November 28, 2015

Latest Annoucements

Register for Summer Camp 2016 – Camp Rodney

rodneySummer Camp at Camp Rodney

JUNE 26 – JULY 2, 2016

Rodney Scout Reservation is located on over 900 acres of rolling upland woodlands at the head of the Chesapeake Bay and boasts over a mile of prime bay frontage. Rodney is located in Cecil County Maryland, only a short drive from I-95 and MD RT-40 in the town of North East. This great location provides easy access from Northern Virginia.

*FEES: -**Early Bird Special -Before January 20th, 2016 – $450.00 (SAVE $50.00)    – After January 20th, 2016 – $500.00


Register for December 11-12 Cooking Competition and Campout

cookingpicWhen: December 11-12, 2015
Where: Great Falls, VA
Time: Arrive at the St. Francis at 6:30 pm on Friday, December 11 after dinner or bring a bag dinner.
Departure is on Saturday, December 12, at conclusion of the Cooking Competition cleanup and all Patrol gear is put away. Parents are invited to join the scouts to taste their cooking competition meals at 5:00 pm on Saturday, Dec12.

Register by December 7th to avoid LATE FEES!       To REGISTER AND LEARN MORE CLICK HERE

White Oak Canyon Outing Pictures and Video are now up!!

IMG_8056What a great outing this weekend to White oak Canyon and Rose River Farm – Nov. 14th and 15th, 2015!  Thanks very much to the Dear family for graciously hosting our troop at Rose River Farm!

Some pictures have already been posted by Mr. Merrill, and I know more are to come.  All you need is a free shutterfly account to view them.  Please check back in a few days for even more pics!!

Pictures can be seen at

There’s also a 5 minute video, check it out to see what it was like, and how much fun the scouts had!!

Veterans Day – Wreaths Across America


We will be supporting Wreaths Across America again in 2015.  Wreaths Across America is a 501 (c)3 organization dedicated to honoring and remembering our veterans. 
There are a number of ways to get involved. However, we have elected to support this effort through the purchase of wreaths that will be placed on tombstones at Arlington National Cemetery. 

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Religious Award- Purple Knot November 4 at 6:30

 “A Scout is Reverent” All Scouts show this by being faithful in their duty to God. Some go further to study and qualify for a religious emblem. 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 6:30 before troop meeting Library, St. Francis Church 

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Dolly Sods Historian Reports, Bears and Scorpions

Dolly Sods Adventure

James Y. – Scorpions

IMG_0050On a Saturday morning, we left at about 8:00 AM for a three hour drive to Dolly Sods. When we arrived, each patrol was split up. Not only was this a hiking trip, but also, each patrol would by itself instead of camping as a troop.


The Scorpions had only three real members, and the highest rank first class. With two adult leaders and the SPL hiking with us, we started at the Blackbird Knob trail. The more we hiked, the more tired we became.
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