The National Pike District 

Serving the youth of Howard County, MD

District Chair: Dan Lentz
District Commissioner: Brian McGivern

District Executive: Caitlin Christy, 443-573-2527 /

YPT Due October 1st!

All registered adults must complete the updated course before the 1st of October.

Click here for more information


Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills

Registration Now Open!

Friday, September 21 - Saturday, September 22 - Sign up at

*  UPDATE *  National Pike Venturing Training  *  UPDATE *

Calling all youth in Venturing!  The National Pike District Venturing Officer's Association is proud to offer the training opportunities below.  Consider taking one or all of these training courses.  These courses not only help you on your path to the Discovery and Pathfinder Awards, they also are useful in real life and to your crew.  Open to all Venturing youth who are interested in receiving the training necessary to make their Venturing Crew better.

Saturday, October 6, 2018:
Mentoring Training
?Program Management Training

Saturday, November 10, 2018:
Goal Setting and Time Management
Crew Officer's Orientation

Saturday, December 15, 2018:
Combined Crew Committee and Advisor Training

Contact the district Venturing Leadership at with any questions you may have.

* New! *   District Events Blog   * New! *

Click here or on "District Events Blog" in the menu bar above.  To submit articles, contact Lynn at or Caitlin at

Cub Scout Family Scouting and Lion Information Session

If you missed the discussion on April 22nd, check out the resources below:

Lions also Family Scouting April 2018 (Powerpoint) / Lions also Family Scouting April 2018 (Word)

*  UPDATE *  Flag Retirement Service  *  UPDATE *

American Legion Post 156 conducts a quarterly Flag Retirement program.  To date over  2,000 U.S.A. flags have been retired with honor.  Boy Scouts, Venturers and volunteers are needed to participate in this event.  This is an excellent opportunity for earning Journey to Excellence service hours!

The September event has been deferred.  The new date is:
To Be Determined

The time frame for the Flag Retirement program is from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
The location is the VFW, 4225 V F W Ln, Ellicott City, MD 21043.

If you or your unit is interested in volunteering, please let Ron Whitehead and Dana Edwards know what date and how many volunteers will participate.  The e-mail addresses for Ron and Dana are (respectively) and  Your service will be appreciated.

Inclement Weather Policy

The National Pike District follows the Howard County Public School System policy for cancellations due to inclement weather.  When HCPSS cancels after-school or evening events, the district's activities - including Roundtables and the OA Chapter Meeting - are also cancelled for that afternoon and/or evening.  The safety of our Scouts and Scouters is our primary concern.

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