Committee Meeting October 2011

Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 7:00 PM
Location: Carmenita Middle School
Chaired by: Santos Kadi
Total present:26

Troop Agenda

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Eagle Project Proposal

Committee Reports

Committee Chair Report

Santos Kadi

  • Glenn Nishibayashi informed committee his desire to provide $200 subsidy from the Experian fund to each person who sucessfully completed the 2011 Philmont Trek

Scoutmaster’s Report

Alok Sancheti

  • 3 SMC -1 first class and 2 tenderfoot and 3 more requests
  • Vignesh led the Troop Leadership Team training– Team building games
  • Green Bar meets 6:30 – 7:00 pm on Mondays before the Troop meeting
  • ASM can sign off on the requirements at end of meeting.
  • For requirements such as cooking, Scouts can get requirement for one rank signed off at one time
  • Gerardo is taking lead on Patrol patches
  • Boy Scout run group working towards Character building and responsibility

Treasurer Report

Mi Kyong - Balance on File

Quartermaster Report

Victor Hsiang

  • 14 tents available for next outing
  • Replace water filter ceramic cork $3.50
  • light weight cooking pans - 2 Qty for $18 each
  • Looking to purchase 6 – 8 Lynx 2 backpacking convenient tents ($115 each). To try one first and then place the order for rest if ok.

Registration Report

Cynthia Dang

  • Start registration process for 2012
  • Suggestion was made to create two seperate google groups one for scouts and one for parents

Outing Coordinator

Andrew Chen

  • Orientation training for outing coordinators ( plan, collect and budget for outings) on Monday, Oct 17th

Eagle Guide

Maha Sadras

  • Matt Chern District Eagle Board on Thursday
  • Andrew Choi Eagle Project on Saturday 10/15
  • Working with 9 other Life Scouts

Trail to 1st Class

Dennis Gorospe, Terry Domae

  • 13 scouts attended Pre-Orienteering / 10 older scouts helped out
  • Scouts looking to help the younger scouts should come prepared(review orienteering)
  • Orienteering requirement might not count for EDGE
  • 5-mile Orienteering course this Sunday, 16th, 1pm – 5pm at Regional Park. Appreciate if any parents volunteer to help
  • 1 month sign off period after an activity

Advancement Report

Melody, Grace, Jeanne, Jovita

  • BOR this Thursday Oct, 20
  • Total of 12 Scouts have already requested their Boards.
  • Grace - Scout Rank is not Nationally recorded
  • Grace would like to develop a system to record Merit badges -tabled to next meeting

Webmaster’s Report

MinChi Cheng

  • Email any updates for activities
  • New Health forms posted on Website
  • Outing Expense Template also available on website

Medicals Chair Report

Uttara Kelkar(not in attendance)

Community Relations

Christina Preciado, Anjali Atkins

  • Choc Walk event is October 16, 2011. Our troop will be meeting at the Big O in California Adventure at 6:15 am. If you need a ride to Disneyland meet at Sunshine Park at 5:30 am.
  • Last day to register for Choc Walk- register and make donations on the site is Wed, 10/12.
  • Pick up T-shirts/ Tags from Nishibayashi residence on Friday, 14th between 7:30 pm – 10 pm

Adult Training

Richard Gilliland

Eagle Projects

Check out new Calendar - 2011 for updated events. Coordinators are collecting information and will have flyers available with information in preparation of each outing.

Upcoming Outings

Date Event/Outing Coordinator Location Notes
Sept 17-18 Kayaking/Snorkeling - September 2011 Jas Jahic, Dennis Gorospe Oxnard –Channel Island 17 scouts and 6 adults attended. Scouts had lot of fun.
Oct 22-23 Backpacking - October 2011 Grace Lee, Yi Chu San Gabriel Mountains –Red Box Backpacking cost is $30. Redbox. 3 meals +1 snack. Trailhead snack will be provided before returning home. 28 scouts and 25 adults. Backpack inspection and training hike was at El Dorado Park on 10/2/11. 6 parents hiked to campsite last weekend. Planning for camp fire/Fire permit and parking permits/2 way radio’s.
Oct 29-Nov 5 Scouting for Food - 2011 Shalu Chauhan Sunshine Park –Cerritos Residents October 29 will be distributing doorhanger with coupons on the back and November 5 collection of nonperishable food. Gerardo and Prithvi request to lead. Will need adults to help with collection. Will need adults to help take food to organization.
Nov 19-20 Rock Climbing - November 2011 Jay Shin, Richard Gilliland Joshua Tree –Indian Cove Campground 15 scouts went in 2008. $100 per scout, This year it will be $135 per scout which includes food, transportation and tip. Scouts will have the opportunity to receive the Rock climbing merit badge provided that they fulfill all requirements.. Campsite reserved. Parent Volunteer needed for Nature walk. Parent drivers needed.
Dec 11 Holiday Party - December 2011 Christina Preciado, Vildana Jahic iFly in Hollywood Estimating 50 scouts and 20 parents to attend
Jan 21 Deep Sea Fishing - January 2012 P. Working, Raja Gunawardana, V. Hsiang details in next meeting

Discussion Items and Other Business:


  • Snow Trip - Troop approved to make 50% deposit ($795)

Waiting List:

  • Frances Gorospe :7 boys on the waiting list. Incoming Webelos2 15 scouts. Troop has now 68 scouts total, 8 aged out.

Long Term Outings Planned

  • Camp Mataguay (2012)
  • Camp Cherry Valley (2013)
  • Hawaii (2013) Frances Gorospe suggested Hawaii for summer 2013. Custom trip for 10 – 12 days at the end of July/ beginning of August. Looking at an estimate of $1750 minimum cost. Big Island mostly and Honolulu for 1 day. Scouts can work on Hawaiian Award.

Medical Forms

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

Next Committee Meeting: November 8, 2011 @ 7PM, Carmenita Middle School.

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