Cash flow is very tight.
Have brought Michael Tiedman on serving as a Americorps Vista Employee assigned to BSA/
Comp & Benefits – Dr. Steven Flynt
Committee will meet in February.
Insurance – Vacant
Working to find a new insurance carrier who will cover required Auto Insurance policy.
Marketing – Vacant-Rebecca Stiles
Will begin a new video series of 17-24 year old Scouts and Scout Moms. Also focused on improving social media reach.
Nominating – Keith Milburn
Nominating committee is meeting working to identify prospective board members. Please share any ideas with Keith or Dan.
Properties – Randy Watkins
Dining Hall project is complete. Working on additional Knox improvements including Ecology Lodge, Pistol Range, Aquatcis Upgrades and new Adirondak Shelters. Working to sell Camp Daniel Marshall.
Risk Management – Ron Pflieger
Strategic Plan – Doug Welch
Have completed small group input sessions. Plan to provide rough draft to Executive Committee in December, Full plan for approval at Annual Business Meeting in January.
District Nominating Committee is working to build district team.
Council has had a rough year in 2023 in revenue with income shortages in FOS, Foundations, United Way, Store Revenue, Product Sales and camping revenue.
Audit – Michael Harley
2022 Audit is completed with a clean, unqualified audit.
Endowment Management – Scott Edwards
Endowment at $968,492. Market has been very bad in 2023. We have one open position on the Endowment Trustee Board to fill a five year term for 2024-2028.
Friends of Scouting – Vacant
Kicking off the 2024 Fundraising campaign. Camp Cards are being developed.
FOS Dinner – Elizabeth Donsbach
Event set for January 25 at The Richmond on Greene. Will Morris will be honoree.
Sporting Clay – Vacant
Looking for committee members to help with this event in 2024.
Golf Tournament – Vacant
Will run two tournaments in 2024, one in March at Applewood, one in September at Belle Meade.
Product Sales – Ryan Merideth
2023 Popcorn sale was down about 25%. Exploring additional fall product sale opportunities. Adventure Card will have a new look, working to register units to sell.
Capital Campaign – Vacant
Working with Properties Committee to build fund additional capital projects.
Endowment Growth – Vacant
- Community Foundation $15,000
- Creel Harison $25,000
- Vinea Capital $5,000
- Women in Philanthropy $8,200
- CSRA United Way
- Edgefield United Way
- Aiken United Way
To be Submitted
- Vic Mills Family
- Publix Charities
- Dominion Energy
- Augusta Exchange Club
- Knox Foundation
- Morgan Stanley
- Planters EMC
- Buttolph Foundation
- Lynwood Hayne Trust
- Branan Foundation
- TR Reddy Family Foundation
- Porter Fleming Foundation
- JB White Foundation
- Cullium Foundation
- Truist Foundation
- Suntrust / BB&T Foundation
- Wild Turkey Foundation
- Wells Fargo Foundation
- Melinda Gates Foundation $250,000
We continue to work on building a n engaged membership team. We have achieved year end UNIT Growth in 2023, with +3 in Packs (11% Growth) We are down 97 total youth for year end growth.
Fall Recruiting – Vacant
• This committee should be built from members of the district membership teams to focus on the fall recruiting efforts.
We have an exciting line-up of activities set for 2024. We plan to market these events much more aggressively to increase attendance.
2023 Fall Camporee was good with 9 Troops and about 110 in attendance.
Advancement – Bob Lowrie
Alumni Relations – Robert Bolton
Scouting Alumni Committee – No Report
Campmaster Corps – Vacant
Now that the Sewell Center is renovated, we will start the Camp Master program again. Training is set for December 2nd at 9AM.
Cub Scouts – Vacant
Working on 2024 Cub Fun Day. 2023 Spookoree and Webelosree were both very good events with over 800 at Spookoree and about 150 at Webelosree.
Aquatics – Jsaon Tisdale
Working with John Deere to complete the Aquatics site renovations to provide a better beach and program area.
Council Banquet / Centennial Gala – Vacant
Scheduled to be held in March 2024. Presentations will include Outstanding Eagle Scout Award, and the Silver Beaver Court of Honor.
Camping – Jeremy Culler
Knox Sumer camp is shaping up very well. Camp Key 3 is in place, and registration is strong with week 1 52% booked and week 2 18% booked. Early Bird fee is valid until December 15th.
Leave no Trace – Amanda Steele
NESA – Maury Locke
A gathering of Eagles is planned for 25 April, 2024.
STEM NOVA Committee – Vacant
Training – Vacant
54% of our direct contact leaders are currently trained. We are working to provide more opportunities for face to face training. We need to build a quality training team to accomplish this. If interested please reach out to Dan Rogers.
Bob White Lodge – OA – Darryl Furby
Preparing for 2024 NOAC in Boulder Colorado and to host the 2025 Section Conclave at Knox Scout Reservation.