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Troop 48 Update - 11/6/20
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Troop 48 Update - 11/6/20

Posted on Mon, Nov 23, 2020

Backpacking Trip – Food Distribution and Gear Checkout on Thursday 11/12, 7PM & 7:30PM

There will be a gear checkout for those attending the Big Hill Pond backpacking trip on Thursday November 12. Anyone who needs to borrow Troop gear; tent, backpack, etc. should contact Mr. Hormberg via email ASAP indicating what they need.  Phoenix patrol and adults who don't have Scouts in the Battering Rams should arrive at 7:00 PM at the Ralph Moak garage at the church. Battering Rams and dads should arrive at 7:30 PM.

Food will be distributed along with patrol gear so everyone going on the trip needs to come. If you can't come please let Richard Gray and Mr. Hormberg know via email.


Scouts BSA Registration Fees due by November 10

The Scouts BSA Registration fees for 2021 are due by November 10. The fee for Scouts is $78 and includes subscription to Boys Life magazine. The fee for registered adults is $42. You may pay with Scout Bucks or with PayPal or Plastiq on the troop website. If you would like to pay by check, please mail your check no later than November 5 to Mr. Frederick Lee, 1210 Evergreen Ridge West, Collierville, TN 38017. If you do not wish to renew your registration for 2021, please let our Committee Chair Kim Ridenhour know. Please note that all adults must be current with Youth Protection Training to register for 2021.


Adult Needed to Plan Summer 2021 Washington DC Trip

Our Summer Adventure trip for 2021 will be to Washington DC on July 10-17. We need an adult volunteer to lead the planning for this trip, preferably one who can go on the trip. We’ve taken this trip a few times in the past years about every five years, so there are past itineraries to help with the planning. The troop usually stays in a church hostel a few blocks away from the National Mall. Activities and sites visited have included Smithsonian Institute Museums, Holocaust Memorial Museum, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Veterans War Memorials, Arlington National Cemetery, White House, US Capitol, Supreme Court Building, Library of Congress, National Archives, Washington National Cathedral, Washington Monument, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Canine Training Program, US Navy Band concert, US Navy Memorial, Washington Nationals Baseball game, and meetings with our Congressmen. If you are interested in leading the planning for this trip, please contact Kim Ridenhour.


December 8 – Virtual Awards Court of Honor – 7:30 PM

Parents – please plan to attend with your Scout the WebEx on Tuesday, December 8 at 7:30 PM for our Awards Court of Honor in place of our regular Tuesday night troop meeting. The meeting will be no longer than 1 hour.


Greenery Fundraiser – Unsold Items

We have to order greenery in full cases, so we still have some items to sell:

· Center Piece (1) - $40 each

· Table Top Tree (5) - $40 each

If you sell or purchase these items, you will earn 60% of the profit in Scout Bucks. Let’s get these items sold before the greenery arrives in mid-November. Please contact Marjorie Reynolds ( if you sell or want to purchase any of these (first come first served).


Adult Volunteers Needed

· 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 and Bo as Outdoor Activities Coordinator. We also need an assistant Life to Eagle mentor. Let Kim or John Campbell know if you are interested in any of these roles.

· The next Troop Committee meeting will be on December 7 at 7 PM on WebEx. 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.


Upcoming Events  

Nov 10 – Scouts BSA Registration Fees Due ($78 for Scouts, $42 for Adults)

Nov 14-15 – Backpacking campout at Big Hill Pond (Phoenix and Battering Rams Patrols Only)

Dec 1 – Campout fee due for December campout

Dec 7 – Troop Committee meeting - 7 PM on WebEx

Dec 8 – Awards Court of Honor – 7:30 PM on WebEx

Dec 11-12 – Campout at Camp Currier -  Siege of Currier


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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