Every September, Troop 48 sets out to help out on the Multiple Sclerosis City-to-Shore Bike Ride. Bikers (including our own Magnus this year) set off to bike somewhere between 25 and 100 miles on Saturday, with some returning another 75 miles on Sunday, all to raise money for this great cause.
Troop 48 set up camp at Camp Acagisca on Friday night, then was in Sweetwater at the Sweetwater Fire Company bright and early on Saturday morning. We set up the tents, tables, and bike stands, then filled up the water and Gatorade containers. Over the next four or five hours, almost 1000 bikers came through our rest area (all of them attempting 100 miles in one day), who we helped out with snacks, water, and encouragement. When they are done, we break everything down and help load it back onto the truck.
We then set off for camp. A few Scouts explored Weymouth Furnace on the way, then the Scouts wandered around Camp Acagisca (a former Girl Scout Camp, now a county park) to see what they could find.
That evening, we headed down to Ocean City. We are hearty at the spaghetti dinner for the riders and volunteers, then the Scouts set out to explore the Ocean City Boardwalk and spend their money on games, junk food, and t-shirts.
Sunday morning, we got up early, broke camp, then headed to Hammonton to help with the rest stop there doing the same sort of work.
Good turn daily accomplished, two days in a row.