Parent Committee Minutes – March 2014

March 4, 2014

Welcome New Parents!

We welcomed four new scouts to Troop 26 this evening. A big thank you to the parents who joined the Committee meeting this evening. Your ongoing support is greatly appreciated and will go a long way towards helping all of the Scouts be more successful.

Treasurer Update

Susan Swider

  • Collecting money for Philmont, Spring Break and Summer Camp
  • Most of the dues are in, but some are outstanding
  • New Scouts will have a pro-rated amount
  • All dues are for the calendar year ($125/year first scout, second scout is an additional $100)
  • Philmont cost is approximately $800 plus travel costs
  • Summer camp is approximately $350; A $150 deposit is being taken now
  • Susan passed around a copy of our Balance Sheet and check register from January 1 to today

Trip Update

ASM Trey Pinner
Colorado River Update

  • Spring Break trip (2 weeks away)
  • Four adults & 15 Scouts going on this trip
  • New scouts can still sign up
  • Link to the Colorado River article on the site

Scoutmaster Intro

Paul Johnson

  • Your involvement is needed and appreciated
  • We have a lot of used gear (boots, shirts, pants, etc) that is free for you to use. Please check the gear room before you go out and buy anything
  • Be sure to go to for a wealth of resources, calendar, etc

Committee Chair

  • Parent meetings are the first Tuesday of each month
  • Often we ask a few parents to help out with the Board of Reviews to help the scouts advance
  • March 18th meeting will be an Eagle Court of Honor at the church next door
  • 4% of all scouts who start will get to Eagle
  • Los Padres is at 6%
  • Troop 26 is a little bit higher than that even

Fundraising Ideas

  • Very little of the budget comes from any fundraising
  • Most of the money all comes from dues
  • Jerry Ball passed around a list of various fundraising ideas & if you have any ideas, please share them; if you’re interested in spearheading one of these, please let us know
  • Selling Popcorn and Grocery Script (Von’s) goes directly to your scout’s account
  • Contact Gillian Swanson about popcorn sales – can this be done online?
  • Contact Stephanie Acuna for Script sales

Looking Ahead

  • Next parent meeting on April 1st
  • First week in April – work day at Camporee
  • Second week of April – Camporee
  • Court of Honor on April 15th

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