Local Boy Scout troop hosts free open house campout on Oct. 9

The camp out is free, and gives interested boys and current Scouts a chance to see what Boy Scouts is about.

On Saturday, Oct. 9, boys aged 11 to 17  current Cub Scouts who are Webelos or Arrow of Light Scouts are invited to come out with a parent or guardian for the day or camp overnight. The campout begins at 8 a.m. on Oct. 9 and ends at 9 a.m. on Oct. 10, and will be held at the Pine Tree Education and Environmental Center located at 110 Butterworth Boggs Rd. Tabernacle, NJ.

The campout is free: no catch, no commitment. It is a chance to see what Scouts is about. Food will be provided.

Troop 48 camps at least 12 times each year, including a week-long trip each summer (most recently to Lake Champlain in Vermont). In addition to fun and adventure, its young men help out their community through food drives, trash pickups, flag retirements, placing flags on veterans graves for Memorial Day, and more.

Troop 48 is made up of boys from Berlin Borough and Township, Pine Hill, Marlton, Atco, Clementon, and Voorhees. In the past, it has also welcomed members from as far away as Mullica Hill and even Newark, DE. The troop is open to boys from public, private, Catholic, or homeschool families. They meet each Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at “the shed” behind Holy Communion Lutheran Church in Berlin.

To RSVP or for more information, please contact Scoutmaster Mike McCormick at michaelmccormick26@gmail.com or (856) 287-2155