Committee Meeting - May 2013

Date: Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 - 7:00 PM
Location: Carmenita Middle School
Chaired by: Santos Kadi
Total present: 24

Troop Agenda

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Eagle Project Proposal

  • Daanish Noor's, project was approved. His project is to build shoe racks for his mosque. He is deciding whether to build the rack here or in Utah where he is stuyding.
  • Lancelot Chu's project was approved. His project is to create hangers for Tetzlaf school, and also plaint lunch tables and trash cans.

Committee Reports

Committee Chair Report

Santos Kadi

  • It is recommended that scouts who have attained the rank of Eagle, do their Eagle - Court of Honor. It is a big achievement for the young man, also it encourages younger scouts and parents to attain the rank of Eagle.
  • Our Troop has been asked to run the 2014 spring Camporee, and committee approved to host it. Will need a team of people to do registration, run events etc.
  • Some new parents and new JASM (Patrick) attended the committee meeting.

Scoutmaster’s Report

Eric Aune

  • Had 7 scoutmaster conferences. 2 Tenderfoot, 1 First Class, 3 Life and 1 Eagle

Treasurer Report

Eliza Ma

  • Balance on File

Quartermaster Report

Victor Hsiang

  • More Troop Green t-shirts have been ordered.

Registration Report

Cynthia Dang

  • 4 new scouts have registered, 3 of them are 8th graders
  • We now have total of 58 scouts

Eagle Guide

Maha Sadras

  • Jonnathan Chen cleared his Eagle.
  • Kevin Cheng should be having his Eagle Character Board soon.
  • Edward Shin has completed his Troop Eagle Board.
  • 3 projects are in pipeline.
  • 4 more scouts are talking about their Eagle projects.

Trail to 1st Class

Dennis Gorospe (not in attendance)


Melody, Grace, Chandy, [Jeanne, Uttara (not in attendance)]

  • April: 1 Second Class / 1 First Class / 1 Life / 1 Troop Eagle
  • Scheduled in May: 2 Tenderfoot / 1 First Class / 2 Life /1 Troop Eagle

Webmaster’s Report

MinChi Cheng

Medicals Chair Report

Jay Shin

  • Updates are posted on web.

Outings Chair

Jay Chiang

  • October Backpacking Trip will now be organized by Glenn Hiu.
  • Swimming Merit Badge scheduled for Thu, Fri.

Upcoming Outings

Date Event/Outing Coordinator Location Notes
Mar 16-17 Backpacking March - 2013 Andy Black, Victoria Bian Sprue Grove Final report submitted
Apr 12-14 Camporee - 2013 Minchi Cheng, Sharon Wang, Cynthia Dang Firestone 34 scouts + 8 adults went. 6 scouts and 6 adults joined from Pack 529 and Pack 673. Outing went well.
May 17-18 Whitewater Rafting - 2013 Vildana Jahic, Phil Working Kern River Swimming Merit Badge is required to attend this outing.
Jun 1-2 Field Sports - 2013 Chad Hoang Forest Lawn All ready to go
Jun 23- Jul 5 Hawaii Long Term - 2013 Frances Gorospe Hawaii All ready to go, flight has been booked. Will be going to Hawaii first.
Jul 7- Jul 13 Summer Camp - 2013 Scott Kotake, Chandy Gunawardhana Cherry Valley, Catalina Attended the orientation meeting on Apr 27th. Afternoon will be free time. There will be a class for Trail to 1st Class. $15 for t-shirt.
Jul 30 - Aug 15 Philmont - 2013 Uttara Kelkar, Santos Kadi Philmont 2 more training hikes are planned. Scouts are taking the lead in planning
Aug 24- Aug 25 Fishing - 2013 Glenn Hiu, Dennis Huang Planning for 20 scouts + 4 adults. $20 per scout + license if you are 14+

Discussion Items and Other Business:

  • Water Balloon Fight: Should need extra adult supervision. It was decided to hold the event only for Troop 693 people and not invite other Troops, so that the event is more organized and controlled.

Long Term Outings Planned

  • Summer camps:
    • 2014 - Forest Lawn Camp
    • 2015 - Kern Camp
    • 2016 - Emerald Bay

Medical Forms

Expiry date of Medical form can be found ad Medical Form Expiry

Next Committee Meeting: June 11 2013 @ 7PM, Carmenita Middle School

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