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Troop 48 Update - 10/10/15‏
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Troop 48 Update - 10/10/15‏

Posted on Mon, Oct 19, 2015

Mr. Brent Snyder Bestowed with Vigil Honor Title

The Vigil Honor is the highest honor that the Order of the Arrow (OA) can bestow upon its members for service to lodge, council, and Scouting. Membership cannot be won by a person's conscious endeavors. The OA, sort of a fraternal organization within the B.S.A., is a brotherhood of honor campers and one of our own leaders received its highest recognition.


Mr. Brent Snyder was presented this honor at the Order of the Arrow Fall Fellowship weekend on October 4th. In front of approximately 100 Arrowmen, his wife Tammy and friends, he was presented his white and red Vigil Honor sash. As our troop's assistant Scoutmaster / OA troop advisor, he will continue to give back to the OA and Scouting. Congratulations to Mr. Snyder!


Changes in Assistant Scoutmaster Positions

Some of the ASMs have changed roles. We’d like to thank our wonderful ASMs for all of their work and dedication to the Troop! Here are their new positions:

ASM for Program – Richard Ralph

ASM for Advancement – Eric Hube

ASM for Outdoor Activities – Bo Hormberg

ASM for New-Scout Patrols – Rob Ragland

ASM for Tortugas Patrol – Brent Snyder

ASM for Phoenix Patrol – Richard Ralph

ASM / OA Troop Advisor – Brent Snyder

ASM / Eagle Mentor – Ed Provine

ASM / Asst. Eagle Mentor – Barry Moore

ASM / Quartermaster – Dave Parsels

ASM – Tom Kane


Troop Committee – Open Position

We have an opening for Secretary on the Troop Committee. Please see Kim Ridenhour if you are interested. The Committee meetings are generally the first Monday of each month at 7 pm.


Greenery Sale & Popcorn Sale

Our greenery and popcorn sales are underway – please sell as much as you can! If you have questions about the greenery sale, please contact Mrs. Gina Eddleman. The contact for the popcorn sale is Mr. Ross Earl. For our top greenery and popcorn sellers, the Rice family has graciously donated a prize of 4 Grizzlies tickets for each top seller! Winners will have a choice of four dates for the tickets – Nov 27 or 29th, or January 8th or 10th. There are also cash prizes from the Troop for top sellers for greenery and prizes from the Council for popcorn sales, so get selling and go for it! All Scouts earn 60% of the profits in ScoutBucks, so the more you sell, the less you pay in campout fees next year.


Here are the due dates for the Greenery sale:

Oct 27 – Orders and money are due

Nov 17 (approximate) – Greenery products delivered


Here are the due dates for the Popcorn sale:

Oct 27 – Take Order forms due, and Show & Deliver sales money and unsold product due

Nov 17 (approximate) – Take Order products delivered

Dec 1 – All Take Order money and Prize Selection due


Everyone received 2 Holiday Gift Order Forms in their greenery packet. If you will not be using these, please return them to Mrs. Gina Eddleman. Remember that for each Holiday gift order on the back of the envelope that will be shipped directly, you will need to complete a Holiday Gift Order Form.


If you haven’t received your PopcornTake Order form, please see Mr. Ross Earl, or you can print out a form online at

You can also sell popcorn Online to your family and friends who don’t live in the area. See this website for instructions for the online sale


Collierville has a new solicitation policy effective October 9th. Please check before knocking on doors to see if a “No Solicitation” sign is posted. If you see a sign, please skip that house for your selling.


Upcoming Events

Oct 16-18 – Backpacking campout – LBL

Oct 27 – Greenery and popcorn orders and money due

Nov 3 – $25 due for November Campout

Nov 13-15 – Campout at Reelfoot Lake

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