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Troop 48 Update - 2/15/19
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Troop 48 Update - 2/15/19

Posted on Fri, Feb 15, 2019

Spaghetti Supper – February 22

Mrs. Kelley Lee has been hard at work making preparations for our Spaghetti Supper fundraiser on February 22. Let’s all help her in planning by filling up the sign-ups as soon as possible:

  • To sign up for a job on Thursday evening or Friday, please sign-up at the following link: Job Sign-Up We need all slots to be filled, so if you haven’t signed up yet, please do so now. Yes, this means YOU!
  • We need all Scout families to bring 2 desserts (can be a double batch of one dessert, or can be store-bought) Sign up here: Dessert Sign-Up Even if you don’t know exactly what you are bringing, please go ahead and sign up now so we know we will have enough desserts. You can go back in later and edit your sign-up once you decide.
  • Sell your tickets - $10 each. For every 8 tickets you sell, you earn 1 free ticket. All Scouts need to report at 4:00 and each Scout will need a ticket to eat their spaghetti dinner early. 
  • Bring your ticket money and any unsold tickets to the Troop meeting on Tuesday, February 19th and turn them in to Mrs. Lee.


Health Forms due April 23

Parts A, B, and C should be completed annually for all Scouts and adults attending campouts and are due to Mr. Richard Ralph by April 23. Part C requires a doctor’s signature, so make your appointments now. Here is the link to the forms: Health Form Link

  • Please TURN IN (2) COPIES of the forms to Mr. Ralph and also keep a copy for your home records. This allows Mr. Ralph to send copies in advance to the Camp Nurse and still have a copy in his possession for quick reference.
  • 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. Ralph so he has the most up-to-date information at all times.


BSA Swim Check – Be Prepared

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. Our Swim Check will be held on Tuesday night, April 30th instead of our regular Troop meeting at the Germantown Athletic Club. If you haven’t been swimming in a while, it would be good to get some practice in now. 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.


Troop Calendar Changes

Please note the following changes to the Troop Calendar:

  • March 2 – The Scout Skills practice is cancelled.
  • May Climbing Campout – changed from May 17-19 to May 10-12
  • May Campout Fee Due Date – changed from May 7 to April 23


Upcoming Events 

Feb 15-17 – Traps, Shelters, Survival Campout at Reynolds Farm

Feb 22 – Spaghetti Supper 5:00 (Scouts at 4:00 PM)

Feb 25 – Patrol Leaders’ Council Meeting – 7:00-8:30 PM

Mar 1-3 – Higher Adventurers Ski Trip


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 

Please visit our FaceBook page and 'like' it.

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