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Troop 48 Update - 11/18/17
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Troop 48 Update - 11/18/17

Posted on Tue, Nov 28, 2017

Advancement Reports

Parents of Scouts - Beginning this month, and continuing each future month, we will be providing a copy of the Troop 48 Advancement Status report in a Troop 48 Update (attached). This report is designed to show what rank your son/grandson is working on as well as the requirements he needs for that next rank. The hope is that you can use this to discuss his progress against the goal he set for that next rank. (The goal is usually written on the requirements page for that rank.) If you find that his handbook lists more items completed than listed on the report, please ask him to present his book to our advancement chair, Mrs. Vietzke, who will update our Troopmaster software (the report is as of 11/5, so recent changes will not be shown until next month). If this monthly review generates any questions about his advancement progress, please guide him to speaking with Scoutmaster Issing.


On a related note, upon departing your house for a troop activity, please see that your son leaves with his handbook. Each week and each camping trip provides multiple opportunities for getting requirements 'signed-off'. The typical scenario is that a Scout completes an item yet does not have his book on him for the requirement to be noted as completed. And then he forgets about following up at the next troop meeting and his accomplishment is lost to time. This is the number one item of angst among the members of the Scoutmaster Corps as they know that Scouts are completing requirements but not getting recognized for them. 


Greenery for Sale

We have to order the greenery in cases, so we have some extra items for sale, listed below. If you sell one or would like to purchase one, please let Mrs. Marjorie Reynolds know (, and turn in the money to her. The items listed below are available to sell on a first come, first served basis. We have discounted from the original prices, so please try to sell this or consider buying another.


1 25” Classic Wreaths - $36 – discounted to $30

3 25” Victorian Wreaths - $42 – discounted to $36

4 Classic Sprays - $31 – discounted to $25

3 Cranberry Splash Sprays - $37 – discounted to $31

3 Candlelit Centerpieces - $43 – discounted to $37

4 North Star Table Trees - $44 – discounted to $38

3 36” Classic Wreaths - $58 – discounted to $48

1 36” Victorian Wreaths - $65 – discounted to $55

1 36” Cranberry Splash Wreath - $66 – discounted to $56


Religious Emblem Program Offered

Faith Presbyterian will be offering classes beginning in January to enable Scouts to earn the Religious Emblem, taught by the youth leader, Jon Fuschi. This is not only limited to Presbyterians, each religion has its own booklet and the Scout will work with their own religious leaders during the framework of the class offered at FPC. The Scout Law teaches us that a Scout is reverent to God, and this is an important opportunity for our Scouts to grow stronger in their faith.  More information will be provided at the December Court of Honor on December 12th. The Religious Emblem award is one of the few that a Scout can continue to wear on their adult uniform.


Order of the Arrow Fees Due

The 2018 dues for Order of the Arrow participants is $10. Please pay this to Mr. Brent Snyder by November 28th. Scout Bucks or PayPal may be used. Those who attended the most recent Fall Ordeal as an Ordeal candidate do not need to pay, the $10 was included in your Ordeal registration fee.


Upcoming Events 

Nov 20 – Patrol Leaders Council Meeting

Nov 28 – December campout fee due

Nov 28 – Order of the Arrow fee due

Dec 4 – Troop Committee Meeting

Dec 8-9 – December campout – Huntsville Space Center

Dec 12 – Awards Court of Honor and Christmas Potluck – 6:00 PM

Dec 18 – Patrol Leaders Council Meeting

Dec 19 – Christmas Baskets Service Project – 4 PM (no Troop meeting)

Dec 26 – No Troop Meeting

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