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Established in 1989, Troop 945 of Damascus, Maryland offers opportunities for boys ages 11-17 to experience the outdoors, learn outdoor skills, provide community service and grow in leadership through a structured advancement program. We strive to be a scout-run, scout-led organization as much as possible.  All new scouts are welcome; no previous scouting experience is required.  Troop 945 serves scouts from various public and private schools in and around the Damascus area. We typically have about 40 registered boys on our roster. Troop meetings are held at the forested Izaak Walton League-Damascus Chapter (26430 Mullinix Rd 21771), with facilities that include a wooded group firepit area, a screened-in cook house and a heated building.  While access to many parts of our website is granted only to members of our troop (by login), we would be happy to hear from any interested families (Menu-Contact Us).

Some highlights of our program include camping, backpacking, kayaking, Klondike Derby, Mulch Sale, Merit Badge Weekend and summer camp at the Blue Ridge Scout Reservation.  We also regularly have boys participate in BSA sponsored high adventure trips to Philmont-New Mexico, Seabase-Florida and Northern Tier- Minnesota/Canada. Over seventy-five Troop 945 scouts have attained Eagle rank (Menu-Eagle History).


Northern Tier High Adventure Canoe Trip June 20-28th, 2018

Posted on Sep 17 2017 - 12:54pm

Northern Tier 2018 has been reserved (one crew out of Ely, Minnesota).  Contact Steve or Jenn Van Hoven.

Fall Conservation Projects at IWL

Posted on Sep 17 2017 - 12:54pm

B. Sherwood is leading Conservation Projects at the IWL.  These include Brass Recycling, Picnic and Camping Ground Clean-Up and Dogwood Weeding within Deer Browse Cages.  SSL hours available.  See email from B. Sherwood.

New Troop 945 Guide

Posted on Sep 12 2017 - 3:41pm

The newly created, comprehensive, 33 page Troop 945 Guide was distributed at the Kick Off the Year meeting on September 11th.  A digital copy is available on the website under Files. 

Adult Leadership Update

Posted on Aug 8 2017 - 7:39pm

Steve Emerick is the new Rank Advancement Coordinator.  Eric Aellen is Pack Outreach Coordinator (a new Committee position).  Chad Eastman is Deputy Scoutmaster, assisting our new Scoutmaster, Mike Molnar.  Open Committee positions include Secretary and Marketing Manager. Please see Menu-Adult Leadership/Open Positions for more details.  

New Scoutmaster

Posted on Aug 8 2017 - 7:39pm

Effective July 2017, Mr. Mike Molnar will be Scoutmaster.  Thank you Mr. Eastman for all of your hard work as Scoutmaster for the past 2+ years.  

Troop Library Updated

Posted on Jun 7 2017 - 12:56pm

The Troop Library has been updated.  All current silver merit badge pamphlets are available to check out.  We have new Boy Scout cook books and other titles, too.  Look for the portable library at troop meetings.  Scouts can request additions to the library, for example, "green" merit badge pamphlets. 

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