Adventures & Programs

Sunset at Camp E-Star

 

40 Mile Hikes

In 1962 President Kennedy challenged American Youth to be fit enough to walk 20 miles. Troop 35 took the challenge and doubled it. For more than 40 years, on a Saturday in late March or early April, scouts and Venture Crew members and even some Moms and Dads have taken the challenge and discovered the power of mental determination. Through the years hundreds of kids have earned the President Fitness Award in this event.

 

Hi Adventure

Older scouts can participate in Hi Adventure trips to a number of BSA approved locations, including an aquatic sea quest at the Florida Sea Base or backpacking, rock climbing and western lore at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.  High Adventure helps provide young adults with team-building opportunities, new meaningful experiences and practical leadership.

 

Weekend Programs

After a busy week at school troop members look forward to a change of pace and seeing their scout friends. Friday night programs and Saturday afternoon high-level offer scouts a chance to have fun and to advance in rank. Friday nigh programs feature activities ranging from wall climbing and game nights to basketball, golf outings and occasional field trips to places like the Harley Davidson Motorcycle Factory or the Martin State Airport. Recent merit badge sessions have included Law, Electronics, Dentistry and Auto Mechanics.

 

Overnighters

Troop 35 offers at least eight weekend long camping trips each year, four in the fall and four in the spring. Our destinations are usually within a couple hours' drive and are located at some of the most beautiful outdoor settings in Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Campsites include the shores of Assateague Island, the woods of Appomattox, Gettysburg and other National Parks, state parks including Elk Neck, Susquehanna and Rocky Gap, as well as the mountains of Western Maryland and the many tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay. Camping trips offer opportunities for fishing, canoeing, bike trips, white-water rafting, hiking as well as a chance to hone outdoor skills or just sit around a campfire and tell stories. The first camping trip of the fall and the last one in the spring are especially designed for family activities, and each winter the troop has a family ski weekend at Wisp.

 

Community Service

Troop 35 has completed numerous community service projects run by Scouts working on Life and Eagle. These projects have benefited the Church, our schools and our community. Help us stay involved with the community. Contact us with your suggestions on needed service projects in the area.