Berlin’s Boy Scout Troop 48, founded in 1964, has one of the most active Scout programs in South Jersey. For the last fifty years, the troop has centered 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 we went to the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, with one crew backpacking 51 miles on the Appalachian Trail in Vermont and Massachusetts and the other ziplining, whitewater rafting, exploring Boston, and climbing some mountains. This summer, we’ll be headed up to Lake George, where our very first summer trip was back in 1965.
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. Along the way, the Scouts have awesome adventures and a ton of fun.
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 from as far as 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 856-287-2155