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, High Adventure Leaders if not already ASM's

Scoutmaster and Assistant Scout Masters



Scoutmaster (SM)


Mike Myers

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.

Assistant Scoutmasters (ASM)

Don Bowers

Chad Eastman

Neil Franz

Ted Junghans

Robert Portwood

New ASM's 2019 recharter:

Greg Myers

Tim Hughes

Robert Hyman

John Kuszewski


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

Committee Chairperson

Mike Molnar

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

(Coleen Celentano in 2019)

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

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

Rank Advancement Coordinator

Steve Emerick

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


Shannon Thorpe starting in 2019

Takes minutes at leadership meetings/posts minutes


Ken Stott

Manages all troop finances




Jennifer Van Hoven

Manages troop website



Adult Volunteers


Position Description


Christmas Tree Sale Coordinator

Dave Gorrie

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

Val Spring for 2019

Directs largest annual troop fundraiser every March

Mulch Sale Routing

Open for 2019

Directs all mulch delivery and oversees new mulch order/GPS routing software

New Scout Advisor

Mike Myers

Provides guidance for new scouts


Don Bowers

Organizes and maintains troop gear

Refreshments Coordinator

Melissa Cloyd, OPEN for 2019

Organizes Court of Honor refreshments