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.
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!
Another Summer Trip in the books! Troop 48 went up to Ten Mile River this August, where the Scouts spent a week camping on the Delaware River. While there, they took on a high ropes course, rode horses, paddled on an overnight canoe trip, and raced go carts!
A new year in Scouting starts up in just two weeks!
Congratulations to Vinny Teti for completing his Eagle Scout Board of Review last night! Vinny’s project was to completely overhaul the veterans monuments area at the Barrington Municipal Building. He put in a new brick patio, moved the flagpoles to center them, redid much of the gardening, put in new benches, and cleaned up the monuments. Huge project to take on, and it looks great now.
For those keeping score at home, Vinny becomes the 122nd Eagle Scout in Troop 48 history!
I and we are all very proud of you and your accomplishments Vinny!
Mike McCormick, Eagle Scout
June 16 to 18, 2017, Troop 48 ventured down to Belleplain for the weekend.
Saturday, we headed down to Cape May, where we took kayaks on a 3 1/2 mile journey up and down the tidal Cape Island Creek. We scooted under railroad and car bridges, watched baby crabs scurry through the mud, and spotted ospreys on the nest. Afterwards, we went down to Sunset Beach where we checked out the concrete ship, waded in a bit, and looked for Cape May diamonds.
Back at camp, it was time to go swimming in Lake Nummy, followed by a dinner of (depending which patrol you were in) hot dogs and ramen, hamburgers, or tacos.
Despite mosquitos and sunburn, it was a great weekend!
Last week, Bryan “Skippy” Gillespie earned the rank of Eagle Scout, passing his Board of Review in Haddonfield. Skippy become Eagle Scout #121 in troop history.
Skippy’s had a great career with the troop, spending a year as Senior Patrol Leader, backpacking over 400 miles with the troop (including Washington State and a two day 50 on the Batona), and planning and building some impressive monkey bridges.
Congrats Skippy, we’re all proud of you!