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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 50 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

Posted on Jun 20 2017 - 12:45pm

Effective July 2017, Mr. Mike Molnar will be Scoutmaster.  Mr. Chad Eastman will become the Rank Advancement Coordinator.  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. 

Our Newest Eagle Scout- Andrew Fraser

Posted on Apr 30 2017 - 6:21pm

Please congratulate Andrew Fraser and his parents.  Andrew is Troop 945's newest Eagle Scout.  He passed his Eagle Board of Review on Friday April 28th, 2017.

Scout Bucks

Posted on Apr 17 2017 - 1:18pm

The Scout Bucks balances have been updated and include 2017 mulch sales.  Login-Menu-Scout Bucks Balance.  Your Scout Bucks balance is listed under your BSA # for privacy; if you don't know your BSA #, it is in your member profile Login-User-My Profile.

Merit Badge Weekend (4/21- 4/23) New Scouts Welcome RSVP Website Menu-"Contact Us"

Posted on Apr 4 2017 - 9:34am

Merit Badge Counselors: please contact Mr. Eastman with classes you'd like to teach and your schedule choices by 3/28.  Scouts: sign-ups for Merit Badge Weekend and for individual merit badge classes are coming soon!  New Scouts: If you think you might be interested in joining Troop 945, you are welcome to attend all or part of Merit Badge Weekend!  No previous scouting experience is required.  For more information and to RSVP,  go to Menu-"Contact Us" on the homepage of our website.

Backpacking Trip Appalachian Trail April 29th-30th

Posted on Mar 11 2017 - 1:56pm

Overnight backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania's Michaux Forest, west of Gettysburg.  Open to all scouts (this overnight trip is separate from the Philmont prep hikes).  Any scout can do this hike, if prepared.  Additional adults also needed.  Contact Mr. Franz and Mr. Hull to sign-up.

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