Monmouth Battlefield Campout – November

Monmouth Battlefield
By Scout Scoutly

June 28, 1778, George Washington exploded in anger at his second in command, Charles Lee. This would perhaps be the Continental Army’s, fresh off a winter of intense training at Valley Forge, best chance to seriously injure the British army, who were retreating across New Jersey after occupying Philadelphia. Lee had been ordered to occupy the British while Washington brought the rest of the army up, but had retreated when pressed by the British.
Washington rallied his troop, pushed them back into battle, and won one of the biggest battles of the American War for Independence. The British army would not venture out of New York City in force for the remainder of the war.
In November, Troop 48 visited the site of this epic battle. We went through the museum to learn about the battle that day. Then, our newer Scouts led a five mile hike around the battlefield. We took lunch in an apple orchard, then raced a rainstorm to finish out the hike.
That night, the patrols had dinner, then spent the night around the campfire. Smores were the order of the evening, along with grass flavored soda.

 
 

Ryan’s Eagle Project

Ryan’s Eagle Project
By Scout Scoutly

Last month, Ryan and twenty volunteers spent Thursday of Teacher’s Convention weekend painting two buildings at Virtua Hospital.  For this Eagle Project, Ryan coordinated the painting of these two huge buildings, although a healthy amount of Scout painting was done as well.

“Did you get any paint on the building?” was overhead from several parents afterward.

The answer is that the Scouts did a fine job painting, and the buildings looked great afterwards.  Congrats to Ryan on finishing his Eagle Project, and good luck with your final push to Eagle!