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 /

* September Roundtables and Recharter Training moved to Monday, September 17th *

In observation of Rosh Hashana, the September Roundtable and scheduled Recharter Training will be moved from September 10th to September 17th.  Locations and times remain unchanged:
Recharter training: 6:30pm in the Columbia Academy Gym
Roundtables & OA Chapter Meeting: 7:30pm at Columbia Academy

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

YPT Due October 1st!

All registered adults must complete the updated course before the 1st of October.

Click here for more information

Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training

Registration Now Open!

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - Sign up at

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, September 8, 2018 - Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews
- more info:

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - Mentoring Training
 - more info:

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - Goal Setting and Time Management
- more info:

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - Project Management Training
- more info:

Times and location are yet to be determined.  Visit the district's home page ( and calendar for updates, or contact the district Venturing Leadership at with any questions you may have

Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills

Registration Now Open!

Friday, September 21 - Saturday, September 22 - Sign up at

Cub Scout Family Scouting and Lion Information Session

If you missed the discussion on April 22nd, check out the resources below:

Lions also Family Scouting April 2018 (Powerpoint) / Lions also Family Scouting April 2018 (Word)

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!

Only Remaining 2018 Date:
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.

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