Boy Scouts

Boy Scout Mountain Biking at Broad Creek Summer Camp

Boy Scouts – Summer Camp at Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation

This summer my son spent three weeks at Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation, a BSA (Boy Scouts of America) summer camp located in Whiteford, MD.  According to their website,they are located on the 5th largest area of undeveloped land in the Baltimore Metropolitan area. Broad Creek offers three different summer camp experiences:  a traditional Boy Scout summer camp (Camp Saffran), a traditional Cub Scout summer camp (Camp Oest), and a Boy Scout STEM summer camp (Camp Spencer).   (more…)

Platform Tents in woods at Broad Creek

Making a Boy Scout

About two years ago, my son told me that he really wanted to sign up for Boy Scouts.  I reached out to three different troops in my area, with little-to-no response.  His interest in scouting continued to grow, despite the fact that none of his friends or family were in scouts, and despite the fact that we couldn’t find an active troop seemingly anywhere.  After a year of sporadic inquiries, including an inquiry to the district itself, I learned of an active troop that came highly recommended (more…)