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Scout Information Night at X-Park

Come out to X-Park (Providence Park, 2nd & D/E St SE) for fun and games, a campfire, tents, rope bridge and other scoutcraft, and food.  You will also learn about the three different scouting programs available on Capitol Hill: Cub … Continue reading

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Easter Vigil Fire

Our scouts prepared, lit and secured the Easter Vigil fire at tonight’s Mass for our chartering church, St. Peter’s Catholic Church.  The scouts showed their scoutcraft, reverence, cheerfulness and friendliness as they prepared the fire and greeted parishioners entering the … Continue reading

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Troop 380 Hikes Old Rag Mountain

It was a beautiful day to hike Old Rag Mountain in Shenandoah National Park on March 21, 2015.  The troop met on time for an early start on the 2-hour drive followed by a 9-mile hike having an elevation gain … Continue reading

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Wilderness Survival Campout

The troop went to Boyds, Md. to learn and try some skills at building shelters in the woods.  Some of our newer scouts learned use and care of knives, saws and axes to earn their Totin’Chip card and badge.  Some … Continue reading

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One Beautiful Day!

Today was the most beautiful day all week. The weather was perfect and we had a lot of fun. The scouts finished off merit badges, achieved swimming milestones, swamped kayaks intentionally, and the camp put on a water carnival and … Continue reading

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A Little More Rain, But Fun

We had lunch at the rifle range today, but rain and distant thunder kept us from firing. The was disappointing for some of the scouts. Earlier many did the part of swimming merit badge where street clothes are used for … Continue reading

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Pirate’s Breakfast, a Storm and Troop Campfire

We began today with a voyage out on Lake Merriweather in rowboats. It was very humid, and a thick fog covered the lake as we set out. Several of the scouts had never been on a rowboat before, but quickly … Continue reading

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Fr. Riffle visited camp

Fr. Patrick Riffle visited camp today. We are grateful for his visit, since his schedule required him to make the 7+ hour round trip all in one day. He arrive at noon, said Mass and joined us for lunch. In … Continue reading

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Camp wide flag ceremony by our troop

Today, the troop retired the colors for the entire camp. This was an honor which we were happy to do. As the first troop to do it this session, there was a lot of pressure, but our scouts came through. … Continue reading

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First Full Day at Camp

The scouts had a great day today. They cooked all of their meals outside. After breakfast was swim check, where they had great success. Programming started at 2:00, with scouts going to the First year camper program, kayaking, rifle shooting, … Continue reading

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