May District Meeting Minutes

Montana Council
Lewis and Clark District
District Meeting Minutes
LDS Stake Center
1015 15th Avenue South
May 3, 2014

The meeting was opened at 7:35 pm with 8 District members in attendance. Thanks to all Units in attendance and a request from Bill for every unit in the District to have a representative attend the District Meeting.

Minutes of the May meeting were approved as written.
Welcome, Introductions and Recognitions – Bill thanked Deb Kemper and the rest of the Banquet Committee for a wonderful event on May 9, 2014. Bill also thanked members of the OA for their assistance and participation at the District Banquet event.

Old/New Business Upcoming Events – Webelos Rendezvous, June 6-8, 2014, Medicine River Scout Center; Cub Day Camp, June 9-11, 2014, Tigers, June 11, 2014, all at Medicine River Scout Center; Flag Day, June 14, 2014, Overlook Park; Flag Retirement Ceremony, June 14, 2014, noon – 5 p.m., Scout Office; MT Council Camporee, June 19-22, Townsend, MT; 4th of July Parade, July 4, 2014, Great Falls, MT, Scout night with the Voyagers, August 29, 2014, Centene Stadium.

Upcoming Training – Recruitment/Recharter Training, August 14, 2014, 6:30 p.m., Scout Office

Committee Reports –

Camping: Bill provided a report from camping committee. Camping Committee (Forest and Tim) will be taking the Ga Ga Pit to the MT Council Camporee.

Advancement/Eagle Board: Bill provided a report from Tim Locke. 2013 had 12 Lowes gift card participants from 3 Districts. 2013 had 15 Eagle projects completed. To date 2014 has 9 Eagle projects complete. May had 1 new approval.

Membership: Stu Brown stated two membership/recruitment drives were completed at the Holiday Village Mall in May. 32 new scouts signed up for the District. Still need approximately 30 more during spring to meet numbers.

Flag Retirement Ceremony: Stu stated Pack 143 will conduct several flag retirement ceremonies on June 14, 2014, from noon – 5:00 p.m. at the Scout office. All are welcome to attend.

Webelos Rendezvous: Bill stated Webelos Rendezvous, sponsored by Troop 4, is set for June 6-8, 2014 at Medicine River Scout Center. Cost is $15 per scout. Contact CJ Reeves, 788-8542, or Eric Spragg, 899-9298, to register. Still time to register and attend.

Day Camp: Glenda Burton stated the day camp has 152 boys registered for camp. Glenda also stated that due to lack of volunteers, Day Camp dates have been changed to June 9-11, 2014 for all ranks. Tigers on June 11, 2014, with a parent. Also, day camp is still looking for volunteers, walk around leaders and programs, to assist during the event. Contact Glenda or Ken Roberts to volunteer.

Flag Day: Paul Grosvold stated the Flag Day at Overlook Park is set for June 14, 2014, and that Troop 1 will coordinate. All Boy and Cub Scouts are invited to attend in full uniform. Set up begins at 0830 with the ceremony taking place at 1000.

4th of July Parade: Paul stated the Great Falls Board of Realtors has once again asked the District to carry the Overlook Flag in the parade this year along with carrying it onto the field at Centene Stadium during the national anthem at the start of the Voyagers baseball game on July 4, 2014. Bill Rutten has agreed to coordinate both events. Details to follow.

OA: Paul stated OA completed a service project at the Scout office on Saturday. The project included removing weeds from and near fire bowl and sanding and painting Scout office flag pole. Paul also stated OA Ordeals will be taking place this weekend at Melita Island and next weekend at K-M Scout Ranch. OA will NOT hold a regular meeting on July 1, 2014. Their next regularly scheduled meeting will be July 8, 2014 at the Scout office.

Council Camporee: Aaron Weissman stated Cub Scouts wishing to participate in the Council Pinewood Derby at the Council Camporee this year must send their cars to Robert Worth, 3769 Aster Street, East Helena, MT 59635, by June 13, 2014.

MRSC: Dustin stated Peter Jennings is currently working on the septic system at the MRSC.

District Executive Report – Dustin thanked all of the District and Unit volunteers and encouraged follow up phone calls from Unit leadership and District leadership following emails to their volunteers.

District Commissioner Report – Rex presented 2013 Commissioner of the Year Awards to Rick Silva, Ken Roberts and Kathy Colwell.

District Chair Report – Bill announced their will be no District meeting in July 2014. The next scheduled District meeting will take place on August 5, 2014. Bill also announced the search for a new District Chairman continues.

Adjournment at 8:45 p.m. Next Meeting August 5, 2014, 7:30 p.m. at LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Avenue South.