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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 […]

Gettysburg Campout

This September, the Troop went to Gettysburg National Military Park, and camped at Caledonia State Park. We drove up to Gettysburg on Saturday morning, and first saw a battlefield diorama providing an overview of the Battle of Gettysburg. After the overview we hiked around the battlefield. The hike started at the Visitor Center, and looped […]

Assateague Island Camping Trip

  On 20-22 of April, 2018 the scouts of Troop 233 camped at Assateague Island National Park off the coast of Maryland. Assateague is famous for its contingent of wild horses and we hoped to see at least a few. We stayed the first, cold night on the beach, and then backpacked 4 miles down […]

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 […]

Sleeping in Cabins

  On February 9-11, the scouts went to the Shenandoah mountains. This time they were able to sleep and cook in cabins. The three patrols stayed in three cabins, Conley, Morris, and Mutton Top, and spent most of their time inside due to the rain all day on Saturday. On Saturday, they met up at […]

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 […]