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Welcome to Troop 270

270 numeral patchWelcome to Troop 270 of Thurmont, Maryland.

Troop 270 has a long legacy.  While Troop 270 has only been around for a bit over 60 years, it's roots date back over 80.  From 1928 to 1932, Charles Eby led a group of 12 boys in an organization modeled after the Boy Scouts of America. In 1932, the boys, now under the leadership of Ross Smith, recruited the Thurmont Lions Club to sponsor a BSA troop and Troop 11 was chartered.  The troop became inactive during World War II and was revived in 1946 during a national reorganization of the BSA in which Troop 11 became Troop 270.  Throughout the years however, the troop has continuously been sponsored by the Thurmont Lions Club. In 1956, the Scoutmaster designed and had built the only privately owned Scout building in the council; it is owned by Thurmont Scouting, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to the ideals of all scouting groups.

Troop 270 is one of the most active BSA Troops in the Frederick County area and has a program designed to keep any Scout busy! Some of these activities include, but by no means are limited to; backpacking, bicycle touring, camping, caving, hiking, mountain biking, rafting, rappelling, rock climbing, sailing, scuba diving, skiing and snowboarding.These are just a few of the things that Troop 270 does!

There is a lot of information and answers to many questions here on the Troop's Web site.  Feel free to read through it and bring any questions you have to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Also while you are here, if you are a Troop 270 Scout or parent of a Scout, please register on the Web site.  Once your registration is verified, you will be given access to more information and also have the ability to write your own articles to be posted here on the Web site!

Current Curiosities

Everyone that watches any TV once in a while has probably heard of Mike Rowe of "Dirty Jobs" TV show fame.  What you might not know is that he is an Eagle Scout.  This month a dad wrote to him and asked if he would write his son and try to motivate him in Scouting.  His answer is not what one would have expected.  Read it here:

Web Site News

Image of Computer Merit BadgeAs you can see the upgrade and all new look of the Web site is complete!  While you still will be able to find all the items that you are used to getting here, the look of the Web site is all new as well as most of everything you can't see.  In addition to sprucing the site up, we have upgraded the workings to make the site accessible to the disabled and added new content for the Scouts, such as a new games section!

Read more: Web Site News

Online Adult Training

If you have a high speed Internet connection you can now take the required BSA Youth Protection Training and many other BSA required courses and receive certification, all online! Although non-registered leaders and parents cannot be certified, everyone is encouraged to take the training. The BSA Online Learning Center has opened the all new E-Learning Course Management System and NCAC is connected and using the system. Simple go to the ever expanding E-Learning Web site to check out all the new courses.

Our Program

Why Should You Join Troop 270?

  • We have a year round program. Troop 270 meets and camps through-out the year, not just during school months! More fun for you, more opportunities too!
  • Our program is outstanding! Because we have a troop where the Scouts plan the program we have a great time. Check out the calendar for upcoming trips!
  • Learn skills that will help you in life. Troop 270 will teach you skills that will help you throughout your entire life. Leadership is just one of these skills. You will learn all about the world around you and build the confidence to succeed.

Need More Information? E-mail the Scoutmaster!



We Are Chartered By:
The Thurmont
Lions Club



Our Council Is:
National Capital
Area Council


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