Goshen Pond

Despite a chilly Friday night (somewhere in the high 20s!), great trip this weekend!  We had a few visitors come to check out Troop 48, and everyone had a good time running the obstacle course, on our short hike around historic Atsion, and in a big game of manhunt on Saturday night.  Next trip is the last one of the year, to Monmouth Battlefield!

Candy for the Troops

Thanks to Troop 48, Our Lady of Mt Carmel Catholic School (Berlin), and St Cecilia Catholic School (Pennsauken) for working together to help gather candy for our soldiers!  We managed to completely fill the back of my car (with the seats down!), which comes out to several hundred pounds of candy!

Good times at French Creek!

We had a great time at French Creek last weekend!  The weather was perfect, we had a great hike over to Hopewell Furnance, and the patrols went head to head in an orienteering competition.  Congrats to Eagle Patrol for having the best time on the course.  Next trip - Goshen Pond!

 

Yard Sale = Success!

Despite the weather, we had a very, very successful yard sale yesterday!  All in all, we cleared $1,327.75!!!!!  Big thank you to everyone who gave their time, donated items, baked baked goods, or
helped out!  Big thank you to Harold Dambly and Dambly's Garden Center for helping with transporting the leftover items at the end of the sale!

Schedule for the year is up! Pictures are up!

Our schedule for 2014-2015 is now up in the Troop calender!  Things may slide a bit as they are booked, but it looks to an exciting year!

Also, all the pictures I have from the trips this year are now up.  Take a look and get some good laughs in!

2014-2015 Leadership!

Patrol dividing went very smoothly on Wednesday, I was really impressed with how the Scouts handled themselves in creating their own patrols.  We're starting the year with three patrols - Eagle, Raven, and Beaver (unless I mixed the names up, which is possible!).

Our Senior Patrol Leader for this year is Skippy!

Our Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders are Will, Tim, and Ethan!

Our Patrol Leaders are Stephen, Chase, and Brian!

Looking forward to a GREAT year, especially with our 50th birthday coming up in three short months!

Remember to be reasearching those trip ideas now and getting them to your patrol leader!  The Patrol Leader's Council will be using that information to create the schedule at the end of this month!

Our newest Eagle Scout!

Congratulations are in order to Sherveer, who passed his Eagle Board of Review tonight!  Sherveer becomes Troop 48's 114th Eagle Scout!

His project was at Acorn Hill Lake over the summer, where the benches were repaired and repainted, the neighborhood signs were replaced and lit, and the gardening was spruced up.

This is a pretty good couple of months for Sherveer, who (with his brother) was the first Scout in the country to earn the brand new Sikh Religious Award and who just completed his third 50 miler earlier this month.

Congrats again, we're all very proud of you!

First meeting of the year - 9/3! New patrols forming!

Hello everyone! Summer is almost over, and that means the beginning of a new Scout year!  Scouts, make sure that you are at the meeting on Wednesday, September 3, as the Scouts will be forming new patrols, electing their patrol leaders, and choosing their leadership!  These patrols will be together until the patrol decides otherwise (could be four weeks, could be four years!), so it's important that you don't miss this meeting!

Don't foget to register for the MS 150 as well!  Directions were sent out via e-mail on how to register!

Massachusetts = success!

Just wrapped up a great summer trip!  Whitewater rafting, hiking in Mohawk Trail State Forest, a zip line course, a trip to Boston, and a 50 mile backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail from Straton, Vermont to Mt. Greylock, Massachusetts... this is one that no one will soon forget!  

Pictures up in a few weeks when I have a chance to gather and sort them!

Sunfish Pond Campout

Great time in Worthington State Forest and the Delaware Water Gap this weekend!  The base camp crew of 6 did a strenous hike up to Sunfish Pond Saturday.  The backpacker crew of five hiked up to the backpacker site Friday night (arriving at the top of the mountain at midnight), did 12 miles down to the Mohican Outdoor Center Saturday (running into several thru-hikers), and then came off the trail this morning into camp.

Two weeks left until the summer trip!

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