February District Meeting Minutes

Montana Council
Lewis and Clark District
District Roundtable and Meeting
LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Ave S
February 7, 2012
Roundtables/Training Features of the Month, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Topics: Upcoming Derby Day, Logging Community Service Hours, Voice of the Scout Surveys, and issues with Youth Protection during recharter process.
The meeting was opened at 7:35 pm, Aaron led in the Pledge of Allegiance
The January minutes were approved
Bill Rutten was voted in as a District Vice Chairman.
Old/New Business (broke into committee meetings for 25 minutes)
Medicine River Scout Center – Ken Roberts is finding someone to come out and wood chip up the limbs for trails and he will need help that day to drag, shovel, etc. He will let us know once a date has been arranged for the chipping. We are going to clear brush, build a fence, and create a fishing area along the Sun River.
Klondike – Rex gave the Klondike report. It was perfect! 32 degrees was the high, with a low of 24. There was 2 feet of fresh snow. No injuries. Tons of fun! Everyone raved about how it was the best Klondike Derby in years.
Spring Camporee – Spring Camporee will be held at Cobb Ranch May 17-19th. Our next Klondike can be there as well.
Trail to First Class – Outdoor Leader Training will be done at Trail to First Class.
Scout Show – We are going to ask the Voyagers if we can do the Scout Show at our annual Scout Night at the baseball game. It would give us great exposure, lots of non-Scout families can see what we do, and we already have a solid number of paticipating units.
Food Drive – Great Falls East Stake is going to do an area this year. Proposal was approved to move pickup start time to 8am instead of 9am on the 31st. Deb is getting bags now and will be at the Scout Office on the 24th for additional bags and info.
Venture Climbing Trip – We are all set for the Venturing trip on February 17+18. It will be a mountaineering trip attempting a winter summit of Rocky Mountain west of Choteau. This will certainly be something the boys will have never experienced before!
Eagle Board – Tim reported that we passed 2 new Eagles in January.
District Executive Report
Membership Actual vs. Goal
Membership as of 2/7/12

Youth Youth Youth Youth Units Units Units Units
TY Goal Need % (LY) TY Goal Need % (LY)
Cubs 428 460 32 +23.7 19 20 1 0
Boys 270 299 29 -3.9 25 23 -2 -3.8
Venturers 30 32 2 +114.3 6 8 2 +20.0
Total 728 791 63 +13.6 50 51 1 0.0
LFL 25 23 -2 +8.7 2 2 0 0.0
Total 753 814 61 -11.0 49 55 6 -3.9
Finance Actual vs. Goal
FOS as of 2/7/12

Goal Current %
Community 22,000 5,139 23.3590909090909
Family 15,000 925 6.16666666666667
Gift in Kind 500 0 0
LDS 14,750 5817 39.4372881355932
Scouter 750 0 0
Total 53,000 11,881 22.4169811320755
District Commissioner Report
Rex is going to be the Commissioner over all of the Boy Scout Commissioners. Rex wants to visit all of the Troops this year. This is the year we fix our Commissioner process!
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 are now gathering items for the Online Auction. Please let us know if you have something you wish to donate to the auction.
Other Business
There will be a dinner to benefit the Labelle family on Feb 17. Please see the district website for details.
Closing Ceremony
Adjournment. Next meeting March 6th, 2012, 6:30 p.m. at LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Avenue South
Lewis and Clark District – a Centennial Quality District