Our Meetings Are Held Thursday Nights at 7:00PM at the Thurmont Scouting, Inc. Building, 26 Elm Street

270 numeral patchWelcome to Troop 270 of Thurmont, Maryland.

Troop 270 has a long legacy.  While Troop 270 has been around for 75 years, its 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 during the war. Somewhere around March 1946 Troop 11 became Troop 270. Throughout the years, 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 not-for-profit dedicated to the ideals of all scouting groups.

In 2019, the Boy Scouts of America evolved the Boy Scout program in to the Scouts, BSA program. Included with that program was the introduction of Scout, BSA girl troops with the exact same requirements as the boy troops. The Thurmont Lions were the first in Frederick County to charter a troop, thus, Scouts, BSA Troop 270G was born.

Troops 270B&G are the most active 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, snowboarding, and just having fun! And 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 Website.  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 Website. 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 Website!

digital tech smOn 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.

trained 50x50You can now take the required BSA Youth Protection Training and almost every other BSA required course 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 Website to check out all the new courses.

Why Should You Join Troop 270?

  • We have a year round program. Troop 270 meets, does activities 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 and lead the program, the scouts 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!

African American Eagle Scout Dr. Frank Coleman Celebrates 80-Plus Years in Scouting

As a young African American, Frank Coleman found a place in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) that accepted him, encouraged him, and helped prepare him for life as citizen and a successful professional alongside youth of all colors and credos, despite societal prejudices of the day.


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