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Troop 48 Update - 4/14/2023
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Troop 48 Update - 4/14/2023

Posted on Fri, Apr 14, 2023

Canoe Trip Campout Fee due Tuesday, April 18

Our next campout will be a canoe trip on the Buffalo River on May 5-7. The campout fee of $50 per person is due this Tuesday at the troop meeting. Everyone going on the trip must qualify as a “BSA Swimmer” at the swim check on April 25.


Annual Health and Medical Record – due April 18

The Annual Health and Medical Record form can be found online at Parts A, B, and C should be completed annually for all Scouts, dads, and leaders attending campouts and are due to Mr. Chuck Utterback by April 18. Part C requires a doctor’s signature, so make your appointments now.

  • Please TURN IN (2) COPIES of the forms to Mr. Utterback and also keep a copy for your home records. This allows Mr. Utterback to send copies in advance to the Camp Nurse and still have a copy in his possession for quick reference. You can turn in forms at a troop meeting or you can mail forms to Mr. Chuck Utterback, 1228 Brayridge Cove, Collierville, TN 38017
  • Provide a copy of your insurance card with the form – both front and back
  • Provide the immunization record on Part B (Separate printout is also acceptable)
  • Be sure that the Scout and Parent sign the forms (on Parts A and B)
  • Do not leave any lines blank (You must designate at least one adult to transport your Scout on Part A)
  • Do not email the health forms
  • Any changes in medications taken from what is reported on the health form should be communicated to Mr. Utterback so he has the most up-to-date information at all times.
  • If you turn in all health and medical records forms by April 18, Mr. Utterback will buy you an ice cream at Skymont!

Swim Check on April 25

Our swim check will be on Tuesday, April 25 at 7:00 PM at the Germantown Athletic Club. Please bring the attached waiver form completed and signed for each person taking the swim check (Scouts and Adults). There will be no regular troop meeting on April 25. All Scouts and Dads need to pass the BSA Swim Check annually and qualify as a “BSA Swimmer” to participate in water activities with the Troop, such as canoeing, swimming or water sports. Scouts who have not earned Second Class can complete requirements 5b and 5c, and Scouts who have not earned First Class can complete requirement 6e. The requirements are listed below (you must use one of the strokes listed properly and have a strong stroke to pass as a Swimmer):


Jump feet first into water over the head in depth, level off, and begin swimming. Swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: sidestroke, breaststroke, trudgen, or crawl; then swim 25 yards using an easy resting backstroke. The 100 yards must be swum continuously and include at least one sharp turn. After completing the swim, rest by floating.

BEGINNER (Second Class requirement 5b):

Jump feet first into water over the head in depth, level off, swim 25 feet on the surface, stop, turn sharply, resume swimming as before, and return to starting place.

Second Class requirement 5c:

Demonstrate water rescue methods by reaching with your arm or leg, by reaching with a suitable object, and by throwing lines and objects.

First Class requirement 6e:

With a helper and a practice victim, show a line rescue both as tender and as rescuer. (The practice victim should be approximately 30 feet from shore in deep water.)


Troop T-Shirt Orders Due May 2

Attached is an order form for Troop t-shirts, the prices and choices are shown on the form. All Scouts must have a Troop t-shirt for campouts and enough t-shirts to wear each day for Skymont summer camp in June. Orders and money for t-shirts are due by Tuesday May 2. We will not be able to accept orders after May 2. Please consider now if you will need a larger size later this year or if you would like a long-sleeve t-shirt for the fall/winter, as we will not be ordering again until next year. Also, we have a collection of used t-shirts in the closet in the Scout room that are free, so please take a look and see if you can use any of those.


Upcoming Events 

 April 18 – Health and Medical Record forms due to Mr. Utterback

 April 25 – Swim Check at GAC (no regular troop meeting at the church)

 May 1 – Troop Committee Meeting – 7 PM

 May 2 – Final Skymont Payments due (including Merit Badge fees)

 May 2 – Troop T-shirt Orders and Money Due

 May 5-7 – Canoe trip campout



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 

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