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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).

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

Newest Eagle Scout

Posted on Dec 5 2016 - 12:47pm

Please congratulate Adam Franz.  He is Troop 945's newest Eagle Scout.  Adam completed his Eagle Scout Board of Review on December 2nd.

Annual Holiday Party

Posted on Nov 30 2016 - 2:05pm

The annual holiday party will be on December 12, 2016 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the IWL.  There will be a $10 gift exchange (Funny/Creative gifts are allowed and you do not have to spend the whole $10.).  Pie and ice cream will be provided.

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