Our Meetings Are Held Thursday Nights at 7:00PM at the Thurmont Scouting, Inc. Building, 26 Elm Street

Monthly Camp outs

Troop 270's policy is that we operate by the Patrol method whenever possible. This means that the Patrol will develop their own menus and buy their own food for the camp out. The Troop normally has the Patrols charge a standard weekend food fee of $20, although this can change if the Patrol decides to have a special meal which costs a bit more on a particular camp out. Normally though, the Patrol stays right around the $20 mark and it balances out from camp out to camp out. Usually there are no other costs associated with a normal camp out though certain camp outs may have special fees or charges. (Examples: a camp out to a State Park may require a $3-5 fee for the cost of the state camping fee; a camp out to Annapolis to overnight and see a Battleship will add the individual's share of the group cost since it’s a Troop function and not Patrol camping.) Scholarship funds ("Camperships") are available; application should be made to the Troop Committee Chairperson.

Summer Camp

Usually $300.00 to $450.00 (but sometimes higher) depending upon the summer camp location and type. Generally summer camp fees are payable in two or three installments prior to the camp. Camperships (scholarships) may be applied for by February 1st of each year from the Troop Committee Chairperson. Also the Scout can earn money toward his Scout account with participation in Troop fund-raisers.

High Adventure Camps and National Jamborees

Costs are usually $500.00 to $3000.00+ (for older (14+) Scouts only). Scouts are expected to earn moneys toward their Scout account with participation in Troop fund-raisers. While the Troop does try to go to a High Adventure base once every 2 or 3 years, we also offer a regular summer camp experience that year to accommodate those scouts who cannot participate in the high adventure program.

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