In February, the Boy Scouts of Troop 1978 from Vienna, Virginia visited Bryce Ski Resort in Blayse, Virginia. The scouts visited for their annual ski trip. After another year of hard work, the scouts got to relax on the slopes and the couch.
September was orienteering month. Scouts spent the weekend at Catoctin Mountain where older scouts taught younger scouts how to use a map and compass to find their magnetic heading and pace out the distance to a known object. Then, each patrol worked their way through an orienteering course. In their downtime, scouts enjoyed a fire-building competition, a dinner cook-off, and lots of patrol time.