Yearly Planning Meeting

Participants: Paul Pinney, Phil Kivel, Mike Demcisak, Barry Fitzpatrick, Sarah Houser, Craig Erdmann


Topics of Discussion:  2011-2012 Calendar of Events


July 2011

  • Highland Park Family Camping Trip; 7/16-7/17/11
    • Campsite with facilities
    • Bring your tent to pitch in same open area as your friends
    • All family members invited to attend

August 2011

  • Camp Akela; 8/5-8/7/11
  • Planning needed for a project for patches on red felt (blanket, vests, fo-deer skin). Craig to check into felt on hand and let Mike know.
  • Popcorn training Date TBD. Sarah to head Popcorn contact.

September 2011

  • Pack Meeting; 9/15/11
    • Kick of 2012 Scouting Year
    • Pack Meetings to be held the third Thursday of each month;
    • Popcorn Theme and fundraising details
    • Distribute Boats for Rain Gutter Regatta
  • Recruitment will again be two days at the schools during their open house meetings; dates TBD
    • Need to redo the boards used at the tables
  • Open House; 9/8 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.  (planning meeting needed in August)
    • Event to showcase the Pack to prospective scouts and to orientate the dens
    • Boys will be encouraged to wear their uniforms to school that day

October 2011

  • Rain Gutter Regatta; 10/20/11
    • Need to obtain the rain gutters and relocate to a common storage location. Paul to contact Martin.
  • Pack Go See It to Fort Snelling; 10/23/11

November 2011

  • Pack meeting will be a volunteer event; 11/17/11
    • Possible event: Feed my Starving Children, Scouting for Food
    • Distribute Derby Cars

December 2011

  • Pack meeting with winter focus; 12/15/11
    • Consider a caroling event for a local nursing home
    • Consider a camping event in an overnight cabin

January 2012

  • Pack Meeting; 1/19/12
    • Demonstrate Sportsmanship
    • Inspection of Derby cars to be set up for those who wish to have their car checked before the race day
  • Pinewood Derby; 1/21/12 at the Senior High
    • Add new class for parent created cars
      • Need to be aware time this will take an ensure that we are able to move through it quickly

February 2012

  • Pack Meeting; 2/16/12
    • Focus on being resourcefulness
    • Teams to create a Catapult using junk/trash items
    • Teams rather then Dens competing to give the older boys an opportunity for leadership development and to create more even groups given the complexity of this project
  • Polar Cubs; 2/18/12

March 2012

  • Blue and Gold; 3/10/12
    • Senior High 11:00 – 1:00
    • Consider a magician for entertainment
  • Pack Meeting; 3/15/12
    • Take Flight Theme
    • Ben Hur Video

April 2012

  • Pack Meeting 4/19/12
    • Chariot Races
    • Warm up Exercises
    • Commitments needed for attending Camp Akela 8/10-8/12/12
  • Kiwanis Kite Flying Event
    • Look to participate in this event
    • Possible fund rasing oppertunity

May 2012

  • Advancement; 5/17/12
    • To be held outdoors at 6:30

June 2012

  • Parktacular Parade; 6/16 or 6/17 ???
    • Have Pack participate marching
  • June 23-24 Highland Park Camping
    • To include the 2012-2013 Planning Meeting

July 2012

  • Dav Event
    • Options to consider: Solid Fuel Rockets, Twins Game,
  • 07/14-07/15/12 Camping Highland Park

August 2012

  • Camp Akela; 8/10 – 8/12