Congrats to John and James for surviving their ordeal and being inducted into the Order of the Arrow this month!
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
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!