For those that don't know, a Hornaday Project is an Eagle Scout project level undertaking with an environmental focus that is part of trying to earn the Hornaday Award. The Hornaday Award, which is bestowed, not earned, has many different levels and requires earning several environmental merit badges in addition to the project.
Sherveer is wrapping up the last stages of his award before he applies for consideration. Fingers crossed!
Fun trip last weekend to Goshen Pond! We had seven cubs come out to visit, who enjoyed an obstacle course, a hike around Atsion, helping to cook and lash, and a game of manhunt at night! The highlight of the weekend, though, was definitely the monkey bridge! We haven't made one of these in a while, and Skippy opted for a new design that we'd never tried, but it worked beautifully. We didn't even need to use a truck to keep the tension up! I'm sure more big lashing projects will be in the works for the future.
Phoenix Patrol took home the gold last night with their chair and footrest. Good month of lashing!
Goshen Pond this weekend... monkey bridge?
Busy day! Huge thank you to everyone who helped out with the yard sale today! We have a few bigger items that we are going to throw up on Craigslist still, but we cleared $1,001 today!
The Scouts also worked out their schedule of activities for year! I'll have these included in the next weekly e-mail, and will get them up on the website as well.
Finally, the shed and patrol shelves are super neat and organized thanks to a lot of hard work by the Scouts.
The only downside - we weren't able to get the remaining yard sale items donated to Hope Thrift today. At the moment, the plan is to load up the extra stuff on Monday (since many of the Scouts are off for Columbus Day) and take it over then. I'll shoot out an e-mail and a text when we have a time, but if anyone can spare an hour (at the most) on Monday to help out, it would be greatly appreciated!
Congrats to Josh Siegel on passing his Eagle Board of Review with flying colors to become Troop 48's 116th Eagle Scout!
For those who don't know, Josh's project was a massive undertaking, as he spent eight days and 524 man hours creating a new trail at Joseph T Hale Memorial Park in Voorhees, NJ. While it took him months longer than he expected, the end result was well worth the effort! We weren't the only ones who thought so, as Josh's project was featured on the front page of the Jersey section of the Inquirer, as well as covered in the Courier-Post and the local town paper.
Congrats Josh, we're all very proud of you!
Last weekend, the new Skeleton Patrol visited Tom's basement, where they put together their own patrol box. That sure beats waiting around for someone to make it for you, good job guys.
There was a good amount of confusion about this weekends trip, but it all worked out in the end. The weather was perfect and our 7 1/2 mile hike was excellent. The Scouts ended up hiking to Apple Pie Hill. There, they were invited into the top of the tower, where they learned a ton from Craig of the NJ Fire Service, who showed them the ropes. Afterward, they adventured to the ruins of an old factory out in the pine barrens, where they spent time climbing through tunnels and exploring the nooks and crannies of the above ground remains! Thanks to Paul, Paul, and Jeremy for the help with the camping trip this weekend!
Next trip? Our annual service project to help the riders at the MS 150, including cheering on and handing out supplies to the bikers on Saturday and Sunday, plus a spaghetti dinner and patrol time on the boardwalks Saturday night!
On Friday, September 11, 2015, Sherveer was presented with his Eagle medal. Sherveer earned his Eagle Award back in 2014, before his 13th birthday, and received his medal in front of a crowd that included his friends, family, and fellow Scouts, including his grandmother who was visiting the United States from India.
Sherveer certainly hasn't limited his time in Scouts to only merit badges. He's backpacked more than 200+ miles with the Troop (including completing his first 50 miler at only 11 years old) and has recently finished the project portion of his Hornaday Project (a multi-level award, the "easiest" level of which requires another Eagle Project level project focused on conservation plus certain conservation focused merit badges). He was also recently tapped to be Assistant Senior Patrol Leader this year, and is one of the Scouts organizing next summer's proposed ultra high adventure trip to Washington State.
Don wanted to thank everyone who helped out on his Eagle Project last weekend! With nine (tall) scouts to help him, he completed his project in one day!
Merit badges are done too, on to the paperwork!
Don S’s Eagle Project
When: August 29-30 (Saturday and Sunday) 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Should only take Saturday).
Where: Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge- 4 Sawmill Rd, Medford, NJ 08055
My Phone Number: 856-873-7744
Tools we could use for Project:
1. Safety Glasses
2. Power drill's
3. Hack Saw
4. Crimping Tool
5. 3 Ladders
Any of the items that you could bring would be greatly appreciated.
Lunch will be served!