Our next Scouting trip is Rock Climbing at Sugarloaf Mountain in MD – the weekend of 1-3 October

Friday afternoon/evening – Oct 1st  

  • We will coordinate transportation 
    • Departures MAY be staggered throughout the afternoon depending on drivers and Scouts
  • Overnight at Turner Farm (directions below)
    • Turner Farm is only an hour away

Saturday  – Oct 2nd

  • Breakfast, hike 2 miles (easy hike, just day packs) to the climbing area (parking lot area). 
  • Hiking, climbing, rappelling, lots of fun fun fun
  • Lunch will be at the hiking area, so plan ahead
  • More climbing, rappelling, lots of fun fun fun
  • Dinner
  • Camp Fire!

Sunday – Oct 3rd – time TBD (approx. 10:00 am)

  • Return to First Baptist Church back parking area for pick up
  • An e-mail will be sent out Sunday morning with the ETA at the church
  • Please RSVP no later than Monday, 27 Sept via this link
  • Adult drivers / campers will also be needed as well – let me know if you can volunteer
  • Adults can climb too!  Let us know if you are interested so we can plan for gear
  • I will need a signed permission slip for each scout  
  • I will also need a completed medical form for each participant if I don’t already have yours on file (form attached)
  • Participating Adults- we need a current Youth Protection Training (YPT) certificate on file for you.  You can find the training at : https://www.scouting.org/training/youth-protection/

We will also have a campfire, so a great chance for a Scout who is working on their communication merit badge to arrange the program.

Our Destination

Turner Farm at Sugarloaf, Dickerson, MD 


  • Cost is $20 per scout (Covering camping & food)
  • Gear, menus and food will be discussed at the Troop Meeting on the 27th – but Scouts can plan ahead of time- a Scout is Prepared!
    • This is car camping, so feel free to bring delectable dishes
  • Cost is $0 per adult (on your own for food)
  • Adult campers / drivers are needed as well – let me know if you can come and share the FUN!

Forms- What we need from you

  • I will need a signed BSA permission slip for each scout (form attached)
  • I will also need a completed BSA medical form for each participant  Scouts and Adults (Goshen ones count as well).
  • Payment- check made out to  “BSA Troop 131” , or if you want to use some funds in your Scout Account, please let the Treasurer know: Treasurer@T131.org

There is a Rock Climbing Merit Badge!  Click the merit badge below for info, and then see Scoutmaster Ramirez for a Blue Card if you are interested.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Brendan Mulvaney
Outings Coordinator
Boy Scout Troop 131

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