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Troop 48 Update - 3/10/19
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Troop 48 Update - 3/10/19

Posted on Sun, Mar 10, 2019

Troop Meeting during Spring Break

Please note that the Troop will meet on the Tuesday of the school spring break, so please plan to attend unless you will be out of town.


Need Scout Volunteers for Color Guard on March 28

Troop 48 has been asked to provide the color guard and lead the opening flag ceremony for the Chickasaw Council Recognition Banquet. This is one of the top three events the council puts on each year and it includes the Parade of Eagle Scouts of the Class of 2018. We are looking for up to five Scouts to participate on Thursday March 28th at Memphis University School. The Scouts will need to be present from about 6 to 6:45 p.m. (Parents or drivers as well.) And of course, this is a 'field uniform' activity. Participation will fulfill requirement #8a for 2nd Class of: Participate in a flag ceremony for your school, religious institution, chartered organization, community, or Scouting activity. In order to participate, the Scout must be at least the rank of Scout. For any Scouts interested, please inform Mr. Issing within the week. 


New on the Troop Website – Check Out

  1. Welcome to Scout Dads posted under New Scout Parents, a letter written by Mr. Matt Jordan regarding his time spent with his two sons in Troop 48.
  2. Photos from our January and February trips posted under Photos.
  3. A narrative of the trip posted under Scoutmaster's Blog. 

And 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 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:

  • 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 

Mar 18 – Patrol Leaders’ Council Meeting

Mar 21 – Eastern District Recognition Banquet (pre-purchased tickets required)

Mar 22-24 – March Campout at Pinecrest

Mar 28 – Chickasaw Council Recognition Banquet – Color Guard needed 6:00-6:45 pm


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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