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Troop 48 Update - 7/21/18
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Troop 48 Update - 7/21/18

Posted on Sun, Jul 22, 2018

August Campout – Caving, Saturday/Sunday, August 25-26

Troop 48's next trip will be camping at Fall Creek Falls with a side trip to Cumberland Caverns. At Cumberland Caverns, there are two spelunking trips to choose from:


Higgenbotham's Revenge

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Challenging

Time: 3.5 – 4 Hours

What To Expect: Follow the historic route of the discoverer, Aaron Higgenbotham. The tour begins with a 1½ mile hike to the Higgenbotham Entrance. You will encounter narrow passageways, ladders (some up to 20 feet high) and muddy trails. The higher adventurers of our troop took this trek a few years back and it was widely acclaimed as a great trip.


Alternately, there is the Daily Walking Tour - This 1½ mile walking tour features incredible formations, a historic 1812 saltpeter mine, a beautiful waterfall and gleaming pools.

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Time: 1.5 Hours


If you don’t want to take either caving trip, but you still want to go camping, please speak with Mr. Issing or Mr. Hormberg about an alternative plan.


Trip Cost – due Tuesday, August 14  

  • Higgenbotham’s Revenge and Camping:  $45
  • Daily Walking Tour and Camping: $45 for ages 13 and older; $38.50 for 11-12 yr-olds
  • Camping only: $25


Israeli Friendship Caravan Performances

For 45 years the Israeli Scout Friendship Caravan has been coming to Memphis sharing the music, dance and history of Israel. This is a FREE event at Christ United Methodist Church, 4488 Poplar, at 7 PM on Wednesday,  July 25. Another performance will be at the Jewish Community Center, 6560 Poplar, Tuesday, July 24 at 6:30 PM. Wear your scout uniform and bring your unit flags for our opening Flag Ceremony. If you are working on the Citizenship in the World merit badge, this is an opportunity to meet the requirement for attending an international event in our area.


God and Country Program – Enroll Soon

Attached is a flyer with the dates for the God and Country program that will begin on July 29 at Faith Presbyterian Church. Please review the dates and consider enrolling in this program that is an important part of Scouting. If you have any questions, please contact John Campbell.


Upcoming Events 

July 23 – Patrol Leaders’ Council meeting – 7 PM

July 26 – Eastern District Recognition Banquet – 6:30 PM

July 29 – God and Country Program begins

Aug 6 – Troop Committee meeting – 7 PM

Aug 7 – Swim Fun Night, BSA swim checks, water rank requirements


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