What's So Great About Troop 20?

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

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: 27 Eagle Scouts in the last 5 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!

One-mile Orienteering Hike on Friday

Posted on Nov 24 2015 - 1:57pm

We will meet at Frying Pan Farm Park, in the parking lot outside the community center, for an orienteering hike to meet First Class 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 (tree, tower, canyon, ditch, etc.)."  Bring a compass if you have it, and your Scout handbook.

Timberline Ski Trip (Davis, WV)

Posted on Nov 15 2015 - 8:08pm

Great Deal!  This is an all inclusive ski trip which includes two nights lodging in a resort bunkhouse (One room with 20 beds and 2 bathrooms), meals, ski rental equipment, 2 day lift tickets and beginer ski lessons.   No prior ski expereince is required.  You can learn on this trip.  Transportation will depart and return from Rachael Carson Middle School.  Adults/family can attend too.  The buckhouse is not coed, however there is a all female bunkhouse for girls to use.  Families can also choose to make alternate lodging arrangments in the area and take advantage of group rates for skilift and resort meals.  Contact Rob Thompson with any questions.  Sign up by December 4th.  Cost is $235 per person.

Seabase 2016 - Crew 2 - Scuba Lessons

Posted on Oct 3 2015 - 7:26pm

I have secured an additional crew (6-8 additional slots) for Seabase 2016 and reopened sign-ups.  This 2nd crew will also be located at the Sea Base camp in Islamorada, FL.  This second crew will get scuba lessons inlcuded in their adventure, but will only get to go on a few dives at the end of the week.  The total cost for this crew will be $1300, which will include lessons.  The second crew dates will be from August 7th to 14th.  I will be at the next scout meeting to answer questions about the 2 crews and answer questions about which crew will be best for you.

Seabase 2016!

Posted on Sep 14 2015 - 3:33pm

We have secured a week for Seabase in Summer 2016 at the Boy Scout Sea Base Camp in Islamorada, FL.  The dates are Wednesday, August 3rd through Wednesday, August 10th.  This is a high adventure program for scouts who will be at least 13 years old and have completed the 8th grade by Summer 2016.  This is a scuba diving program.  All who attend must be certified scuba divers by August 2016.  We will arrange an opportunity for participants to get certified locally before the trip next summer at an additional cost.  The cost for seabase only which includes air transporation, dive fees, lodging and food is $1300. Again for those that are not certified scuba divers, there will be an additional cost estimated at $1500 to become scuba certified before the trip, details to be determined.  There are 8 slots currently available.  I will attempt to gain more slots if more people sign up, but the first 8 people will be guaranteed a slot.  At the next troop meeting in the fall I will be glad to answer any questions.

2015 White House Ornament Booth Sales!!

Posted on Sep 14 2015 - 3:33pm

It's that time of year again everybody! We already have 3 booth sales set up in October and we need as much participation as possible!!! We are in the process of scheduling more in November and December so keep an eye out for more dates on the calendar. Please register for the dates that you are planning to participate.

2015 Small Sailing Merit Badge pictures

Posted on Aug 2 2015 - 3:20pm

Hello Everyone
I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and is getting ready for Ockanickon as we depart 8/9 for a week of fun and excitment. 
I have created an album in the photop albums section of Troop 20 website. I added few pictures that I was able to take and would like for anyone who would like to share to load their pictures as well.  You can send me your pictures in a ZIP file and I can load them or you can load them by going to the "Administration" section, selecting the content link and then pictures. The next step is to select 2015 Small Sailing Boat MB album and load your pictures.

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