Camping on the beach!

April saw us head down to Assateague Island, where we camped on the beach under the sta… clouds.  After nearly blowing away Saturday morning, Troop 48 headed down to Virginia and Chincoteague Island, where we visited Misty, climbed the lighthouse, and hiked out to find some horses in the marshes!

Tim Smith – Eagle Scout

Congrats to Tim Smith for earning his Eagle Scout rank back the end of February.  For his project, Tim resurfaced the Red Lake Trail at Batsto in Wharton State Forest.  He also had a great run in Troop 48, including being one of the scouts who went to Washington State last summer.

Tim becomes our 120th Eagle Scout!  Congrats again Tim!

Front Page News!

Who has six thumbs and made the front page of The Berlin Sun in February? Troop 48 did, or at least one of our patrols.  Fame and fortune, here we co… I mean, great job guys!

Thank you to Kristin over at the Sun for such a great article on the Klondike Derby!

Fun times at Rodney this weekend!

Had an absolutely perfect weekend to be staying at Camp Rodney down on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.  Went on a five mile “hike” that was more an excuse to explore the nooks and crannies of that stretch of the Chesapeake Bay. Then we capped it off with a rainy night playing Risk, Monopoly, and card games.

Next trip is March 10 to 12 where we’ll be biking out at Valley Forge! See everyone then!

Climbing Night


Friendly reminder – no regular meeting this Wednesday! Instead, we’ll be at Elite Climbing at 67 Old Kings Highway, Maple Shade, NJ 08052 from 7 PM to 9 PM!

Cost for 5 to 9 climbers is $20, so please bring $20 in cash or a check made out to Troop 48. If we get more than that, then the cost per Scout will go down.

All climbers (Scouts or adults) should bring a signed wavier:

If you plan on attending and climbing, please let Paul know –

See you Wednesday!

White Horse District Klondike Winners!

Congrats to the Phoenix Patrol – John, Stephen, and Magnus – for winning the 2017 White Horse District Klondike Derby!  They beat out 25 other patrols from 18 other Troops from all over Camden County.

The Beaver Patrol also took a major step up in the standings from last year, which was great.

Overall, it was a fun day for all involved!  Big thank you to all the adults from the White Horse District who made it such a great day!

We also had a great write up on the event in The Berlin Sun. Thanks to that fine paper for coming out to the Klondike!