Boy Scout Activities

Boy Scout Activities

The council offers opportunities for Scouts from various troops to get together, have fun and make new friends. Especially exciting are the Spring, Fall and Winter camporees the council holds each year. Also, Scouts can discover history along the historic trails bordering the Mason-Dixon Line in Pennsylvania and Maryland.


A Boy Scout Camporee is a great opportunity for Troops from across the Council to come together for a weekend of fellowship and Scouting activities. Boys typically attend as a member of their Troop's contingent and function as Patrols for the weekend. The camporee location varies throughout the territory of the Mason-Dixon Council, and there is usually a theme for the weekend.

Traditionally the Mason-Dixon Council has three camporees during the course of the year. The Winter Camporee is in January, the Spring Camporee is in May, and the Fall Camporee is in November.

During years ending in odd numbers, the Mason-Dixon Council also hosts the Mid-Atlantic Fellowship Camporee. This special event is much larger than a typical camporee, and Troops from many different councils participate. Traditionally there will be representatives from the neighboring New Birth of Freedom Council and National Capital Area Council, but we have had Troops as far away as New York State come and join in on the fun.

Historic Trails Program

The Mason-Dixon Historic Trails program was organized by the Mason-Dixon Council, to provide additional outdoor program opportunities for its many members and friends. It consists of an awards program that provides recognition for participants, after they have hiked each of the four trails described. A medal of achievement is available after all four of the individual trail emblems have been earned.

Guide books, emblems, and medals are available by calling 301-739-1211, or visiting the Mason-Dixon Council Scout Shop. The guide books provide complete details concerning trail access, maps, camping, facilities and other pertinent information.

More about the trails included in the Historic Trails Program can be found here.

Mark Your Calendars!

6:00 pm Spring Camporee @ Shepard's Spring Outdoor Ministry Center
Spring Camporee @ Shepard's Spring Outdoor Ministry Center
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – May 8 @ 12:00 pm
Spring Camporee @ Shepard's Spring Outdoor Ministry Center
Basic programming includes ($12 registration fee) : Earn the American Cultures Merit Badge, volleyball and basketball games, Bike Hike on the C & O Canal (BYO Bike), Low Ropes teambuilding confidence course, Camporee Campfire, and more! Events Include: Low Ropes Team Building Course – Volley Ball & Basketball Games – Bike Hike on the C&O[...]
all-day National Youth Leadership Training @ Sinoquipe Scout Reservation
National Youth Leadership Training @ Sinoquipe Scout Reservation
Jul 30 – Aug 4 all-day
National Youth Leadership Training @ Sinoquipe Scout Reservation
Mason-Dixon Council National Youth Leadership Training July 30 – August 4, 2017 Sinoquipe Scout Reservation WHAT IS NYLT?? National Youth Leadership Training is a six-day outdoor leadership experience for current and future leaders selected by the Scoutmaster or Crew Advisor. This experience builds upon Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST), and is designed in[...]