present: John Geyer, Committee Chairman; Mike Bearman, Scoutmaster;
Laura Claugherty, Treasurer; Maggie LaNoue, Secretary; also Dean
Claugherty, Dave Peltier, John Hardin
The meeting was opened with the pledge of allegiance, and greetings
by Committee Chairman. Following was a brief discussion of the new
fly fishing merit badge. The new treasurer, Laura Claugherty will
take over duties for Dana Anderla, whose years of service were noted
Terry Anderla, former Scoutmaster, meanwhile, has badges and sheets
for upcoming scout awards. Approximately 45-50 total awards will
be given out at the next Court of Honor. We will deliver the badges
in advance so that the scouts can wear them on their sashes for
the upcoming Court of Honor. Prepare to do some sewing! Some of
our scouts will have enough merit badges to earn Silver Palm award
(above Eagle) immediately after earning Eagle Rank.
Things To Do
Scoutmaster-- Line up mentors for each Life rank scout. Some
will be Albion College students. Work with Committee Chairman to
have a printed agenda for meetings to expedite. Contact Albion Volunteer
Service Organization regarding Veterans Day flag raising ceremony.
Scouts may be raising the flag at the first football game this year.
Need to arrange.
Committee Chairman-- Head parents meetings and work
with Scoutmaster to develop agenda for meetings to expedite. A mailing
list needs to be developed so all scouts/parents receive a postcard
announcing parents meetings, and a copy of minutes. Make copies
and line up scouts to do the mailings.
Treasurer- have balance, and budget prepared. Get stamps
Secretary needs to make a notebook of all minutes. Add to
packing list online: dress uniforms. Work on displays or scrapbook
for scout photos.
Need person to chair fundraising drives. Candy bars, and
popcorn. maybe others. Fundraisers have to be done as a group. Candy
bar sales can be done at football games, in college dorms, at the
Festival of the Forks, bowling alleys, in schools at meetings, lunch
hour at end of food lane, football games, etc. Possibly work with
Kiwanas, Lions, Rotary, festival of the forks canoe race, etc. Candy
should be ready 1st day of school to beat other fund raisers. Dave
Peltier is inquiring of candy source.
Need a person to chair recruitment efforts.
a person to update Excel mailing list to show scouts and parents
names, phone numbers, addresses and emails. Make labels so scouts
can do mailings.
Mikey needs to ask Terry Anderla about making wreaths the
Tuesday before Thanksgiving.
Nick needs to call people to invite them to Court of Honor
Schedule for 2002-2003
Friday, August 23 - Meet at the church at 5:00 for the Civil War
muster. Bring Class A uniform. Scouts will help to park cars and
other duties so they will get free admission and food. (Later postponed
due to rain)
Tuesday August 27, 6:30 -- Canoe practice on the river. Meet in
front of cemetery, by the far side drive. Dave Peltier will oversee.
Sunday September 1 - 7 p.m. -- Parents meeting to discuss fundraiser.
Scouts have a trip planned to Annapolis MD for Merit Badge day.
See more info below. Trip will cost $300 per scout. They will earn
the funds if they participate.
Tuesday September 3, 6:30 -- Canoe practice on the river. Meet in
Barnes Park, will practice getting into the river the same way it
will be for the race. Dave Peltier will oversee. Boys will all have
to portage except one who has not had enough experience.
Thursday, September 5 - 5:30 - At Albion Middle School - 6th grade
Open House scout recruiting table. Current scouts are asked to wear
their scout shirt, and be there to talk to potential new members.
Free hot dogs and drinks furnished by the school
Saturday September 14 -- 1 p.m.. - Meet at Claughertys house
for Biking merit badge work. Biking to Fort Custer. Prepare to get
Saturday, September 21 - Festival of the Forks. Canoe race. Sign
up early morning. Full dress. Flag raising ceremony? ALso Order
of the Arrow weekend for selected scouts.
Tuesday, September 24 - 7 p.m. -- Board of Review. Scouts with soccer
practice are to come at 8:30 p.m. and will be worked into the schedule.
(at the church)
Sunday, September 29 - 7 p.m. Court of Honor. Dessert potluck. Scouts
are to wear full Class A dress uniform (includes scout pants, sash,
shirt, neckerchief and slide. (at the church) Phone calls inviting
scouts will be made by Nick.
Tuesday, October 1 --7 p.m. -- during regular scout meeting City
Manager Mike Herman will come to the regular scout meeting to begin
work on the Citizenship of the World merit badge. This is an Eagle
required badge. Scouts who have conflicts of schedule will need
to work with Mr. Herman individually (come to meeting late or arrange
to meet him at 3 p.m. some day before practice). There are 3 citizenship
badges and we will work on all 3 on alternate years so all scouts
will have a good chance to get their Eagle award.
Weekend of October 11-13 -- Fall Camp-o-ree. Scouts must bring full
dress uniform. Will be held at Camp Muscotah in Hillsdale.
Friday November 1, 4 p.m. -- Camping weekend on Bearmans property.
Backpack into location, including tents. Last camp out of the year.
Get ahold of Mike Bearman ahead of time to line up tents. At a meeting
Monday November 11, Veterans Day. Scouts will be asked to
participate in flag raising ceremony. Albion Volunteer Service Organization.
Tuesday November 26-- meet at the Anderlas (across and east
from Jolly green Junction) to make wreaths for mothers. (remember
to remove greens and return metal frames later.)
Jan 21, 2003, MLK weekend. Annapolis Merit Badge day.
Was mentioned in Boys Life. Need to earn the money for the
trip. 12 hours each way. So far 9 boys and 2 adults plan to participate.
January-February-- Polar Bear weekend planned. Date pending
April 12 - Spring Camp-o-ree?