Assateague Island and Chincoteague Island – Maryland and Virginia

Fun trip! We camped on the beach at Assateague Island National Seashore, where some of the tents blew away (some of the tents ALWAYS blow away). On Saturday, we drove down to Chincoteague Island in Virginia, where we went in the museum to visit Misty, hiked to and climbed the lighthouse, saw some interesting birds at the nature center, and spotted a bunch of wild horses on a hike through the backwater marshes. Then it was back to Maryland for dinner and more horses.

Sunday, horses came right through camp and we headed back to Jersey.

Meeting with interesting topic

As Scoutmaster, its sometimes best not to ask too many questions.

Reviewing afterwards, this was apparently a popular meeting, despite no one bringing a bear suit.

As I said, as Scoutmaster, its sometimes best not to ask too many questions.

Rodney – Northeast, MD – February

Rodney, where camping in February means 80 degree temperatures and then a massive thunder shower. Seriously.

Tim Smith makes Eagle!

Tim Smith passes his Eagle Scout Board of Review and becomes our 119th Eagle Scout! Great job Tim!

Berlin Sun Klondike Derby Article

Klondike Derby 2017 is written up in the Berlin Sun newspaper!

You can read the full article here.

Duty to God Night with Pack 184

Karanveer is one of many religious presenters at “Duty to God Night”. He shared with the Cubs about the Sikh faith.

Climbing Night – February

Troop 48 visits Elite Climbing in Maple Shade, where we have a great time rock climbing.

Congrats to Skippy on earning his Eagle Scout!

Last week, Bryan “Skippy” Gillespie earned the rank of Eagle Scout, passing his Board of Review in Haddonfield.  Skippy become 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!

Flag Retirement

Our flag retirement at the Berlin VFW on Memorial Day Weekend went very well.  We managed to retire scores of flags, and the Scouts who took part in the ceremony did an excellent job.  Thank you to everyone who came out to help the VFW and the Troop with this.

Extra thank you to Assistant Scoutmaster Steve Teti for organizing and running the ceremony, it went great Steve!