The National Pike District 

Serving the youth of Howard County, MD

District Chair: Dan Lentz
District Commissioner: Brian McGivern

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

Youth Protection Training - YPT

All registered adults must have completed the updated course.
If you still need to take the training, 
click here for more information.

National Pike Venturing Training

Calling all youth in Venturing!  The National Pike District Venturing Officer's Association is proud to offer the training opportunities below.  Consider taking one or all of these training courses.  These courses not only help you on your path to the Discovery and Pathfinder Awards, they also are useful in real life and to your crew.  Open to all Venturing youth who are interested in receiving the training necessary to make their Venturing Crew better.

Saturday, December 15, 2018:
Combined Crew Committee and Advisor Training

Contact the district Venturing Leadership at with any questions you may have.

Flag Retirement Service

The American Legion Post 156 in Ellicott City conducts a quarterly Flag Retirement service.  To date over 3,000 USA flags have been retired with honor here in Howard County.
Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturers, and other volunteers are needed to participate in this event.  This is a great way to earn those Journey To Excellence service hours.

The next Flag Retirement service is scheduled for Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 10:00 AM to about 2:00 PM.  The location will be the VFW at 4225 V F W Ln, Ellicott City, MD 21043.  All materials are provided; please attend in uniform.

If your unit is interested in volunteering, please let Ron Whitehead (email: or Dana Edwards (email: know, along with how many volunteers would be participating.

Klondike Derby Registration Now Open!

Don't miss the 2019 National Pike District Klondike Derby on Saturday, January 26, 2019!  Click here ( to obtain the program guide and/or to register.

District Events Blog

Click here or on "District Events Blog" in the menu bar above.  To submit articles, contact Lynn at or Caitlin at

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.

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