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Troop 48 Update - 3/17/19
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Troop 48 Update - 3/17/19

Posted on Mon, Mar 18, 2019

T-Shirt Orders due March 26

Attached is an order form for Troop t-shirts, the prices and choices are shown on the form. All Scouts must have a Troop t-shirt for Camporee in April and enough t-shirts to wear each day for Skymont summer camp in June or the Summer Adventure in July. Orders and money for t-shirts are due to Mrs. Teri Gulati by Tuesday March 26. We will not be able to accept orders after March 26. You can email your order to Mrs. Gulati at by 3/26 if you can’t be at the Troop meeting. Please consider now if you will need a larger size soon or if you would like a long-sleeve t-shirt for the fall/winter, as we will not be ordering again for several months.


We have a full box of recycled Troop 48 T-shirts available at no cost. It would be best if your son had a clean shirt for each day of summer camp and the Summer Adventure so come look through the box at a Troop meeting. The alternative is to pack a small bottle of liquid clothes detergent so that he can hand wash his shirts in the campsite at summer camp. (The Scoutmaster will show him how.)


Spaghetti Sauce for Sale

We have 8 containers of sauce that was frozen from our Spaghetti Supper. We are now selling those for $12 each on a first come/first serve basis. Please email to claim a container(s) to purchase. All sauce must be picked up and paid for next Tuesday at the Troop meeting on 3/19, or it will be sold to someone else.


Welcome to Our Newest Scouts – Updated Troop Roster Attached

Attached is the latest Troop Roster with everyone’s contact information. Please save this file, as it is not posted on our Troop website. If any information is not correct, please let Scoutmaster Issing know.

We would like to welcome our newest Scouts and their families to the Troop: Chandra Gandla, Darahaas Gullipalli, Evan McCleary, Bryce Pendleton, Gabriel Ruiz, Justin Tran, and Anh Tran. Anh is transferring from Troop 65 and is Tenderfoot Rank and the rest are new Scouts from Pack 37. We’re so glad to have you all in the Troop!


Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge Class

Assistant Scoutmaster Brent Snyder will be offering a Citizenship in the Community merit badge class starting April 2 at 6:00pm at Faith Presbyterian.  We will meet 4 to 5 times at this time (dates TBD), and will have one field trip to a Germantown or Collierville City Council meeting (TBD). Mr. Snyder will provide you with the dates after the first class session on April 2.  Sign- up with Mr. Snyder by April 2 if you are interested.


Troop Calendar – Updated Version Attached

Attached is an updated version of our Troop Calendar which reflects the change in dates to the May campout – please use this calendar going forward.


Advancement Report

Attached is this month’s advancement report. Please check to see if your record is up to date, and please see Mrs. Vietzke if there are any updates to be made. Bring your Boy Scout Handbook to the troop meetings so that our advancement chair, Mrs. Vietzke, can update our Troopmaster advancement software.


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. 


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. New Scouts and new adults need to turn in Parts A and B and a copy of the insurance card to Mr. Ralph before attending a campout. 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.


Upcoming Events 

Mar 18 – Patrol Leaders’ Council Meeting

Mar 19 – Spaghetti Sauce sale - $12 each

Mar 21 – Eastern District Recognition Banquet – 7 PM (pre-purchased tickets required)

Mar 22-24 – March Campout at Pinecrest

Mar 26 – T-shirt orders and money due to Mrs. Gulati

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

Apr 1 – Troop Committee Meeting – 7 PM

Apr 2 – Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge Class – 6 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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