• Klondike Derby – Pine Hill, NJ – January
    • Pack 48 Pinewood Derby – Berlin, NJ – February
    • Rodney Cabin Campout – Northeast, MD – February

James makes Eagle!

Congrats to James on passing his Eagle Board of Review at the end of September! James becomes Eagle Scout #125 for Troop 48.

For his project, he built a new stairwell at historic Fort Mifflin in Philadelphia.

A flag flew over the grounds of the US Capitol building the day of James’s Board of Review in honor of his achievement, which is pretty awesome.

Start to a new year!

We’re back!  New year = new Senior Patrol Elections, congrats Magnus!

The patrols resorted themselves into two patrols – Moose and Eagle.  Congrats to the two Tims for being elected patrol leaders.

In the meantime, Logan got an answer to his letter to a Congressman from Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge!

Klondike Derby!

Scouts had a great time at this year’s White Horse District Klondike Derby.  Each of our patrols did better than last year, and Skeleton Patrol (pictured below) took third place over all!  Good job guys!

Big thank you to all of the units who ran events for the Scouts, and the Brian, Nancy, and Kevin for helping run our event this year!

James’s Eagle Court of Honor

New Eagle Scout James Bilella joined by a crew of other Troop 48 Eagle Scouts.

Thank you to everyone who came out last week to celebrate Jame’s earning of Eagle Scout!  The ceremony was held at St Simon Stock Parish in Berlin and was well attended by well-wishers of James.

If you want to learn more about James’s Scouting career and project, please take a look at the article about him published in the Berlin Sun!

James Bilella III reaches Eagle Scout after project at Ft. Mifflin by Matthew Shinkle

2018… good year!

We wrapped up 2018 with our annual Court of Honor, celebrating Troop 48’s 54th birthday!  Scouts were recognized for their accomplishments, a slide show of absurd pictures was hollared at, and many sugary snacks were eaten.  Thank you everyone for a great year!

2018 memories:

Cold? Wet? December? Must be time to camp

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.

Hardtack lunch?

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!