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January 17th, 2019 Committee meeting

Troop 75
Committee Meeting, January 17, 2019

The following were in attendance:
Bobby Bradford, Roger Brand, Barbara Gorman, Sarah Blaesing, James Blaesing, Nicole John, Tara Hampton, Mary Ellen Yeomans, Chris Hayden and Michele Salas

Outings – Barbara Gorman
Merit Badge recap
Scouts from 18 different troops attend, the farthest being Peachtree City
76 scouts attended
24 scouts were from Troop 75
Donations from clinic totaled $1100.00
1/25 – 1/26/2019 – Escalade lock-in, 20 scouts signed up
2/1 – 2/3/2019 – Caving – Howards Waterfall Cave with camping at Cloudland Canyon., 6 scouts signed up
2/9/2019 – Scout Mass
2/10/2019 – Disability Awareness Merit Badge, 3 scouts signed up
The Cooler, 10800 Davis Drive, Alpharetta, GA 30009
5:30 – 7:30
During scout breakout on 2/4, scouts will work on prerequisites
3/22 – 3/23/2019 – Scout Challenge, Bert Adams
$ 51 per scout includes registration, food and transportation
$32 per adult
4/12 – 4/14/2019 – New Scout camp out – Allatoona
Older scouts will arrive on 4/12
New scouts will arrive on 4/13 in the AM.
Return on 4/14 at 9AM
6/16 – 6/22/2019 – Summer Camp
$375 includes food
$175 for adults

Fundraising – Tara Hampton
Camp cards will be available for pickup on February 2
Pine straw sales
Purchase price of bales is $3.75.
We will sell the bales for $4.75.
Scout/Troop breakdown is $0.75 Scout/$0.25 troop
Church will purchase 500 bales and scouts will spread the pine straw.
Tara will send out Sign-up Genius for scouts to assist in spreading pine straw.
Dates to sell at church are Feb. 3, 10 and 24
Sara will request tables for sale dates
3/11/2019 – Last day to place orders
3/16/2019 – Pine straw pick up 9 – 12 AM
Barbara will take care of putting announcement in bulletin and adding flyers

Philmont –
5 scouts from Troop 75 and 2-3 adults from Troop 75
No response from 1776 to fill remaining spots

Other Topics
Seabase 2020 – Keys Adventure
7 people signed up.
May 28 – June 3, 2020.
Cost: $950.00 + travel expenses

Pack Crossover – February 25
7 boys from the Pack – Troop will purchase neckerchief, epilets and troop number
5 girls from another Pack will participate in the crossover (Kess will take care of above purchases for the girls)

New Parent Meeting – March 4
Discuss at next Committee Meeting what we want to provide to new parents and how we want to present various Troop information to the parents

Bobby ordered 2 dozen neckerchiefs
Will look into ordering t-shirts for new scouts

OA Elections – January 28
What OA (Order of the Arrow) is about: For over 100 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA) has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well. Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long term resident camping, and providing cheerful service to others. OA service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich and help to extend Scouting to America’s youth.
Link to Membership Requirements:
Scouts that qualify for OA Elections: Ethan, DJ and Liam

Committee Meeting, December 12, 2018

The following were in attendance:

Ken Williams, Bobby Bradford, Roger Brand, Barbara Gorman, Sarah Blaesing, James Blaesing, Nicole John, Tara Hampton, Mark Fulcher, Peter Larson, Simon LeGood, Misty Wright and Michele Salas


  • Outings – Barbara Gorman
    • 12/15 – Merit Badge Clinic at Transfiguration
      53 scouts registered/paid
      Emergency Preparedness AM class was canceled due to lack of participants.
      Insect Studies was also canceled due to lack of participants.

8:30 – 8:55 register
8:55 flag ceremony
9:00 – 11:45 First session
11:45 – 12:25 Lunch break
12:30 – 3:15 Second Session

  • 1/26 – 1/27/2019 – Escalade lock-in
  • 2/1 – 2/2/2019 – Caving (location to be determined)
  • 2/9/2019 – Scout Mass
  • 2/16/2019 – University of Scouting (age limit 14)
    The University of Scouting is THE place to be! With more than 60 classes to choose from that range from the beginning leader/Cub Scout parent to Boy Scout leader/veteran Venture Crew advisor, or a youth in a leadership role, you are assured of finding the help you are looking for! University of Scouting is a one day supplemental training that offers everything from the most basic Leader Specific training to more advanced sessions. This year will feature lots of new and exciting classes designed to help you, the unit leader, take your unit to the next level of program.
  • Feb/Mar – Disability Awareness clinic/hockey game
  • Fundraising – Tara Hampton
    • Camp cards will be available at the end of January.
      Sales will go into April
    • Pine straw sales
      Purchase price of bales went up 10 cents → $3.75 a bale
      We will sell the bales for $4.75 (is that correct)
      Scout/Troop percent of profit still needs to be determined
      Church will purchase 500 bales and scouts will spread the pine straw.
      Roger will work on getting approval for this.

  • Philmont – Mark Fulcher
    • We have 12 spots available
    • 5 scouts from Troop 75 and 2-3 adults from Troop 75
    • Roger Brand will contact Troop 1776 to fill remaining spots
    • Mark Fulcher will work on setting up a schedule for prep hikes

  • Other Topics
    • Seabase 2020?
      • Nicole John has volunteered to research and provide two available options for a Seabase trip.
      • Will try and send an email out prior to our next Committee meeting to get an idea on interest.

    • Gym Games
      • Request the gym be locked prior to scout meeting, so no scouts are able to wander in unsupervised.
      • Also need to insure there are 2 adults in the gym when scouts are present.

Also need to monitor the number of balls available when playing games
i.e. if the scouts are playing basketball only basketballs should be out. Do not allow scouts to bring out volleyballs or any other type of balls in the closet.


Troop 75 is hosting a Merit Badge Clinic on Saturday, December 15th, 2018 at Transfiguration Catholic Church FLC building at 1815 Blackwell Rd, Marietta, GA 30066.

We will  have morning and afternoon sessions.  Drink and Snack concessions will be for sale throughout the day.  Those scouts attending both sessions are encouraged to bring their own sack lunch.

Most classes are indoors with exception of Automotive. Each class is $15.  Once you sign up an email confirmation will be sent with further information about the courses you’ve chosen, prerequisites, permission form pdf, blue card, workbooks, payment options, and any other pertinent information. Class A for indoor courses, Class B for Automotive.


We will gather at 8:55 for Flag Ceremony to start our day.

Check-in: 8:30 a.m.-8:55 a.m.

Session ! : 9:00 a.m.- 11:45 a.m.

Lunch : 11:45 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. (open gym to burn off energy)

Check-in for Session 2: 12:00 – 12:25 p.m.

Session 2: 12:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

All scouts need to be picked up by 3:30 p.m.

Any questions please contact Barbara Gorman at or 770-617-5524

Pack 75 Webelos Visit the Troop Oct 2018

Orienteering @ Sope Creek, Oct 21 2018

September Court of Honor 2018

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Committee Meeting – Sep 12, 2018

Committee Meeting, September 12, 2018


The following were in attendance:

Ken Williams, Bobby Bradford, roger Brand, Michele Salas, Barbara Gorman, Tara Hampton, Sarah Blaesing, Nicole John, Christine Peyroux, Kim Korpi, Mary Ellen Yeomans and Chris Hayden

Scout Master



  • Outings – Barbara Gorman
    • Cloudland Canyon camping trip has been postponed
    • No October Outing
    • Dates open for Webelos meet and greet – 10/1 and 10/15
      Pack 75 has confirmed for 10/1
      Another Pack expressed interest in visiting 10/1, but needs to confirm with Webelo’s Den Leaders
    • 10/6 – Fall Festival/Weed Pulling Service project
      The church has requested for the Troop to assist with set up/clean up for the Fall Festival
      Fernando has requested for the Troop to also assist with pulling weeds.
    • 10/13 – Merit Badge University available at KSU, 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    • 10/22 – Vocations with Fr. Fred
    • 11/9 – 11/11 – Camporall at Woodruff
    • 11/18 – Orienteering/Hiking Cooking campout
    • 11/30 – 12/1 – Christmas Tree Lock In/Campout
    • 12/10 – Court of Honor


  • Treasurer – Scott Gee
    A check for approximately $700 dollars was cut for Troop 2319 for advancement fees


  • Fundraising – Tara
    • Nothing new with donut sales
    • Camp Card sales will start in February
    • Pine straw sales – Roger Brand will talk to Father Fernando about selling pine straw at the church.
      In the past, we have ordered from Pine Straw King (pricing pay $3.86 a bale/charge $4.50)
      Flyers need to go in bulletin in mid-January. Need to talk to Renee about getting flyers inserted into the bulletin.
    • Christmas tree sales – Chris Lorenz/Todd King have already made contact with the vendor.


  • Chaplain – Mary Ellen Yeomans
    • Mary Ellen Yeomans has volunteered to work on Scouting’s Journey to Excellence for the Troop.
      Journey to Excellence per is the BSA’s planning, performance and recognition program designed to encourage and reward the success of our units, districts and councils. It is meant to encourage excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA.
    • Michele Salas is working on getting all registered adults to complete update YPT Training.
  • Christine Peyroux – Advancement Coordinator
    • Christine will contact the boys who missed the Court of Honor to check on their status with the Troop.
  • Other Topics
    • Merit Badge Clinic at Transfiguration
      FLC is reserved on 12/15 from 8AM – 5PM
      Barbara Gorman/Christine Peyroux have volunteered to look into fees/concessions for this event.
    • Recharter packets were not available yet.
      Council will start accepting recharter packets November 1.
    • Philmont – still in need of scout to fill spots for Philmont

Patrol Leader Conference Sep 2018

Committee Meeting- October 15, 2018

Troop 75

Committee Meeting, October 15, 2018


The following were in attendance:

Ken Williams, Bobby Bradford, Roger Brand, Michele Salas, Barbara Gorman, Sarah Blaesing, Nicole John, Mary Ellen Yeomans, Chris Hayden, and Misty Wright


  • Outings – Barbara Gorman
    • Orienteering at Sope Creek – Sunday, October 21st 2-6pm. Located off Paper Mill (GPS COORDINATES 33.937600, -84.44300 // N33 56.256 W84 26.580). Scouts will work on Orienteering skills. This is drop off/ pick up event at Sope Creek. If a parent chooses to stay, there is a $5/car parking fee. Scout to bring a water bottle, snack, scout book, blue card, orienteering workbook, compass, dress appropriately. The permission slip was attached to an email sent by Barbara Gorman.
    • 10/22 – Vocations with Fr. Fred
    • 11/9 – 11/11 – Camporall at Woodruff
      $33/scout, Deadline to register is October 22nd. Permission form (corrected from the previous email) is attached. We are hosting Webelos and Arrow of Light Cub scouts at this campout.
    • 11/30 – 12/1 – Poinsettia Lock In/Campout
    • 12/10 – Court of Honor
    • 12/15 – Merit Badge Clinic at Transfiguration
  • Treasurer – Scott Gee
    Check in the amount of $428 was made to Troop 2319 to pay for website
    Payment made to reserve slots for Philmont
  • Fundraising – information provided by Barbara Gorman
    • We will be selling Poinsettia’s in lieu of Christmas Trees and Wreaths this year. Details and order forms will be handed out next Troop meeting October 22nd. This should be a great fundraiser for scouts to earn money toward their scout accounts.
      We will be using Fundraise with Flowers
      They offer red, white, pink or marble
      6″ pot that MSRP of $12, profit of $4.80 ($4/scout, .80/Troop)
      8″ MSRP of $20, profit $8 ($7/scout, $1 troop)
      We’d need to sell 70 small pots to receive free shipping, otherwise, we’d pay $90 delivery which eats into profits.
      We’d have to place order November 19th for delivery on Nov 30.
      It’s delivered on their truck of which we’d have to store them someplace
      Need to get information in the bulletin, flyers printed for scouts, and reserve tables to sell after upcoming masses. Looking for table sales at Nov 3/4, Nov 10/11 (Camperall) and Nov. 17/18.
      Scout’s personal orders need to be in on Monday, November 12.
  • Chaplain – Mary Ellen Yeomans
    • Mary Ellen suggested a copy of each scout’s Health Form be kept at the Church at all times.
  • Christine Peyroux – Advancement Coordinator
  • Other Topics
    • Looking for Merit Badge counselors for Merit Badge Clinic to be held at Transfiguration
      FLC on 12/15 from 8AM – 5PM

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