Wading River Canoe Trip!

We had a blast this past weekend on our canoe trip on the Wading River.  Troop 48 paddled just over 8 miles from Hawkins Bridge to Bodine Field Campground.  Amazingly, no canoes flipped, although some Scouts did fall in the water.

Big thank you to Nancy, Paul, Brian, Jessica, and Chris for help with the canoe trip this past weekend!

Fishing Night!

Last Friday, Mr. Pannu hosted Fishing Night at Acorn Hill Lake!  Most of the Scouts showed up to start Fishing Merit Badge, with a few there just for the fun of fishing.  No one caught the three foot long carp (seriously, not a fish story), but there’s always next year!

BIG thank you to Mr. Pannu and to Karanveer Pannu for hosting the Scouts!

Memorial Day!

BIG thank you to everyone who helped out on Saturday of Memorial Day weekend!

We had several Scouts help the church set up for their bi-annual yard sale, which they much appreciated!

Then we had a HUGE turn out for the flag placement at Berlin Cemetery with the Berlin VFW, Pack 48, and Crew 148!  This was the best turnout for this event in many, many years.  Together, we placed over 1500 flags on the graves of veterans at this historic cemetery.

Finally, Troop 48 ran a flag retirement at the VFW to retire old and worn out flags.  Dozens of flags from our collection as well as the VFW’s were part of the ceremony.  Extra tip of the cap to Magnus for being our MC (as well as his moving presentation) and to James for leading the flag detail.

Not able to make it?  We’ll be back at it again next year!

Helping our veterans this Saturday!

Friendly reminder that we’re helping A LOT of people this Saturday, May 26th!

6 AM to 8 AM – Holy Communion Lutheran Church Yard Sale – the church does so much to support Troop 48, and they need help Saturday with moving their yard sale items out of the building and into the parking lot, with setting up canopies, and other odd jobs with their yard sale.  All help at 6 AM is MUCH appreciated by the Troop and the church.    If your son can help with this, please contact Paul Pascu – pascu@verizon.net

All Scouts and adults who help out starting at 6 AM yard sale will be treated to breakfast!

9 AM to 10:15 or so – Flag Placement – Berlin Cemetery – White Horse Road, Berlin, NJ – We’ll be meeting at the Berlin Cemetery (40 Clementon Rd, Berlin, NJ 08009) at 9 AM to help the VFW place flags on the graves of over 2000 veterans buried there.  Scouts, please wear your “Class A” tan Boy Scout uniforms to this event with nice pants (no jeans please).  Scouts, if you don’t have a tan uniform yet, please check at the shed on Wednesday in case we have extra, or please wear nice pants and a nice shirt. Friends, family, siblings, alumni, neighbors, Girl Scouts and other Boy Scouts, co-workers, and everyone else are invited and encouraged to attend and participate this event.

10:30 or so until 1115 or so – Flag Retirement Ceremony – Berlin VFW (34 Chestnut Ave, Berlin, NJ) – Right after the flag placement, we’ll head over to the Berlin VFW where Troop 48 will be running a flag retirement ceremony for the VFW starting around 10:30 AM.  As before, Scouts, please wear your “Class A” tan Boy Scout uniforms to this event with nice pants (no jeans please).  Scouts, if you don’t have a tan uniform yet, please check at the shed on Wednesday in case we have extra, or please wear nice pants and a nice shirt.  Friends, family, siblings, neighbors, Girl Scouts and other Boy Scouts, alumni, o-workers, and everyone else are invited and encouraged to attend and participate this event.

After flag retirement – Cook Out! the VFW will be having a hot dog cookout to thank all the volunteers who helped out!

We always have a fantastic turnout for these events, thank you in advance to everyone for coming out!

There is a Facebook event located on the Troop 48 Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/troop48berlin.  If you do the Facebook thing, please mark “Attending” and share this Saturday’s events with folks!

Valley Forge Bike trip!

Starting May off early with a bike trip to Valley Forge!  The Scouts biked 29 miles from Valley Forge to Philadelphia and back, which was pretty tiring!  Sunday, we explored the encampment area of Valley Forge, including Washington’s Headquarters.  Good trip!  And no snow!

White Horse District Camp-o-ree!

Our second trip for April was to the White Horse District Bullseye Camp-o-ree!  Our Scouts had a great time shooting rifles, shotguns, and archery, as well as playing a number of fun games.  Troop 48 ran a station featuring launching water balloons across the field at a target area, although Mr. Mock took a few good shots for the cause.

Thank you to everyone who helped out with this trip!