Boy Scout Troop 48 Crown Point, IN  

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Summer Camp 2015

Posted by Jason Bisel on July 20, 2015 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

We had a great summer camp this year, with 21 scouts attending.  We had both cool and hot days, as well as dry and rainy days, but all in all, the weather cooperated.  The scouts worked on many merit badges and outposts and all appeared to have a good time.  As in past years we prepared our own meals in camp as opposed to using the dining hall.  We had a great menu including: lasagna, BBQ pork loins, chicken and dumpling, mountain man, and many other great dishes.

It was also a notable year for the wild life, right off we discovered that we had one raccoon that had no hesitations about coming right into camp and foraging.  It took us three evenings of “persuading” to convince him not continue visiting our camp.  There was also a plethora of mice running around camp, as I even had one crawl up my tent between the rain fly and mesh to feed on the bugs that were trapped.  Upon returning home, I also discovered that a frog had hidden himself in my folded tarp, but had traveled unharmed and was released.

The scouts did a great job working on their merit badges and several were also able to complete necessary requirements to achieve rank advancements.  We had planned to conduct a couple of additional boards the morning before returning, but just as we completed packing the troop and personal gear, it began to rain profusely.

A special thanks to all of the leaders who spent the week working with the scouts, in the kitchen and making sure the scouts were at the right place at the correct time.

Lincoln Pilgrimage 2015

Posted by Jason Bisel on April 27, 2015 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

We had a great weekend with 8 scouts and 4 leaders in attendance as we set out for the Lincoln Pilgrimage. We arrived late in the evening and got the essentials of camp set up Friday night at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Saturday morning we had some pretty good rains, but fortunately we went to the Lincoln museum and library during the worst of the rain. While at the museum some of the scouts participated in the Museum Quest. Afterwards, we visited the old Union Station where some of the sets and props from the movie Lincoln were being displayed. Upon returning to the fairgrounds, we ate lunch and then visited the pioneer challenge where various activities were available. The scouts threw tomahawks, shot BB guns and sling shots, did some fishing and tug of war. With the late night before, a strong wind all day, the rain and activities, the scouts (and leaders) were worn out and after dinner everyone hit the sack pretty early.

Sunday was a stark contrast to Saturday; it was comfortably warm and sunny. We packed up camp and made our way to Oak Ridge Cemetery. While there we visited the WWII, Korean, and Vietnam War memorials. Toured the Lincoln Memorial and tomb and then participated in the walk from the cemetery to the old Illinois State Capital Building. We were part of approximately 3000 scouts that took part in the ceremonies from 10 states


Spring Clean Up at Fiirst United Methodist Church

Posted by Jason Bisel on April 18, 2015 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

It was a great day for the cleanup service project at the First United Methodist Church, Crown Point. Not too cool and not too warm. The scouts worked hard and got a lot done in the time we were there. A special thanks for to the Church for providing doughnuts and drinks. We had eight scouts attend Colin, Robert, Josh, Mitch, Josh, Cole, Jake, and Nate, as well as the six adult leaders that also helped. The scouts cleaned up the landscaping and removed all leaves and debris from around the church, as well as the East parking lot.

Potowotomie Trail Hike

Posted by Jason Bisel on March 29, 2015 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The Troop had a great time at the 2015 Potowotomie Trail hike. We had a cold night the first evening, but all the scouts bundled up and stayed warm. The lake front still has ice mounds all along the shore, which makes for an interesting landscape. It was great to have some Webelos join us for the hike and meals.


The local raccoons in the dunes were not timid about visiting the campsite or the dumpster, as they were sleeping there in the morning as we dumped the trash. It was great that the rain held off until everything was packed, put away, and we were well on our way.


During this campout, each patrol cooked for themselves, as well as shopping for themselves. Everyone seemed to have plenty to eat. Thanks Badger patrol for sharing your meatball sandwichs.


Blood Drive

Posted by Jason Bisel on March 26, 2015 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The blood drive appeared to be a sucess.  A special thank you to Mrs. Kutemeier for coordinating and managing the event.  Several scouts assisted with check in and refreshments.  Some scouts that were over 16 also donated blood.  Many of the leaders who were available also donated.

Rank Advancments

Posted by Jason Bisel on March 25, 2015 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Congradulations to Colin B. for his advancment to Second Class Scout, and to Sean F. for his rapid advancment and hard work to get to Star Scout. Keep up the good work!

New First Class Scout

Posted by Jason Bisel on January 27, 2015 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Nate T. for his advancement to First Class Scout. Keep up the good work!

Winter Campout 2015

Posted by Jason Bisel on January 18, 2015 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Thanks to our scouts that attended this year's winter campout.  Everyone appeared to have a good time even though it was a little challenging with the wind.  the Troop won three trophies at the event. New pictures in the gallery.

New Tenderfoots

Posted by Jason Bisel on December 17, 2014 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Congraduations to Cole R. and Jacob R. on earning their Tenderfoot rank advancement!

Waterfall Glen Campout

Posted by Drew Morton on June 19, 2011 at 10:09 PM Comments comments (0)

Waterfall glen campout this weekend was good. Despite not being able to do the orienteering course, we were able to go on a nice hike, and had a great time at camp. We even got some rank advancements done.

Congrats to Wyatt G. Kyle N. Ryan K, and Eric F for acheiving the rank of New Scout!