Posted on Mon, Apr 22, 2019
COPE Form Required for Camporee – due now
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. We would like to have a signed form for all Scouts attending Camporee, even if they aren’t planning to participate in COPE activities.
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.
Meeting for Parents of First Time Campers at Skymont – April 23
This is a reminder about the meeting for those Scouts who will be attending summer camp for the first time with Troop 48. It will be led by Mr. Snyder and will begin at about 7:05 p.m. in the library at FPC. It is expected to take 30 minutes or less.
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
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.
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)
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