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Troop 48 Update - 2/17/22

Posted on Thu, Feb 17, 2022

Scout Skills Practice – this Saturday, February 19 - 9 AM-Noon

The Troop will have a skills practice on Saturday, February 19 from 9 am to noon, meet at the Ralph Moak garage. All Scouts should plan to be at the practice or let their patrol leader know if they won’t be there. Wear comfortable clothing (no uniforms). Bring your Scout Handbook and you may want to bring a water bottle.


Scout Sunday – Rescheduled for February 20

Please make plans for Scouts and their families to attend the church service at Faith Presbyterian on Sunday, February 20 to celebrate Scout Sunday. We will also take the Troop photo that morning at 10 am in the chapel, and then attend the 10:45 contemporary service in Faith Hall. Scouts should wear Class A uniforms.


Troop T-Shirt Orders Due This Tuesday, February 22

Attached is an order form for Troop t-shirts, the prices and choices are shown on the form. All Scouts must have a Troop t-shirt for campouts and enough t-shirts to wear each day for Skymont summer camp in June. Orders and money for t-shirts are due to Mrs. Teri Gulati by Tuesday February 22. If you pay using ScoutBucks, PayPal or Plastiq, please text Mrs. Gulati at 901-481-3617 and let her know that. We will not be able to accept orders after February 22. Please consider now if you will need a larger size later this year or if you would like a long-sleeve t-shirt for the fall/winter, as we will not be ordering again until next year.


March 4-6 Campout Location Change – $25 Fee due this Tuesday, February 22

The $25 per person campout fee for the March 4-6 campout is due this Tuesday, February 22. David Crockett State Park is closed for the winter, so the location has changed to Moore Woods near Bolivar, TN.The focus will be on practicing Scout skills and being tested on them.


Spaghetti Supper – February 25, 5 pm – 7 pm, Scouts report at 4 pm

Please keep selling tickets for our 66thannual Spaghetti Supper on February 25. Tickets are $12 each. For every 8 tickets you sell, you earn 1 free ticket. Please turn in money for tickets sold and any unsold tickets this Tuesday, February 22. We need all Scouts and parents to help with this event, so please plan to be there on February 25. If you have any questions or need additional tickets, please contact Mrs. Kelley Lee. Below are the sign up links for adult volunteers and each family will need to provide 2 desserts. We still have several Adult Jobs to fill - Please sign up!Attached is the flyer for the spaghetti supper – please post this to your social media or print and post it.


Spaghetti Supper Sign-Up - Adult Jobs


Spaghetti Supper Dessert Sign-Up


Swim Lessons at Germantown Athletic Club

The Germantown Athletic Club is offering group and private swim lessons to members and non-members (at different costs). The next group swim lessons session starts February 28. Please visit their website for more information:


The Benefits of Scouting

A survey asked Gen Zers (born mid-to-late 1990s to early 2010s) what subjects they are not learning in school, but wish they were. The article at the link below lists the top 18, and many of these are learned in Scouting. The top 5 are mental health, self-defense, survival skills and basic first aid, cooking and personal finance. This is great information on the opportunities Scouting provides – please share with anyone who is eligible to join Troop 48.


Germantown Athletic Club Members

Our swim check will be held at the Germantown Athletic Club on April 26. The troop pays a $5 fee per person for non-members. If you are a member of GAC and have any free passes you will not use, would you consider donating these to the troop for April 26? Please let Scoutmaster Brian Issing know if you have passes to donate.


Annual Health and Medical Record – due April 19

The Annual Health and Medical Record form can be found online at Parts A, B, and C should be completed annually for all Scouts, dads, and leaders attending campouts and are due to Mr. Chuck Utterback by April 19. Part C requires a doctor’s signature, so make your appointments now.

  • Please TURN IN (2) COPIES of the forms to Mr. Utterback and also keep a copy for your home records. This allows Mr. Utterback to send copies in advance to the Camp Nurse and still have a copy in his possession for quick reference. You can turn in forms at a troop meeting or you can mail forms to Mr. Chuck Utterback, 1228 Brayridge Cove, Collierville, TN 38017
  • Provide a copy of your insurance card with the form – both front and back
  • Provide the immunization record on Part B (Separate printout is also acceptable)
  • Be sure that the Scout and Parent sign the forms (on Parts A and B)

·Do not leave any lines blank (You must designate at least one adult to transport your Scout on Part A)

·Do not email the health forms

·Any changes in medications taken from what is reported on the health form should be communicated to Mr. Utterback so he has the most up-to-date information at all times. 

·If you turn in all health and medical records forms by April 19, Mr. Utterback will buy you an ice cream at Skymont!


Swim Check on April 26

Our swim check will be on Tuesday, April 26 at 7:30 PM at the Germantown Athletic Club. Start practicing swimming now to prepare if it has been a while since you have been in the pool. There will be no regular troop meeting on April 26. All Scouts and Dads need to pass the BSA Swim Check annually and qualify as a “BSA Swimmer” to participate in water activities with the Troop, such as canoeing, swimming or water sports. Scouts who have not earned Second Class can complete requirements 5b and 5c. The requirements are listed below (you must use one of the strokes listed properly and have a strong stroke to pass as a Swimmer):


Jump feet first into water over the head in depth, level off, and begin swimming. Swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: sidestroke, breaststroke, trudgen, or crawl; then swim 25 yards using an easy resting backstroke. The 100 yards must be swum continuously and include at least one sharp turn. After completing the swim, rest by floating.

BEGINNER (Second Class requirement 5b):

Jump feet first into water over the head in depth, level off, swim 25 feet on the surface, stop, turn sharply, resume swimming as before, and return to starting place.

Second Class requirement 5c:

Demonstrate water rescue methods by reaching with your arm or leg, by reaching with a suitable object, and by throwing lines and objects.


Just a reminder – Scouts need to bring their BSA Handbook to all Troop meetings


Upcoming Events  

February 19 – Scout Skills Practice – 9 AM-Noon

February 20 – Scout Sunday – meet in Chapel at 10 AM

February 22 – Troop T-Shirt Orders and Money due to Mrs. Teri Gulati

February 22 - $25 March Campout fee due

February 24 – Spaghetti Supper prep

February 25 – Spaghetti Supper – Scouts report at 4 PM

March 1 – Skymont summer camp Merit Badge sign-up

March 4-6 – Scout Skills Campout at Moore Woods


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 

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