By Ian Wilmoth
Boy Scout Troop 1572, located nearby in Clinton, is a very active organization. The Boy Scouts welcome boys from 11 to 17 years old to join in camping, hiking, biking, backpacking, serving the community, and becoming prepared for anything life can throw at them. Last year, Scouts from Troop 1572 went whitewater rafting, kayaking, and camping at Solomon’s Island, placed luminaries at Antietam National Battlefield, and camped in the snow at Harper’s Ferry! Very recently, many members of Troop 1572 who were 14 or older made the trip to the Philmont High Adventure Base in New Mexico for a week of backpacking in the Sangre de Cristo foothills. Past high adventure trips include canoeing in Maine, biking the C&O Canal towpath, and scuba diving at Florida Sea Base.
Cub Scout Pack 1572 is a very active Pack located in the same place as Troop 1572. Cub Scouting allows boys from 7 to 10 years old to participate in family camping, pinewood derby races, and learning about the outdoors. Each age group has its own Den. Recent pack activities include snow tubing at Liberty Mountain Resort, family camping at Solomon’s Island Naval Recreation Center, and cleaning up the biking trail at National Harbor with the help of the Troop.
Boy Scouting and Cub Scouting hold plenty of adventure!
Come to one of Troop 1572’s meetings! They are held every Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., except the last one of the month, at St. Mary’s Church Hall, 13407 Piscataway Road, Clinton, MD 20735
Troop 1572’s website: http://bsatroop1572.scoutlander.com/
Come to one of Pack 1572’s meetings! The entire Pack meets once a month at St. Mary’s Church Hall, 13407 Piscataway Road, Clinton, MD 20735.
Each Cub Scout Den holds 2 additional meetings a month.
Pack 1572’s website: http://pack1572.scoutlander.com/