This Saturday, November 17th, is the final part of our November service, as GIFT Food Pantry, needs help with their annual Thanksgiving Food Handout, where they provide 125 Thanksgiving meals for the less fortunate in our community.
Help is needed starting at 8:30 AM until 11:00 AM at the church (442 South Route 73, Berlin, NJ) to help pack food bags, and then to help carry bags and frozen turkeys to cars. Scouts are asked to wear their “Class A” Scout uniforms if they have them, and winter gloves are HIGHLY recommended for carrying turkeys! Please come out and help if you can!
113 food items collected today for Berlin Township! 350 items collected today for Berlin Borough! 463 total items! Great job by the Scouts!
Thank you to our friends at Pack 48 for all the help!
Troop 48 is collecting food for the food pantry in Berlin! How can you help?
We put out 1000 bags today in Berlin Borough and Township. If you received a bag, just leave it out on your steps (feel free to add more bags to it!) next Sunday, November 11th, and we’ll pick it up from you!
If we didn’t leave bags at your door, you can…
1) Drop them off the Wednesday night (11/7) at “the shed” at Holy Communion Lutheran Church on Route 73 in Berlin between 7 and 8 PM. If you don’t know where “the shed” is, call Mike at 856-287-2155 when you pull into the church parking lot and we’ll come grab your donations! We cannot collect donations at this location other days,
2) Drop them off Thursday night (11/8) at the Berlin VFW (34 Chestnut Ave, Berlin, NJ) between 7 PM and 7:45 PM! We cannot collect donations at this location other days or times.
3) If you are in Berlin Borough or Township, contact Scoutmaster Mike McCormick via email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 856-287-2155 by Friday night with your address and which town you are in, and we’ll have someone pick bagged donations up off of your porch on Sunday morning!
Thank you everyone for any donations you can help with! Shares on social media also appreciated!
Troop 48 and Pack 48 spent our morning (after packing up camp!) distributing 1000 flyers and bags for Scouting for Food across Berlin Borough and Township.
We will be returning next Sunday to collect!
Huge thank you to Brian, Logan, Matt, and James for all the help with the bags, as well as our Pack 48 friends!
GREAT weekend of camping at Goshen! We survived rain Friday, played games, ran an obstacle course, and went for a nature hike on Saturday with our visiting Cubs, then spent the night around the fire and playing manhunt.
It was a bit chilly Sunday morning, winter is almost here!
HUGE thank you to everyone who bought a hoagie during our hoagie sale! We sold out of our 500 hoagies in record time. Thank you for all you do to support Scouting (and hoagies) in Berlin!
Last weekend, we set off for Hawk Mountain on the Appalachian Trail. Despite a rainy evening and morning, we managed an 8 mile hike on the Appalachian Trail, where we spotted a salamander and a whole lot of mud! That evening, we watched six rounds of mayhem and destruction at the local demolition derby.
Overall, a great way to kick off the Fall!
Lots of rank advancement in the last two weeks! Congrats to Brian on earning his Star Rank, Tim for earning 1st Class, Charlie and Joey for earning Tenderfoot, and Kevin for earning Scout!
Some of our Scouts headed down for the first Scout Day at Dover International Speedway the first Sunday in October. They got to go in the inside oval of track, meet NASCAR legend Jimmy Johnson, and then watch the NASCAR Cup Series Race. Good times were had by all!