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Activities & Civic Services

2016 Harford District Operation Icicle

Operation Icicle Rescheduled for February 5 - 7,2016

Based on the current weather forecast for heavy snow late Friday and Saturday along with receiving emails from leaders concerns about road conditions the Harford District has moved Operation Icicle to the weekend of February 5 - 7, 2016.
The event is still in Camp Spencer.
We will keep your site reservation unless you tell us otherwise.
As part of this date change I have also done the following:
** Troop 564 - switched to the new date and you still have Prospect Lodge.
** Troop 238 - switched to the new date and still have your facilities in Camp Oest.
** All - please feel free to forward to your troop members and others in the district I may have missed. I have tried to cross check my emails along with the trip list, so please help me so we do not miss anyone.
As a note - I kept everyone's email address visible, so that all see the contacts I am trying to reach for each group.
If there are any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.
Our main goal is to keep everyone safe and I hope everyone understands the reasons for the date change.
Rich Trznadel
Harford District Activities
410-591-7917 (cell / text)


Janaury 22 - 24, 2016  @ Camp Spencer, Broad Creek

We invite all Boy Scouts and Venturing Units to come out for a Winter Camping Experience


     Seeking a winter adventure? Then look no further than Operation Icicle 2016 at Broad Creek’s Camp Spencer  January 22-24, 2016. This year’s competition will again test scouts on their knowledge and includes stations for Geocaching (patrols will need to bring a GPS), Orienteering, knot tying, building a useful camp gadget, fire building and the Outdoor Code.
     Troops wishing to camp should contact Program Director Michael Pilachowski at michaelcamp751@yahoo.com and include the name of who to contact, email and phone number as well as two site preferences and number of scouts and adults expected.

Possible Stations:  (*will require Scout knowledge)


  1. Knots (Need to know what it looks like, what it’s for and how to tie)
  2. Word Search
  3. Geocaching (will need GPS)
  4. Orienteering
  5. Concentration (based on the old game show)
  6. Make a useful  Gadget
  7. Hangman*
  8. Fire building
  9. Jumble anagrams
  10. Blindfold obstacle course
  11. Boggle
  12. Scrabble
  13. Puzzle *
  14. I Spy (hidden items in picture)
  15. What’s in your backpack
  16. Charades
  17. Bear bag
  18. Hidden patterns*
  19. Pin the Badge on the scout
  20. Scavenger hunt

In the afternoon, we’ll have a buckboard race. (Troops will need to build their own)

2016 Scouting For Food


Scouting for Food is an annual food collection orchestrated by Scouts from Baltimore Area Council. Local Scouts distribute plastic bags to homes across the region and return to pick up the bags, now filled with food, one week later.Bags will be available for February RT

Save the Dates:

March 5, 2016 - Units distribute Bags

March 12, 2016- Units collect Food

More information will be distributed at the Roundtable

2016 Harford District Spring Camporee

Cub Scout Round Up
April 29 - May 1, 2016
Camp Oest, Broad Creek Scout Reservation


Calling ya'll to come on over and camp a spell at the Oest Camporee Round Up.  We will be enjoying a Western themed weekend with games and activities for all cub scout age groups. 

Contact: Theresa Cox: 'buddacatcox@comcast.net'




Harford District Activities and Civic Service Committee

If there are any questions about District Activities or Civic service, please feel free to contact me.

Rich Trznadel

Harford District Activities Chair