Vinny's Eagle Project this Saturday and Sunday!

This Saturday and Sunday, June 25 & 26 - Vinny's Eagle Project @ Barrington Municipal Hall - Barrington, NJ. 8 AM to 4:30 PM each day! Lunch will be served! If anyone can bring shovels, rakes, pitch forks, lopping shears, concrete trowels, wheel barrels, gloves, scrub brushes, or post hole diggers, it would be much appreciated! Just let Vinny know by e-mailing him at vateti@verizon.net . GREAT start last week, but Vinny needs help placing the brings and gravel and reinstalling the flag poles! The more help, the better!

Pictures from Day #1 of his project:
http://troop48berlin.org/trip/vinnys-eagle-project-day-1

FIVE Scouts presented their Eagle medals

Thank you to everyone who came out to see Stephen, Sherveer, Josh, Don, and Luke presented with their Eagle medals! Great job guys, you earned it!

Pictures are up at:
http://troop48berlin.org/trip/eagle-court-honor-2

Election Night 2016

On June 15, elections were held for next year's Senior Patrol Leader. Folks were nominated, speeches were made, questions were asked, and votes were voted.

The SPL for 2016-2017 will be John W. Congrats John!

Pictures:
http://troop48berlin.org/trip/election-night-2016

Flag Day Flag Retirement

On Tuesday, six scouts and two leaders held a flag retirement ceremony on Flag Day. This was held at the White Horse District Roundtable Meeting at Pine Hill Scout Reservation.

The scouts all did a really nice job, especially since most of them had only a few hours notice!

Thank you to Assistant Scoutmaster Steve Teti for putting the ceremony together and taking care of the logistics!

Pictures:
http://troop48berlin.org/trip/flag-retirement-ceremony-flag-day

Wading River Canoe Trip

We had a great time on the Wading River last weekend. Perfect day to be on (and in) the river.

Pictures:
http://troop48berlin.org/trip/wading-river-canoe-trip-1

First Aid Night

First Aid Extravaganza Night at the shed. June 1, 2016. Fun!

Memorial Day Flag Planting

The Berlin VFW and Troop 48 spent the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend placing flags on the veterans graves at Berlin Cemetery.

More pictures:
http://troop48berlin.org/trip/memorial-day-flag-planting-1

Congrats to Steve and Luke for making Eagle Scout!

HUGE congratulations to Stephen and Luke for each earning their Eagle Scout rank this week!

For his project, Steve built a new block long retaining wall at St Cecilia School in Pennsauken. He's had quite a Scouting career, earning three 50 miler awards on the Appalachian Trail (Shenandoah, Vermont/Massachusetts, and Maryland), the BSA Camping Award, and was 2015's Memorial Award recipient. He served for several years as Patrol Leader, and is currently an Assistant Senior Patrol Leader. In one of those "this will never be repeated" achievements, Steve came up from Delaware to be in Troop 48... nearly six years of an hour trip each way for the meetings! He's not done either, as he is slated to go out to Washington State with the troop this summer! Stephen becomes our 118th Eagle Scout!

For his project, Luke sanded and painted a score of picnic tables at Camp FAC (the former YMCA Camp Moore) in Marlton, cleaned up the trails, pulled weeds from the volleyball court, and did a few other odd jobs. Luke also had quite the Scouting career. He camped out with the troop for 136 nights, including making seven summer trips and earning the Silver Bullet Award twice! He also earned FIVE 50 Miler Awards (Batona Trail, Grand Tetons, Shenandoah, Batona Trail [again], and Vermont/Massachusetts) and finished his career with just over 400 miles of backpacking with the troop. He aged out this Spring, and is set to go to Rowan University in the Fall. Luke becomes our 119th Eagle Scout!

We're all very proud of your achievements and the men you have grown up to be. Congrats to each of you from all of us here at Troop 48!

Ten Commandments Hike

One of our Scouts took part in the annual Ten Commandments Hike last weekend, and snapped a few pictures of his journey. Odd weather for it!

Emergency Drill

In the spirit of "Be Prepared", Troop 48 held an emergency drill two weeks ago. Notification was sent out via our text message system of the time and place to meet in Berlin, giving twenty minutes warning. Fifteen Scouts and numerous adults responded to the assigned location (the Berlin Historical Society).

The Boy Scouts have a long history of helping with disaster relief in all corners of the United States. Were Berlin to be struck by a disaster, Troop 48 will be mobilized to help with the relief efforts. This practice drill was one step in making sure that we are ready if, God forbid, disaster was ever to strike the town.

If you didn't receive the message, talk to Mike and get on the text message list!

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