Boy Scout Troop 613 Columbia, MD
Bridgeway Community Church 9179 Red Branch Road
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Scouting for Food Results in Record Food Donations

Over two weekends (March 12 and 19) both the Troop and the Pack participated in the Scouting for Food Program.  The result was collection of over 1900lbs of food that was donated to the Bridgeway Community Church Pantry to be shared with those in need! Cubs Scouts, Boys Scouts and family members of all ages worked really hard on day 1 to distribute 2700 bags to individual homes in the Owen Brown area.  These bags were labeled with instructions on how and what to donate the following week.  On Saturday, March 19 those making food donations left them at their door steps and the Scouts and Cubs plus family members went door-to-door collecting the food.

Over the last month, in addition to two weekends dedicated to Scouting for Food activities, the Troop ran two stations at the District Klondike Derby, did some skiing and went camping on March 5.  During the rather cold and a little snowy camping  trip the Troop participated in a conservation service project at the Broadcreek Scout Reservation.

The Troop certainly has had a busy winter season and were rewarded for it at a March 17 Court of Honor.

Pack Attends the District Klondike Derby

On Saturday, February 20 Pack 613 participated in the District Klondike Derby. The Derby had been delayed several weeks (ironically) due to our big January blizzard but in the end everyone had a really great time and learned alot. The younger Cubs followed the Cub Scout trail and learned about life in the Klondike, camping skills and team work. The older Webelos, pictured here, followed a separate trail and learned many outdoor and winter camping skills such as fire building, preparing a shelter and outdoor ethics.

The Cub Scouts and Webelos will practice some of these new at their April family camping trip.

The Pack also had a really busy St. Patrick's Day, March 17, when they conducted both their Blue and Gold Dinner and Pinewood Derby.  Everyone had a great time.


Boy Scouts from Troop 613 show off some of the 1900lbs of food collected in the Scouting for Food Program

Outdoor Ethics

Plan ahead and Prepare

Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces

Dispose of Waste Properly

Leave what you Find

Minimize Campfire Impact

Respect Wildlife

Be Considerate of Other Visitors

Cub Scouts Winter Camping 

Scout Law



Scout Oath

A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean and Reverent. On my honor, I will do my best, to do my duty, to God and my country.  To obey the Scout Law.  To help other people at all time.  To keep myself, physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.