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Troop 48 Update - 5/1/17

Posted on Tue, May 2, 2017

Awards Court of Honor – this Tuesday, May 2

Please make plans for all Scouts and their families to join us for the Awards Court of Honor at 7 pm in the Chapel. We will have some special award presentations, more information on Skymont, and district Scouting representatives to share information with us about donating to Friends of Scouting. Refreshments will be served in Room 111 after the meeting.


Skymont Fees due Tuesday, May 2

The remaining Skymont deposits and merit badge/activity fees are due on this Tuesday May 2. The last deposit is $50 for Scouts and $25 for Adults. Attached is a list of the merit badge fees that are due. If anyone would like to sign up for the Ocoee River Whitewater rafting trip on Friday of the camp, please also pay the $80 fee on May 2 and let Mr. Matt Jordan know. (Rafting for age 12 & older only and BSA Swimmer).  There is also a waiver that must be signed for the Whitewater rafting trip that Mr. Jordan will provide to those who sign up.


Troop T-shirt Order due Tuesday, May 2

Attached is an order form for Troop t-shirts. All orders and money are due by May 2 at the Court of Honor to Mrs. Peggy Lux. Scouts attending Skymont will be wearing Troop t-shirts each day, so they need enough to get them through the week. You may also turn in orders at the Troop meetings prior to May 2 to Mrs. Kim Ridenhour. Long sleeve shirts are also available to order and won’t be ordered again until next year, so get your order in now if you would like a long sleeve shirt for the fall and winter.


May Climbing Trip – May 5-7

Some reminders on the trip:

· Drop off/Pick up times are different than usual:  5:30 pm on Friday night; 3:30 pm on Sunday

· Bring waiver, signed and dated May 6, 2017, to Mr. Hormberg

· Let Mr. Hormberg know your shoe size for climbing shoes

· Review the information from Climb Nashville on what to bring on the May Trip Plan Mr. Hormberg sent out


Textile Merit Badge Offering on July 29 – sign up by May 7

Scoutmaster Issing has arranged for a Textile merit badge course as part of his service 'ticket' for his Wood Badge training certification. Here’s a chance to earn a merit badge that only 2,480 Scouts earned last year. The Textile merit badge will be offered on Saturday, July 29th by Mr. William Bettendorf, an employee of the National Cotton Council of America. Be one of the very few to earn this merit badge in 2017! Besides some classroom work, this all-day course will include a visit to The Cotton Museum to see the history of the cotton trade, the old cotton trading floor, and a lot of Memphis history. If you are interested in participating, please send an e-mail to Mr. Brian Issing and you will be placed on the class roster. ( He will reply to your request. The class is limited to 16 Scouts and the deadline to sign up is May 7th. First come; first served.


Textile Merit Badge Class Information:

When: July 29th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Faith Presbyterian Church – Faith Hall (Class begins and ends here.)

Schedule: Classroom work from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Eat sack lunch from 12:30 to 1 p.m.

Leave to travel to the Cotton Museum in downtown Memphis – 1 p.m.

Tour the Cotton Museum – 2 to 3 p.m.

Leave to travel to Faith Presbyterian Church - 3 p.m.

Pick up from Faith Presbyterian Church by 4 p.m.

Cost: Each person will need to pay for entry into the Cotton Museum.  Discounted rates are $5 for Scouts, $6 for seniors and $7 for adults. (Scholarships are available for Boy Scouts.)

Prerequisites:  There are none.

Hosts: Troops 48 and 87

What to bring:

Wear your complete Class A uniform. 

Completed Merit Badge Application (blue card) signed by a unit leader.

A sack lunch

A water bottle

Cash for admission to the Cotton Museum

Pen or pencil

Merit badge pamphlet or arrangements to share one with someone present.

The requirements for the merit badge may be found here:


Upcoming Events 

May 2 – Awards Court of Honor – 7 PM

May 2 – Troop t-shirt orders and money due to Mrs. Lux

May 2 – Final Skymont payments due ($50 for Scouts, $25 for Adults)

May 5-7 – May Campout – Climbing trip

May 7 – Sign-up deadline for Textile Merit Badge

May 13 – Eastern District Webelos Woods

May 16 – Patrol Leaders’ Council meeting – 7 PM

May 27 – Flag Placement Service Project at West TN Veterans Cemetery

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