Adult Leadership/Open Positions


Troop 945 Adult Leadership


Position Description


BSA Troop Leadership Structure:

Key-3 = Committee Chair, Scoutmaster and Chartered Organization Representative

Committee= Committee Chair, Merit Badge and Rank Advancement Coordinators, Marketing Manager, Pack Outreach Coordinator, Secretary, Treasurer

Scoutmaster and Assistant Scout Masters



Scoutmaster (SM)


Mike Molnar effective July 2017

The adult responsible for working directly with the Scouts to help them create the program for the troop. The Scoutmaster trains boy leaders to run the troop by providing direction, coaching, and support.

Deputy Scoutmaster

Chad Eastman effective August 2017

Assists the Scoutmaster

Assistant Scoutmasters (ASM)

Don Bowers

Neil Franz

John Hartwell

Ted Junghans

Steve McGlynn

Mike Myers

Robert Portwood

Jeff Rendelman

Todd Sherwood

Dave Wrona


Advise Scout Patrols, lead trips, support Scoutmaster with training boys to lead the troop.

Committee Chairperson

Melissa Cloyd 

The Committee runs the business side of the troop. Manages membership. Directs annual organization recharter. Fills vacant positions, adds/dismisses leadership if necessary.


Chartered Organization Representative

John Hartwell

The direct contact between the unit and the chartered organization (Izaak Walton League-Damascus Chapter).


Marketing Manager


Manages all marketing/advertising for the troop, including Damascus+Plantations Pool banners, flyers for schools/library/business display, clothing w/Troop logo, car magnets, Damascus Facebook Page posts

Merit Badge Coordinator

Jennifer Van Hoven

Collects completed and signed Merit Badge Blue Cards, uploads Merit Badge information into Council database, prepares Merit Badges for Court of Honor, provides Member Summaries

Pack Outreach Coordinator

Eric Aellen effective August 2017

Develops and manages an ongoing plan for regular engagement with each of our local Cub Scout Packs

Rank Advancement Coordinator

 Steve Emerick effective August 2017

Coordinates Board of Reviews for rank advancement, uploads rank information into Council database, creates program for Court of Honor


Lisa Fruth

Takes minutes at leadership meetings/posts minutes


Debbie Benson

Manages all troop finances




Jennifer Van Hoven

Manages troop website



Adult Volunteers


Position Description


Christmas Tree Sale Coordinator

Ron Benson

Directs tree sales Nov and Dec

Eagle Advisor

John Hartwell

Provides guidance for path to Eagle

Merit Badge Counselors

Various, new Merit Badge Counselors always welcome

Counsel scouts earning merit badges, sign merit badges

Mulch Sale Coordinator

Melissa Cloyd

Directs largest annual troop fundraiser every March

New Scout Advisor

Mike Myers

Provides guidance for new scouts

Refreshments Coordinator

Lisa Turni

Organizes Court of Honor refreshments