Committee Meeting November 2015

Date: Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 - 7:00 PM
Location: Carmenita Middle School

Minutes of October -2015 Meeting link:

Troop Agenda

View Meeting Agenda

Count of Attendees: 22 (see page 5)

Eagle Project Presentation: Victor Phong

- To install backpack racks and paint new US maps at Gonsalvez Elementary School
- Committee approved project.

Committee Chair (CC): Carl Wong

- Rio Hondo MB Day on Saturday, November 21, 2015
- Committee approved $100.00 Christmas gift for CMS custodian
- 2017 National Jamboree will be held at Summit, West Virginia
- Carl suggests performance by a bugler/soloist/choir at November COH
Scoutmaster: Not in Attendance; reported by CC
- 7 scouts completed Scoutmaster Conference for different ranks
- Manav R and Daniel P informed SM that they will not re-register for 2016
- ILST done on 11/8/2015
- Cross Country/Snow Shoe Training (Jan 4 & 9, 2016); Dennis G and Art C plan to attend

Junior Assistant Scoutmaster: Victor P
- No report

Treasurer: Eliza Ma

- Financial Report on File.
Quartermaster: Scott Kotake
- Research for new t-shirt continues.
- Working with Alps Mountaineering re backpacks
- Report continued problem with tent damages by scouts
- Three (3) backpacking tents need to be replaced.
- Charles c suggested for scouts to buy their own backpacking tents
Registration: Jenny Song

- 11 Scouts and families have not completed paperwork for 2016 re-charter
- Carl announced new Chartered Organization Representative: Marcia Antonio
- Many adults have not completed YPT; only 1 person signed up for class session on December 7, 2015.

Eagle Guide: Ashok Chauhan

- Victor P presents his eagle project proposal tonight
- Samuel C Troop Character Board will be on Nov 19, 2015
- Michael C ready to present to committee; Andrew C in pipeline.

Trail to 1st Class: Not in Attendance

- Nov 21: @ Sheriff Station – Dangers of Alcohol, tobacco, drugs
- Dec 19: @ Simko’s Residence – First Aid Requirements
- Feb 20 & 27: Orienteering + Map & Compass
Cub Scout Liaison: Steve Clinton
- Plans to visit P673
- Plans to visit P529

Advancement: Joseph Antonio, Grace Lee

- No BOR in October; 7 scouts requested BOR in November
- Grace Lee wants to confirm date & reservation for Green & Gold 2016
- Carl wants adults to report service hours for Quality Awards.

Webmasters: Gemini Chang & Sharon Wang

- Domain name of “” acquired ($12/year).
- Release schedule of new website: March 2016
- Looking for scout to become Junior Webmaster

Medical Chair: Glenn Hiu

- Medical Forms Expiration dates updated online
- Carl mentions re First Aid MB class on January 9, 2016

Community Service: Henry lee

- Second Harvest Foodbank on Wednesday, 11/25/15
- Carl mentions Cal Parks, Sunday Dec 13, 2015
- Carl suggests Food Drive
- Long Beach Rescue Mission
- Compton Initiative on January 30, 2016

Adult Training: Chandy Gunawardhana

- December 2015: Youth Protection Training (Christina Preciado & Kathy Nishibayashi)
- January 2016: Life to Eagle (Alok Sancheti)
- University of Scouting – December 5, 2015

Trailmaster: Art Chang

- Submitted 10 different dates for 2 crews for Philmont 2017 (deposit due January 29, 2016)
- Log Cabin dates: July 23 – 29, 2016
Outing Chair: Charles Cho

- No report

Unit Commissioner: Henry Lee

- Re-emphasized that Youth Protection Training must be completed every year
- All re-chartering info must be turned in by 12/31
- Dec round table scheduled for 12/10 (potluck and toy drive)
- University of Scouting on 12/5
- STEM Nova merit badge day on 2/6/16 at Azusa Pacific University

Guest: Liz Anderson from Troop 670 (Cypress)

- Offers the chance to sell program books at Rose Parade as fundraising activity
- Committee approves the activity for those scouts who need to raise funds for high-adventure outings such as Northern Tier and/or Philmont.


October Backpacking:
Joseph Antonio presented final financial report: $1.24 positive balance – Great trip especially for new scouts to learn a lot of skills for Trail to First Class.
Horseback Riding:
Glenn Hiu final financial report: $28.09 positive balance – Outing was fun for the scouts; 10 scouts participated.
Scouting for Food:
Carl reported collection of 952 items; 35 scouts and 17 adults participated. Carl will get the patches from District/Council.

Holiday Party:
Sign up in progress

Field Sports – January 15 - 17, 2016:
Charles Wei presented a budget of $25/scout which includes two meals (overnight stay); location at Firestone Reservation.
Ski Outing – February 5 – 7, 2016:
James Ho found a new ski lodge (Sugar Pine Lodge at Pine Summit) but the dates are not available. Committee approves to swap dates with Field Sports.
Price per scout: $103.48 (not including equipment rental).
Grand Canyon – March & April 2016:
Jonathan Hu reported the success of getting permits for two crews (OC District and ABC District). Sign up will begin soon and Carl Suggests scouts to establish criteria if more scouts sign up compared to available spots.
New item: Mark Ingram mentions the availability of HAM radio experts to conduct MB classes.

Next Meeting: TUESDAY, December 8 , 2015 @ 7 PM – Carmenita Middle School

Attendance List: See Page 5


1. Santos Kadi
2. Scott Kotake
3. Steve Clinton
4. Eliza Ma
5. Linda Phong
6. Cam Phong
7. Angela Chen
8. Ashok Chauhan
9. Jenny Song
10. Art Chang
11. Mark Ingram
12. Glenn Hiu
13. Grace Lee
14. Joseph Antonio
15. Marcia Antonio
16. Charles Wei
17. Tom Lam
18. Jonathan Hu
19. James Ho
20. Princess Surjopolos
21. Charles Cho
22. Carl Wong

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