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Troop 48 Update - 9/7/20
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Troop 48 Update - 9/7/20

Posted on Mon, Sep 7, 2020

Order of the Arrow Candidates – Congratulations!

The purpose of Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s National Honor Society, is to recognize those Scouts who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives, promote outdoor adventure, and develop leaders.

Congratulations to these Troop 48 Scouts that were called out as Ordeal candidates for Order of the Arrow during the Virtual Summer Fellowship:

Richard G.

Dorian H.

Rodney D.

Anh T.

Owen J.


Updated Troop Roster Attached

Attached is the latest Troop roster with everyone’s contact information and the new patrol structure. Please save this file, as it is not posted on our website.


Updated Scout Bucks Balances

All fees paid for the March campout were refunded to Scout Bucks accounts. Any Skymont fees that were paid with Scout Bucks were refunded to Scout Bucks accounts. Skymont fees not paid by Scout Bucks for those who did not request a check refund were refunded to Scout Bucks accounts. Skymont check refunds for those who requested one will be paid soon. If you have any questions about your Scout Bucks balance, please email Kim Ridenhour and Frederick Lee.


If you are planning to go on the Canoe Trip on September 26 and do not have enough Scout Bucks to pay for the $30 per person fee, please make a credit card payment using Plastiq or PayPal this week. Links can be found on the Troop 48 website [] at the bottom of the home page. Please note that there is an added transaction fee for Plastiq payments. Credit card payments should be made prior to Sunday, September 13, so we can verify payment prior to the September 15 sign-up deadline. Please also email Mr. Frederick Lee at [] if you are making a credit card payment to tell him the amount of the payment and what the payment is for. Making a payment is not the same as signing up for the trip, so please be sure to sign up at the September 15 troop meeting, or email Mr. Lee in advance of the September 15 meeting, if you cannot attend.


Canoe Trip – Saturday, September 26

We are planning to have a six hour day canoe trip on Saturday, September 26 on the Ghost River section of the Wolf River near La Grange, Tennessee.

The official sign-up will be at the September 15 troop meeting. The $30 per person fee is due September 15 if paying with Scout Bucks or September 13 if paying with a credit card using Plastiq or PayPal on the troop’s website.

Here are some details:

  • Only those who have passed as “Swimmer” at the BSA swim check within the past year will be allowed to go on this trip (“Beginner” qualification is not eligible). If you have been practicing swimming and would like to re-take the swim check, please contact Mr. Bo Hormberg to arrange a time. Swim checks should be completed prior to September 15.
  • Parents would need to drive to and pick up Scouts from the Ghost River canoe input (La Grange) and outlet points (Moscow) (about a 40-45 minute drive from Faith Presbyterian Church, closer if you live in Collierville)
  • Participants would need to bring their own food and water for the day. We will take a lunch break along the river.
  • Cost would be $30 per person, which covers the equipment rental, and would need to be paid with Scout Bucks if there is an available balance or be paid on the troop’s website with a credit card using Plastiq or PayPal
  • A waiver form would need to be signed by each participant (parent signature for Scouts)
  • Scouts and adults would need to wear a mask when not in the canoe, bring hand sanitizer and maintain social distancing
  • Scouts who have not canoed with the troop before will be paired with someone with canoe experience; kayaks will be available only for those with prior river experience with the troop
  • All participants will be required to wear a personal flotation device (PFD) or life preserver. They will be provided or you may wear your own one.
  • Additional info:


Adult Volunteers Needed

  • We need adult volunteers to assist with the Greenery and Popcorn sales. This year, Marjorie Reynolds will lead the Greenery sale and Kim Ridenhour will lead the Popcorn sale, but this is the last year they will be doing it, so we would like to have two volunteers work with them this year so they can lead the sales next year. If you are interested in either of these roles, please contact Kim Ridenhour. 

  • We need an adult volunteer to manage our troop’s Facebook site, posting articles each week. Material for posting will be provided. If you are interested in this role, please contact Kim Ridenhour.  We also are looking for someone to replace Kim as Committee Chair. Let Kim or John Campbell know if you are interested in that role.

  • The Troop Committee has begun to meet regularly again virtually on WebEx. The next Committee meeting will be on September 14 at 7 PM. All parents are welcome to attend Troop Committee meetings. If you are not a Committee member, but would like to attend the Committee meeting, please let Kim Ridenhour know and she will send you the WebEx invitation.


All Troop 48 in-person activities are cancelled until the church informs us that we can return.


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 

Please visit our FaceBook page and 'like' it.

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