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!

Flags at Berlin Cemetery

Thank you to everyone who came out to help place flags at Berlin Cemetery for Memorial Day!  We had a big crew this year, and lots of help from the Girl Scouts and other folks from around town, so the hundreds and hundreds of flags were placed in record time.

Whitewater Rafting!

So we had a freezing great time whitewater rafting for our May campout!  Despite it being 48 degrees when we got there at 11 AM, some wetsuits and some paddling (okay, a lot of paddling) kept us toasty as we rocketed down the rapids of the mighty Lehigh River.

Don’t ask about the buckets.  I certainly didn’t ask about the buckets.

SS Rafty McRaftface