Boy Scout Troop 613 Columbia, MD
Bridgeway Community Church 9179 Red Branch Road
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Welcome to Winter

On January 31 both our Cub Scout Pack and our Boy Scout Troop attended the District Klondike Derby at the McKeldin Unit of the Patapsco State Park.  Every level of our scouting unit was represented from our youngest Tiger Cubs to the Scouts and adult leaders!  It was cold but everyone dressed well and had a great time.

Our Cub Scouts followed the Cub trail and learned the basics of following a hiking trail, experiencing the great outdoors and working together.  Our older Cubs, the Webelos, followed the Boy Scout trail trying out some of the Boy Scout skills for the first time.  They practiced fire and shelter building, ax and knife skills, first aid and cooking.  This trail takes several hours and really requires a lot of teamwork to complete especially on a cold day like this one.

Our Scouts and adult leaders were out all day running two stations on the Boy Scout trail including the Leave No Trace Station and the iconic Mayor's Tea.  Mr. Lee is the Mayor of our little town and teaches everyone about fire starting and heating water in a paper cup.  Not a bad station on a cold day.  We also got to see our Webelos come along the trail and join us for lunch.

What a great way to kick off our winter activities

Troop and Pack to Collect Food for the Bridgeway Food Pantry
As part of the Scouting for Food program with the Baltimore Area Council our Troop and Pack will put out collection bags on March 7 on over 2700 doors in our District. On March 14 we will return to pick up the full bags and deliver the food to the Bridgeway Pantry.  We hope to collect several hundred pounds of food to help the less fortunate.


Pack and Troop Attend the Klondike Derby!

Leave No Trace

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

Mayor Lee

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.