A field archery target range in the woods in fall

Vingt Neuf Bowman – Archery Range and Family Archery Classes in Baltimore

Have you ever gone to the movies to see an action film, and felt empowered as you walked back to your car afterwards?  Feeling a wicked karate kick or drum solo coming on right in the middle of the parking lot?  Ya, me either… umm… that would be silly.  The Hunger Games, however, had everyone wanting to wield a bow and arrow.  That is how we discovered Vingt Neuf Bowman (VNB), a local archery club that offers classes for archers of all ages and skill levels.

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Horses on the beach during sunrise on Assateague Island

Places to Paddle: Assateague Island – Berlin, Maryland

Starting a new thing – sharing first hand information and pictures of places to paddle within Maryland.  Today’s write up is of Assateague Island National Seashore, in Berlin, MD.  Click here to read it!  Assateague is my favorite place to paddle, as well as my favorite place to camp!  Whether you are looking for a relaxing, scenic paddle or an adrenaline pumping surf session, Assateague has it all.  You can find more locations under the Paddle Boarding > Places to Paddle menu.

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…)

Adventures of an REI Garage Sale pt 2

Over the weekend, we camped out at our local REI for one of their garage sales.  You can read the first part of the experience here.  The weather was quite warm which led to a smaller than usual turnout, but the event still drew a large crowd.  This REI location had also had another Garage Sale recently, which may have contributed to the smaller crowd.  The selection of items was surprisingly good considering how recently they had a sale. (more…)