The National Pike District 

Serving the youth of Howard County, MD

District Chair: Jim Olson
District Commissioner: Jeff Seymour

Senior District Executive: Brendan Canale, 443-573-2527 /


Charter Renewal

It's Charter Renewal Time!  The charter renewal packets were handed out before the September Roundtable.  There are several workshops and turn-ins scheduled, please see the district calendar for dates, times, and locations.  Completed packets are due with all signatures and funds no later than  December 1st.



Boy Scout Rank Requirements Changes for 2016/2017: 

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

As we approach the end of 2016, it is important to note the following:

  • Scouts who are working on Tenderfoot through First Class MAY continue to work on the existing requirements to reach the First Class rank prior to December 31, but MUST convert to the new requirements upon attaining First Class.
  • Scouts who completed First Class prior to January 2016 MAY complete only the rank they were working on as of January 2016 using the requirements under which they started. Upon achieving that rank, they MUST convert to the new requirements for subsequent ranks. 

All Boy Scouts MUST transition to the new rank requirements, regardless of rank, on January 1, 2017.


  • 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.