Posted on Mon, Apr 8, 2019
Scout Skills Practice – Saturday, 9 am - Noon
The Troop will have a skills practice this Saturday, April 6 from 9 am to noon to prepare for Camporee. All Scouts should plan to be at the practice or let their patrol leader know if they won’t be there. Wear comfortable clothing (no uniforms). Meet at the Ralph Moak garage behind the church and bring a water bottle.
COPE Form Required for Camporee
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.
CPR Training Opportunity
On May 2, there is going to be a CPR course presented at St. George’s Church from 7 to about 9 pm. It is designed for Scouts only. Interested Scouts should see Scoutmaster Issing.
Check Out www.Troop48.org
Posted on our Web site are some new items:
1. Photos from the last two trips and the Eastern District Recognition banquet. All posted under Photos.
2. A narrative of the past few trip posted under Scoutmaster's Blog.
So, check out www.Troop48.org and stay up to date on Troop happenings by checking the News section. All of these items are available without having to sign on so please take a look and see what we have been up to.
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
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 6 – Scout Skills Practice – 9:00 AM-Noon
Apr 15 – Patrol Leaders’ Council Meeting 7:00-8:30 PM
Apr 16 – $25 and signed COPE forms 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 (see schedule for your patrol’s arrival time)
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