Memorial Day Flag Placement and Retirement

Memorial Day Weekend, Troop 48 helped the Berlin VFW place flags on veterans’ graves at the Berlin Cemetery.  Afterwards, we went to the Berlin VFW where we held a flag retirement ceremony for the VFW.  Finally, the VFW threw a thank you lunch for everyone.

Thank you to everyone who came out to the flag placement and/or flag retirement ceremonies and helped out!  Big thank you to Assistant Scoutmaster Steve Teti for putting together the flag retirement ceremony and working with the Scouts to run it!

Article on the flag placement in the Berlin Sun:
Centuries of heroes honored at Berlin Cemetery: VFW, Scouts, locals mark veterans’ graves with American flags for Memorial Day by Kristen Dowd

Skippy makes Eagle!

On May 24, 2017, Bryan “Skippy” Gillespie passed his Eagle Board of Review, becoming Eagle Scout #121 in troop history!

Skippy’s had a great career with the troop, spending a year as Senior Patrol Leader, backpacking over 400 miles with the troop (including Washington State and a two day 50 on the Batona), and planning and building some impressive monkey bridges.

Congrats Skippy, we’re all proud of you!

Farewell Jiff!

Between basic training and deployment to South Korea, Jiff stopped at home and had a party, where he was mobbed by Scouts. Best of luck Jiff!

Chase finishes Eagle Project

Chase finishes up his Eagle Project at the Berlin VFW, where he painted the face of the building, ripped out fencing, and more.  Great work Chase!

Whitewater Rafting – White Haven, PA

A cold weekend up at Hickory Run State Forest, were we rafted the mighty Lehigh River.

Penbryn Canoeing Night

The troop heads out to practice canoeing at Penbryn Wildlife Management Area, and runs into a beautiful sunset.

Order of the Arrow Elections

Order of the Arrow came to hold an election. Congrats to John and James for being elected.

Kavi in Scouting Magazine

Former Assistant Scoutmaster and current Committee Member Kavi Pannu was in Scouting Magazine, as he was interviewed on his work helping to bring about the Sikh Religious Award! A few days later, he was on the BSA National Instagram page as well.

Spring Backpacking on the AT

In April, Magnus did 54 miles from the border with Shenandoah National Park up to the AT Conservancy Headquarters in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. His crew left his on day 1, but he fought on until the end anyway. Nice job!