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Troop 48 Update - 7/28/17
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Troop 48 Update - 7/28/17

Posted on Thu, Aug 3, 2017

REMINDER – NO TROOP MEETING at the church on Tuesday August 1st – Swim Night at Germantown Athletic Club (see details below)

Adults and Scouts going on the Canoe trip must have passed the BSA swim check in the past year


Check out the Summer Activities on

Posted on our Web site are some new items: 

1. Photos from our July Summer Adventure of backpacking along the Appalachian Trail and Whitewater Rafting in N.C . Our thanks to Webmaster Todd Rook for placing these photos on the Web. (Photos courtesy of Mr. Hormberg)

2. Photos from our May and June trips posted under Photos.

3. A narrative of the May, June and July trips posted under Scoutmaster's Blog. 

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.  


Swim Fun Night and Swim Checks – August 1

On Tuesday, August 1, we will meet at the Germantown Athletic Club (GAC) pool for a fun swim night from 7 PM -9PM. There will not be a regular Troop meeting at the church that night. Anyone who is not a member of GAC will need to complete and bring the attached waiver form, and the Troop will pay the $5 fee per person. Members of GAC should bring their membership card.

Besides the fun of hanging out in a pool, Mr. Hormberg will oversee the BSA swim check for anyone needing it to go on the August 18-20 canoe trip. All Scouts and Adults attending the canoe trip must have passed the BSA swim check in the past year. In addition, Mr. Snyder will be instructing and testing Scouts on the Scout Rescues needed for advancement:


2nd Class

#5c - Demonstrate water rescue methods by reaching with your arm or leg, by reaching with a suitable object, and by throwing lines and objects.

#5d - Explain why swimming rescues should not be attempted when a reaching or throwing rescue is possible. Explain why and how a rescue swimmer should avoid contact with the victim.

1st Class

#6e - With a helper and a practice victim, show a line rescue both as tender and as rescuer. (The practice victim should be approximately 30 feet from shore in deep water.)


This will be the last time this year that these will be offered. Please check your Scout's handbook and, if any of these are not signed, tell him to see Mr. Snyder that night.


Solar Eclipse Patch

The BSA is offering a Solar Eclipse patch. This is a rare event on August 21 that a total solar eclipse is passing over the US. Here are the requirements to earn the patch at this link:


Troop Committee

Parents, if you haven’t been involved with the Troop Committee, now is a great time to start! Our next Committee meeting is August 7 at 7 PM and all parents are welcome. We are looking to fill some open positions on the Committee, so please let Kim Ridenhour know if you are interested. We need a Greenery Fundraiser Coordinator, Outfitting Coordinator, and Secretary.


Upcoming Events 

Jul 29 – Textile Merit Badge Course – 9 AM (for those who signed up)

Aug 1 – Swim Fun Night & Swim Checks – 7 PM (No Troop meeting at the church)

Aug 2 – Higher Adventurers outing

Aug 7 – Troop Committee Meeting – 7 PM

Aug 8 – $45 due for August Canoe Trip

Aug 11 – Eagle Court of Honor – 7 PM

Aug 18 -20 – Canoeing Campout

Aug 21 – Patrol Leaders’ Council meeting – 7 PM

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