Boy Scout Troop 68
Troop 68 is part of Student Ministries at Fourth Presbyterian Church. The Troop number, 68, was chosen for the verse Micah 6:8 — “and what does the Lord ask of you but to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.”
Troop 68 meets most Thursday evenings during the school year from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. in Room 131 at Fourth. Once a month the Troop goes on an overnight camping trip. Look at the photos of some recent camping trips!
Troop 68 spends a week at Boy Scout summer camp, usually at Goshen Scout Reservation in Goshen, Virginia where Scouts can earn Merit Badges and learn Scout skills such as first aid, swimming, and lifesaving. In 2015 four Troop 68 Scouts earned the rank of Eagle.
Troop 68 does service projects for Fourth Church and the community. Last Christmas a Troop 68 Scout led 20 adults and youths in an Eagle Project making and serving breakfast to 200 homeless people in the District of Columbia. And this summer a Troop 68 Scout led adults and youths in an Eagle Project painting the curbs and handicap spaces in the parking lots at Fourth. On Memorial Day, Flag Day, and Independence Day each year the Troop displays nearly 100 American flags on telephone poles in the church neighborhood.
In August 2014 Troop 68 Scouts completed a 75-mile backpacking trip along the Appalachian Trail in Shenandoah National Park. In September 2015 Troop 68 Scouts did a white water rafting and canoe trip on the Youghiogheny River in Pennsylvania.
Check out our awesome Eagle Scouts. They’ve worked especially hard to earn this highest rank in Scouting.
Scouting is fun!
|If you’d like to find out more about Scouting at Fourth,
please contact our Scoutmaster,
Martin Holdrich by email or by calling 301-320-3600.