available for two dates this summer, June 26th – July 2nd and July 10th – 16th. For a scout to be eligible to attend JLT, he must have attended 2 scout summer camps. The cost is $160.00 per scout.
Scout Camp is June 19-25th. Money was due to Mr. Hampton by the 27th
of April. Those still interested in
going may pay $150.00 to the scout office.
Dr. Griffith will provide troop 5 scout physicals on May 25th
from 4:30 p.m. until we finish. His
office is located on the 4th floor of the
Court of Honor is May 22nd at 2:00 p.m. at the VFW. Set-up for the Court of Honor will be Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. We have decided to hand out merit badges at the Troop meeting to conserve time.
VFW representative Mr. Bill Humphries has been in contact with many individuals to determine their interest in becoming Scoutmaster of Troop 5. At this time no one has committed to taking on this position.
Troop 5 has been asked to set-up tent flies for Adventure Day. (This event is for individuals with special needs). Our Troop meeting on May 11th will be at Cape County Park South, #20, so that we can accomplish this task. We will ask the communications committee to function.
Mr. Hampton has contacted Bill Crowell of the Boy Scout office to assist him on obtaining names of Cub Scouts that did not cross over into Boy Scouts. He would like to have these boys contacted in order to talk with them about Boy Scouts. Mr. Hampton also mentioned the possibility of having a pizza night at the grade and middle schools to show them a power point on Scouting.
We will be showing pictures of Camporee and the VFW campout in the Scout meeting this evening.