T680 Adventures - 2020
Sandy Spring Adventure Park Campout
Troop 680 spent two nights camping at Sandy Spring Adventure park and one day enjoying the aerial rope / challenge courses and zip lines. This was the Troop's third campout at Sandy Spring in the last 6 years and everyone had a great time as always. Check out the fancy dinner being prepared for the adults, while the boys ate tacos in a bag.
Introduction to Backpacking
Troop 680 organized a 1 day hike and overnight campout on the C&O Canal to introduce younger Scouts and AOL Scouts of Pack 680 to backpacking. T680 backpacked with full packs from Violettes Lock to Swains Lock (5.5 miles), stopping at Pennyfield Lock to pick up the AOL Scouts who hiked the 3 miles from Pennyfield Lock to Swains Lock.
Canoe Trip to Mallows Bay
Members of the Troop traveled to Mallows Bay to practice canoeing skills while exploring shipwrecks in the bay. Mallow's Bay is home to 200 historic shipwrecks dating from the Revolutionary War through the present, known as the “Ghost Fleet." The troop also spent the two nights camping at Smallwood State Park.
Backpacking Merit Badge Adventure
A group of 8 boys and 3 adult leaders working went on a backpacking trip in July to Shenandoah National Park. They hiked 30 miles over a period of five days in the sweltering July heat. The boys overcame many challenges including a grueling hiking up Neighbor mountain, limited water, and dense foliage. The group also spent some time at Matthews Arm Campground and had an amazing campfire. All and all the scouts had a very fun time.
Troop 680 goes on a dog sledding adventure
A group of 9 scouts and 5 adults traveled to Northern Tier High Adventure base in Ely Minnosota in January to go on a four day dog sledding trek. The crew enjoyed two nights camping under the stars in freezing temperatures. Everyone had a great time and learned how to dog sled and thrive in extreme cold weather camping.
Nine members of the crew earned their high adventure grand slam award. Three members of the crew earned their high adventure triple crown award.