September 2012 Newsletter

Chesapeake District Drive-in Camping
This years Drive-in camping was a great success for all those that attended, and probably got wet.  After the rains left, we had a wonderful evening watching movies and camping at the Bengies Drive-in.  There were over 200 Scouts and Scouters in attendance.  We are already starting plans for next years event possibly on the same weekend.  A big thank you to Jim Spath and Kevin Schroeder for planning this event that looks to be a great success.  We just want to know who scheduled the Rain!!!
Rock the Ridge - 2012 BAC Camporee
Attention Leaders:
You should be getting "soon" an arrival schedule for Rock the Ridge.  This is for Friday evening so there is a steady flow and not everyone arriving at the same time. 
DO NOT go to Oregon Ridge!!!
Day vistors and Campers will be parking for the weekend at the Verizon lot on Shawan Rd, and you will be shuttled over to and from the event site.
The last stages of planning are being done and they are still taking registrations and payments until September 30th.
It looks to be a great event being planned.
Chesapeake District Venturing Recruitment Open House

Tuesday October 9, 7:30 to 10 pm

FreeState Gun Range

11500 Crossroads Circle, Middle River 21220

Learn about Venturing and meet with Venture Crews in the

Essex, Dundalk, and Edgemere Areas

Activities include target shooting with rifles and pistols

$10 per scout to shoot and parent signed waiver required

X-Box, Billiards, Pizza, Soda

Open to All Interested Venturing Aged Youth

Boys and Girls in Ninth Grade and Older

October Roundtable
Wednesday October 10
7:30 pm
Inverness Presbyterian Church
7909 Wise Ave
October Topic
Re-charter packets will also be available for pick up.
All are Welcome to come
Please invite your fellow scouters and parents!!!
American Red Cross - Blood Drive
St Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Chuch
Blood Drive
Thursday, October 11, 2012
1:30 - 7:30 PM
1803 Dundalk Ave
Contact Judy Kruse@ 410-477-5271 or
call 1-800-733-2767 or
Eastfield-Stanbrook Civic Assocaition Clean-Up
The Eastfield-Stanbrook Civic Association will have a clean-up on Saturday, October 13, 2012, from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM. Join us to help maintain our parks. Trash bags, gloves and water will be provided. This is a great opportunity for middle and high school students to earn service learning hours for school. We will meet at the corner of Moorgate Road at Denbury Drive. For more information call Karen Cruz on 410-285-7399.
Flea Market and Bake Sale
Boy Scout Troop 304
will be holding a
Flea Market and Bake Sale
October 27 7 am to 3 pm
tables for rent $10.00
Call Rich Hartman at 443-503-6909 
2012 S.T.E.M. MERIT BADGE DAY at Aberdeen Proving Ground

2012 S.T.E.M. MERIT BADGE DAY at Aberdeen Proving Ground

Please spread the word through your Boy Scout Troop& Venturing Crew

Visit all of the details and to sign up today!

Are you interested in learning more about S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields? Then look no further! We have a great program in store developed between the Boy Scouts and Aberdeen Proving Ground. See below for all of the details and information on how to register:

Who? Any Scout or Venturer between 11 and 17.

What? S.T.E.M Merit Badge Day. See below for a list of available merit badges being offered

Where? Various facilities on the base at Aberdeen Proving Ground

When?Saturday, October 20 from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM

Cost? - $20 per participant

Which Merit Badges will be offered?

Architecture, Auto Mechanics, Aviation, Chemistry, Composite Materials, Computers, Electronics, Engineering, Metalwork, Nuclear Science, Radio, Robotics, Space Exploration, Veterinary Medicine, Weather

For More Information and to sign up, please visit:

SPACES ARE LIMITED SIGN UP TODAY! The last day to register for this event is October 10th, but all of the spots might be filled by then.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Alex Hutton at

2013 Chesapeake District Boys Scout Klondike The Wolves....can you Survive?

Camp Saffran

January 18 – 20, 2013

The Wolves................Can you survive?

Lots of games and stations

For more information:
Tony DeRuggiero 410-687-1675
Rich Gambrill 410-913-3828
John Heuchan 443-983-1161 (cabin reservations)
Cabin are almost filled , however, tent camp is still available.
2012 Leave No Trace Trainer Course
2012 Leave No Trace Trainer Course

Campsite - Camp Saffran, Dan Beard Site
Date - November 9-11, 2012

Cost - $40

Registration closes November 5, 201
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