Troop 1000 is considered a high-adventure troop, meaning that in addition to regular monthly trips and summer camp, its older scouts normally attend each year a special BSA High Adventure camp or something equivalent.
In the past few years, for example, boys and adult leaders have spent two weeks in the summer at Philmont (NM) and Florida Sea Base (BSA camps); special Troop 1000 trips to Germany for multiple outdoor activities along with visiting castles and museums; England for canal boating; Ireland for biking; the Adirondacks for canoeing and mountain hiking; and Utah and Colorado for rafting, mountain biking and hiking, horseback-riding and visiting National Parks and Monuments.
Troop 1000 also is active in the community. Each Eagle project normally consumes 100+ hours of volunteer time to a worthy cause. Eagle Scouts from Troop 1000 have helped renovate abandoned homes in run-down neighborhoods, clear away debris and prune shrubbery in public parks, and refurbish inner-city classrooms, etc. The Troop also has sponsored and participated in many other public service projects including serving as honor guard annually for the Maryland Day ceremonies.
Troop 1000 recognizes the character development of young men that is attributable in part to Scouting. A study by Louis Harris & Associates found that Scouting helps young men develop strong family values that stay with them throughout their lives. This is particularly true for boys who stay in Scouting for five or more years. Colleges also recognize the value of Scouting. In "Beating the Ivy League Odds" (4-16-99), the University of Pennsylvania was cited as having a 10% higher admission rate for Eagle Scouts over the average applicant, attributable to the persistence needed to achieve that rank.
Troop 1000 is a chartered Boy Scouts of America (BSA) troop sponsored by Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, a Catholic parish at 5200 N. Charles Street in north Baltimore, Maryland. It was founded in 1963 and led for 20 years by Arthur Eby, who remained active in Scouting as a member of the Troop Committee and in the parish as an usher (among other volunteer roles) until his death in 2006.