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Troop 48 Update - 11/9/18
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Troop 48 Update - 11/9/18

Posted on Fri, Nov 9, 2018

BSA Fees due this Tuesday, November 13

The BSA registration fee for 2019 is due by November 13. The fee is $45 for Scouts and $33 for Adults. The Scout fee includes subscription to Boys Life magazine. Please pay these fees to our treasurer, Mr. Frederick Lee. 


Popcorn Pickup this Tuesday, November 13

Please plan to pick up your popcorn orders from Mrs. Gamblin on Tuesday night. If you still have money to turn in, please turn it in Tuesday night to Mrs. Gamblin, or as soon as possible. Thanks to everyone who sold popcorn, our Troop sold about $2,500 of popcorn -  great job everyone!  60% of the profits for the popcorn you sold will be credited to your ScoutBucks account. We will send out a report of that once all of the money has been turned in.


Greenery Pickup this Tuesday or Wednesday, November 13-14

The greenery orders will be delivered either Tuesday or Wednesday, so please watch your email for the pick-up times. If it comes Tuesday, pick up will be at the Troop meeting. If you still have money to turn in, please turn it in Tuesday night to Mrs. Reynolds, or as soon as possible. Thanks to everyone who sold greenery, our Troop sold about $5,500 of greenery - great job everyone! 60% of the profits for the greenery you sold will be credited to your ScoutBucks account. We will send out a report of that once all of the money has been turned in. We have some extra greenery to sell listed below, due the ordering requirements by case. These will be sold first come, first serve, so please contact Marjorie Reynolds ( if you would like to purchase one of these:


Greenery Available for Purchase

25” Victorian Wreaths – 3 at $45 each

Wintergreen Sprays – 5 at $40 each

Table Top Trees – 4 at $45 each

36” Cranberry Wreaths – 3 at $70 each


December Awards Court of Honor and Christmas Potluck Date Change

Our December Awards Court of Honor and Christmas Party was listed on our calendar for Tuesday, December 11th at 6:00 PM. We found that several had a conflict that night, so we are changing the date to Tuesday, December 4th at 6:00 PM. Please note on your calendars. On December 11th, we will have a regular Troop meeting. The Christmas food basket service project will remain on December 18th.


Free Pocket Tool/Knife

Mr. Ragland received a donation of forty small pocket tools (knife + other tools) for distribution to the Scouts who have earned their Totin' Chip award. (See attached photo.) For those who still have to earn the Totin' Chip, one will be presented upon completion of it, with parents' permission. Contact the Scoutmaster before the troop meeting if you do not want your son to receive one:

Navigation Activity for First Class

Mr. Hormberg would like to schedule a 1st Class navigation activity for a day over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. This is for all of the Scouts in the Platinum Sharks patrol and any others under 1st Class who may need requirements 4a and 4b. Please participate in this opportunity if possible, as we only offer this twice a year. Please let Mr. Hormberg know at your Scout’s availability for some or all of the following days: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday. If not enough are available, he will seek a weekday during the Christmas break. It will take place at W.C. Johnson Park in Collierville.
These two requirements are: 

4a. Using a map and compass, complete an orienteering course that covers at least one mile and requires measuring the height and/or width of designated items (tree, tower, canyon, ditch, etc.). 

4b. Demonstrate how to use a handheld GPS unit, GPS app on a smartphone, or other electronic navigation system. Use GPS to find your current location, a destination of your choice, and the route you will take to get there. Follow that route to arrive at your destination.


Updated Troop Roster File Attached

Attached is the latest Troop Roster file with everyone’s contact information. Please save this file, as it is not posted on our troop website. It is also a good idea to print out a copy, in case the troop is mobilized to help with an emergency when the power is out.


Advancement Report Attached

Attached is the Advancement report. If your information is not up to date, please see Mrs. Becky Vietzke with your BSA Handbook.


Help Needed with Social Media

We are looking for an adult volunteer to help post information and pictures on a regular basis to our troop’s Facebook page. If you are interested in helping with this, please contact Kim Ridenhour.


Upcoming Events 

Nov 9-11 – Recruitment and Team Building Campout at Camp Yocana

Nov 13 – BSA fees due - $45 for Scouts, $33 for Adults

Nov 13 – Popcorn delivery

Nov 13 – Estimated Greenery delivery (or Nov 14)

Nov 19 – Patrol Leaders’ Council meeting - 7:00 PM


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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