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Troop 48 Update - 10/4/19
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Troop 48 Update - 10/4/19

Posted on Fri, Oct 4, 2019

Church Service Project Tomorrrow – Saturday October 5th

This Saturday, October 5th, we will have a service project at the church from 9 am – Noon. We will be staining the pergola and picnic tables next to the Ralph Moak garage. Please wear old clothes to work in, and bring a water bottle. A pizza lunch will be provided. We also need adults to help supervise. We especially need Scouts age 14 or older to work on ladders. Plastic gloves will be provided. Please come and help so we can show the church how much we appreciate them!


October Canoeing Campout Fee due Tuesday

The $25 campout fee for the October 25-27 campout is due Tuesday, October 8th. Please sign up and pay the Scribe. You may use ScoutBucks if you have an available balance.  If you need to have a swim check, please contact Mr. Bo Hormberg.


Backpacking 101 Demo for First-Time Backpackers – October 22 – Parents should Attend

The November 15-17 trip is the troop's 'backpacking 101' or introduction to backpacking weekend. As a 101, we will be hiking a small number of miles in an area with gentle hills and beautiful scenery. Completing this 101 allows the Scout to tackle the 201 backpacking trip in February. To prepare the first-timers for the November trip, a demonstration on the proper gear to bring will be held at on Tuesday, October 22 at 7:05 PM in the library across the hall from the Scout room. In order to attend the November trip, the first-timer Scout needs to participate in this demonstration and pass his gear check. A parent is strongly encouraged to attend this demonstration as well.


During this demonstration, the troop's backpacking gear list will be reviewed, which can be found on our Web site here: Most of the standard camping trip gear will suffice for this trip and a number of the items are available to borrow from the troop. This includes backpacks for both Scouts and dads. Please see our quartermaster, Mr. Gulati, to borrow any items.


Greenery Sale

Our greenery sale is underway, please see Mrs. Marjorie Reynolds if you did not get your packet. Orders and money will be due October 29 to Mrs. Reynolds, and the products will be delivered in mid-November. Scouts will earn 60% of the profits in their Scout Bucks account, so this is your fundraiser to build up your account and fund your campout and summer camp fees.


Popcorn Sale

Our Scouts BSA popcorn sale is underway, so please sell as much as possible. Orders and money will be due on October 22 to Mrs. Yvonne Gamblin, and the products will be delivered in mid-November.  If you haven’t received your order form, please see Mrs. Gamblin, or the order form can be found online at:  Popcorn Products  Popcorn Order Form  All orders must be entered online using the Scout’s online account with Trail’s End. Parents and Scouts can go to to set up the account. Scouts that already have an account from prior years but do not know the password or username should go to the log-in screen ( and use the “What’s my username” and “What’s my password” prompts. You can also use your account to take orders online, and there is now free shipping for online orders. There is also a Trail’s End app that allows you take orders using the app and you can also accept credit card payments through the app. Please contact Mrs. Gamblin if you have any questions.


Upcoming Events 

Oct 5 – Church Service Project – 9-Noon

Oct 8 – $25 due for Canoeing campout Oct 25-27

Oct 22 – Backpacking 101 demo for First-time Backpackers and their Parents -  7:05 PM

Oct 22 – Popcorn orders and money due to Mrs. Gamblin

Oct 29 – Greenery orders and money due to Mrs. Reynolds


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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