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Troop 48 Update - 1/3/21
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Troop 48 Update - 1/3/21

Posted on Sun, Jan 3, 2021

Weekly Troop Meetings Resume on Tuesday January 5 at 7 PM on WebEx

Troop meetings will resume virtually on WebEx on January 5. The start time is changing from 7:30 PM to 7:00 PM. The link below is for each Tuesday through June 8, 2021.

Join by phone +1-415-655-0001 US Toll

Meeting number: 126 479 9447

Password: ZEj8s3Cm4d6 (93587326 from phones and video systems)


We ask that you save the meeting invitation sent from Scouts BSA Troop 48 to your e-mail calendar so that you receive a reminder 30 minutes prior. To do this you will need to do one of the following:

1. Click on the RSVP box and select 'Yes' or 'Maybe' (this may look different depending on what email program you use):



 Or 2. Open the attachment ending in '.ics' and save that to your e-mail calendar.


 Please note a change for 2021: Based on a recommendation from the BSA, participants will be placed in a waiting room until admitted by the meeting host. Participants should make sure that their display name is their own name and be signed on by 6:55 PM to ensure being admitted in time for the opening ceremony.


Cancelled Events – January 9 and January 16

Due to Governor Lee's decree on limiting group sizes to 10 or fewer, the January 9 conservation project and the January 16 Scout Skills Practice have been cancelled. Scouts needing service projects can make their own arrangements but need to secure the Scoutmaster's permission prior to beginning the work.


Backpacking Gear Demonstration – January 19

There will be a backpacking gear demonstration on Tuesday January 19 beginning at 7:05 p.m. This meeting will be for any Scout or dad who has not gone backpacking with the troop previously and who wants to attend the February trip to Jordan's Ranch on February 20-21. This trip is known as a '101' and is required in order to go on 201 level trips. Parents or guardians are asked to attend as well. This meeting will cover the items the participants will need to pack as well as how to borrow equipment from the troop. It will take place as a 'breakout' session during the troop meeting and will last 45 minutes. The link to the equipment list is here: Gear List for Backpacking


Adult Volunteers Needed

· We need an adult volunteer to manage our troop’s Facebook site, posting articles each week. Material for posting will be provided. If you are interested in this role, please contact Kim Ridenhour.  We also are looking for someone to replace Kim as Committee Chair. Let Kim or John Campbell know if you are interested in any of these roles.

· The next Troop Committee meeting will be on January 4 at 7 PM on WebEx. All parents are welcome to attend Troop Committee meetings. If you are not a Committee member, but would like to attend the Committee meeting, please let Kim Ridenhour know and she will send you the WebEx invitation.


All Troop 48 in-person activities are cancelled until the church informs us that we can return.


Upcoming Events 

 Jan 4 – Troop Committee Meeting – 7 PM

Jan 5 – Troop meetings on WebEx resume at 7 PM

Jan 9 – POSTPONED due to COVID-19 - Conservation Project at Pinecrest Retreat & Conf. Center – La Grange, TN, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Lunch provided by the Scoutmaster corps.)

Jan 12 – $25 Due for January Campout

Jan 12 – POSTPONED due to COVID-19 - Visitors’ Night

Jan 16 – POSTPONED due to COVID-19 - Scout Skills Practice 9:00 AM - Noon

Jan 18 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - Schools closed

Jan 19 – Backpacking 101 gear demonstration for new Scouts and parents


Keep up-to-date on Troop activities by visiting our Troop 48 Website and Facebook page: - Facebook: Troop 48 Germantown

Our Troop activity calendar is updated frequently: Troop Calendar 

Please visit our FaceBook page and 'like' it.

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