"Always Putting Our Best Foot Forward"
The Appalachian Trail District was formed from the Francis Scott Key District in June 2003 and covers the southern half of Frederick County.
Area and Communities Served: From the Frederick County - Washington County line follow Rt. 77 east to Tower Road; then South on Gambrill Park Road until it intersects US Rt. 40; follow Route 40 east to Frederick City; follow Patrick Street through Frederick City till it meets Interstate 70 east of the city; follow I-70 to the Frederick County - Carroll County line. Everything in Frederick County South of this line is Appalachian Trail. Cities include Mt Airy, Middleton, New Market, Urbana and Frederick City South.
For detailed news and events, please see our Calendar or e-Communications. Read about some of our past Scouting events in our "Scout Stories" or, to meet some of our leaders, discover who we've honored at "Scouter Awards and Awardees."
An introduction to hiking the Appalachian Trail in our District, can be found here.
For extensive resources on hiking the Appalachian Trail as well as opportunities to join with and learn from a national non-profit dedicated to perserving the Appalachian Trail, check out the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.