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What's So Great About Troop 20?

Fun Activities: Skiing, Rock Climbing, Whitewater Rafting, Canoeing, Sailing, Caving, Bicycling, Laser Tag!

Campouts every month in tents, treehouses, submarines, battleships, lodges, and under the stars! 

High Adventure: Multiple treks to Philmont, Sea Base, and Northern Tier! 

Achievement: 28 Eagle Scouts already in less than 9 years!

Boy-Led: Scouts choose, organize, and publicize activities, set up online registration, and lead events!

We are a diverse group of boys from at least six religions and 17 different schools, coming together for outdoor fun.  Join us!

STEM Lab Day at Camp Snyder

Posted on Sep 22 2014 - 9:46am

Scouts will explore passive solar techniques (particularly solar cooking!) and will learn about thermal energy, refraction, and the greenhouse effect as they construct their own portable solar panel ovens.

Venture Crew 1886 Open House

Posted on Sep 22 2014 - 9:41am

Venture Crew 1886, which focuses on cooking, will be making sopapillas for an open house.  Venturing is a Boy Scouts of America program for boys AND girls, ages 14-21.  Their Advisor is Mrs. Pressler, a former White House pastry chef.  Sopapillas are Mexican pastries with an airy center filled with honey.  If you would like to learn more about Venturing, or just want to learn how to cook (and eat) sopapillas, you are welcome.  A parent is encouraged to attend.

Community Service opportunity

Posted on Sep 22 2014 - 9:31am

Boy Scouts are needed to help set up for a Girl Scout event on Sunday, October 5.  At 8:30-11:00am you will set up an archery range and rearrange picnic tables in two pavilions.  At 4:00-6:00 you will break down the archery range and put the picnic tables back.  You don't need to do both.  Both count as community service for rank advancement purposes.  Please register on the web site.

Orienteering hike and Tenderfoot rank advancement

Posted on Sep 22 2014 - 9:20am

I'll be at Frying Pan Farm Park this Sunday at 4:30-6:30 to meet with Scouts for rank advancement:

  • At 4:30 we'll do a one-mile hike to meet First Class advancement requirement 2 ("Using a map and compass, complete an orienteering course that covers at least one mile and requires measuring the height and/or width of designated items."
  • Following the orienteering hike (probably about 5:30) I'll be available to work with anybody who wants to do Tenderfoot rank advancement requirements.

Thanks to Shreepa Parthaje for organizing this.  If anybody else would like to organize a rank advancement session, please contact me, suggest a day/time, and tell me what you'd like to complete.

Saelig's Eagle Scout Project on 9/27

Posted on Sep 20 2014 - 9:55pm

Hi Troop 20,

I will be having my Eagle Scout Project on 9/27 (Next Saturday) at the Shaw Community Ministry. The project will consist of setting up a computer lab for them (reorganizing the lab, replacing existing tables, attaching monitors to articulating stands, building a table for the printer/scanner, and rewiring the computers). I would greatly appreciate if you would be able to help out. Pizza and drinks will be provided.

Whitewater Rafting and Camping

Posted on Sep 8 2014 - 6:09pm
Sep 19 2014 - 5:00pm
Sep 21 2014 - 10:00am
Knoxville, MD

Sign up now for this exciting adventure! This is a combined two night camping and Whitewater Rafting Trip with River and Trail Outfitters, near Happers Ferry in Knowville, MD, only a 1.5 hr drive from Oak Hill, VA.

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