March District Meeting Minutes

Montana Council
Lewis and Clark District
District Roundtable and Meeting
LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Ave S
March 6, 2012
Roundtables/Training Features of the Month, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Topics: Combined Cub/Boy Scout Presentation by Dr. Chuck Jennings on the Complete Streets Initiatice (20 minutes). Cub Topic: “Keep Our Volunteer Leaders Motivated and Moving Forward”. Boy Scout topic: Using the “Good Turn for America” system to log volunteer hours.
The meeting was opened at 7:35 pm, Peter led in the Pledge of Allegiance
The February minutes were approved.
There were two new attendees introduced: Jeremy Page (Scoutmaster Troop 153) and Ken Williams (Den Leader Pack 1)
Old/New Business (broke into committee meetings for 25 minutes)
Derby Day – Derby Day was excellent this past weekend. Although we didn’t have rockets at this year’s event, at that caused some confusion, it resulted in a much smoother event! There were no technical glitches, and the entire event was done by 2pm. Thank you to Brian and the team that put it all together! As soon as we can get the results extracted from the laptop that was hooked to the track, we will get the results posted on the website.

Medicine River Scout Center – The priority right now is finishing the clean-up that was begun in the fall. Peter is scheduling a work party for Sunday March 25th. Also, we will begin establishing trails at the center.
Spring Camporee – Spring Camporee will be held at Cobb Ranch May 18-20th. It will be all about Wilderness Survival. Saturday morning will involve some training and then there will be a practical application in the evening. The next Camping Committee meeting will be at Deb’s house.
Trail to First Class – Outdoor Leader Training is still on the schedule to be done at Trail to First Class. Just a reminder as well, OA Tap-out will also be at the Trail to 1st Class again this year.
Food Drive – This is the first time we have ever had to get more bags and fliers. The whole town will be well covered. Thanks to the Great Falls East Stake is going to do an area this year. Reminder that pickup time can start as early as 8am instead of 9am on the 31st. Deb is getting will be at the Scout Office on the 24th for additional bags and info. PSAs for both TV and radio are scheduled for this year.
Venture Climbing Trip – The trip was fantastic! We couldn’t have asked for better weather or snow. Four adults and Five youth ventured out for the adventure. While we didn’t successfully summit, we hiked for miles in snowshoes and full packs, and the boys experienced tying harnesses, climbing a steep slope using rope and prussic knots, and winter rappelling. The youth are already discussing the next Venturing trip!
Order of the Arrow – New website is coming. Please call Keith Hasbrouck, Paul Grosvold, or Chris Shepherd to set up your Troop OA elections. They need to get those elections scheduled ASAP.
Powder Horn – This summer is only the second time that Montana Council has ever held a Powder Horn course. Details are on the Council Website. As if anyone needed additional incentive to attend, Bob Dowdy will be cooking!
Eagle Board – Tim reported that we passed 2 new Eagles in February.
District Executive Report
Membership Actual vs. Goal
Membership as of 3/6/12

Youth Youth Youth Youth Units Units Units Units
TY Goal Need % (LY) TY Goal Need % (LY)
Cubs 163 460 297 -45.8 6 20 1 -66.7
Boys 94 299 205 -65.9 8 23 -2 -68.0
Venturers 10 32 22 -50.00 2 8 2 -50.0
Total 267 791 524 -55.3 16 51 1 -66.0
LFL 25 23 -2 +8.7 2 2 0 0.0
Total 292 814 522 -52.9 49 18 6 -63.0
Finance Actual vs. Goal
FOS as of 3/6/12

Goal Current %
Community 22,000 5,639 25.6318181818182
Family 15,000 4,970 33.1333333333333
Gift in Kind 500 0 0
LDS 14,750 9,077 61.5389830508475
Scouter 750 0 0
Total 53,000 19,686 37.1433962264151
District Commissioner Report

Unit Charter Renewal – recharters continue to be challenging. As a district we are only about 60% 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
The Council is looking for people to join the Council Camp Properties Committees. If you are interested in helping develop K-M or Melita, then please Contact Aaron.
Other Business
The slate of incoming District Members-at-Large and District Chair was presented and the sitting committee elected both slates. Congratulations to the 2012-2013 District Committee Members and to Bill Rutten, the new District Chair Elect!

Closing Ceremony
Adjournment. Next meeting April 3rd, 2012, 6:30 p.m. at LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Avenue South
Lewis and Clark District – a Centennial Quality District