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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 have about 30 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 area for campouts, group firepit, screened-in cook house, and 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).

 

Newest Eagle Scouts

Posted on Feb 24 2018 - 11:17am

On Friday, February 23rd, Jacob Cloyd and Matthew Kopp successfully passed their Eagle Board of Reviews and became Troop 945's newest Eagle Scouts.  Please congratulate Jacob, Matthew and their families when you see them.

New Monthly Schedule

Posted on Feb 3 2018 - 6:34pm

The PLC has decided to move to a monthly schedule of three troop meetings and one patrol meeting.  Troop meetings will be held on the first, second and third Mondays of the month.  The last Monday will be a Patrol meeting night and the last Tuesday will be a Leadership (PLC, Scoutmasters, Committee) meeting night.

Eric Parker Aellen- Troop 945's newest Eagle Scout

Posted on Jan 29 2018 - 2:08pm

Parker completed his Eagle Scout Board of Review on Friday January 26th.  Please congratulate Parker and his family when you see them.

2018 Mulch Sale

Posted on Jan 22 2018 - 1:29pm

The 2018 Mulch Sale opens January 23rd.  Please contact existing customers during the first two weeks, until February 6th. On February 7th scouts can distribute fliers and sell to new customers.  The troop is using new mulch software this year.  Click on "Scout's Mulch Order Entry" on our website homepage to access the mulch software.  Delivery day is March 17th. Mrs. Cloyd's mulch intro letter, new mulch software instructions, order log, flier and delivery area map are attached.

New Treasurer and 2019 Mulch King

Posted on Dec 20 2017 - 11:45am

A big thank you to Mr. Stott for taking over as Troop Treasurer effective January 2018.  We sincerely appreciate Mrs. Benson's work as treasurer for the past 2 1/2 years.  Mr. Spring has stepped forward to be Mulch King in 2019!  He will shadow Mrs. Cloyd's excellent Mulch Queen leadership for the 2018 Mulch Sale.

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.

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