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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!

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.

Sky Meadows Registration

Posted on Apr 16 2015 - 3:52pm

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.

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!

Sky Meadows Campout

Posted on Mar 16 2015 - 4:55pm

If you have not been to many campouts so far in the year, the Sky Meadows campout may be the perfect campout for you. On June 6th at 2:00 pm, scouts planning to attend the worthwhile experience shall meet a Rachel Carson Middle School. After getting into groups for carpooling (please create groups in advance), the boyscouts will take a 45 minute drive to the campsite. After the drive, we will meet together as a troop. At roughly 3:00 pm, we will embark on our 1 mile hike to the campsite. Remember to bring tents and supplies that are light, not heavy. This will be especially important as we trek into the campsite. Remember to bring bug spray, a sleeping bag, kitchen utensils for eating, and most importantly, a tent. You will NOT have to wear your dress uniform. Once reaching our campsite, we will set up our tents and settle down. By 4:30, we will have the opportunity for scouts to partcipate in a hike, or stay at the campsite to do rank advancement. After meeting back at the campsite at 6:00 pm, we will continue rank advancement and will have the opportunity to work on merit badges. By 7:45, we will have fully set up our tents, sleeping bags, and backpacks, and will wait for dinner, as the younger scouts achieve their cooking requirements. By 9:00, we would have eaten dinner, and would be roasting marshmallows. Later, scouts staying awake would have the opportunity to tell spooky campfire stories. The next day, we would wake up no later than 9:00 am and would gather our belongings. Scouts would prepare breakfast, and after eating, would ensure that they have packed up. Once ready to return, the troop would hike back to their carpool cars. We would drive back to Rachel Carson, and scouts would disperse from there.

New York City Campout

Posted on Mar 11 2015 - 6:27pm
May 8 2015 - 4:00pm
May 10 2015 - 3:30pm
Floyd Bennett Field

It is time to sign up for the New York City Campout.  We will leave from Rachel Carson at about 4:00 PM on May 8, and drive up to our campsite located at Floyd Bennett Field, just outside of Brooklyn.  When we wake up on Saturday morning we will eat breakfeast and head for the metro at around 7:30, where we will stop at the South Ferry and go to the Statue of Liberty.  We will stay there for about 3-4 hours and take the ferry back to Manhattan.  When we get back to the Docks, we will walk  to the 9/11 memorial.  Just around the corner from the memorial there will be a Burger King where we will stop to eat lunch.  Then we will head back to the 9/11 memorial and go to the museum.  We will spend as much time there as we feel.  We will then take the metro back to where we parked the cars and drive back to the campsite.  We will most likely eat dinner at the campsite.

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