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Troop 48 Update - 12/30/16
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Troop 48 Update - 12/30/16

Posted on Mon, Jan 2, 2017

January Campout Change and Fees Due Tuesday January 3rd

In the interest of having a backpacking trip in January that will be fun for everyone, we have decided, with the PLC's endorsement, to change our destination.  We will be heading back to the Little Rock area to hike a section of the Ouachita National Recreation Trail (ORT).  We will begin near Pinnacle Mountain and hike West around Lake Maumelle.  This is considered to be the final section of the ORT, a 223 mile long trail which stretches from Oklahoma to Little Rock.  We will be departing on Saturday January 14th and returning in the afternoon on Monday the 16th.  For more details please check out:  http://www.backpacker.com/trips/oklahoma/oklahoma-arkansas-s-ouachita-trail/

 

The campout fee for the January backpacking trip is $25 and is due on Tuesday, January 3rd, our first Troop meeting back after the holidays. This trip is open to experienced backpackers, but please contact Mr. Bo Hormberg if you have any questions.

 

Skymont Summer Camp Financial Assistance

A limited number of Troop Camperships are available to provide financial assistance for summer camp upon a demonstrated family financial need. Scouts are encouraged to earn a portion of their fees in following the Scout Law tenet of, "A Scout is Thrifty". Please contact Scoutmaster Brian Issing, Treasurer Fred Lee, or Committee Chair Kim Ridenhour by January 31st if you would like to inquire further. This program is kept confidential.

 

Reminder for Scouts Not Yet Second Class Rank

Officer Landers from the Collierville Police Department presented a program on November 22nd for the Second Class Requirement #7c: Participate in a school, community, or troop program on the dangers of using drugs, alcohol, and tobacco and other practices that could be harmful to your health.

 

The Scout’s action item is:

"Discuss your participation in the program with your family, and explain the dangers of substance addictions. Report to your Scoutmaster or other adult leader in your troop about which parts of the Scout Oath and Scout Law relate to what you learned."

 

Scouts - have you discussed your participation in the Drug and Alcohol Awareness Program with your family?

Parents - Please encourage your son to have this discussion and to speak to one of the assistant Scoutmasters on January 3rd to finish and get sign-off on this requirement.

 

Spaghetti Supper

Our 62nd Annual Spaghetti Supper is February 17th, and we’ve added the event to our Facebook page. Please share the link to the event on Facebook and ask people to reply to it.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1234501356630260/

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 

Upcoming Events 

Jan 2 – Troop Committee Meeting – 7:00 PM

Jan 3 – Troop meetings resume – 7:00 PM

Jan 3 – January $25 Campout fee due

Jan 14-16 – Backpacking Campout – Little Rock, AR

Jan 23 – Patrol Leaders’ Council meeting – 7:00 PM

Jan 24 – February $25 Campout fee due

Feb 3-5 – February Campout – Traps, Shelters & Survival at Moore Woods

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