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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 always welcome; you don't need any previous scouting experience.  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, with facilities that include a wooded group firepit area, 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 Troop 945 scouts have attained Eagle rank (Menu-Eagle History).

Please Congratulate our Newest Eagle Scouts

Posted on Jan 28 2017 - 5:18pm

Daniel Bidwick, Matthew Kuszewski and Jonathan Molnar all passed their Eagle Board of Reviews on January 27th, 2017.  Congratulations!


Posted on Jan 25 2017 - 11:28am

Mulch Sale 2017! - Our Biggest Fundraiser Jan.24th-Feb.7th contact existing customers. Feb.8th-March 6th contact new customers, follow-up with existing ones. All orders and payments due March 6th. Delivery Day is Saturday March 18th.  All scouts and at least one parent per family participation required. Handouts attached, login to website to view them. Scout order entry link is located in top right column of website homepage. Contact person: Mrs. Cloyd

Summer Camp - Blue Ridge Scout Reservation, VA

Posted on Jan 23 2017 - 12:36pm

Summer Camp 2017 Sign-Up has started.  Contact Mr. Hartwell.  There are 10 camp options ranging from new scout experiences to leadership training. Dates: July 23rd-July 29th.  Paymentschedule: $100 by Jan. 31st/$100 by March 31st/Final Payment, all fees due by May 30th

David Paul's Eagle Court of Honor

Posted on Jan 20 2017 - 11:57am

David Paul's Eagle Scout Court of Honor will take place Saturday February 18th at IWL from 2-4 pm.  Please RSVP to the Paul's to attend.

Winter Camping Overnight at IWL

Posted on Jan 2 2017 - 1:09pm

Winter Camping Overnight @IWL Jan 14th-15th.  There are cooking opportunities, contact Mr. Hull. Please sign up for the overnight at the Jan 9th meeting or email Mr. Hull, Mr. Keaner and Mr. Hartwell if you'd like to attend but can't make the Jan 9th meeting.

Cub Scouts Visiting

Posted on Jan 2 2017 - 1:07pm

-Please be in complete uniform for meetings, including BSA pants/shorts, no athletic wear

-Cub Scouts are visiting Jan. 9th for knot review and a rope tying relay contest.  Please practice square knot, two half hitches, taunt-line hitch, clove hitch, bow line (both one and two hand) prior to the event. Tip- try out a 3D knot tying app, they can be very helpful

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