The 44th Annual Balto. Area Council MD Scout Orienteering Day is at Broad Creek Scout Res. (Camp Oest, 35 mi. NE of Balto.) on Sat., Sept. 12. This is a changed date & location. This event is limited this year to MD units only and a minimum of six scouts per troop due to COVID mitigation rules (which will be sent to each unit registering, reinforced by a phone call from the event chair.)
Last year #myNCAC Scouts had their usual great results, with nine of the top twelve troop awards. Troop 111 from Chain Bridge District, Arlington, was the top NCAC troop. Nate Beardmore of Troop 347, Western Shores (Prince Frederick) was the overall winner. We had 70 units last year; this year we’ll cap registration at 24 units.
Register online by Sept. 3, $4 per person (patch, 2 color maps.) No Cubs, no Webelos. If interested in camping, contact Chris at CWetzel@BaltimoreBSA.org or 443-573-2523. Self-guided map instruction starts off this 3-hour program, designed for beginners to this forest navigation map sport. Before or after your 3-hour orienteering time slot (which we’ll arrange with you in advance) troops may chose to hike some of the camp’s nice creekside, lakeside, or old growth hemlocks trails.
And save the date: Oct 23, 2021 for next year’s event at Patuxent River Park near Upper Marlboro.