What better way to start off the year than a day of skiing and snow tubing at Big Boulder in the Poconos?
Had a great (wet) time at Antietam in December! We camped (swam) in the Appalachian Mountains of Maryland for two nights. Saturday, we explored (boated? swam more?) 6 miles around Antietam Battlefield.
Sadly, the Memorial Lights planned for the battlefield were rained out, but we stopped by to visit the Appalachian Trail Conference headquarters in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, because why not go to two more states on this trip?
Despite the rain and cold, it was a pretty great way to end our camping for 2018!
This Saturday, November 17th, is the final part of our November service, as GIFT Food Pantry, needs help with their annual Thanksgiving Food Handout, where they provide 125 Thanksgiving meals for the less fortunate in our community.
Help is needed starting at 8:30 AM until 11:00 AM at the church (442 South Route 73, Berlin, NJ) to help pack food bags, and then to help carry bags and frozen turkeys to cars. Scouts are asked to wear their “Class A” Scout uniforms if they have them, and winter gloves are HIGHLY recommended for carrying turkeys! Please come out and help if you can!
113 food items collected today for Berlin Township! 350 items collected today for Berlin Borough! 463 total items! Great job by the Scouts!
Thank you to our friends at Pack 48 for all the help!
Troop 48 is collecting food for the food pantry in Berlin! How can you help?
We put out 1000 bags today in Berlin Borough and Township. If you received a bag, just leave it out on your steps (feel free to add more bags to it!) next Sunday, November 11th, and we’ll pick it up from you!
If we didn’t leave bags at your door, you can…
1) Drop them off the Wednesday night (11/7) at “the shed” at Holy Communion Lutheran Church on Route 73 in Berlin between 7 and 8 PM. If you don’t know where “the shed” is, call Mike at 856-287-2155 when you pull into the church parking lot and we’ll come grab your donations! We cannot collect donations at this location other days,
2) Drop them off Thursday night (11/8) at the Berlin VFW (34 Chestnut Ave, Berlin, NJ) between 7 PM and 7:45 PM! We cannot collect donations at this location other days or times.
3) If you are in Berlin Borough or Township, contact Scoutmaster Mike McCormick via email email@example.com
Thank you everyone for any donations you can help with! Shares on social media also appreciated!
We will be returning next Sunday to collect!
Huge thank you to Brian, Logan, Matt, and James for all the help with the bags, as well as our Pack 48 friends!