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US Army Heritage & Education Center

The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) is the United States Army's preeminent museum and research complex. They are dedicated to educating and preserving the legacy of the men and women who have served their nation as soldiers.
 
They have great historical and educational programs including an annual event with re-enactors!  Check out their website:
 
 
You can sign up for their newsletter too!

Back River Restoration Committee Inc.

This group needs different help on for service projects:
 
Their website is:  www.savebackriver.org
 
Back River Restoration Committee Inc.
1422 Galena Road
Essex, Maryland 21221

443-414-4384


Snyder's of Hanover Factory Tour

Snyders of Hanover gives tours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays @ 10:00 a.m.,11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.   Tours are free and last about 30 to 40 minutes. There is a flight of 20 steps that have to be climbed to take the tour. The minimum age is 6 years old.   Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.   From May 1st through September 30th tours fill up rapidly. If you have any other questions or would like make reservations for a tour please contact Cathy Gunzelman at 717-632-4477 x 8888 or email her @ cgunzelm@snyders-han.com.

Maryland Science Center Camp In's

Did you know that the Maryland Science Center has Camp-ins for groups?  They change the content each year but the programs are always fun and exciting!

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Canoeing or Kayaking?

Canoeing or Kayaking?

 
Check out
http://www.wildernesscanoetrips.com.

White Water Rafting or Hiking with your Scouts?

Interested in learning about HAM Radio?

Bob Bogert, a Dundalk resident, welcomes scouts who are interested in learning about amateur radio operations.  Amateur radio, sometimes referred to as ham radio, is both a hobby and a service that uses radio communications equipment to communicate around the world with other radio amateurs for public service, and recreation. In October of each year the Boy Scouts Jamboree on the Air takes place where over 400,000 Scouts and Guides "get together" over the airwaves.  Contact John McConnell if you are interested.

Webelos Artist Activity Pin & Artist Belt Loop Workshop Available!

The Painting Workshop, in Mount Washington, is now offering a session where your Webelos can earn their Artist Activity Badge and their Artist Belt Loop! This single, 2-hour session, covers all of the requirements needed to complete this Webelos activity pin including: making a scrapbook; learning about primary and secondary colors; painting an outdoors scene; sculpting a clay project; creating a collage or other art construction; and learning about the elements of design. The boys will work at stations to complete each of the requirements and all materials are included in the workshop cost ($12/scout). Scheduling is flexible including evenings or weekends. Please give Rachael Gardner a call to schedule at 410-602-9799. Check out their website at: http://www.thepaintingworkshop.com/.

Aberdeen Ironbirds Baseball Games

Want to see baseball up close and personal?  Get your pack or troop a group trip to see the Aberdeen Ironbirds.  It's a fantastic stadium, reasonably priced, and has a number of options for groups.  Check them out at www.ironbirdsbaseball.com.

Strasburg Railroad

The Strasburg Railroad is a great way to expose scouts to a real, active, steam railroad.  Rates for scouts are $4.50 and $9 for adults with a ratio of 5-1.  One adult for every five scouts pay $4.50!  Thomas the Tank Engine visits too!  Check out their website:

http://www.strasburgrailroad.com/

M&T Bank Stadium Tours

Get a tour of the M&T Bank Ravens Stadium!  You get to see the locker rooms, press box, club level, club box, and walk on the field!  Tours are $5 per person and have to be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.  Contact the Ravens at 410-986-5261.

WJZ Studio Tours

WJZ offers studio tours on Tuesdays beginning at 11:30 AM for students in the 4th grade or older with a maximum of 18 people in a group.   Check out their website @ www.wjz.com.

United States Naval Academy Tours

The US Naval Academy has great programs -- tours (grades 4-12) and "Navy Way Boot Camp" (ages 6-12) that are great for boys.  Learn about the proud heritage of the Navy!  Call 410-293-8687 or check out their website:  www.navyonline.com.

B&O Train Museum

Looking for some fun?  Check out the B&O Train Museum.  They have special activities almost every month and the tours are fantastic!

http://www.borail.org/

Fort McHenry National Monument and National Shrine

Visit the birthplace of our National Anthem!  A fantastic tour and step back into history!

http://www.nps.gov/fomc/

USS Constellation Museum

Built in 1854, USS Constellation is the last all-sail warship built by the U.S. Navy and the only Civil War era naval vessel still afloat. Open daily. History comes alive with hourly 'hands-on' demonstrations and tours.

Hours:
May 1 to October 14 10:00AM- 6:00 PM
October 15 to April 30 10:00AM-4:00PM

 

USS Constellation Ship Sleep Overs

 
The USS Constellation in Baltimore's Inner Harbor hosts groups for an overnight experience that can't be beaten!  Experience what it was like to be a sailor back in the day.

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Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture is the largest African American museum on the East Coast with permanent exhibitions highlighting more than 350 years of the life experiences of Maryland African Americans in its permanent exhibition.

Hours:
The Museum is open to the public Tuesday -Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Museum is closed on Mondays and the following holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.

http://www.africanamericanculture.org/

Star-Spangled Banner Flag House

Visit the 1793 home of Mary Pickersgill, where she made the 30' x 42' Star-Spangled Banner that flew over Fort McHenry and inspired Francis Scott Key to write the words to our national anthem.

Hours:  Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM-4 PM. The last tour begins at 3:15 PM.

There is FREE PARKING (available on a first come, first served basis) on Albemarle Street beside the Museum entrance. Get your free parking pass in the Gift Shop when you arrive.

They also have special programs for Scouts including Webelos Citizen Activity Pin!

http://www.flaghouse.org/

Baltimore Maritime Museum

Tour USS Torsk, last victorious WWII submarine; USCGC Taney, last Pearl Harbor survivor afloat; Lightship Chesapeake, guiding mariners safely; and the 7-foot Knoll Lighthouse, which marked the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay for 33 years.

Hours:
Taney- 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Light House- 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Torsk Submarine- 10:00AM-8:30 PM

http://www.baltomaritimemuseum.org/

Native American Exhibit

In Dundalk, George Malone, has a great exhibit of Native American artifacts.  It's a wonderful visit for anybody interested in Indian Lore.  Give him a call at 410-477-3717.

Baltimore Museum Of Art Programs for Scouts

The Baltimore Museum of Art has a number of great programs for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.  Check out the info under Educators/School Tours:

http://www.artbma.org/educators/TourTopics.pdf

Timberline Ski Resort for Scouts

Timberline weekend packages include; 2 nights lodging, 5 meals, 2 day lift/ski rental and one introductory ski lesson.  The great thing about our packages, is that the lodging is within walking distance to our main lodge and ski slopes.   Our mountain has fantastic terrain, with a beginner trail that is 2 miles long, and 1000 ft vertical for those advanced skiers.  Every weekend Scouts can also earn their snow sports Merit Badge!

For more information:

Timberline Resort
Group Sales
800-392-0152
www.timberlineresort.com

Earth Treks Climbing

Earth Treks is proud to offer climbing programs for Girl and Boy Scouts of all ages. We feel strongly that the inherent life lessons learned through climbing are well aligned with the missions of both the Girl Scouts of the USA and the Boy Scouts of America. Troops can choose from either a two session indoor program or a one-day outdoor course. Both indoor and outdoor curriculums cover all BSA requirements for the Boy Scout Climbing Merit Badge (except first aid components). The same indoor or outdoor format is also well suited to the climbing components of the Girl Scout Adventure Sports and High Adventure Badge and other Girl Scout programs.

Outdoor Scout Climbing Program:

 

One Day Program (8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

$300 per group of four (up to 12 participants)

 

Indoor Scout Climbing Program:

 

Session 1

Introduction to Indoor Climbing (3 Hour Course)

$175 per group of six (up to 18 participants)

Session 2

Rappelling and Climbing Session (3 Hour Course)

$210 per group of six (up to 18 participants)

(prices subject to change)

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Terrapin Adventures Programs

Clip in and take off on a unique outdoor adventure. Soar through the air and defy gravity! Launch your adventure by scaling one of the 12 routes of our Terrapin Tower. Conquer all 25 of our Terrapin High and Low Challenge Course Elements. We have four levels of fun!

Experience 2 G's of force on our Giant Swing. Enjoy the thrill of gliding through the forest canopy on our Zip Line. We call it no sweat adrenaline! You will call it A Blast!

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USS Salem Overnight Adventure

The United States Naval Shipbuilding Museum lets you experience life on board what was once one of the Navy's most powerful class of cruisers in the world. The USS Salem CA-139 is now the worlds only preserved heavy cruiser.  She is moored at her birthplace, the former Fore River Shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts.

Our Overnight Adventure offers participants activities that include simulated combat situations such as radar tracking, damage control and simulated fire fighting. Other activities include scavenger hunts, cold water survival, hoisting, and first aid lessons.  

Its the hands-on aspect of our program that make us unique.  Our Adventurers get access to areas of the ship off-limits to regular guests. They even sleep in the same bunks used by naval personnel and eat in the same mess decks.   So, are you ready for a Shipboard Adventure?

 

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