Klondike Derby 2020!

Klondike Derby 2020 was…. wet.  Very, very wet.

The Scouts braved about 10000 inches of rain to pull their sleds all over Pine Hill Scout Reservation, putting their skills to the test as they competed against patrols from all over Camden County.

The Scouts built fires, built shelters, did first aid, took park in teamwork challenges, and more.

In the end, everyone learned a lot and didn’t float away.

Falcon Patrol also took 2nd Place, good job guys!

Happy Birthday to us!

 

Well, another year in the Scouting book as we turn 55 years old!  Thanks to everyone for a great year!

Our Court of Honor recognized each Scout for their achievements, as well as what Troop 48 has done this year.

After recognizing the Scouts, our annual awards were given out.  Well to done Logan for being awarded our Memorial Award this year.

We then finished out with taking a look back at some memories from this year.

Thanks everyone for a great year!

Poconos Trip!

What an adventure we had up in the Poconos.  We hiked 2.4 miles to Pulpit Rock for an amazing view of the Pocono Mountains, visited Roadside America and one of the world’s great model train displays, and finished at Cabelas.  Our last camp out of the year!

Summer Trip Announced…

Patrol Leader Council made the big decision tonight… this summer we’re heading to Vermont! They still have to plan the details, but looking to do a high ropes/zipline course, hike in the Green Mountains, go canoeing, explore Burlington (including visiting Ben & Jerrys Factory), visit Ausible Chasm, and moo at cows.

Lake Champlain, here we come! This trip is NOT to be missed.

Scouting for Food!

Thank you to everyone who helped us gather over 1600 items for this year’s Scouting for Food Drive, 50% more than we collected last year!  We spent Saturday, November 9th collecting from across Berlin.

HUGE thank you to the many Scouts, Cubs, Parents, and leaders who made this possible, from stapling notes to bags to putting bags on doors to collecting bags to sorting the food out at the shed!  We’ll help a lot of people with the food that was collected.

RIP Dan Pike

It is with a very heavy heart that we share the passing of Dan Pike at the end of October. Dan had many adventures with Troop 48, earning his Eagle Scout in 2005.

 

For those of us fortunate enough to know Dan, he was a generous person with a quick smile and a thirst for adventure. Dan’s life took him into piloting, where he flew jet airliners. In his free time, he adventured to the far corners of the globe to see places and to do things most of us only dream of.

Even with all his globetrotting, Dan would still stop in to visit once in a while to check in on things and to tell the old war stories about when he was a Scout. He easily won the award for most miles traveled when he flew most of the way across the country to show up unannounced at our 50th Anniversary Celebration just to hang out with everyone for a few hours.

We extend our deepest sympathies to his girlfriend, family, and the many friends that he leaves behind.

Rest in Peace brother.

 

 

Goshen Pond Campout – 11/1 to 3

The beginning of November, Troop 48 hosted Cub Scouts at our annual Goshen Pond Campout.  Temperatures dropping down to 28 and 27 degrees didn’t stop a ton of adventure from happening.  It started off well with some Scouts deciding they wanted to sleep in a shelter the first night.

Saturday, Scouts were up bright and early attemping to make cinnamon buns in the dutch oven.

Then the Cubs arrived.  It was a day of building survival shelters, filtering water, starting fires without matches, running through an obstacle course, games, and exploring the area.

The night finished with a campfire, tin foil meals, making cookies in a cardboard box oven, and then manhunt.

Sunday morning, we broke camp and headed for home.  Good trip!