Author Archives: Amar Bhat

Preview of the Year Ahead

Adult Volunteers Needed for 2019-20 Troop 233 needs and values parental involvement. We’ll teach you everything that you need to know. Please plan on attending as many meetings as you can, and volunteering for at least one campout a year to help your Scout get the most from Scouting. Finally, consider taking one or more […]

Info Session to Explore Interest in All-Girl BSA Troop

Exploratory Meeting to Gauge Interest in starting a new Girl-Led Boy Scout Troop The Boy Scouts of America has set February 1, 2019 as the launch date for a new program to serve girls, ages 11-17. Troop 233, based in Bethesda, has scheduled a meeting to gauge interest in forming a parallel All-Girl Troop designed […]

It was a dark and stormy night…

  Troop 233 enjoyed a wet and cool visit to the Shenandoah National Park for our fall backpacking trip.  Typically, our backpacking trips are divided into two teams. One is our “Regular” hike which goes along the Appalachian Trial, ideal for our younger scouts. The other is our “Advanced” hike for more experienced scouts who […]

Annual Trip to Old Rag

Every year, at the start of the academic school year, Bethesda’s Troop 233 takes its annual hike up Old Rag Mountain in the Shenandoah National Park. Old Rag is not exactly for the faint of heart, as the hikers covered approximately ten miles going up the mountain and back down the other side, taking the […]

Scouts Earn Search & Rescue Merit Badge

Troop 233 Receives Training from Maryland Search & Rescue Team Scouts from Troop 233 spent a recent weekend in Howard County with the Maryland Search and Rescue Team conducting the practical portion of the Search & Rescue Merit Badge Search and rescue is like solving a mystery — looking for clues, and conducting a systematic search […]

Time to Get Excited about Goshen!

Scouts, Here is some updates about activities this summer at Goshen Scout Reservation.  Troop 233 is planning to be at Goshen’s Camp Marriott from July 8-15, 2017. Please visit our Goshen page for more details and how to sign up! In addition to the “typical” fun activities of water sports, range sports, and merit badges, Goshen […]

Scouts Enjoy the Cold Weather at Klondike Derby, Jan 28-29, 2017

Troop 233 made its annual trek to Little Bennett Regional Park for the 2017 Klondike Derby. This is a Potomac Council-wide event that involves about 40 troops and 80 patrols, including Boy Scouts, Venturers, Explorers and Girl Scouts. The Klondike Derby, despite the cold weather, is one of our most popular, involving 22 scouts and […]

New BSA Requirements Take Effect on January 1, 2017

Scouts, As of January 1, 2017, the new BSA rank requirements officially go into effect. Beginning in January 2016, BSA started the sale of the new 13th Edition Scout Handbook, with many revised requirements for each rank. All the boys who joined Troop 233 in 2016 should have purchased this new edition and thus have been […]

Five Scouts Reach the Rank of Eagle

  Bethesda’s Troop 233 celebrated the achievements of five scouts who achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.  On December 4, 2016, the troop held a joint Court of Honor for all five scouts who completed all the requirements for Eagle Scout over the course of the past six months.* The ceremony was remarkable as none […]

Lighting of the Luminaries at Antietam, Dec 2-4, 2016

For almost a quarter century Bethesda’s Troop 233 has participated in the annual placement of 23,000 luminaries to honor each soldier who fell on the historic Civil War battlefield at Antietam. This is one of the most rewarding scouting events of the year and offers a chance for members of the troop to contribute to an important public event while having […]