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 30 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 July 14-20th, 2019

Posted on Feb 8 2019 - 7:59am

Summer camp will be at Camp Freedom in Pennsylvania (BSA Laurel Highlands Council, Heritage Reservation).  Camp Freedom is located on Lake Courage and features almost 60 merit badge opportunities, aquatics and much more.  The camp is located in southern PA,  close to the MD and WV border, 3 hours from Damascus.  Led by ASM Tim Hughes.


Posted on Jan 30 2019 - 4:58pm

Wednesday January 30th is the start of Troop 945's Mulch Sale.  Scouts have until February 13th to contact their existing customers.  On February 14th, scouts can distribute fliers and contact new customers.  Orders and payments are due by March 11th.  Delivery day is Saturday March 23rd. Please contact our Mulch King, Mr. Val Spring, with any questions.  Mr. Spring's 2019 Mulch Sale letter, the mulch website instructions, the 2019 sales flyer and the 2019 Delivery Zone map are attached (website login required to see attachments).

January 2019 Eagle Scout

Posted on Jan 28 2019 - 7:30pm

Benjamin Molnar is Troop 945's newest Eagle Scout.  Ben successfully completed his Eagle Scout Board of Review on Friday January 25th.  Please congratulate Ben and his family.

Newest Eagle Scout

Posted on Sep 30 2018 - 11:00am

Chris Zabriski is Troop 945's newest Eagle Scout, having successfully passed his Eagle Scout Board of Review on September 28th, 2018.  Please congratulate Chris (and his parents) the next time you see him.

Next Court of Honor Monday October 29th

Posted on Sep 21 2018 - 5:54pm

The fall Court of Honor will be Monday October 29th at 7 pm at the IWL.  Completed Merit Badge blue cards are due no later than Monday October 22nd.  The last day for Rank Advancement Board of Reviews is also Monday October 22nd, all BOR's need to be requested by Monday October 15th.

Scout Bucks Updated

Posted on Jun 15 2018 - 3:21pm

Scout bucks were updated 6/15/2018.  They include 2018 mulch sales, the annual troop obligation and Northern Tier payments.

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