Been back for a few weeks now from the summer trip, and man what a trip! Tubing in Ausable Chasm, climbing Thomas and Cat Mountains, canoeing across Lake George, paddling out to Turtle Island for the sunset, swimming in the lake (including jumping off cliffs into the water), marching around Fort Ticonderoga, blasting along the high ropes and zipline course at Adirondack Adventures, and of course, climbing Rogers Rock... I'm tired just typing it!
Pictures will be up as soon as I get them from the adults and Scouts who took them! Thanks to those who already got theirs to me (Jason)!
As always, big thank yous to Paul, Paul, Kellie, John, Tom, Jim, and Brian for spending a week on Lake George with the Troop! Thank you to Tim, Trish, Paul, Ann, , Deb, and Dr. Chugh for the behind the scenes help that made this trip happen! We'll be talking about this one for a long time!
Reminder - This Wednesday, Dr. Chugh will be providing physicals for Scouts and Leaders who need them for the summer trip!
Please print out and fill in as much of the forms as possible before then!
Forms can be found at -
Fun, but tough day on the Little Egg Harbor River! Due to the amount of rain we've been having, the river was flowing very high and very fast, leaving trees in the middle of the river and not a lot of time to steer around them! We ended up only going 3 miles, but Ben managed to go into the water 11 times in that span! We found out later, of course, that the second half of the day was much easier. What would the fun of that have been?
Overall, an enjoyable weekend in Atlantic County that included good fires both nights, a hike down the Swamp Trail at Estell Manor, smores for Badger Patrol around the fire, and plenty of Scouts in bed early on Saturday night!
Next trip? Our week long summer trip to Lake George in New York!!!
Highlights of our trip to Cape May and Belleplain back in February, where we set a Troop record for cold weather camping... -1 degrees! It was crazy seeing the Delaware Bay frozen and full of icebergs.
Troop 48 paid a visit to Troop 118 in Runnemede last night. Why? Troop 118 is thinking about going backpacking!
Some of our Scouts and former Scouts shared pictures and some insight into backpacking, especially why they enjoy it so much. Afterwards, some of the Scouts from the other troop asked questions and tried on some of the packs. Good luck guys, and have fun!
Thanks to Dan, Jif, KP, Skippy, and Sherveer for sharing!
Excellent work tonight by the Troop on Sherveer's Hornaday project at Lake Worth County Park in Lindenwold. I heard a rumor that only one day might be needed to finish it, so well done!
Jason showed up Wednesday saying he was going to lash. And lash he did, he spent about an hour and a half on his lashing together a working seesaw.
After elections last night, Troop 48's new Senior Patrol Leader is Chase! Congrats! He'll be taking over from Skippy in September.
Anything Goes Night last night went well! Despite the untimely break in the heat, they had a good time running around and enjoying the last Scout meeting of the year.
A reminder - next week starts our summer schedule! Scouts can come to work on their patrol areas, work on advancements, or work on merit badges! Please reach out to merit badge counselors ahead of time so that they know to come out! Remember to get a signed blue card before starting! Several Scouts have asked to work with Dan Smith on Cooking, so he'll be at the shed Wednesday if anyone else would like to start it!
Great time last Wednesday at SkyZone! Who doesn't love trampolines?
Reminders - this Saturday, 8 AM to 4 PM, is Sherveer's Hornaday Project! Lunch will be provided! Check your e-mail for final details!
This Wednesday will be Senior Patrol Leader elections! All Scouts get a vote!
Immediately following elections will be Anything Goes Night! Bring swimwear, a towel, and a change of clothes!