Troop 1978

Boy Troop 1978 & Girl Troop 1978

Our troops are scout-led and offer a fun and challenging program for boys and girls ages 11-17. Scouts develop character and leadership skills while learning outdoor skills, camping, and going on high adventure treks.

Scouts BSA is open to all youth 11–17 years of age. Troop 1978 is non-denominational and welcoming to all scouts and their moms and dads.

Weekly Meetings

Boys and girls meet September - June

Monthly Campouts and Activities

A typical annual plan for both the boys’ and girls’ troops includes campouts focused on:

  • Orienteering

  • Winter camping skills

  • Multi-day backpacking

  • Outdoor skills: cooking, fire building, knots, ropes, and knife safety

  • Family beach camping: Clamming, wild horses, water sports

  • Canoeing, kayaking, or whitewater rafting

  • Range skills: archery, shotgun, and air rifle

  • Scuba diving and snorkeling

BSA Troop 1978 scout, Ken, works on figuring out how to get through an orienteering course.

BSA Troop 1978 scout, Ken, works on figuring out how to get through an orienteering course.

Summer Camps

Every summer, scouts are given the opportunity to go to a merit badge camp at Powhattan.

Scouts who have finished 8th grade can also choose to go on an annual, 7-10 day high adventure camp. Depending on the year, scouts can choose from:

BSA Troop 1978 scouts eating lunch at an old saw mill on Catoctin Mountain.

BSA Troop 1978 scouts eating lunch at an old saw mill on Catoctin Mountain.

Philosophy

Our scout-led troops use outdoor skills and experience to give youth opportunities for character and leadership development.

We give our kids a chance to think past, “Maybe this is to hard?” and get to, “I can do this…let’s problem-solve.”

No screens, just hard work and a lot of outdoor time.

Lead by their patrol leader, Philip, first year scouts in BSA Troop 1978 scouts go head-to-head against older scouts in a fire-building competition.

Lead by their patrol leader, Philip, first year scouts in BSA Troop 1978 scouts go head-to-head against older scouts in a fire-building competition.

History

The Troop has been meeting at St. Mark's parish hall for the past 45 years. Meetings are held Tuesday evenings, 7:30pm – 9:00pm in the Activity Center during the school year and the Troop goes on a camp out every month.

Troop 1978 is non-denominational and welcoming to all scouts and their parents. Moms or dads with outdoor skills or experience as merit badge counselors are a very welcome addition. If you are interested in volunteering to assist with the Scout troop or have a child who is interested in learning more or attending a meeting, email the boys’ Scoutmaster or the girls’ Scoutmaster.