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Take the Maryland Lighthouse Challenge this weekend

Take the challenge and visit 10 Maryland lighthouses in two days, this weekend.

The 10th Annual Maryland Lighthouse Challenge runs Sept. 19 and 20 from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Visit Maryland’s historic lighthouses including Concord Point, Seven Foot Knoll, Lightship Chesapeake, Hooper Strait, Choptank River Replica, Drum Point, Cove Point, Piney Point, Point Lookout and Fort Washington Lighthouses.

Cove Point LighthouseComplimentary souvenirs will be given at each Challenge location. Visit any number of lighthouses along the Challenge route, but you will have to visit all mandatory stops to be able to proclaim “I’ve seen the lights!” and collect a specially designed souvenir to mark your accomplishment.

The line-up of Bonus Lights include:

  • Millers Island Lighthouse (new)
  • Sandy Point Shoal Lighthouse
  • Blackistone Lighthouse Replica

Visiting these lighthouses is not counted toward event completion, but will take Challengers to two more beautiful Bay locations, earning extra event souvenirs.
Any Boy or Girl Scout that completes the Maryland Lighthouse Challenge is eligible to receive the Chesapeake Chapter, U.S.L.H.S. “Keeping the Lights Shining” Scout Patch.

Each year, the Maryland Lighthouse Challenge has a theme. This year, the focus will be lighthouse architecture, with special emphasis on John Donohoo, the most prolific builder of Chesapeake Bay Lighthouses.

The Lighthouse Challenge Rules

  1. Print out the Driving Instructions from the website.
  2. Visit the nine lighthouses and 1 lightship noted above. (Or any number of the lights you choose to visit).
  3. Collect the specially-designed commemorative souvenir from each.
  4. Complete the visits within the designated hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.
  5. Receive the “completion” souvenir at the last location if you have visited all the others.
  6. Sign the Challenge Completion Sheet.

For more information about the Maryland Lighthouse Challenge including driving directions visit the Lighthouse Challenge website.

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