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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).

 

New Scoutmaster and Committee Chair

Posted on Dec 6 2017 - 3:38pm

As announced at the December 4th Court of Honor, Mr. Myers is the new Scoutmaster and Mr. Molnar is the new Committee Chair.

Swimming Merit Badge

Posted on Dec 4 2017 - 3:34pm

RSVP to Mrs. Fruth if you are interested in completing the Swimming Merit Badge.  Mr. Sherwood will be teaching it over 3 sessions- Jan. 14th, Jan. 21st and Feb. 4th.  Two of the sessions are at the Germantown Indoor Swim Center.  Please see Mrs. Fruth's email for more detailed information.

Klondike Derby Jan. 26th-28th State College area, PA

Posted on Nov 14 2017 - 10:22am

Sign-up for the 2018 Klondike Derby, an annual BSA winter event based on the heritage of the Klondike Gold Rush.  Permission slip and med form attached.  Contact Mr. Junghans.

Merit Badge Blue Cards Due for COH

Posted on Nov 7 2017 - 11:09am

The deadline for turning in completed Merit Badge Blue Cards for the upcoming COH is Monday November 20th. 

Christmas Tree Sale

Posted on Nov 7 2017 - 10:31am

The annual Troop Christmas Tree Sale at Plantations II Pool kicks off the day after Thanksgiving.  Sign-ups for tree unloading (Friday Nov 24th at 11 am) and sales will be through Sign Up Genius and on sheets at the November 13th Troop Meeting.  Mr. and Mrs. Benson are in charge of Christmas Tree Sales this year. 

Court of Honor rescheduled to Monday December 4th 2017

Posted on Oct 25 2017 - 2:13pm

The Court of Honor has been moved to December 4th to allow more time for scouts to complete rank advancement.

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