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Troop 48 Update - 3/29/19
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Troop 48 Update - 3/29/19

Posted on Sun, Mar 31, 2019

Change in May Campout Dates

The dates for the May campout have changed again back to the original dates of May 17-19. The campout fee of $75 will be due on May 7.


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.


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 

Apr 1 – Troop Committee Meeting – 7 PM

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

Apr 6 – Scout Skills Practice – 9:00 AM-Noon

Apr 15 – Patrol Leaders’ Council Meeting 7:00-8:30 PM

Apr 16 – $25 due for April Camporee Campout

Apr 23 – Final Skymont payments due ($30 for Scouts, $25 for Adults to total $180 for Scouts, $85 for Adults)

Apr 23 – Health Forms due to Mr. Richard Ralph

Apr 26-28 – Camporee campout at Camp Currier

Apr 30 – Swim check at Germantown Athletic Club – 7:30 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 

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