Troop 48 visits Elite Climbing in Maple Shade, where we have a great time rock climbing.
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!
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!
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.
A few days before I opened this up, a similarly familiar face popped up on Instagram from the national BSA account.