Scout Troop 100 had a busy summer, with two weeklong camping trips as well as a high adventure trek to Philmont Scout Ranch.
The summer began with the trip to Goshen Scout Camp in Goshen, Virginia. The Scouts worked on their merit badges and enjoyed swimming, rifle shooting and other activities.
Later in the summer, Scouts attend Camp Rodney, on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay where they learned about the unique ecology of the area while working on merit badges like motor boating, leatherwork and archery.
Also, in August, Scouts headed to Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico to embark on a 70 mile backpacking trip. The Scouts went rock climbing, hiked up Mt. Baldy and enjoyed hiking and camping in the high desert.
The Century Troop has been busy this year. After participating in Goshen, Rodney, and Philmont over the summer, the Troop helped complete three Eagle Scout projects during the winter. While the Scouts will see these new Eagle Scouts head off to college, the Century Troop is happy that several plan to continue as University Reserve Scouters, helping the Troop when home on vacation. Additionally, the Troop is excited to welcome several new Scouts, some brand new to BSA and some continuing on from Cub Scout dens, joining the Troop for next year’s adventures.
The Century Troop is meeting this fall after a busy summer of camping. Possibly to make up for a year of Covid, Troop 100 Scouts attended Goshen, Philmont, and Rodney! Now the Scouts are ready to embark on a new year full of Scoutcraft, hiking, camping, and service opportunities.
Troop 100 continues to meet despite the limitations of Coronavirus. Taking advantage of the opportunity to explore nature closer to home, Troop 100 went hiking in Glover-Archbold Park and the Battery Kemble Trail among others. As camping is essential to the program, the Troop has held camping @ home evenings. Most recently, the Troop held an outdoor movie night, enjoying the Scout classic Follow Me Boys after time on Scoutcraft to allow the newest Scouts to meet requirements. And, Troop 100 would never forget the Scout Law to be helpful in this pandemic season, turning Scouting for Food into its second contactless Food Drive this year.
The Troop participates in monthly hikes, summer camping, and various high adventure experiences. Please see the pages in the menu.
One of our regular adventures is to Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimmaron, New Mexico. Philmont is the largest summer camp in the world, with 23000 participants each year and over 214 square miles of land in the Sangre de Christo Mountains.Every summer the troop heads off to Goshen Scout Reservation at Lake Merriweather Virginia. It is a 450 acre reserve that includes three Boy Scout camps and the Lenhok’sin High Adventure Base.
Join Troop 100 for an Open House on Wednesday, February 27 at 7:15PM on Tenley Circle at Saint Ann's. Troop 100 is a non-denominational Troop whose Scouts range in age from 11 to 18 and come from public, private, charter, and home schools. The Troop has weekly meetings, monthly camping and hiking trips, regular service events, annual high adventure trips, and more. Also known as the Century Troop, Troop 100 is the oldest troop in Washington D.C. and recently celebrated its 100th year anniversary. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]. You may also view the Troop Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/CenturyTroop/