Dolly Sods Backpacking, WV

Friday June 4, 2021 – Sunday June 6, 2021

Troop 51 once again enjoyed and conquered our annual tradition of backpacking the wilderness of West Virginia. Beautiful conditions followed us along our 10 mile loop around with two campsites we set up along the Red Creek. Camp fires, hiking, water purification, stove pot cooking and more skills were put to practice.

Conservation Project, Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

May 9 , 2021

Troop 51 descended on Ellanor C Lawrence Park to serve the community and take care of the environment. Under the direction of the troop 51 outdoor ethics guide, Connor J, and park staff, a team of troop 51 scouts removed invasive garlic mustard and Japanese bush honeysuckle plants

According to Thea Angeli, park volunteer manager and naturalist, “the park is super thankful to Troop51 for their help fighting the Japanese Honey Suckle.”

Connor J, the troop ethics guide summed it up, “We did a good job and learned a lot of work using the weed wrenches.”

These invasive plants grow faster, longer, and take valuable energy and sunlight from native Virginia plants

New Scout Campout, Shannodale, WV

Saturday, April 23, 2021

Troop 51 set out for the “Loo With a View to welcome our new families and kick off another great year of activities. Nineteen families participated with activities that included camping, hiking, scout skills, campfire programs.

A highlight was a dutch oven cooking demonstration and learning about the history that unfolded on this property situated along the Shenandoah River on the Western side and a creek known as Furnace Run on the East and North

Shooting Sport Campout, Frederick, MD

Saturday, April 9, 2021

Troop 51 once again returned to our friends at Isaac Walton League in Frederick Maryland for our annual sporting shoot campout. Scouts engaged in activities including archery, rifle shooting, and shotgun shooting. Safety skills were paramount. When not engaged in activities, scouts worked on their cooking skills and battled the rain that came in buckets, but Troop 51 persevered.


Old Rag Mountain Hike

December 5, 2020

Troop 51 made a return to Old Rag Mountain. This hike is a highlight of the Shenandoah and features challenging trails and rock scrambles. Twenty one scouts and adults set out on this 10.2 mile hike with 2,650ft of elevation. Overnight rain gave way to excellent winter conditions and the sun broke through as scouts made their final accent to the peak.