The National Pike District 

Serving the youth of Howard County, MD

District Chair: Jim Olson
District Commissioner: Jeff Seymour

Field Director: Brendan Canale, 443-573-2527 /

Purchase your tickets before the price increase!

(In effect at 12:01 AM on May 27th)

Food! Fellowship! Recognition!

Annual National Pike District Fellowship Dinner

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Bethany United Methodist Church
Ellicott City

6:00PM gathering
6:30PM dinner

$22 per person
($30 per person after May 26)

If you have a special dessert to share with the group, please consider bringing that to help cap off the meal.

Recognition of outstanding Scouting volunteers and units within our district will be our program, along with the National Pike Spark Plug Awards, and culminating with the presentation of the 2017 District Awards of Merit.

Please join us as we recognize the contributions of these and other outstanding volunteers at the National Pike District Annual Fellowship Dinner on June 6, at Bethany United Methodist Church.

 Please join us in congratulating our 2017 District Award of Merit Selectees:

Lisa Macek

Brian McGivern

Ron Whitehead

Mike Will

Registration is open now and ends June 2 using the below link:



Flag Retirement Service Opportunities

American Legion Post 156 conducts a quarterly Flag Retirement program.  To date 1,372 flags have been retired with honor.

Boy Scouts, Venturers and volunteers are needed to participate in the program.

Retirements are now scheduled through 2017.  The dates are as follows:

25 March
17 June
23 September

All of these dates fall on Saturdays.  The time frame for the Flag Retirement program is from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  The location is the VFW, 4225 V F W Ln, Ellicott City, MD 21043.

If your Unit is interested in volunteering, please let Ron Whitehead know what date and how many volunteers. His e-mail is; your service will be appreciated.



Boy Scout Rank Requirements Changes are NOW in effect (01 January 2017): 

Understand the changes coming in the Boy Scout Advancement Requirements. Learn more about the changes and the timing for implementation. CLICK HERE. The presentation provided at the October 2015 Roundtable can be found HERE. FAQs published by BSA can be found HERE.  Download the insert for use with previous editions of the Boy Scout Handbook HERE


  • NCAC Youth Ambassador Program
    BAC Participation in the NCAC Youth Ambassador Program The BSA National Capital Area Council (NCAC) recently initiated a Youth Ambassador Program to help Scouts understand other cultures and experience International Scouting. BAC scouts are invited too. Many of the events and activities are held in or around Washington D.C. It's meant to be a continuing program, with activities every quarter of 2014 and in future years if successful.