Halgas Scout Reservation campout!

In March, Troop 48 headed out into the pygmy pines to Halgas Scout Reservation!  No toilets, no water pump, no fire ring, just a big area of scrub pines out in the middle of no where.

Our four patrols went head-to-head to see who could best survive the weekend!

They lashed together camp gadgets to make their stay more comfortable.

They built shelters to stay out of the elements.

And they enjoyed a beautiful weekend in the wilderness of South Jersey.

On the way home, we stopped at the nearby Brickbrae terrarra cotta factory, which has been abandoned for over 100 years.  The Scouts had a good time exploring the ruins.

Lines on the Pines!

On March 10th, Troop 48 and Pack 48 came to the 14th Annual Lines on the Pines held at Stockton University, which showcases the wonders of New Jersey’s pine barrens.  They worked with the kids, teaching them about backpacking, camping, outdoor cooking, and knots.

Thanks to Magnus, Brian, Logan, and Charlie for helping out with this annual event!

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!