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Troop 48 Update - 2/21/15
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Troop 48 Update - 2/21/15

Posted on Sun, Feb 22, 2015

Deposit due this Tuesday, 2/24 for Washington DC Summer Adventure – July 11 -18th

On July 11th, Troop 48 will depart for our Nation’s Capital.  In order to make plans, get security clearances and set budgets we need to know who will be going as soon as possible.  An initial deposit of $100 is due on or before February 24th. The total costs are still being determined, but will not be more than $300 per person. In addition, we need personal information so the Secret Service can conduct background checks prior to our visit to The White House.  If you and/or your son is planning to go, please provide the following information in writing (not email) to Mr. Hormberg as soon as possible: First name, middle name, last name, date of Birth, Social Security #, Citizenship, Country of citizenship if other than U.S.A., City/State of residence.


Troop T-shirt Orders

Attached is an order form for Troop 48 t-shirts. Please turn in money and orders to Mrs. Peggy Lux by Tuesday, March 3rd. Mrs. Lux will be available before the Troop meetings for the next couple of weeks to take money and orders, or if you need to check t-shirt sizes. All Scouts will need to wear a Troop t-shirt for the Camporee campout in April, and will need to wear t-shirts each day of Summer Camp. We also have some used t-shirts in smaller sizes available for sale, please see Mrs. Lux if you are interested.


Deposit due March 3rd for Skymont Summer Camp – June 6-13

The second deposit of $75 for Scouts and $30 for adults is due Tuesday, March 3rd for Skymont summer camp. The total cost will be $200 for Scouts and $80 for adults. The Troop is subsidizing $60 per person from the Campership fund toward registration fees, transportation and food costs. The final payment is due April 28.


Congratulations to our 67th Eagle Scout!

Please join us in congratulating Jack Borg, who has earned his Eagle Scout rank and is Troop 48’s 67th Eagle Scout. We are so proud of Jack! Please save the date – the Eagle Court of Honor for Jack and Kyle Ralph will be Sunday, April 19th at 3:00 pm.


New Scouts

Please join us in welcoming new Scout Gabe Bautista to our Troop! Gabe started Cub Scouts with Pack 48 at Faith Presbyterian, so welcome back Gabe!


Spaghetti Supper

A huge thanks to Eric Hube who led us through another successful Spaghetti Supper! Thanks also to all those who volunteered!  We raised $2,310 in profits for the Troop!


Updated Troop Calendar

Attached is a copy of the updated Troop calendar that was handed out at the last Court of Honor.


BSA Swim Test

The BSA swim test for our Troop will be Tuesday, April 14th at the Germantown Athletic Club, 1801 Exeter. The cost will be $5 per person, if not a member of the Germantown Athletic Club. Passing the swim test is required for all Scout and adults who participate in any water activities with the Troop – swimming, canoeing, kayaking, etc. If you haven’t been swimming since last summer, make plans to get some swim practice in before the test.


Check out

Posted on our Troop website are some new items:

1. The 2015 Annual Troop and Patrol Photos

2. Photos from our January camping trip posted under Photos.

3. A narrative of the trip posted under Scoutmaster's Blog.

Stay up to date on Troop happenings by checking the News section. All of these items are available without having to sign on so please take a look and see what we have been up to. 


Health Forms Due April 30th

Health Forms Parts A, B and C need to be updated annually and are due by April 30th to Mr. Ralph for Scouts and adults. Part C is required for summer camp and the Washington DC trip and requires a physician signature, so make your doctor appointments now. We encourage all Scouts to have Part C completed, whether attending summer camp or not. All adults attending campouts should also complete Parts A & B. Please also keep a copy of the form you turn in for your records. The form can be downloaded from this link -


Chickasaw Council Awards Banquet – March 26

Our Eagle Scouts Josh Albert and Kyle Ralph will be honored at the Chickasaw Council Banquet on March 26th. It will be held at the Catholic Church of the Incarnation in Collierville, beginning at 6:30 pm. If you are interested in attending and purchasing a ticket for the banquet, please let Mr. Issing know.


Kroger Community Rewards

The Kroger Community Rewards program allows our Troop to receive donations from Kroger based on our group’s shopping. Kroger is requiring everyone to re-enroll effective January 1. So please go to the website  and sign up your Kroger shopping card. Our group is called “Boy Scout Troop 48 Faith P.C.” and our number is 80383. This program does not impact any of the Kroger card benefits you receive, it’s just a way for our Troop to get donations from Kroger, so please sign up. 


Upcoming Events  

Feb 21-22 -  Team-building Campout at Camp Currier

Feb 24 – Washington DC trip $100 deposit due 

Feb 24 – Order of the Arrow Elections

Mar 2 – Troop Committee meeting – 7pm

Mar 3 – Second Skymont payment due, $75 for Scouts, $30 for adults

   Mar 3 – Troop t-shirt orders & money due

Mar 7 – Camporee Practice – 9-12

Mar 10 - $25 Campout fee due

Mar 26 – Chickasaw Council Banquet – Church of the Incarnation, Collierville – 6:30 pm

Mar 27-29 Campout at Pinecrest – Camporee practice

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