Minutes from the September Committee Meeting

BSA Troop 287 —  September 15, 2016 — Leave a comment

Boy Scout Troop 287


Meeting:                   Troop 287 Committee Meeting

Date & Time:            July 12, 2016, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Location:                  Wilson United Methodist Church

In attendance:          Sara Chermack, Steve Cuccaro, Sandy Diggs, Sandy Johnston, Pam Reeves, Danny Reeves, Tom Sharp, Jen Walker, Sean Warner, Jonathan Westcott, Lisa Woodard.


Sean Warner – Scout Master

  • This Friday, Sept 16th through Sunday the 18th will be the Wigwam Backpacking Trip in the Lost Creek Wilderness area. Scouts should be at the church at 4:00 PM on Friday; the plan is to arrive back around 12:00 PM on Sunday
  • October 14th – 16th will be the Centennial Campout hosted by our local Boy Scout council. It will take place at the El Paso County Fairgrounds in Calhan. This will be a family campout, $20 for entire family, or just $10 for one Scout.
  • Saturday, November 5th will be the Veteran’s Day Parade and our “Flags” fundraiser.
  • November 11th & 12th – “The Dino Death March” will most likely occur.
  • Towards the end of the year, the Scoutmaster will be planning a Holiday gathering at his home for all of the Troop parents
  • Suggestion made to participate in Camp Jamboree – Summer 2017


Tom Sharp – Chartered Organization Representative

  • October 31st event: Church Harvest Festival and ‘Trunk or Treat’ – Scouts are encouraged to participate as volunteers
  • Sunday, Sept. 25th, Soup Kitchen at Sacred Heart Catholic Church


Sandy Johnston – Committee Chair

  • Suggestion made for purchasing camping equipment with unallocated funds
  • Veteran’s Day Flags will be discussed towards end of meeting
  • Discussed the scholarship fund


Danny Reeves – Committee Treasurer

  • Discussed reconciliation reports


Flag Fundraiser Discussion

  • Flags raises $2,200 roughly for the Troop which goes towards the costs of awards at Courts of Honor; dues would be significantly higher without the help of Flag fundraising
  • We need to keep this as a fundraiser; cannot afford to lose this partnership with the Rotary Club
  • There is the potential for the Rotary Club to find another Boy Scout Troop
  • Various solutions were discussed to improve the participation of the boys and the parents

BSA Troop 287


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