T680 Adventures and Service - 2021-22
Scouting for Food
(Nov. 12, 2021)
On Saturday November 12, 2021, Troop 680 participated in the annual nationwide Scouting for Food (SFF) collection to help stock area food banks for the upcoming winter season. Twenty-one Scouts and fifteen adults collected 501 bags of food weighing 5,099 lbs. from neighborhoods comprised of 2,600 homes and delivered the food to the United Community food bank. The 2021 effort set a new record for T680, surpassing last year's mark by 150 lbs. The effort could not have succeeded without the help of Cub Scout Pack 680 who placed flyers on the doors of the 2,600 homes the week before reminding them of the collection on the 12th.
Introduction to Backpacking Trip
(Oct. 30-31, 2021)
The Boy Scouts of Troop 680 took the AOL Scouts of Pack 680 on an overnight introduction to backpacking trek on the C&O Canal from Saturday, October 30, to Sunday, October 31. The Boy Scouts hiked approximately 4.4 miles from Seneca Landing / Riley's Lock (mile post 22.8) to Sycamore Landing (mile post 27.2) where they met up with the AOL Scouts. The group then hiked another 3.3 miles to the Chisel Branch trail campsite (mile post 30.5), where they spent the night. The next morning, the group hiked 0.3 miles to the Edward Ferry parking lot for the drive home. Additional photos may be seen on the Adventure Page and parents may download all pictures from the private pages photo album.
(September 17-19, 2021)
Troop 680 camped at Bear Creek Lake State Park in Cumberland, VA during the weekend of September 17-19 and went whitewater rafting on the James River on Saturday morning, September 18. This was the first time T680 did an urban whitewater trip, rafting through downtown Richmond on Class I-III rapids. Previous whitewater trips for the Troop have included the New River in West Virginia (class II-V) and learning whitewater skills on the manmade course at ASCI in Swanton, MD. For many of the Scouts this was a first time experience. The weather was great and everyone had fun.
Additional photos for parents are available in the photo album on the secure pages.
Photos Courtesy of @rvapaddlesports
Assateague Beach Campout
(August 27-29, 2021)
Troop 680 held its annual beach campout at Assateague State Park in Berlin, MD on the weekend of August 27-29. The weather cooperated and the Troop enjoyed a weekend of fun at the beach. This year, there were no food losses to the wild ponies. Pictures will be posted as soon as they are available.