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 /

Scouts BSA Information Session and Q&A on Family Scouting

Join us for an Info Session followed by Q&A bringing you the most up to date information and resources on Scouts BSA

Sunday, November 11th at 2:00 PM
Columbia Academy - 10350 Old Columbia Road

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.

*  UPDATE *  National Pike Venturing Training  *  UPDATE *

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, November 10, 2018:
Goal Setting and Time Management
Crew Officer's Orientation

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

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

Howard County Veterans Day Parade

This year's Howard County Veterans Day parade and celebration takes place in Columbia on Sunday, November 11. Scouts and their Units are encouraged to participate and show their support for our Veterans. This activity also qualifies the Unit for Journey to Excellence Service Hours.

Here is the registration portal with more specific information and to sign up:

We hope to see you and your Scouts there.

Contact: Dana Edwards,
Legion Post 156 Chairman, Scouting Committee

* New! *   District Events Blog   * New! *

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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