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Troop 48 Update - 3/30/14
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Troop 48 Update - 3/30/14

Posted on Tue, Apr 1, 2014

Reminder – April Campout Fee due this Tuesday, 4/1 

Please make every effort for all Scouts to attend the April 11-13 campout for Camporee at Camp Currier. The $20 camping fee is due at the next Troop meeting on April 1. Please sign up by April 1. If the payment deadline is missed, the procedure that the Scout must follow to sign up after the deadline is now posted our on Troop website under “Procedures”. Here is the link -


Troop 48 Camporee Friction Bridge Judging – Volunteers Needed

Dads, Troop 48 needs you!  On Saturday, April 12, Troop 48 will be hosting and staffing three friction bridge stations for the Eastern District Camporee. The Camporee will take place at Camp Currier, west of Hernando, Miss. Please consider joining us on this trip. The men always have great food, fun and fellowship during our campouts.  

What is needed?  We need your help to man and judge one of the stations for approximately one hour and 15 minutes.  The competitive events will start at 8:00 a.m. and run until 1:00 p.m.  Shifts will be adjusted based on the number of dad volunteers. We will need 5 men per shift.

What we will be doing!  Judging consists of timing the patrols as they build the bridge, then observing four members standing on the intact bridge for 30 seconds. Training will be given on Friday night at camp.  Stop watches and clipboards will be provided.

Volunteer!  Please sign up to participate in the campout and volunteer to fill one of the below time slots.  (The slots are subject to change slightly and there may be some overlap. Lunch will be served during the noontime shift. If you cannot spend the whole weekend with us, feel free to come down just for Saturday.)

Slots will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis.  Please provide at least three time slot preferences or say that any will do.  We will try to accommodate your request. 

E-mail your preferences to David Parsels at

Your Choices

 8:00 - 9:15 1 ._______________2 ._______________3 ._______________

 9:15 -10:30 1 ._______________2 ._______________3 ._______________

10:30 – 11:45 1 ._______________2 ._______________3 ._______________

11:45 – 01:00 1 ._______________2 ._______________3 ._______________


Please call, text or e-mail David Parsels with any questions you may have concerning the Friction Bridge Judging.

Go Troop 48!

David Parsels



Calendar Update – Camporee Practice on 4/5

There will be a Camporee practice on Saturday, April 5th at the church from 9-12. Wear clothing appropriate for the weather and bring a water bottle. This practice was not included on the original Troop Calendar that was distributed, so please mark your calendars.


Hand-held GPS Units – Need to Borrow

Each patrol will need a hand-held GPS unit to use for the Forestry/GPS Camporee Event. We need to borrow three hand-held GPS units to use for the April 5th practice and for Camporee April 11-13th. It will be a big help if the Scouts can practice with the actual GPS unit they will use at Camporee. Please let Bo Hormberg (277-6878) know if you have a hand-held GPS unit the Troop can borrow.


Reminder – Health Forms Due 4/29

All Scouts will need the BSA health form completed by 4/29 (attached). Part C is required for any Scout attending summer camp and requires a physician signature, so please make plans now. Parts A & B and a photocopy of the insurance card (front & back) are required for all Scouts who attend any campouts during the year. Please turn in completed forms to Richard Ralph.


Upcoming Events

Apr 1 - $20 Due for April campout

 Apr 5 – Camporee practice – 9-12

 Apr 7 – Troop Committee Meeting – 7:00

 Apr 8 – Patrol Leader Elections

 Apr 11-13 – Camporee at Camp Currier

 Apr 22 – Money due for May campout

 Apr 29 – Summer camp final payment due & BSA health forms due (signed by a doctor)

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