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!
IMPORTANT!!!!!! There is NO REGULAR MEETING this Wednesday, June 10.
Instead, we will meet at 6 PM at Skyzone!!! This can be found at 2834 Route 73 N, Maple Shade, NJ 08052.
Cost is $19 per Scout (includes special Skyzone socks that are required for jumping).
THIS STARTS AT 6 PM AND ENDS AT 8 PM!!!!.
No one will be at the shed on Wednesday!
Waviers can be found at http://www.skyzone.com/moorestown/OnlineWaiver?WaiverType=NoPaper !
GREAT trip to Cape Henlopen this weekend! Paddled from the Delaware Bay into the Atlantic Ocean (3 1/2 miles total), checking out a lighthouse, watching the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, and finding some dolphins on the way. Afterwards, there was hiking, climbing a WWII observation tower, checking out the gun emplacements at Fort Miles, and a rousing game of Ultimate Frisbee. Sunday morning, most of the troop stopped by to take a quick look at the lightship in Lewes, but ended up with the full tour even before the place officially opened thanks to some of the super nice, awesome guides there (http://www.overfalls.org/). While this was our first time camping out at Cape Henlopen, I'm sure that it won't be our last.
BIG thank yous to the Chiassons and Gillespies for booking the campsites and kayaks, and of course to Paul and Paul for spending the weekend helping with the trip.
As we do each year, Troop 48 went to the Berlin Cemetery this morning to help place flags on veteran's graves. Almost a dozen Scouts, along with other youth groups from the area, covered huge parts of the cemetery with flags. Thank you to everyone who helped out, as well as the Berlin VFW and Berlin Cemetery Association for putting this on each year!
Between the BBQs and the nice weather (and the service projects) this weekend, take a moment to remember those men and women who have died in the service of their country.