TMR Summer Trip, Troop Swim Day/BBQ, and Eagle Scout Court of Honor

TMR Summer Trip

Summer is right around the corner and Troop 48's summer program is filling up quickly. Our big high light this summer will be our week long summer trip to Ten Mile River Scout Camp in New York! This trip is a must for all who want an awesome week that you'll remember and reminisce about. Even members of the Grand Teton backpacking trip will be attending, driving up the day after they get off the plane from Wyoming. The trip is from Friday, August 17th to Friday, August 24th. Details about the trip are below as well as on the calendar.

Trooo 48 Swim Day/BBQ

Troop 48 Swim Day and BBQ! Family and friends
(provided they have an adult taking responsibility for them) are
invited! For those carpooling, we'll be meeting at 9:15 at the shed
and leaving by 9:30 AM! The event is at Atsion Lake on Route 206 in
Shamong Township, NJ! The cost is $5 per head to help offset the cost
of the event. Wharton State Forest also charges $10 per carload to
enter, so carpooling = saving money! Families are also asked to bring
an item to share.

Our Summer Merit Badge program continues with Lifesaving (Tom
Ferrari), Swimming (Marc Talucci), and 1st/2nd Class Swimming
Requirements (Mike McCormick) will be offered! We are hoping to line
up a counselor for canoeing for that day!

For complete info, see the attached flyers! For a list of suggested
items to bring, also see attached! Please RSVP to Deb Sperling -
Dsperling4@aol.com - so we can get a head count!

Eagle Scout Court of Honor

A much neareris the Eagle Court of Honor. This year 4 scouts will be recognized for attaining the highest rank in scouting, Eagle with a ceremony on the Battleship New Jersey. Setup starts at 2pm and the ceremony starts promptly at 3pm. All scouts should come in their Class-A uniform with nice pants (no jeans).

TMR - Info

Where? - Ten Mile River Scout Camp, Narrowsburg, NY

What are we doing? - Visiting Fort Delaware, hiking to Sam's Point and Verkeerderkill Falls (includes caves with ice in them and a waterfall), zip-lining at Kitattinny, canoeing the beautiful Upper
Delaware National Scenic River, visiting Carousel Water & Fun Park,
and visiting High Point State Park, the highest point in New Jersey!

There is also a Beginner Backpacking Trip with Marc Talucci (see above).

Camping, Wilderness Surival, and Hiking Merit Badges (Mike
McCormick) and Hiking and Backpacking Merit Badges (Marc Talucci) can also be worked on.

Cost? - A mere $230. A $100 deposit is due by Wednesday, June 27 and the balance is due by Wednesday, August 1. A $20 late fee will be charged for late deposits and/or late final payments (a total of $40 extra if both are late).

Exceptions will be made for Scouts joining the troop after the deposit day.

Adults cost $115 for this trip!

Hearing all about the wonders of backpacking? Want to give it a try
for yourself? Marc Talucci and Kavi Pannu will be leading a 25-30
mile expedition of three days and two nights on this summer's Ten Mile
River Summer Trip! Interested? Contact Marc -
ffafallisnothing@aol.com

Newest Eagle Scout - Erik Lee

The troop would like to congratulate our newest Eagle Scout, Erik Lee.  He passed his board of review last night with flying colors. Erik constructed a new exercise yard for the Animal Orphanage in Voorhees for his Eagle Scout project.  He now joins Kamran Naidoo, Paul Iacovonni, and Steven Hale in receiving their Eagle Scout Awards at a ceremony sometime in June.

-Tom

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