Baltimore City Trip

Here is all you need to know about our upcoming city trip to Baltimore 12/5/14-12/7/14!

Forms & Such

ALL scouts attending will need to hand in permission slip to Mrs. Brunner.

Adults attending will need to provide: Youth Protection Certificate (if you haven’t taken it please do so online.), your cell phone number, car type and license number to Mrs. Brunner.

Items to pack:

  • money
  • flashlight
  • a sleeping bag
  • comfortable shoes
  • troop sweatshirt/Class B uniform
  • warm jacket
  • hat/gloves
  • rain slicker
  • toiletries
  • electronic game for the car
  • board/group games/cards for the cabin

Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge

If you have not fulfilled your Citizenship in the Nation merit badge (Eagle required) historic site visit requirement this will fulfill that requirement. You can request a blue card from Mrs. Lewin.

Accommodations:

We are in the Oest 30-person bunkhouse at Broad Creek Reservation. There is heat, a sink, a fire ring outside, a stove top but no fridge. Showers are a 5 minute drive away.

Address: Susquehanna Hall Rd, Whiteford, MD 21160

Meals & Spending Money:

Scouts should bring money to cover:

  • dinner on the road Friday night
  • lunch Saturday
  • lunch on the road Sunday
  • any souvenirs!

We are recommending $40 or so.

Trip Itinerary

Friday:

We will be driving down on Friday 12/5/14. We are not meeting at the church. Cars will be pre-assigned and leave as occupants are available. Scouts NOT travelling with a parent MUST bring their fully packed bag to the meeting on 12/4/14 to give to their driver. If your scout is being picked up at school early (highly recommended) on Friday be sure to send in a note to school with the name of the person picking up your child.

Dinner will be en route. Scouts should bring money to cover the cost of their own dinner.

The drive is approximately 3.5 hours. If you are arriving later than 10 pm, we must let the camp-master know.

Saturday:

Continental breakfast at the cabin.

We will be leaving the cabin Saturday, no later than 7:30 am to drive to downtown Baltimore, about an hour away. We will park in a garage on Market Place (directions will be provided).

Our first stop will be the National Aquarium which opens at 10 am on Saturday 12/6/14. Please plan to wait as we will need to get tickets which cannot be purchased ahead of time. Your patience is appreciated! We will be seeing either The Polar Express 4D Experience or Sea Monsters 4-D: A Prehistoric Adventure.

After this will take a brief self-guided tour of some of the Historic Ships in the Inner Harbor (as time allows). There is the USCGC Chaney WWII ship, the 7 foot Knoll “Screw-Pile” lighthouse, the Lightship Chesapeake, and USS Taney submarine.

We will be on our own for lunch. Scouts should bring money to cover the cost of their own lunch.

From there we take a 5-10 minutes drive to Fort McHenry for a 3pm Flag Ceremony, grounds and museum tour. We will learn about the Star Spangled Banner, the War of 1812, etc.

After this we return to park on Market Place and head to UNO Pizzeria for our 5:00 pm dinner reservation. After dinner we drive back to our cabin

Sunday:

Continental breakfast at the cabin.

We return home on 12/7/14; there are no troop activities planned on Sunday. We will be out and on the road by 10:30am

Lunch will be en route. Scouts should bring money to cover the cost of their own dinner.