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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 have about 35 registered boys on our roster. Troop meetings are held at the forested Izaak Walton League-Damascus Chapter (26430 Mullinix Mill Rd 21771), with facilities that include a wooded area for campouts, group firepit, 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, outdoor cooking, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, Klondike Derby, Mulch Sale, Merit Badge Weekend and summer camp.  We also regularly have boys participate in BSA high adventure trips to Philmont-New Mexico, Seabase-Florida and Northern Tier- Minnesota/Canada. Over ninety Troop 945 scouts have attained Eagle rank (Menu-Eagle History).

 

Summer Camp 2020

Posted on Oct 30 2019 - 10:48am

Summer camp will be July 19-25, 2020 at the Laurel Highlands Council BSA Heritage Reservation in Farmington, PA.  More information to follow, contact ASM Tim Hughes. 

September 2019 Eagle Scout- Nicholas Portwood

Posted on Sep 28 2019 - 12:07pm

Please congratulate Nicholas Portwood and his family!  Nicholas successfully completed his Eagle Scout Board of Review on September 27th, 2019.

Required Parent/Scout Meeting Monday September 30th

Posted on Sep 6 2019 - 9:57am

On Monday September 30th there will be a mandatory Parent/Scout Meeting to kick-off the new scouting year (7 pm at IWL).  Bill Jones will be leading our Scoutbook training. 

Troop Court of Honor and 30th Troop Anniversary Party June 3rd, 2019

Posted on May 18 2019 - 10:26am

The next Troop Court of Honor (COH) will take place at 7 pm on Monday June 3rd, 2019.  We are also celebrating the 30th anniversary of Troop 945! 

May 2019 Eagle Scout

Posted on May 18 2019 - 10:15am

Kenny Stott is Troop 945's newest Eagle Scout.  Kenny successfully completed his Eagle Scout Board of Review on May 17th, 2019.  Please congratulate Kenny and his family.

Eagle CoH invitation - Ben Molnar May 26th

Posted on May 9 2019 - 10:51am

We are pleased to announce the Eagle Court of Honor for Benjamin Molnar will be held on Sunday May 26th at the Izaak Walton League of America.

This will be the 94th Eagle in the soon-to-be 30 year history of the troop.  To commemorate the extraordinary legacy of our Eagles we have created a custom Troop 945 Eagle Plaque of Honor recognizing every eagle since our founding in 1989 - with room to add the next 30 years of eagles.  Please join us as we start a new tradition where each new eagle will add his own nameplate to our perpetual Troop plaque of honor.

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