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

Posted on Mon, Mar 1, 2021

Skymont Merit Badge Selection – March 2

Reminder - those attending Skymont will be selecting their merit badges at the troop meeting Tuesday night. Attached is the list of classes and schedule. Merit badge selections must be approved by the Scoutmaster and are subject to availability, so it is good to have some back-up options in mind as well.


Bike Hike on March 6 – Sign up on Tuesday, March 2

Here is more information for the Saturday, March 6 troop bike ride on the Big River Crossing (if weather is bad, we will not have it).

• Tentative drop off of 10:00, pick up of 2:00, may change based on weather

• Drop off location will be the Big River Crossing on Channel 3 Drive

• Sign-up for the bike ride will be on Tuesday, March 2, there will be no cost

• Please make sure your bicycle is in good working order prior to arrival

• Bicycle helmets are required and must be worn while riding

• Bring a sack lunch and your own beverages

• We will ride somewhere between 6 and 15 miles

If anyone has an extra bike that a Scout could borrow for the bike ride, please let Mr. Hormberg know.


Annual Health and Medical Record – due April 20

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. Richard Ralph by April 20. Part C requires a doctor’s signature, so make your appointments now.

  • Please TURN IN (2) COPIES of the forms to Mr. Ralph and also keep a copy for your home records. This allows Mr. Ralph to send copies in advance to the Camp Nurse and still have a copy in his possession for quick reference. Please mail forms to Mr. Richard Ralph, 4341 Winding Hollow Way, Memphis, TN 38125
  • 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. Ralph so he has the most up-to-date information at all times.


Swim Check on April 13

Our swim check will be on Tuesday, April 13 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 WebEx on April 13. We will be spreading out arrival times and practicing social distancing. 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.


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


Upcoming Events 

 Mar 6 – Bike ride on the Big River Crossing

 Mar 8 – Troop Committee Meeting on WebEx – 7 PM

 Mar 9 – $20 due for March campout

 Mar 9 – Second Skymont deposits due

 Mar 27-28 – March 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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