Thank you for visiting the Prince George's District website. Our Cub Packs, Scout Troops, Venture Crews and Ships cover all of Prince George's County, Maryland from the I-95 corridor down to the border of Charles and Calvert Counties.
Our District "Key 3" (well, really Key 4) Executives are:
• Additional Sources of Current Information
The Prince George's District Yahoo Group page (and mailing list) is at
• Fall Camporee October 10-12 at Cheltenham
When: Friday, October 10th 5pm to Sunday, October 12th, 2014.
Where: American Legion Youth Camp Cheltenham near Upper Marlboro, MD.
Cost: $30/Scout or Scouter includes all meals, program supplies and patch. ($15/person if your unit wants to cook on their own.)
Contact: Ian Halikman
Join us for the "Zombie Apocalypse Part Deux." Camporee packet will be posted soon. Units should arrive after 5PM on Friday so the staff will have time to set up the venue. Possible stations will include (but not be limited to!) paintball, tomahawk/knife throwing, combined obstacle course/rope crawl, first aid transporting and water balloon launching. We're also looking forward to the Saturday night program (details forthcoming).
Youth (14 and older) and Adult Staff volunteers needed for the weekend -- adults to monitor stations, manage the parking, shooting range and first aid stations, etc. (First Aid station personnel must have CPR and First Aid certifications; Range Masters must have their certifications as well.) Cost for staff will be $20/person and they will be camping (No cabins available) so please bring tents or bunk with your unit. Staff need to arrive as early as possible on Friday.
We are working to setup online registration but because of the late start this will be difficult to establish. As we need concrete attendance numbers and known food allergy details in advance so our District Cook Crew can purchase enough quantities of all the delicious ingredients, please contact Mr. Halikman as soon as possible with your unit attendance numbers, staff volunteers, etc.
Please contact Mr. Halikman at this special email address dedicated to the District Fall Camporee: .
Fall 2014 District Camporee at Cheltenham Flyer (PDF)
• It's TIME for Cub Scout Fall Recruitment!
When: Beginning NOW.
Where: At Your Local Elementary Schools, Day Care Centers, and, well, Everywhere!
Cost: Your Time
Cost If We Don't: No New Scouts and Boys Miss Out On Greatest Program Ever!
Contact for Assistance: Your District Executives Stephen and Phil. 301/214-9189.
Every boy we don't reach out to and encourage to join our Scout program is a boy who will miss out on all the amazing things Scouting does for us, from regular camping, outdoor activities, merit badges and pride in what they can do, to service to our community, citizenship, making great new friends and having fun. Equally important is bringing new Adult leaders into the program -- we can't support the Scouts without their help, mentoring and leadership. Scouting will wither away and die without new Scouts and Adult Leaders. And existing Scouts learn leadership by bringing along the younger Scouts.
And so, my fellow Scouters, ask not what Scouting (recruitment) will do for you -- ask what you can do for Scouting (recruitment).
• Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills Training (IOLS)
Where: American Legion/Southern Maryland District Youth Camp, 9201 Surratts Road, Cheltenham, MD 20623
When: Friday November 14th, 2014 to Saturday, November 15th, 2014.
Cost: $15/person, pre-register by 11/7 please.
Contact: George Martin 301/509-5633.
Overnight IOLS class teaches the fundamentals of outdoor skills needed to get your unit program on track. This is a required training class for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters and the skills taught are based in the the Boy Scout Handbook. This training is also ideal for Venturing advisors. Fee covers handouts, site fees, recognition items and cracker barrel. Each patrol will be responsible for planning and purchasing food for a hot breakfast and a lunchtime foil meal. Pre-requisite: Youth Protection certificate.
November-14th-2014 IOLS Training Class Flyer (PDF)
• 6th Annual American Indian Festival at Patuxent River Park
Where: Patuxent River Park 1600 Croom Airport Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
When: Saturday October 18th, 2014 10am to 4pm. Rain or shine!
Contact: Karen Marshall 301/297-4575
Cost: Free admission and parking. Traditional foods available for purchase.
2014 American Indian Festival flyer (PDF)
• Next District Roundtable is Thursday, October 9th.Where: LDS Church, 11525 Prospect Hill Road, Glenn Dale, MD
When: Thursday, October 9th, 2014.
Contact: Mr. Fulper, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
See details in regular entry below.
• 2014 Scout Sunday Patches Available
• 2014 NCAC Aquatics Program
Where: (Mostly) Camp Snyder, Haymarket, VA
The NCAC Aquatics Committee has created an impressive 2014 program available at:
NCAC Aquatics Activities (PDF)
Program activities will include:
• Pre-camp swim classification tests.
• Aquatics Supervision Training: Swimming/Water Rescue (SWR) & Paddle Craft Safety (PCS) .
• Scuba certification and Scuba Diving merit badge.
• Scuba BSA.
• Mile Swim BSA.
• Safe Swim Defense (SSD) and Safety Afloat (SA) Training.
• BSA & American Red Cross Lifeguard.
• CPR/AED Pro and First Aid Training.
Register for any of these programs at www.ncacbsa.org/aquatics .
For more information please contact Mike Meenehan at 703/400-2176.
In addition to obtaining the Scuba Diving Merit Badge through Camp Snyder, ScubaJam (a non-sponsored BSA program) will also offer the merit badge for certified scuba divers participating in the 2014 event. To learn more about ScubaJam, use www.scubajam-va.org or contact Norman Laythe.
• District Roundtable Every 2nd Thursday
Who's Invited: All District Unit Leaders, Unit Committee Members and Unit Commissioners
Where: Glenn Dale LDS Church, 11525 Prospect Hill Road, Glenn Dale, MD
When: Always the 2nd Thursday of Each Month, 7-9PM.
7:00PM Committee/Commissioner Displays and Gatherings.
7:30-8:30PM Scout Leader Roundtables.
8:30-9:00PM General Roundtable Meeting led by DDC/RT Richard Fulper.
Recognitions, awards and hot topics discussed. Area organizations with opportunities that may interest our Scouts and Scouters are invited to attend.
* means not every month.
• Monthly District Committee Meeting
Where: Imagine Foundation at Leeland Public Charter School (formerly Queen Anne School), 14111 Oak Grove Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20775
When: Always the Fourth Thursday of Every Month, 7PM
Attendees to include the District Chairman, all Vice Chairpersons, the District Commissioner and his staff, Professional Commissioners, Charter Organizational Representatives (CORs), Committee Members and designated Members-At-Large.