MAY 3, 2004
ATTENDANCE: Susan Smith, Don Hinds, Steve Glass, Melanie Collins, Tom Rolfes,
Dan Snow, Dale Meyers, Andrew Ozaki and Deb Carney
SECRETARY'S REPORT: Melanie read the minutes from June. Approved by Don;
seconded by Susan motion passed unanimously.
TREASURER'S REPORT: Dale passed out the treasurer's report. Pack 25 has a
check to present for the bus fund. Does the Pack and Troop want to present
checks together at a ceremony? Push cart concessions netted $67.71. Tom is going
to ask Cornhusker Council to make a donation because of the disappointing
sales due to weather. A motion was passed unanimously that the Scouts that
worked the concessions will receive service hours and the money earned would be
placed in the bus fund. The Troop had 10 boys sale popcorn for total sales of
$1254, netting those boys $401 to be placed in their accounts according to their
ADVANCEMENT REPORT: At his time there is not any rank advancement. Court of
Honor is May 27th. May 20th is the cut off date for rank advancement. At
this time there are 5 patches for activities and 20+ merit badges.
SCOUTMASTER REPORT: Troop 25 will be selling flowers for Mother's Day after
much discussion it was decided that flowers would be sold Saturday from 12-5 at
a location to be determined by availability, first choice is Spirit Soccer at
84th & O streets (State Farm), second choice Union Bank at 68th & 0 street.
Then flowers would be sold after the Saturday Service at St. Mark's. Sunday
flowers will be sold after all services. Scouts will need to sign up for
A motion was made: Sign up is necessary for all activities by deadline. If
not enough commitment possible cancellation. Andrew approved; Melanie seconded
and passed unanimously. To make this successful there will have to be better
communication. Communication to parents will be done earlier via e-mail
regarding deadlines of upcoming events. Patrol leaders will have to take an
active role calling patrol members for commitments. It was also purposed that the
PLC meet the first Thursday of each month @ 6:30 - 7:30. The whole Troop
would meet 7:30-8:30. Giving more time/opportunity for information to be handed
All tents are accounted; 507 @ Sass. MISSING one aluminum cook kit
(replacement $55), one nylon bag ($9). Request committee's permission to also purchase
reinforcement for cooking stands ($7-9).
Discussion was held on the renting of Hercules. Steve will check out pricing.
Considering rental plus set up fee. Troop will need some form of contract
and check off list. Prices will be e-mail to committee members for approval.
A request was made for the Hercules the first week in June.
Shorts and Hats, one style of hat will be chosen -- shorts in sand or khaki.
More information to follow.
National Tour Permit must be filed prior to the end of May. Information
includes insurance coverage, # of vehicles (bus plus tow vehicle), 1 CPR for each
camp. ALL adults must have youth protection, fast start, climb on safely,
water safety/float safety. Name of Head Troop Leader and Assistant leaders for
both camps. At a meeting the video Time to Tell will be shown for all who are
An agreement with Troop 8 needs to be made regarding the use and insurance of
the canoes and trailer. Discussion was held regarding, self insuring, adding
a rider, or each Troop responsible for own insurance with splitting
deductibles. We left this in the capable hands of Tom and Melanie. A decision needs to
be made to go forward with June Canoe/Camp out.
Calendar Reminders & upcoming Events:
May 6 PLC and Scorpion Patrol (Rocket Launch)
May 8-9 Flower Sales
May 13 Regular Meeting Menus, Permission slips for campout turned in cost
$12. Rocket Launch
May14-16 Branched Oak Camp out. Leave Friday 6:00 PM return Sunday12:00 PM
May 15 National Make a Difference - Volunteers @ Branched Oak Headquarters
May 20 Regular Meeting, Order of the Arrow, Deadline for advancement.
May 27 Court of Honor @ Holmes Lake