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Committee Meeting, August 20, 2019

Troop 75

Committee Meeting, August 20, 2019

The following were in attendance:

Bobby Bradford, Roger Brand, Martha Brand, Barbara Gorman, Chris Hayden, Simon Legood, Christine Peyrouz, Misty Wright and Michele Salas

Reports:

  • Outings – Barbara Gorman
    • Sept 13-15 – Backpacking – currently 4 adults and 8 scouts
    • Oct 25-27 – Camporall
    • November 9 – Merit Badge Clinic
      $15 – includes hot dog, chips, drink and cookie (Christine will take of concessions)
      Citizenship in the Nation
      Citizenship in the World
      Automotive Maintenance
      Communication
      Scholarship
      Emergency Preparedness
      Home Repairs
    • Nov 15-17 – Wilderness Survival
    • Dec 6-7 – Lock-in – Poinsettia delivery
    • Jan – Climbing lock-in (Escalade or Stone Summit)
    • Feb 8 – Scout Mass at 5 PM
    • Feb 14-16 – Caving
    • March – Canoeing
  • Scoutmaster
    • August 26 – Elections
    • Sept 7 – ILST (Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops) – used to teach scouts with leadership positions about their new roles and how to effectively reach success in that role.
    • Sept 8 – Donut sales after all morning masses – remind scouts this is an opportunity for them to earn money for their scouting activities
    • Sept 9 – Court of Honor
    • End of September/beginning of October – start work on re-chartering
      Recharter is due in November
    • Nov 9-10 – Wilderness First Aid
    • Nov 16 – Atlanta Area Council – Merit Badge University
  • Fundraising – Tara Hampton
    • Sept 8 –  donut/coffee sales at church
    • Selling Poinsettias
      $13 – small
      $23 – large
      Marketing idea – if parishioners do not want to buy for themselves, they may want to purchase poinsettias to help decorate the church. Art & Environment would like to have 25 poinsettias to decorate the church.
      Parishioners who donate their purchase to the church will have their name printed in the bulletin, thanking them for their donation.

  • Trailer/Camping Supplies
    • Equipment and chuck boxes in good condition
    • Bobby has lettering dimensions for adding Eagle Scouts names to trailer
    • Send out email to solicit donations for sports box – frisbees, balls, etc.

  • Staff
    • Bernadette Macavoy may be able to help with Treasurer position
    • Still need to find a Committee Secretary

  • Eagle News
    • The following are working towards Eagle:
      Jonathan Sanderford – Dec b-day – working on Eagle project
      Braden Mizell – Jan b-day
      Caleb Lorenz
      DJ Peyroux – completed Eagle project and all merit badges
      John Ryan – completed Eagle project
      Joseph Babish – completed Eagle project
      Phillip Korpi
      Tyler Larson

Committee Meeting, July 16, 2019

Troop 75

Committee Meeting, July 16, 2019

The following were in attendance:

Bobby Bradford, Roger Brand, Martha Brand, Barbara Gorman, Sarah Blaesing, Nicole John, Tara Hampton, Chris Hayden, Mary Ellen Yeomans, Simon Legood, Heather Babish, Alex Garcia, Christine Peyroux and Michele Salas

Reports:

  • Outings – Barbara Gorman
    • Summer Camp
      17 boys attend
      Boys completed most of the merit badges. Some were missing their First Aid kits.
      Received a ribbon for attend Woodruff for the last 30 years
      Reserved spot for next year. June 14 – 20, 2020; 20 scouts; 3 adults.
    • July 27 – Eagle projects for Johnny Ryan and Joseph Babish.
    • August 3 – Scout picnic at Riverside Pavilion; 10 – 2.
      Dessert Contest – prize for the top 3 best tasting desserts
    • August 24 – Watermania
      15 Reservations; filled
      Have one grubmaster, need a second.
      Swim checks are available on Saturday from 2:30 – 4 at Mountain View Aquatics
    • September 9 – Court of Honor (start back to wearing class A uniforms)
    • September 13 – 15 – Backpacking trip
      South Cumberland State Park, Savage Gulf, TN
      15 scouts / 3 adults
      2 nights, 9/13 – night at FLC, depart Saturday 9/14 AM for Savage Gulf and return Sunday 9/15 afternoon.
      (option to camp at church on Friday night for those scouts who need additional nights of camping to make rank)
    • September 16 – PLC meetings
    • September 23 – 27 – Fall Break
    • October 5 – Church picnic (service hours)
      Older scouts needed to help with set up and clean up

  • Meeting Schedule
    • August 19 – create new patrols
    • August 26 – Troop Elections
    • September 9 – Court of Honor (start back to wearing class A uniforms)
    • September 16 – PLC meetings
    • September 23 – 27 – Fall Break
  • Fundraising – Tara Hampton
    • Popcorn – last 2 years boys have not sold any popcorn
      Option available to setup online  account to sell popcorn (no charge for shipping)
    • Looking into selling poinsettias again this year.
      Idea to help sell poinsettias – buy from a scout and donate poinsettia to help decorate the church.
    • T-shirts/Hoodies – should we order to sell to scouts

  • High Adventure Trips
    • Philmont – Mark Fulcher
      Overall the boys had a good trip
      Martha was able to get a refund for the spots we were unable to fill.
      They did not refund the $100 deposit. (the troop is out $200, for the 2 scouts that did not pay their deposit)
      5 were refund for medical excuses and 3 were refunded by the kindness of Philmont
    • Seabase – 2020 scheduled for end of May
    • Northern Tier – 2021?

  • NYLT – DJ, Ethan and Liam completed NYLT

  • Life to Eagle – Chris Hayden
    Scouts need to coordinate project dates with Scout Master.
    Johnny Ryan and Joseph Babish’s projects are scheduled for July 27
    DJ and Jonathan on working on Eagle Project workbook
    Other Life scouts: Phillip, Quintin and Tyler

  • Other Notes
    • Boys suggested a supply of sports equipment – will look for donations from the Troop
    • Chuck box condition – will look into laminating the top of the boxes.

  • Troop Needs
    • Need replacement for Scott/Ken as Unit Treasurer
    • Need replacement for Michele as Committee Secretary
    • Membership Coordinator
    • Friends of Scouting
    • New Parent Coordinator
    • Recruitment Chair
    • Training Coordinator
  • Eagle News
    • Gabe Daniel’s passed his Eagle board of review
    • The following are working towards Eagle: Braden Mizell, Caleb Lorenz, DJ Peyroux, John Ryan, Jonathan Sanderford, Joseph Babish, Phillip Korpi and Tyler Larson

Committee Meeting, May 21, 2019

The following were in attendance:

Bobby Bradford, Roger Brand, Martha Brand, Barbara Gorman, Herbie Gorman, Sarah Blaesing, Nicole John, Tara Hampton, Chris Hayden, Mary Ellen Yeomans, Maureen Scoggin and Michele Salas

Reports:

  • Outings – Barbara Gorman
    • June 1 – scouts needed to help setup Church for closed pod training (8:00 – 8:30)
    • June 10 – Troop PLC meeting 6:45
    • June 16-22 – Summer Camp
      17 scouts committed
      Roger Brand and Daniel Fulcher will attend the entire week.
      Bobby Bradford will attend 1st half of the week and Chris Cox will attend 2nd half of the week.
      Cost: Scout $375 (BSA cost $340 + 2 t-shirts + transportation) Adults $165
    • July 13-15 – Camp out with Flour wars + activities
      Family camping, cost $2, will have scout grub master, families cook for themselves
      McFarland Nature Park, Marietta, GA
    • August 3 – Scout picnic at Riverside Pavillion (Herbie will be the grill master)
    • August 24 – Watermania
      15 Reservations; 11 slots filled
      Registration: $21 youth; $5 adult
      Swim checks are available on Saturday from 2:30 – 4 at Mountain View Aquatics
    • Merit Badge Clinic – possible dates: November 9 or December 14
    • Aviation Merit Badge – need minimum of 5 scouts
      Two day event: Day 1 – book work; Day 2 – meet at airport
      Cost: $15
      Sara will look into available dates and times
  • Fundraising – Tara Hampton
    • June 9 – donut/coffee sales at church
    • Need to decide if we are going to sell poinsettias or look into going back to selling Christmas trees

  • Philmont – Mark Fulcher
    • June 9 – June 23
    • 4 scouts and Mark Fulcher will be going with Troop 597
    • Martha Brand is still working with Philmont on reimbursement for cancelled reservation
    • Prep hikes are in progress
  • Other Notes
    • There will be a spotlight article in the bulletin
    • The Pack will be doing a recruitment night. Question was asked if Troop would like to participate.

Committee Meeting, April 16, 2019

The following were in attendance:

Roger Brand, Barbara Gorman, Sarah Blaesing, Nicole John, Tara Hampton, Chris Hayden, Misty Wright,  Maureen Scoggin, Martha Brand and Michele Salas

Reports:

  • Outings – Barbara Gorman
    • New Scout Campout Allatoona Aquatics
      16 scouts attended (3 new scouts)
    • May 15 – Swim Checks
      Mountain View Aquatics – 2650 Gordy Parkway, Marietta, GA
      6:30 PM
      Scouts need to complete for Summer Camp
      Swim checks are also necessary for Merit Badges held at Allatoona Aquatics Base and Watermania in August
    • May 18 – Mountain Biking (start Merit badge)
    • June 16-22 – Summer Camp
      13 scouts committed
      Roger Brand will attend the entire week.
      One adult will attend half week.
      Still need additional adults to attend summer camp.
      Cost: Scout $375 (BSA cost $340 + 2 t-shirts + transportation) Adults $165
    • May 25 – AM – Flag Placement – Marietta National Cemetery
    • May 25 – PM – Flag Retirement and cook-out
    • July 13-15 – Camp out with Flour wars + activities
      McFarland Nature Park, Marietta, GA
    • August 3 – Scout picnic at Riverside Pavillion
    • August 24 – Watermania
      Registration: $21 youth; $5 adult
    • Merit Badge Clinic – possible dates: November 9 or December 14
    • Aviation Merit Badge – need minimum of 5 scouts
      Two day event: Day 1 – book work; Day 2 – meet at airport
      Cost: $15
      Sara will look into available dates and times
  • Fundraising – Tara Hampton
    • Camp cards
      10 scouts sold camp cards.
      166 cards sold
    • Donut sales – scouts earned $8 per shift.
    • Pinestraw – still waiting on some scouts to turn in money



  • Philmont – Mark Fulcher
    • We were able to drop 5 of the 12 spots reserved
      3 of the 5 were dropped for medical reasons
      2 of the 5 we will lose our deposit
    • 3 scouts and 1 adult signed up to go to Philmont
    • Still looking scouts/adults to fill remaining spots – Deadline to pay is April 30
    • Prep hikes are in progress
  • Meetings
    • April 22 – no meeting

  • Eagle News
    • Gabe Daniel’s Eagle Board of Review is scheduled for April 24
    • Eagle workbook is now available on Troop 75’s website.
    • Pedrojuan Solano’s Eagle ceremony rescheduled for May 24
    • DJ Peyroux, Joseph Babish, Braden Mizell and Jonathan Sanderford are working Eagle Project paperwork

  • Website
    • Add information regarding dues to the website
      $185 Scout
      $45 Eagle Scout
      $50 Scouts crossing over

  • Health Forms
    • Misty is working on getting new health forms for those about to expire

Committee Meeting, March 19, 2019

Troop 75

Committee Meeting, March 19, 2019

The following were in attendance:

Bobby Bradford, Roger Brand, Barbara Gorman, Scott Gee, Sarah Blaesing, James Blaesing, Nicole John, Tara Hampton, Christine Peyroux, Mary Ellen Yeomans, Chris Hayden, Misty Wright,  Maureen Scoggin and Michele Salas

Reports:

  • Outings – Barbara Gorman
    • March 22 – 24 – Scout Challenge at Bert Adams
      9 scouts, 6 adults (2 crew members)
    • April 12 – 14 – New Scout Campout Allatoona Aquatics
      2 new scouts signed up.
    • June 16 – 22 – Summer Camp
      8 scouts, 1 adult (need another adult)
      Nicole John will reach out to the parents of new scouts regarding attending Summer Camp
      Cost: Scout $375 (BSA cost $340 + 2 t-shirts + transportation) Adults $165
    • May 25 – Flag Placement – Marietta National Cemetery
    • August 3 – tentative date for Scout picnic
    • Fall Merit Badge Clinic
  • Fundraising – Tara Hampton
    • Camp cards are available
      11 boys are selling camp cards.
      Camp cards and money need to be returned by April 15
    • Pine straw was spread at the church on Saturday, March 16.

  • Philmont – Mark Fulcher
    • We have 12 spots available
    • 3 scouts and 1 adult signed up to go to Philmont
    • Still looking scouts/adults to fill remaining spots
    • Prep hikes are in progress
    • Scott Gee will call Philmont to see if we can reduce the number of spots to eight or maybe even cancel our reservation.
    • Mary Ellen will inquire at District Meeting and at Scout Challenge this weekend)

  • Other Topics
    • Seabase 2020
      • Florida Keys – 5/28 – 6/3
      • 5 scouts and 3 adults



    • Meetings
      • March 25 is a PLC Meeting at Kelli’s house at 7PM (only scouts with leadership roles need to attend)
      • April 1 – no meeting (Spring Break)
      • April 22 – no meeting

    • Eagle News
      • Micah Salas passed Eagle BOR on February 21, 2019
      • Gabe Daniel Eagle project completed and Eagle paperwork has been submitted
      • As of January 2019, the Eagle Project workbook has been updated.
      • Pedrojuan Solano’s Eagle ceremony on May 18, 2019

    • Pack 75 Crossover was on 2/25
      • Added 7 new Scouts (patrol: Dancing Hot Dogs)
      • New scout dues is $50.00 (cost covers neckerchief and badges)

    • Bylaw Changes
      • ‘M’ – Payments for OUTING fees are non-refundable. If a Scout cancels prior to any payments made by TROOP 75 for activities or lodging, the Scout might be reimbursed. If grub master has purchased food, there will be no refund for food. The Outing Coordinator and Committee will review the situation. If a Scout had indicated to pay for the event with his ‘Scout account’ funds and cancels his participation in an event, his scout account will be debited.
      • ‘N’ – ‘High Adventure’ trip fees: Initial deposit is non-refundable. If Scout/Adult cannot attend Scout/Adult must find a replacement crew member to cover his previous payments and outstanding fees or they forfeit their funds. Reimbursement are based on time of withdrawal.
      • ‘*’ – Receipts for reimbursement of items purchased for the Troop by adults must be turned in within three (3) months of purchase date.

    • NYLT – DJ, Ethan, Liam and Will are eligible to attend
      • Looking at attending last week in May or first week in June.
      • Scouts will need to complete Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST)
        Christine will look into how/when the boys can complete this prior to NYLT