Indian Springs District Committee Meeting Minutes February 5, 2015
Meeting called to order at 7:00 Opened with Pledge of Allegiance Prior month minutes read and approved
Cubmaster and Committee recruiting training is coming up. This is a new Council event to prepare Packs for changes in recruiting and program. Set for April 30. Location TBD. Recruiting materials pickup is July 16.
Bi-annual assessments are continuing. Assessments have been sent to unit Key 3 for follow up discussions with Unit Commissioners.
Current issues with recharter (late submissions) causing issues for some with online access to tools
College of Commissioner Science set for February 28
No Report at this time
March will see Troop/Crew recruiting events. Information is posted on the District web site.
In 2016, Council will require a Spring Cub Scout Camp. IS is currently already planning.
Discussion of Cub Position Specific training and the calendar changes/additions. Per AAC, Cub training is top priority due to program changes beginning with new Cub year.
Goal for trained leaders in all programs is an increase of 5%.
Will be adding Merit Badge Counselor training
Report given on OA Winter Gathering Camp. Camp was a success with over 200 attendees.
OA is investigating a Dutch Oven gathering for October time frame. All will be invited.
Spring Camporee location is set for McIntosh on April 17 - 19
Fall Camporee is currently planned for Camp Thunder in Moline, GA (Flint River Council)
Carrol County Commissioners are currently discussing the possibility of eliminating usage fees for Scout groups in the District. The payback for this is in the form of service projects.
Awards Banquet discussions and nominations. Award nominations close February 7.
A request has been made that each units' Advancement Chair serve as part of the District Advancement Committee.
Spring Merit Badge clinic is set for March 21 at the University of West Georgia.
Calendar planning meeting scheduled for March 8
Scouting for Food is coming soon. Look to District and Council site for details
Vice Chair of Operations
Council has requested that each District Committee have a succession plan. Each position should plan to serve 2 years but a plan needs to be in place and to Council by April 24.
Friends of Scouting breakfast is February 10 at University of West GA.