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Troop 48 Update - 3/18/22
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Troop 48 Update - 3/18/22

Posted on Fri, Mar 18, 2022

April Campout Fee due Tuesday

Our April campout is the Chickasaw Challenge at Camp Currier on April 1-3. The $25 per person campout fee is due this Tuesday, March 22. Please sign up and pay by the 3/22 deadline.


Troop T-Shirt Orders delivered Tuesday

Mrs. Teri Gulati will have the troop t-shirt orders at the troop meeting this Tuesday, so please plan to pick those up.


Scout Skills Practice – Saturday, March 26 – 9am – Noon

Our last Scout skills practice before the Chickasaw Challenge will be a week from tomorrow on March 26 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.


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.


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). Please visit their website for more information:


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


Upcoming Events  

March 22 – $25 campout fee due for April 1-3 campout

March 22 – Troop t-shirt orders delivered

March 26 – Scout Skills practice – 9 AM – Noon

April 1-3 – Chickasaw Challenge campout at Camp Currier

April 4  – Troop Committee Meeting – 7 PM


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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