About Us

Boy Scout Troop 48, founded in 1965, is an active troop based in Berlin, NJ.

For the last forty-nine years, the troop has been structured around our monthly camping trips: canoeing the Wading River, hiking the Delaware Water Gap, whitewater rafting in the Poconos, or exploring the battlefields at Gettysburg and Antietam, just to name a few.

Each summer, Troop 48 goes on a week long adventure, most recently (2014) to the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, with a backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail in Vermont and Massachusetts!

In addition to camping and high adventure trips, Troop 48 strives have our young men develop leadership abilities, teamwork, outdoor skills, and good citizenship, all in accordance with the principles of Scouting.

Of course, we like to accomplish all of these things while encouraging our scouts to have fun.  Campfires, competitions at meetings, manhunt on camping trips...

We are proud to have had one-hundred and fourteen of our Scouts attain the rank of Eagle Scout, Scouting’s highest honor.

Troop 48 draws its members from Berlin Borough, Berlin Township, Voorhees, Atco, Pine Hill, and the surrounding area, with some Scouts traveling as far as from Mullica Hill, NJ and Newark, DE.

We meet each Wednesday night from 7 pm until 8:30 pm at the shed behind Holy Communion Lutheran Church (442 South Route 73 in Berlin, NJ, directly across from the Wawa gas station).  Have a question?  Interested in joining?  E-mail Scoutmaster Mike McCormick or call 856-287-2155

Title Name E-Mail
Scoutmaster Mike McCormick michaelmccormick26@gmail.com
Asst. Scoutmaster Chris Farrell cfarrell402@aol.com
Asst. Scoutmaster Kavi Pannu gasstations123@yahoo.com
Asst. Scoutmaster Ken Smith ken_smith@paeb.uscourts.go
Asst. Scoutmaster Tom Ferrari


Asst. Scoutmaster Paul Purcell ppurcell@amerihealthcaritas.com
Committee Chairman Ann Gillespie gillespiejas@comcast.net
Advancements & Treasurer Bob Faust robertfaust@comcast.net
Advancements & Committee Paul Pascu pascu@verizon.net
Institutional Chairman Janet Finnigan  
Troop Auxilliary Chairperson Debbie Sperling Dsperling4@aol.com
Webmaster Dan Smith daniel.smith.879@gmail.com