In March, Troop 48 headed out into the pygmy pines to Halgas Scout Reservation! No toilets, no water pump, no fire ring, just a big area of scrub pines out in the middle of no where.
Our four patrols went head-to-head to see who could best survive the weekend!
They lashed together camp gadgets to make their stay more comfortable.
They built shelters to stay out of the elements.
And they enjoyed a beautiful weekend in the wilderness of South Jersey.
On the way home, we stopped at the nearby Brickbrae terrarra cotta factory, which has been abandoned for over 100 years. The Scouts had a good time exploring the ruins.
To practice for our upcoming Wilderness Survival campout, the patrols practiced their fire cooking skills. We also had the Webelos of Pack of Williamstown visit us!
Welcome to Jonathan and Austin, who crossed over from Pack 48 the past week!
On March 10th, Troop 48 and Pack 48 came to the 14th Annual Lines on the Pines held at Stockton University, which showcases the wonders of New Jersey’s pine barrens. They worked with the kids, teaching them about backpacking, camping, outdoor cooking, and knots.
Thanks to Magnus, Brian, Logan, and Charlie for helping out with this annual event!
The beginning of March was our bi-annual elections! After a hard fought campaign, Tim P is Troop 48’s Senior Patrol Leader for the next six months! Assisting him for as Assistant Senior Patrol Leader for the next few months will be Brian Murphy!
Congrats Tim, and good luck!
Troop 48 closed out March by having the patrols build wilderness survival shelters. Congrats to Eagle Patrol for winning the patrol competition!
A few of our Scouts helped the South Jersey Land & Water Trust clean up at Lake Worth County Park in Lindenwold, NJ back in February. Great job guys!
Great weekend at Rodney! We stayed in the Wilderness Cabin for two nights (and it went down to 17 degrees, so were happy to have it!).
Saturday, Troop 48 went on a hike in Elk Neck State Park on the Beaver Marsh Trail, then took part in a scavenger hunt in camp, which Eagle Patrol won!
Later that night, we cooked dinner by a beautiful sunset, caught a glimpse of the International Space Station, and had a few rounds of Risk and the Weird NJ game.
On our way home on Sunday, we stopped at the Conowingo Dam on the Susquehanna River. Sadly, we didn’t spot any bald eagles (on the right winter day, you can spot a hundred at a time fishing by the dam), but it was pretty impressive nonetheless.
Next trip – Wilderness Survival at Halgas Scout Camp!
Pack 48 would like to thank the Scouts from Troop 48 for coming out to run their Pinewood Derby. All the Cubs had a great time. Thanks Troop 48!
Look who made South Jersey Magazine this month!