Camping

 

Three-Fourths of Scouting is Outing

Camping has long been a tradition of the Scout history. It has survived because of its importance to the Scouting program. It adds a dimension to a youth's Scouting experience not easily found in other settings. Troop 35 has worked to provide the facilities and programs to meet the needs and desires of the Scout. 

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.