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.

Camporees

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!

Apr
25
Thu
7:00 pm OA Lodge Meeting @ Scout Service Center
OA Lodge Meeting @ Scout Service Center
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
OA Lodge Meeting @ Scout Service Center
 
May
3
Fri
5:00 pm Rambling Camporee (2019 Spring C... @ Johnathan Hager House (City Park)
Rambling Camporee (2019 Spring C... @ Johnathan Hager House (City Park)
May 3 @ 5:00 pm – May 5 @ 10:00 am
Rambling Camporee (2019 Spring Camporee) @ Johnathan Hager House (City Park)
This Camporee is primarily an activity to enhance the PATROL METHOD within your unit.  With many troops welcoming new Scouts and Arrow of light Scouts this event will be beneficial.  It is also a chance for your scouts to show off their skills at camp-making, cooking, teamwork, and cooperative methods of taking on tasks. All[...]
May
10
Fri
7:00 am NYLT Staff Development @ Sinoquipe Scout Reservation
NYLT Staff Development @ Sinoquipe Scout Reservation
May 10 @ 7:00 am – May 11 @ 4:00 pm
NYLT Staff Development @ Sinoquipe Scout Reservation
 
May
17
Fri
all-day Adult Mountain Man @ Camp Sinoquipe
Adult Mountain Man @ Camp Sinoquipe
May 17 – May 19 all-day
Adult Mountain Man @ Camp Sinoquipe
Why do only the kids get to have this much fun? Mountain Man Adult Camp is an exciting 3-day program of what our scouts experience during the summer camp program. Come learn skills that were required to live off the land as the mountain men of years past did. Experience cooking your meals on a[...]
6:30 pm IOLS TRANING ( Introduction to O... @ Camp Sinoquipe
IOLS TRANING ( Introduction to O... @ Camp Sinoquipe
May 17 @ 6:30 pm – May 18 @ 9:30 am
IOLS TRANING ( Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills) @ Camp Sinoquipe
Flyer: Intro to Outdoor Leadership Skills Flyer friday start Description of Training Event Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills will provide Boy Scout Leaders with the basic outdoor skills information needed to start and guide a program the right way. Completion of this course is the required outdoor training for all Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters. The skills taught[...]
May
23
Thu
7:00 pm OA Lodge Meeting @ Scout Service Center
OA Lodge Meeting @ Scout Service Center
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
OA Lodge Meeting @ Scout Service Center
 
Jun
1
Sat
6:00 pm Sun’s Night Sleep Over @ Memorial Stadium
Sun’s Night Sleep Over @ Memorial Stadium
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 2 @ 9:00 am
Sun's Night Sleep Over @ Memorial Stadium
2019 Event price includes: · General Admission to the Hagerstown Suns vs. Rome, GA Braves baseball game. · Hagerstown Suns Meal Voucher. · Participation in pre-game activities and on-field parade. · Participation in Overnight Sleepover and Big Screen Movie. $5 per tent · Sunday morning continental breakfast with Scouts Own Service. · Event participation patch.[...]