Date: August 14, 2007
Location: Newport Room, CPE
Chaired by: Peter Prana for Abraham Oh; Ed Johnson, Secretary
Total present: 15
Table of Contents
- 1 SM conference scheduled in the past month (Victor Dang for 2nd Class)
- Jason Wiguna goes for his Eagle Character Board Wednesday, August 15
Raj Parikh, Mi Kyong Choi
- Details on file
- No Report
- No Report. Adam Wilson had his Board of Review for Life on the train en route home from Philmont
- Meeting next Monday (August 20) immediately after the Troop meeting at Nishibayashi’s for Scouts that are 16 and/or Life rank regarding the newly revised Rank Advancement Guidelines.
- No Report. We did, however, have a brief discussion about how to better account for the gear.
- A suggestion was made to include the Reimbursement form and the Tour permit on the site (vs. clicking a link that takes you to a different site.)
Trail to First Class
- No report. Sun, 8/19 7am at Heritage Park, SE corner for Orienteering (1st Class requirement)
Peter Prana for Abraham Oh
- Special thanks again to the Nishibayashis for again hosting the Pot Luck dinner
- The assigned Outing Coordinator should be prepared to address/update the Committee at least three months prior to the event (and at least six months prior for major events such as long Term, Summer Camp, etc.)
- See Calendar
Discussion Items and Other Business:
- Eric Steigler will update troop database regarding who has completed what training
Committee Chair replacement
- We’re looking for a replacement for Abraham Oh
- [Editor’s note:] Having been Troop Committee Chair for several years, I think I can speak knowledgeably about what it takes to be successful….
- First and foremost, someone is who is a good planner and organizer,
- Second, someone who can ramrod things to get done and hold people accountable,
- Third, someone who is a good meeting manager, and
- Fourth, a good communicator.
- These skills are NOT common, but I respectfully suggest that all are critical to successful performance in this role and are more important than Scout knowledge or experience. Just my two cents worth……
Donations from Experian
- Glenn has been getting regular donation form Experian. For every 50 volunteer hours he contributes, Experian donates $500!
Subsidy levels for events/outings:
- Editor’s note: I believe that Summer Camp is the #1 priority for Scouts (especially younger ones) and I suggest that we subsidize at least $100 per Scout. Similarly, it is my opinion that Philmont is a once-in–a lifetime experience and is the epitome of Scouting, but is about $1000. I suggest that we subsidize $250 per participant (one time only), inclusive of this year.