Lewis and Clark District
District Roundtable and Meeting
LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Ave S
January 3, 2012
Roundtables/Training Features of the Month, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Cub Scouts: Derby Day and Scout Week
Boy Scouts: “100 Degrees of Frost” patch and Scout Week
The meeting was opened at 7:30 pm, Aaron led in the Pledge of Allegiance
The December minutes were approved
Welcome, introductions and recognitions
-Jason Holden was introduced as the new district FOS chair
-The district is in need of a person to volunteer as our PR Chair. If you are interested, please contact Kyle 868-5648 or Aaron 761-6861
Old/New Business (broke into committee meetings for 25 minutes)
Upcoming Events – Snow Sports Merit Badge and related Cub Scout Belt Loop will be held at Showdown on Sunday Jan 15th and Sunday Jan 29th, but not Feb 5th. Merit Badge Pow-wow is going to be held at the Great Falls LDS Stake Center (1401 9th St NW). Classes will begin at 8am. Please call Keith Hasbrouck (799-4498) with questions. Keith Hasbrouck is also planning on conducting a Boy Scout Leader Training during the Merit Badge Pow-wow for interested adults. Klondike Derby is January 20-22nd at Camp Rotary outside of Monarch. Remember that parking will be tight, so carpooling is encouraged! We are guaranteeing snow – this will be a great winter event! Deb Kemper is once again heading up our Food Drive – this year it will be the last two Saturdays in March (24th and 31st).
Upcoming Trainings – Merit badge Pow-wow begins January 14th, Wood Badge 2012 sign-ups are still available! Woodbadge this year is May 17-19 & June 7-9 at Grizzly Base Camp and costs $275. The council is still taking applications for Powderhorn 2012 which is July 23-27,2012 at Grizzly Base Camp. Powderhorn is the BSA high adventure/Venturing training and is also open to Venturing Youth Leadership to attend. If interested, the application and info can be found on the council website: www.mtbsa.org. The cost for Powderhorn is $300.
Eagle Board – Tim reported that we finished with 18 new Eagle Scouts in 2011!
Day Camp – Cub Day Camp will be June 12-14th. The Day Camp committee is going to designate a back up location “just in case” we encounter a situation such as last year. We are beginning to recruit station leaders, and units need to begin recruiting walk around leaders for the their boys. The goal is to have 3 adults for each youth at camp.
Dave Mikulecky reported that the Silver Beaver Eagle Recognition banquet was December 22nd and had a decent turnout. Especially strong was the turnout from the Marine Corps League, who both helped fund the event and came out to support it.
Order of the Arrow – OA needs unit to reserve their crossover ceremony dates so that the Ceremony can perform. Please get the dates of your Blue and Gold Banquets turned in to the OA.
District Executive Report
Membership Actual vs. Goal
We finished the year at 775 Scouts! This was an increase of 22 Scouts over 2010 or +2.9%! This is the second year in a row that we have exceeded out recruiting goal!
Finance Actual vs. Goal
We finished the year at $57,735 which is $3,485 over our goal! This put us comfortably over goal at +6.4%!
It has been a long time since the Lewis & Clark District exceeded both membership and finance goals in the same year – both our important to being able to provide a great program to our youth. Thank you to everyone for their hard work!
District Commissioner Report
Unit Charter Renewal – recharters continue to be challenging. As a district we are only about 40% complete. If your unit has not completed your recharter, or if you have any questions or problems, please call Brian at 590-2233 or Kyle at 868-5648.
Unit Commissioners – We are always looking for dedicated Scouters to help support our units. If you are interested in joining the commissioner staff, please call Brian.
We need a Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner. If you are interested please contact Brian.
District Chair Report
We kicked off our 2012 FOS campaign and raised $650 at the meeting. Thanks to everyone for continuing to support this program.
Adjournment. Next meeting February 7th, 2012, 6:30 p.m. at LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Avenue South
Lewis and Clark District – a Centennial Quality District