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  • Define the role of the scouting committee and the mission we wish to fulfill.

Discussion items


Action items

  • Support T251 with any needs, if we can, but also provide to the troop opportunities for service to our organization.
  • To the broader scouting community, provide outreach in the form of merit badge counseling, scout-oriented programming (scout focused open house? pinewood derby build night?, support for eagle projects that may touch on Maker skills).
  • The goal is to remain cash neutral (the troop should handle their own finances, and any classes should also charge sufficient to cover costs) but a small budget line to cover unforeseen expenses, seed projects, and offer scholarship to needy individuals for Makersmiths based scout programs is a goal.
  • Explore offering to send a Troop 251 scout to NYLT each year, once we have the money.
  • Engage with the Girl Scouting community within MS and outwards.

For future meeting:

Pick up on the merit badge program - run a pilot wood working merit badge course, under Mike Werling, with support from the rest of the committee, use a couple scouts from 1159, 251, or 163 to test it out and tune from there.

Plan to carve out a consistent time for scouting activities to occur at the space.


Engage Rob Shirley to teach metalworking merit badge, composite materials, possibly help with others.