District Meeting Minutes from March 3, 2015


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March 3, 2015 Meeting of the Lewis and Clark District Committee

1. Call to order
2. Opening ceremony
3. Welcome and introductions
4. Minutes review from last meeting – approved as written
5. Recognitions – Peter Jennings handed out forms (progress records) for adult awards: district committee scouter’s training award and district committee key
6. District chair report
– proposal to provide unit participation in flag ceremonies for city commission meetings- motion: Lewis and Clark district committee will assign units to present flag ceremonies on specific dates of city commission meetings. The district and units will work with Mayor Winters to ensure adequate training in flag handling and presentation worthy of a public event. The motion received a second from the floor and unanimous approval from voting members.
– MRSC – the city has repaired the damaged entry gate.
– proposal – the district committee will adopt a new policy of assigning to district events unit sponsorship with details provided to units of the responsibilities involved in planning and execution of the event. This was general discussion and led to a motion, seconded and approved to table the discussion.
– proposal – cultivate a partnership with Special Olympics of Montana that includes: SOMT representatives volunteering for some combination of: merit badge counselor for disability awareness, or other appropriate MBs; district committee member representative; participants in program events such as the ’15 Spring Camporee with Disability Awareness. There is a high level of support for this idea on the committee. We await more conversation with SOMT to see how this concept progresses.
7. Unit Service Report – District Commissioner Rex Jewett
– Troop 26 completed the new unit assessment format in 2 hours.
– we will continue to promote the unit key 3 (scoutmaster, unit committee chair, COR) meetings to drive unit activity and organization
8. Committee reports –
– Finance Committee – $21,500 raised so far for community ICL
– we need to establish a goal date for family ICL – accurate-to-date dollars unavailable.
-Program Committee
– Camping – we have invited Central District to join our Spring Camporee
– Dustin to finalize location
9. Upcoming events
– District Derby March 7, Food Drive bag drop March 14, Food Drive pick-up March 21, Merit Badge University Carroll College March 28, YPT April 7, TTFC w/ IOLS April 17-19,

10. Other Business –
– OA – OA needs units to volunteer to teach stations at TTFC. Dustin and Peter will post blog request
– Training committee – cub leader specific training planned for April 11 @ Salvation Army
– May 1 District Awards Dinner
– June 12-14 K-M OA ordeal
– June 19-21 Melita Island OA ordeal
– request made for updated MB counselor list – Dustin to provide
– Eagle Board – Mr. Locke announced that 4 of 16 Eagle projects open at beginning of the year are completed. No new projects apps to report.
– Wood Badge – May 14,15,16 and June 4,5,6. We are to put out invite on blog.


Notes/corrections/updates on the above minutes:  Spring Camporee for Lewis and Clark and Central Districts will take place May 15, 16, 17 at Dry Wolf Campground near Stanford, MT.  See you all at the next District Meeting next Tuesday April 7, 6:30 pm at the Great Falls East Stake Center.