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Troop 48 Update - 4/12/15
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Troop 48 Update - 4/12/15

Posted on Mon, Apr 13, 2015

BSA Swim Check – this Tuesday April 14th

The BSA swim check for our Troop will be Tuesday, April 14th at the Germantown Athletic Club, 1801 Exeter. There will be no regular Troop meeting at the church.  The cost is $5 per person, if not a member of the Germantown Athletic Club. If you have not paid the $5, please bring it that night (cash only), or bring your GAC member ID. Passing the swim check is required for all Scout and adults who participate in any water activities with the Troop – swimming, canoeing, kayaking, etc. Please wear appropriate swimwear and Troop t-shirt. The schedule is shown below, please check-in with Mr. Rob Ragland at the GAC entrance prior to your Briefing time. Scouts may arrive early or stay late for free swim time between 7:15 - 9 pm. Please arrange a pick-up time with your Scout prior to dropping off.




Pool-side Swim Check



7:30 – 8:00



8:00 – 8:30



8:30 – 8:45



8:45 – 8:55



8:55 – 9:15


Optional Service Project Opportunity – Church Work Day – April 25th

Faith Presbyterian is having a work day from 8-12, Saturday April 25th, primarily mulching flower beds. Scouts interested should attend with a parent. For any Scouts who are not yet First Class, working at least one hour would fulfill the Second Class requirement #5. Service hours earned would also apply for those First Class or higher. Please let Mr. John Campbell know if you are interested in attending at the April 21st Troop meeting.  


Final Skymont Summer Camp payments due April 28th

Final Skymont Summer camp payments are due April 28th. Please also pay any fees due for Merit Badge classes by this date. The final payment is $50 for Scouts, $20 for adults. The total cost is $200 for Scouts and $80 for adults.


Washington DC Trip 2nd Payment due May 5th

The second $100 payment for the July Washington DC trip will be due May 5th at the Awards Court of Honor. The final payment will be due July 7th.


Eagle Service Project for Tristan Hube – April 17 & 18

Tristan’s Eagle Service Project will be building 5 bat houses at Briarcrest Christian School at 76 South Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN. Scouts and adults who would like to help with the project should let Tristan know.

Project dates and times: Friday, April 17 from 4:00 pm (or whenever you can get there) to 8:00 pm and Saturday, April 18 from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm (may finish earlier)

Directions: Turn in on the smaller side of the campus with the sports fields (not the main side with buildings)

Lunch will be provided on Saturday. Bring a water bottle and wear work clothes.


Eagle Court of Honor for Kyle Ralph & Jack Borg – April 19th

The Eagle of Court of Honor for Kyle Ralph and Jack Borg will be Sunday, April 19th at 3 pm at the church. Several Scouts have been asked to participate in the ceremony. There will be a rehearsal for those participating on Sunday, April 19th at 2 pm. If anyone can come earlier than 2 pm to help set up tables and chairs in Faith Hall, help would be appreciated.


Health Forms Due April 30th

Health Forms Parts A, B and C need to be updated annually and are due by April 30th to Mr. Ralph for Scouts and adults. Part C is required for summer camp and the Washington DC trip for Scouts and adults and requires a physician signature. We encourage all Scouts to have Part C completed, whether attending summer camp or not. All adults attending campouts should also complete Parts A & B. Please also keep a copy of the form you turn in for your records. The form can be downloaded from this link -


Friends of Scouting – Consider a Donation

The Chickasaw Council is asking for donations to the Friends of Scouting program to help support the cost of the Scouting program, Camporees, summer camps, and providing Scouting to those who cannot afford it. They are offering a Centennial Award program to Troops that meet certain criteria, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Council. See the attached link to make a donation online ($10 minimum) that is credited to our Troop toward the award goals, and view a video about the Friends of Scouting Campaign:

Do a good turn and make your donation today!


Upcoming Events  

Apr 14 - Swim check at Germantown Athletic Club (no regular Troop meeting)

Apr 17 & 18 - Tristan Hube’s Eagle Service Project

Apr 19 - Eagle Court of Honor for Kyle Ralph & Jack Borg – 3 pm (rehearsal at 2 pm)

Apr 21 - $25 due for May Backpacking campout or New Scout campout

Apr 25 - Optional service project – Church work day 8-12

Apr 28 - Final payment due for Skymont Summer Camp

Apr 30 - Health forms due

May 1-3 - Backpacking or New Scout Campouts

May 5 - Awards Court of Honor

May 5 - $100 Washington DC trip payment due

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