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!

Troop 48 BBQ/Swim Day!

Our annual BBQ and Swim Day was a rousing success!  The Scouts had a blast eating food, playing Gaga ball, losing to me at tetherball, splashing around in the lake, and eating more food!

Many thanks to Deb Sperling for organizing the day, to everyone who pitched in cooking, gathering supplies, etc, and most especially to Fellowship Alliance Church for putting up with us!  Until next year!

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