Steppingstone Farm Museum Trip Report

steppingstone museum september 2020

Park Overview

Steppingstone Farm Museum is a private, not for profit, museum located on the edge of Susquehanna State Park in Harford County, MD.  The museum preserves and interprets the rural heritage of Harford County.  This property is not a campground but does offer site rentals for hosting private events.

Parking:  There is a large parking lot located near the office building.  The large pavilion is approximately 200 yards from the parking lot.

Facilities:  Restrooms with running water are located across from the large pavilion.  Water spigot is available at the large pavilion.

  • Park Address: 461 Quaker Bottom Rd. Havre de Grace, MD 21078
  • Museum Website:  Link Here

Program Overview

The agenda from our trip is located within the info sheet linked above.

Back to the Pack:  This event served as our first in person meeting for the 2020-2021 school year.  Families were encouraged to complete re-registration and update paperwork as required.

Small group games:  We took advantage of the beautiful area to play a few small group games including rock/paper/scissors hop and launching our water rocket.

Video Night:  We setup a projector to show a video against the machine barn wall after the sun set.

Service Project:  We performed service on Saturday morning to give back to the museum for allowing us to use the facilities for our event.

Hike:  Several trails within Susquehanna State park are directly accessible from the museum grounds.  We followed the Ridge Trail to the grist mill and returned to the museum by the Land of Promise Trail.

Start

  • Participate in more museum events
  • Participate in museum service days
  • Support the museum to protect this resource

Stop

  • N/A

Continue

  • Simple menu for lightweight overnight trip
  • Combine fun with registration event
  • Close to home
  • Great base for exploring Susquehanna
  • S’mores Cones

Cubmaster Notes

This event was our first camping trip of the 2020-2021 year and also served as our join night/back to the pack event for scout registration.  As such, this was intended to be a fairly light camping experience (limited pack equipment and no large group cooking) with just one overnight from Friday night through early Saturday morning.  We were able to include several fun activities including some games, a video night, a service project, and a group hike within Susquehanna State park during our approximate 18hr stay on museum grounds.

If I can make any recommendation regarding this trip it would be to be overly cautious to not abuse the opportunity.  We are very fortunate that this museum exists and provides programming to our community.  As such, I recommend that scouting groups do as much as they can to give back to the museum by promoting museum events and service days as well as arranging for other service opportunities (e.g. Eagle projects) on the museum grounds.  Similarly, when camping in an area that is not a designated campground we must adhere to leave no trace principles and be sure to leave the area better than we found it.  Thank you very much to the museum for a great event to kickoff our new scout year.

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