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2014 Summer Camp is Henson!

Our Scouts have picked Henson Scout Reservation in the DelMarVa Council for our 2014 Summer Camp. We've confirmed we will be in Week #3 from July 6th to July 12th, 2014. Details and camp map are Resources.

The balance of your $380 camp fees are due by May 1st. Don't forget your medial forms (parts A, B and C)!

2014 Upcoming Events

April 4-6: Smallwood State Park, MD
April 12: Mount Oak Church Mulching Service Activity
May 2-4: OA Ordeal
May 3-4: Bar-Bay-Que Parking Service Activity
May 9-11: Watkins Regional Park, MD
May 16-18: OA Conclave
May 24-25: HOST Hike Weekend
May 24: Bowie Memorial Day Parade
June 20-22: Youghiogheny River White Water Rafting (PA)
June 23-27: Cub Scout Day Camp at Mount Oak Church
July 6-12: Summer Camp at Henson (Eastern Shore MD)
August 8-10: Camping at Gifford Pinchot State Park (PA)
September 2014: Family Camping King's Landing, MD
October 17-19: Webelos Skill-Mill Watkins Regional Park
November 8: Scouting For Food Bags Out

(Please check the troop calendar on the Calendar page for troop meetings, PLC meetings and work/service sessions.)


Creature Feature: By Mrs. Knox

Every camping trip we seem to find a new interesting creature. During our troop camping trip at King's Landing Park in June, we spotted a large black spider with red legs in the grass underfoot, pictured below. You can gauge his size by the clover leaves in the picture. As it turns out, he is a male red-legged purseweb spider. These spiders prefer dark, damp forest areas and can be found throughout the warm states of the southeastern USA - which would include the tree-covered shores of the Patuxent River in Calvert County, Maryland, where we found our hapless friend. This type of spider is usually in his tunnel-shaped web, waiting for prey to come to his trap, but each year for a couple of months the males go looking for females of the species, which do not have black legs. This spider species is endangered due to habitat loss, not being able to run faster than fire ants, and not being able to find a mate to make lots of baby red-legged purseweb spiders. If you see one of these spiders in the future, make sure not to harm him - he has enough survival troubles already!

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