Patrol Team Building – October

October was team-building month at Troop 48!  Started with some teamwork challenges!

MS City-to-Shore Ride – September 2018

MS City-to-Shore Trip
September 2018
by Scout Scoutly

In September, Troop 48 headed down toward the shore to participate in another year of the MS City-to-Shore Ride. On Saturday, we went to the Sweetwater Fire Company, where we spent the morning running the rest stop for more than 1,000 riders, setting up tables, handing out water and food, and then breaking everything down again.

Meanwhile, Magnus rode 100 miles from Cherry Hill to Ocean City, raising over $1,500 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society in the process.

That night, we headed to Ocean City Boardwalk for a night of spaghetti and fun.

On Sunday, we were up early, broke camp, and headed to Hammonton. There, Troop 48 spent all morning and part of the afternoon helping out all over again, as thousands of riders headed from Ocean City to Cherry Hill.
Overall, the riders and the MS Society could not have been more thankful for all
the great help that Troop 48 provided. Great job Scouts

Great weekend at Rodney!







Great weekend at Rodney!  We stayed in the Wilderness Cabin for two nights (and it went down to 17 degrees, so were happy to have it!).

Saturday, Troop 48 went on a hike in Elk Neck State Park on the Beaver Marsh Trail, then took part in a scavenger hunt in camp, which Eagle Patrol won!

Later that night, we cooked dinner by a beautiful sunset, caught a glimpse of the International Space Station, and had a few rounds of Risk and the Weird NJ game.

On our way home on Sunday, we stopped at the Conowingo Dam on the Susquehanna River.  Sadly, we didn’t spot any bald eagles (on the right winter day, you can spot a hundred at a time fishing by the dam), but it was pretty impressive nonetheless.

Next trip – Wilderness Survival at Halgas Scout Camp!



    • Klondike Derby – Pine Hill, NJ – January
    • Pack 48 Pinewood Derby – Berlin, NJ – February
    • Rodney Cabin Campout – Northeast, MD – February

James makes Eagle!

Congrats to James on passing his Eagle Board of Review at the end of September! James becomes Eagle Scout #125 for Troop 48.

For his project, he built a new stairwell at historic Fort Mifflin in Philadelphia.

A flag flew over the grounds of the US Capitol building the day of James’s Board of Review in honor of his achievement, which is pretty awesome.

Start to a new year!

We’re back!  New year = new Senior Patrol Elections, congrats Magnus!

The patrols resorted themselves into two patrols – Moose and Eagle.  Congrats to the two Tims for being elected patrol leaders.

In the meantime, Logan got an answer to his letter to a Congressman from Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge!

Klondike Derby!

Scouts had a great time at this year’s White Horse District Klondike Derby.  Each of our patrols did better than last year, and Skeleton Patrol (pictured below) took third place over all!  Good job guys!

Big thank you to all of the units who ran events for the Scouts, and the Brian, Nancy, and Kevin for helping run our event this year!

James’s Eagle Court of Honor

New Eagle Scout James Bilella joined by a crew of other Troop 48 Eagle Scouts.

Thank you to everyone who came out last week to celebrate Jame’s earning of Eagle Scout!  The ceremony was held at St Simon Stock Parish in Berlin and was well attended by well-wishers of James.

If you want to learn more about James’s Scouting career and project, please take a look at the article about him published in the Berlin Sun!

James Bilella III reaches Eagle Scout after project at Ft. Mifflin by Matthew Shinkle