Trail Skills

Boys in Troop 1212 learn an amazing array of skills to assist them on outdoor adventures and to carry with them throughout their lives. We have received a private tour of the National Firearms Museum and stayed there overnight after taking advantage of the firing range, and received special recognition from the National Park Service for service rendered in support of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. Our troop likewise assisted in the re-enactment of the Cicil War era Battle of Cedar Creek in Virginia, and visited a French and Indian War era encampment at Fort Frederick, Maryland. Troop 1212 has been hiking some of the best trails in our region and has been spelunking in a wild cavern. Our Trailmen learn Camping and Outdoor Cooking, Compass & Orienteering, First Aid, Knife and Hatchet Safety, Knot-Tying and Pioneering, Hiking and Swimming, as well as Backpacking and Horseback Riding, Canoeing and Fishing, and Rifle Shooting and Archery.