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!

Five-Mile Hike for Rank Advancement

Posted on May 20 2015 - 9:50pm

The weather on Saturday will be beautiful!  We'll meet in the parking lot at latitude 38.978447, longitude -77.249363, on the south side of Georgetown Pike just south of the entrance to Great Falls National Park.  We'll hike along the stream toward the Potomac River and into Great Falls National Park, using map and compass.

Instead of the Sky Meadows campout on June 6th, we will now be going to Lake Fairfax.

Posted on May 14 2015 - 7:11pm

Instead of the Sky Meadows campout on June 6th, we will now be going to Lake Fairfax, because we could not get a reservation at Sky Meadows on June 6th.

Sky Meadows Registration

Posted on May 4 2015 - 8:46pm

All scouts should sign up for the Sky Meadows campout. For the past 2 years I have been there, I have always had a great time. The Sky Meadows campout is the perfect opportunity to get rank advancement done, and it is less than 45 minutes away! For all the new scouts that have just joined the troop, please register. The regisration ends MAY 2ND! Please be aware of this date, as it is fast approaching. Sky Meadows is a famous State park, so it is very crowded, especially during the summer. I have to make reservations, so the sooner you register, the better. Once again, this is a fun, simple, and worthwhile campout to go to. Register now.

Troop 20 Backpacking Trip: Training for Philmont 2015

Posted on Apr 22 2015 - 7:24pm

Trails near Sky Meadows Park

April 24 @ 5:30pm to April 26 @ 2pm

If you are going to Philmont this summer, you need to come on this campout to prepare. We will be hiking on the Appalachian Trail for 15 miles over the course of one weekend: April 24-26. We will meet on Friday evening, drive to Sky Meadows after getting dinner on the road, and begin our hike on Saturday morning. We will camp on the trail Saturday night, and hike back into Sky Meadows by 2pm on Sunday. We will learn necessary skills and techniques for Philmont this summer, such ashow to prepare meals on the trail, as well as complete all other requirements for the Backpacking MB not covered in Philmont. Meal-planning is going to be the week before.

Make sure to bring plenty of water, as we will not be able to refill throughout the weekend. Also, high socks and sturdy boots should be worn, along with jeans and head covering. Make sure you have either a large regular or camping backpack that can comfortably hold all your things!

Troop Gettysburg Campout

Posted on Apr 20 2015 - 4:41pm

I have reserved the campgrounds at Gettysburg Campgrounds at 2030 Fairfield Rd. We will leave on Sat. May 2. I have reserved for 20 people, so I hope that many sign up. More details will come out at the meeting on the 27th.

High Ropes Course Campout

Posted on Mar 23 2015 - 9:57pm

Get ready to go on the largest man-made aerial high ropes course in North America! Located in Sandy Springs Adventure Park at 16701 Norwood Road Sandy Spring, MD 20860, the course has over 100 aerial obstacles, 30 zip lines, and 13 separate challenge courses to keep your heart alive and racing!

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