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Troop 48 Update - 4/12/19
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Troop 48 Update - 4/12/19

Posted on Sat, Apr 20, 2019

April Campout Fee due this Tuesday, April 16

The $25 campout fee for the April 26-28 Camporee campout at Camp Currier is due next Tuesday, April 16. Please sign up and pay the Scribe by the deadline.


COPE Form Required for Camporee – due this Tuesday, April 16

All Scouts attending the April campout on April 26-28 need to have a parent or guardian sign the attached Camp Currier COPE form. Please turn in signed forms to Assistant Scoutmaster Bo Hormberg by April 16.


Troop T-shirt Order Pick-up on this Tuesday, April 16

Mrs. Teri Gulati will be distributing the troop t-shirt orders this Tuesday, so please be sure to pick yours up.


Skymont Fees due April 23

Final Skymont payments are due on April 23 to our Treasurer, Mr. Frederick Lee - $30 for Scouts, $25 for Adults The total of all payments should be $180 for Scouts and $85 for Adults. The Troop is subsidizing the remainder of the cost.  Merit Badge class fees are also due April 23 – please see the attached file with the listing of how much each Scout owes. Only classes with fees are listed on the attachment.


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. 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. The schedule for what time to arrive will be:

7:30 – Platinum Sharks patrol

7:45 – Phoenix patrol

8:00 – Plasma Dragons patrol

8:15 – Cobalt Foxes patrol

Adults – any time before 8:00 pm

Each person swimming needs to complete the attached Guest Waiver form and bring it with them on April 30th. If you are a member of Germantown Athletic Club, please bring your membership pass.

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

Apr 16 – $25 and signed COPE forms due for April Camporee Campout, Troop t-shirt order pick-up

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

Apr 23 – Health Forms due to Mr. Richard Ralph

Apr 23 – Parent Meeting for First-time Skymont Campers – 7:05 PM

Apr 26-28 – Camporee campout at Camp Currier

Apr 30 – Swim check at Germantown Athletic Club – 7:30 PM (see schedule for your patrol’s arrival time)


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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