The Scouts of Troop 48 recently completed a winter hike on the Appalachian Trail. Some of the members are working on their first segment of the Maine-to-Georgia trail. Troop 48, serving boys in the Wallkill Valley, has a strong outdoor program based on family, faith and community. The Troop meets the first and third Monday of each month at St. Jude’s Church on Beaver Run Road in Hamburg. Contact Scoutmaster Jack Rueckel at 973-209-2990 or via E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.