Our Meetings Are Held Thursday Nights at 7:00PM at the Thurmont Scouting, Inc. Building, 26 Elm Street
IMPORTANT UPDATE: There is a NEW Annual Health & Medical Record for 2020, when your AHMR expires you must use this new form to renew your medical record. Click HERE for the new AHMR. This form has all the instructions for filling out the new AHMR. And the BSA has published this Webpage listing risk factors you should be aware of while participating in Scouting. We have also put together a Webpage linking to other health forms you may find useful HERE.
The Troop voted to go to Camp Wanocksett in Dublin, NH! They have confirmed with us and we have a Go Date of JULY 10-17, 2021! (We'll probably leave on Saturday the 9th and return late on the 17th.) More information will be coming soon! You can find out more about Camp Wanocksett at their webpage by clicking this sentence. Don't forget: Many Scouts have built up funds over the year with fund raising efforts and their summer camp price is greatly reduced or already paid (depending on how much the Scout earned). Please see Ms. Bostian to see how much your Scout has in their account.
All Scouts MUST have a current BSA Medical Form on file with the Troop for Summer Camp. Medical Forms are valid for 1 year. Don't wait until springtime when it is VERY busy for physicals due to summer sports and summer camps, get your physicals as soon as possible. To check on your Scout's medical form and it's expiration date, please see Ms. Miller.
Important note to parents: Please be sure that your Scout is signing up for activities during each meeting. A scout must sign up for all activities they wish to participate in, provide a permission slip signed by a parent (or legal guardian) and pay any required fees for that event by the date required or they can not participate.
Welcome to Troop 270 of Thurmont, Maryland.
Troop 270 has a long legacy. While Troop 270 has been around for 75 years, it's roots date back over 90. 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 Sr., recruited the Thurmont Lions Club to sponsor a BSA troop and Troop 11 was chartered. It is unclear what happened during World War II but there was a re-organization when the Francis Scott Key Council was absorbed by the National Capital Area Council somewhere around March 1946 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 Scout 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!
On December 12, 2020 we moved to a new Web Hosting Company. Due to some issues with our old web hosting company, we felt it best to move to another to keep full functionality and also institute SSL to keep your privacy. We encourage you to report any issues you may find on the site as there may have been a glitch or two in the move of our software from one host to another. Thanks.
We have upgraded and significantly improved the Website for 2019 and are compliant with the EU GDPR! As 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.
You can now take the required BSA Youth Protection Training and most every other BSA required courses and receive certification, all online! Non-registered leaders and parents can be certified and it is Troop 270's policy that any adult going on a camp-out or activity MUST be Youth Protection Trained. Everyone is encouraged to take the training. The BSA Learning Center has opened the Course Management System to everyone, registered leader, parents and scouts and Scoutbook is connected and using the system. Simply go to the ever expanding my.Scouting.org Web site to check out all the new courses.
Why Should You Join Troop 270?
Need More Information? E-mail the Scoutmaster!