Ryan’s Eagle Project Thursday!!!!

Ryan’s​ ​Eagle​ ​Project

My​ ​project​ ​will​ ​be​ ​to​ ​paint​ ​around​ ​the​ ​foundation​ ​of​ ​an​ ​out building​ ​at​ ​Virtua​ ​Health​ ​System.

Who:​​ ​I​ ​Hope​ ​to​ ​see​ ​as​ ​many​ ​people​ ​at​ ​my​ ​project​ ​as possible.​ ​Hopefully​ ​you​ ​can​ ​come​ ​out​ ​and​ ​help. What​ ​to​ ​bring:​ ​​All​ ​you​ ​need​ ​is​ ​clothes​ ​that​ ​you​ ​can​ ​get paint​ ​on​ ​and​ ​a​ ​water​ ​bottle. Where:​ ​​100​ ​Bowman​ ​Dr,​ ​Voorhees​ ​Township,​ ​NJ 08043

When:​ ​​November​ ​9th​ ​from​ ​8am​ ​to​ ​4pm​ ​​(However​ ​we may​ ​end​ ​earlier)

Why:​ ​​Becoming​ ​an​ ​Eagle​ ​scout​ ​is​ ​a​ ​big​ ​part​ ​of​ ​scouting and​ ​helping​ ​out​ ​at​ ​my​ ​project​ ​can​ ​help​ ​you​ ​become​ ​an Eagle​ ​scout​ ​to.​ ​There​ ​will​ ​also​ ​be​ ​​Free​ ​Lunch

New Committee Chair!

For those who have not heard yet, with Skippy having gone off to college, Ann Gillespie is stepping down as Troop 48’s Committee Chairperson. Ann has spent many, many years in the leadership of Troop 48, including the last seven as our Committee Chair, and has been a huge part of the success of Troop 48 over those years. This doesn’t even take into account her long dedication to Scouting in Berlin through her years of involvement with the since folded Cub Scout Pack 55 in town. While we’ll see her around, this is a very appropriate moment to give a HUGE thank you from everyone at Troop 48 for everything Ann. Thank you!

Stepping up to take over the position will be Aaron Kopania. Aaron is a recent return to the leadership fold in Troop 48, but was with us for seven years as a youth. Aaron served as a Patrol Leader for several years before being elected to the position of Senior Patrol Leader, and earned his Eagle Scout rank in 2011. He went on to attend school at the College of New Jersey, and currently is a teacher in the Blackwood School District. His Scouting experience and administrative experience as a teacher will be a great asset to Troop 48.

Way back in 2010 when Aaron was applying for Eagle Scout, he wrote, “I hope that I can continue to do good things for my community and the people around me.” He’s certainly done that so far in his career and his life, and we’re glad he’s chosen his old troop to do the same in.

Goshen Pond this weekend!

Thank you to everyone who helped make our Open House Campout at Goshen Pond such a big success this weekend!  Wilderness Survival, an obstacle course, Gaelic football (why is this happening every year now?), a nature hike around Atsion, and a MONKEY BRIDGE were some of the highlights of a great weekend!

Also a big thank you to David Latimer, who wrote about our weekend on his great South Jersey Scouting blog.  You can read about it at https://snjscouts.wordpress.com/

New Troop 48 Committee Chair

To our parents, leaders, scouts, and alumni,

For those who have not heard yet, with Skippy having gone off to college, Ann Gillespie is stepping down as Troop 48’s Committee Chairperson.  Ann has spent many, many years in the leadership of Troop 48, including the last seven as our Committee Chair, and has been a huge part of the success of Troop 48 over those years.  This doesn’t even take into account her long dedication to Scouting in Berlin through her years of involvement with the since folded Cub Scout Pack 55 in town.  While we’ll see her around, this is a very appropriate moment to give a HUGE thank you from everyone at Troop 48 for everything Ann.  Thank you!

Stepping up to take over the position will be Aaron Kopania.  Aaron is a recent return to the leadership fold in Troop 48, but was with us for seven years as a youth.  Aaron served as a Patrol Leader for several years before being elected to the position of Senior Patrol Leader, and earned his Eagle Scout rank in 2011.  He went on to attend school at the College of New Jersey, and currently is a teacher in the Blackwood School District.  His Scouting experience and administrative experience as a teacher will be a great asset to Troop 48.

Way back in 2010 when Aaron was applying for Eagle Scout, he wrote, “I hope that I can continue to do good things for my community and the people around me.” He’s certainly done that so far in his career and his life, and we’re glad he’s chosen his old troop to do the same in.

Yours in Scouting,
Mike McCormick, Scoutmaster
Troop 48 – Berlin, NJ

Berlin Sun – “Troop 48 to serve the 100-mile route rest stop in this year’s MS Ride”

“As riders weave their way toward the waves in this year’s Bike MS: City to Shore, they may come across an oasis of Gatorade and protein bars.

Troop 48 Boy Scouts are reprising their services at the Century Loop rest stop in Mullica Township on Saturday, Sept. 23, which is the only break along the 20-mile detour, designed for bikers attempting the 100-mile route, the longest of the four projected paths.

The Berlin-based troop has been working the bike ride rest stops for nearly 15 years, continually welcomed back by this fundraiser for multiple sclerosis research.”

Thank you to the Berlin Sun for a great article!

You can read the full article at their website!

Hidden Lake Cleanup

One of our Scouts went to help out at the Hidden Lake Cleanup for the South Jersey Land & Water Trust on Saturday!  They hold cleanups in various locations once each month.  This is a GREAT way to get the Conservation Service Hours that Scouts now need for Life, or just a great way to help nature out for a few hours.

September issue of Trails of Troop 48 is out!

Our September issue of Trails of Troop 48 is available!  Enjoy our Back-to-Scouts issue with articles on the Summer Trip and on Vinny and Chase making Eagle!

If you’d like to write an article, draw a cartoon, or contribute a game or puzzle, the deadline for our next issue is Friday, September 29th!  Just email any contributions to Mike!

Click here for the September issue!