The National Pike District 

Serving the youth of Howard County, MD

District Chair: Jim Olson
District Commissioner: Brian McGivern

District Executive: Caitlin Christy, 443-573-2527 /

Family Scouting (in Cub Scouting) Discussion

As you may already know, BSA has approved a plan to invite girls into Cub Scouting starting in 2018.  The formal start of girls being able to join Cub Scouts is fall 2018; however, there has been so much interest in starting sooner that the BSA has initiated a Family Scouting “Early Adopter” program.  This program will allow girls to join girl-only dens as early as January 15th, 2018, and is only available to qualified packs in Councils that opt into the “Early Adopter” program.
   GOOD NEWS: The Baltimore Area Council has opted into the “Early Adopter” program!
   MORE GOOD NEWS: Packs have 3 options with respect to Family Scouting participation!
Please join us as we discuss these options and host a Q&A regarding the updates to the Cub Scout program.
   When: Sunday, January 14th, 2018 @ 5pm
   Where: Columbia Academy (10350 Old Columbia Rd, Columbia, MD 21046)
   What: Family Scouting in Cub Scouting
Check out some resources available on Family Scouting:
We hope to see you there!

Thank you, Troops!

From the National Pike District Vice-Chair for Program:

While we may not do it enough, the District Committee would like to acknowledge the fine troops that helped Steve Tessier and his team make the 2017 Webelos-O-Ree another huge success: 75, 162, 305, 318, 361, 424, 540, 601, 613, 615, 618, 649, 702, 737, 759, 794, 851, 944, & 1997.  When you get a chance, please remember to thank all the volunteers from these troops, both Scouts and Scouters - if it wasn't for the volunteers in our district, we wouldn't have such a great program.
Howie "The Program Guy"

Registration is Open!

National Pike District Klondike Derby

Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the McKeldin Area of Patapsco State Park

To register or for more info, go to

Registration Now Open for Boy Scout Adult Leader Training in March:

Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training

Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the LDS Facility on St. John's Lane

To register or for more info, go to

Introduction to  Outdoor Leader Skills

Friday, March 23 through Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the Community Association Facility at Poplar Springs

To register or for more info, go to

Registration is Open!

National Pike District 2018 Adventuree - the 10th Edition!

March 16 - 18, 2018 at Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation - Camp Saffran

Be Prepared - Surprises Aplenty

To register or for more info, go to

Flag Retirement Service

American Legion Post 156 conducts a quarterly Flag Retirement program.  To date over  2,000 U.S.A. flags have been retired with honor.  Boy Scouts, Venturers and volunteers are needed to participate in this event.  This is an excellent opportunity for earning Journey to Excellence service hours!

2018 Dates:
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Saturday, September 
22, 2018

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 you or your unit is interested in volunteering, please let Ron Whitehead and Dana Edwards know what date and how many volunteers will participate.  The e-mail addresses for Ron and Dana are (respectively) and  Your service will be appreciated.

Inclement Weather Policy

The National Pike District follows the Howard County Public School System policy for cancellations due to inclement weather.  When HCPSS cancels after-school or evening events, the district's activities - including Roundtables and the OA Chapter Meeting - are also cancelled for that afternoon and/or evening.  The safety of our Scouts and Scouters is our primary concern.

The National Pike District Key 3

UPCOMING EVENTS - Click on any event listed below for more information: