Spring Court of Honor – June 2018

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Spring Court of Honor!

We had four Scouts earn a total of nine merit badges this Spring, plus three of our Scouts advance to the next rank, and five new Scouts sign up to join Troop 48.  Not a bad three months!

Afterward, ice cream sundaes!

Wading River Canoe Trip – June 2018

We had a blast this past weekend on our canoe trip on the Wading River.  Troop 48 paddled just over 8 miles from Hawkins Bridge to Bodine Field Campground.  Amazingly, no canoes flipped, although some Scouts did fall in the water.

Big thank you to Nancy, Paul, Brian, Jessica, and Chris for help with the canoe trip this past weekend!

Fishing Night – 2018

Last Friday, Mr. Pannu hosted Fishing Night at Acorn Hill Lake!  Most of the Scouts showed up to start Fishing Merit Badge, with a few there just for the fun of fishing.  No one caught the three foot long carp (seriously, not a fish story), but there’s always next year!

BIG thank you to Mr. Pannu and to Karanveer Pannu for hosting the Scouts!

Penbryn Canoe Practice- May

As our June canoe trip approaches, we headed out Penbryn Lake for some practice.  Not a bad Wednesday meeting!

Memorial Day Flag Placement and Flag Retirement- May

BIG thank you to everyone who helped out on Saturday of Memorial Day weekend!

We had several Scouts help the church set up for their bi-annual yard sale, which they much appreciated!

Then we had a HUGE turn out for the flag placement at Berlin Cemetery with the Berlin VFW, Pack 48, and Crew 148!  This was the best turnout for this event in many, many years.  Together, we placed over 1500 flags on the graves of veterans at this historic cemetery.

Finally, Troop 48 ran a flag retirement at the VFW to retire old and worn out flags.  Dozens of flags from our collection as well as the VFW’s were part of the ceremony.  Extra tip of the cap to Magnus for being our MC (as well as his moving presentation) and to James for leading the flag detail.

Not able to make it?  We’ll be back at it again next year!

Fire Kit Night – May

Our Scouts made fire starters and char-cloth for their fire kits.

Orienteering Night – May 2018

On a lovely May night, Troop 48 spent their weekly meeting tackling the orienteering course at Black Run Preserve.  While a missing marker through a monkey-wrench into the course, the Scouts learned a lot and had a good time

Valley Forge – May 2018

Troop 48 started off May right, with a biking trip to Valley Forge!  The Scouts biked 29 miles from Valley Forge to Philadelphia and back, which was pretty tiring!  Sunday, we explored the encampment area of Valley Forge, including Washington’s Headquarters.  Good trip!  And no snow!