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 /

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We Remember - and the Bring One Drive!

Friday, May 25, 2018 at Baltimore National Cemetery

Gates Open: 5:30pm
Flag Placement: 6:30pm
Formal Ceremony: 7:15pm
Assigned areas will be available at Program Launch on May 14th
The “Bring One” Drive is back again!
Scouting for Food will have bins at each of the six areas at We Remember to collect toiletry donations for the food pantries.
Please have the Scouts and leaders participating in We Remember bring one of the following (unused and unopened) full-sized items to donate.
Soap (solid, liquid, hand, or facial)
Toothpaste (any flavor)
Toothbrushes (adult or child size)

For more information, go to
or contact Howard Weiss 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)

Food! Fellowship! Recognition!

Annual National Pike District Fellowship Dinner

Tuesday, June 5, 2017 - 6:00PM gathering; 6:30PM dinner

Bethany United Methodist Church
2875 Bethany Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21042

Cost: $22 through May 27, $30 after (up to registration closing on June 1)

Register now at

If you have a special dessert to share with the group, please consider bringing that to help cap off the meal.

Recognition of outstanding Scouting volunteers and units within our district will be our program, along with the National Pike Spark Plug Awards, and culminating with the presentation of the 2018 District Awards of Merit.


There will also be an opportunity to sign up (with payment due upon sign up) at the May Roundtable/Program Launch.


Father’s Day Shotgun Merit Badge Shoot 

Sponsored by Venturing Crew 156

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - Father’s Day - from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM at the AGC Trap Fields, Marriotsville, MD

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, 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.

 Join the Fun at the 2018 National Pike Fishing Tournament!

Registration now open:

When:   Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 8:30am - 1:30pm
Where:  Centennial Lake in Columbia (Boat Ramp Area)       
Bring:   Your own bait, rod, & bucket
Cost:   $8 in advance, or $10 at the event

Important: All participants aged 16 and up must possess a current MD DNR Fishing License

Questions? Contact Michael Katz at


Each year, per our Council Bylaws, the National Pike District convenes a Nominating Committee to make recommendations and select the leadership of our district for the coming year (May 2018 to May 2019).

The Nominating Committee is responsible for selecting District Chair, Vice-Chair(s), and Members-At-Large.  This committee also recommends to the Council Executive Board a District Commissioner candidate. If you like to make a nomination, please email the information to; or, you may send your nomination via USPS mail to:

National Pike District Nominating Committee
Caitlin Christy, Secretary
701 Wyman Park Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21211

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: