Mad Scientist Night – November 2017

At this week’s meeting, volcanoes exploded. FOR SCIENCE!

Ryan’s Eagle Project

Ryan’s Eagle Project
By Scout Scoutly

Last month, Ryan and twenty volunteers spent Thursday of Teacher’s Convention weekend painting two buildings at Virtua Hospital.  For this Eagle Project, Ryan coordinated the painting of these two huge buildings, although a healthy amount of Scout painting was done as well.

“Did you get any paint on the building?” was overhead from several parents afterward.

The answer is that the Scouts did a fine job painting, and the buildings looked great afterwards.  Congrats to Ryan on finishing his Eagle Project, and good luck with your final push to Eagle!

Oobleck Night

Tonight, the Scouts made all sorts of goop.  Obviously, this was a very popular meeting.

Hoagie Sale Prep

Getting ready for our Fall hoagie sale!

Meanwhile, a Pack Meeting with Pack 48.

Flag Ceremony and First Aid Night

The Lions of Pack 48 visit for a flag ceremony, plus First Aid night.

Berlin Fall Fest

Recruitment table for Troop 48 and Pack 48 at the annual Fall Fest.

Walling up the Shed

The shed project continues as well start to wall up the door…

Goshen Pond

Our annual open house campout in Wharton State Forest!

Goshen Pond
By Scout Scoutly

On a mid-October weekend, Troop 48 set off for the far off land of Shamong in the pine barrens, nearly twenty whole minutes from the shed. There, the PLC had planned an exciting weekend for the Troop, but also from visitors from local Cub Scout packs.

“We’ve been doing this since at least I was a kid”, said Scoutmaster Mike  McCormick, “I was out here as a Weblos back in 1992. It must have been fun, I joined Troop 48!”

This year, the PLC tried to outdo themselves.  First, the Scouts worked on Wilderness Survival skills, including how to create a shelter. They then went on a mile hike through the historic village of Atsion. Stops along the way included the Richards Mansion, the old schoolhouse, a church from the 1800s, and an old
paper mill. Scouts also crossed the Mullica River on a railroad bridge, looked for slag from the bog iron days, and found some wildlife.

Back from our hike, it was time for the really adventurous stuff, starting with the
obstacle course. The course included balance beams, hurtles, a pit of spiders, and a tunnel to crawl out of. Good times were had by all navigating through it.
For the last big adventure, the Scouts had constructed a 25 foot long monkey bridge for everyone to cross. They had lashed it together themselves, and then hauled it up to be freestanding. With the help of hundreds of feet of old climbing rope (thanks Mr. Teti!), a really solid bridge was constructed, and Scouts spent over an hour climbing up and across it. The night was wrapped up with a campfire, where Scouts and smores and pickle soda.