To ALL New Scouts and their Families,
On behalf of all our adult leaders and scouts of Troop 270, I welcome you to Troop 270, a wonderful scout led organization. We are very glad to have you here!
My name is Mark Dixon and I have been the Scoutmaster for a year. I have been active in Scouts for 3 years and was a Scout in my youth.
My wife and I are business owners. We have been married 25 years and have 2 girls and a boy, all involved with scouting. My first business was mowing lawns at age 14. Since then I have grown 4 additional businesses. In my 35 years of work I have learned a number of things important to success. One of the most important ideals for for a leader is to listen. There is always something new to learn! Yogi Berra once said "You can observe a lot by just watching." I say, "You can hear a lot by just listening!" So we at Troop 270 work together as a team.
After all... IT"S ABOUT THE BOYS!!!
Troop 270 has been around since 1946 but its roots trace back to 1928! We meet Thursday night from 7PM to 8:30PM at the Scout House at 26 Elm Street in Thurmont. You can read more about that on the Troops Home Page at troop270.com
The Troop is very active with many camping, hiking, field trips and training programs.
Our goal is to help these boys learn new skills, confidence, and leadership and become the best they can be. Don't feel overwhelmed by all the activity, we want scouting to be part of your life. It doesn't have to BE your life! We support your family needs and school activities. You will get out of scouting what you put in it.
It's about the FUN-FUN-FUN!!
We take time to have games, laugh, and build friendships. We know that following the Scout Oath and law lead to success and happiness. Our Adult leadership endeavors to model the scout oath and law and treat each scout as an opportunity to make the world a better place. We don't always get it right, but we want to (it's about the boys!!). So if you see something you don't understand or if you have an idea please talk to me, the Scoutmaster, or any adult leader. We value your input!
Thank you for reading this. I hope this is the beginning of a wonderful adventure for you!