Thurmont Troops Take Highest Awards
The Francis Scott Key District encompasses scouting troops in all of Frederick County. The district holds an annual dinner to present awards to troops, packs, and crews, and to thank volunteers for outstanding service to scouting.
This year’s Cub Pack of the Year was Cub Scout Pack 270. Crew of the Year was Venturing Crew 270, and Outstanding Unit was awarded to Boy Scout Troop 270 for the Francis Scott Key District.
Awards are rigorous and are based on a point-system, on areas of administration, advancement of youth, recruitment and retention, program planning and execution by youth and district, and national participation. Congratulations to the Thurmont area scouts for their achievements, and thank you to all the adults who make these programs for our youth possible.
Carie Stafford, associate advisor of Venturing Crew 270, is pictured accepting Venturing Crew 270 Crew of the Year Award from Bill Desmond, District Chairman of Francis Scott Key District.
Girls Scouts in Frederick County take pride in recognizing area businesses and community organizations that support the Girl Scouts of America program.
Area businesses and community organizations allow troops to meet at their place of business, giving the Girl Scouts a safe and comfortable place to meet and grow. This year, Service Unit 37-4 in Frederick County recognized Lewistown Fire Company for ten years of continued service. Their continued support of the Girl Scout program has allowed for many activities and programs to come to fruition at the Lewiston Fire Hall. The Girl Scouts extend their gratitude for ten years of committed service to the Girl Scouts of Frederick County.
Patty Green and local Brownie Troop present a ten-year appreciation plaque to the Lewistown Fire Hall. Accepting the plaque are Karen and Steve Stull.
Boy Scout Troop 270 participated in the 58th Annual First Aid Meet Competition in Walkersville on March 3, 2018 (pictured right). The scouts compete against other youth from troops in the Francis Scott Key district, which covers all of Frederick County. The scouts are given hypothetical emergency scenarios to evaluate, then develop the correct care plan and respond. The competition teaches and allows scouts to do practical first aid as a team, under pressure, making it as close to a real situation as possible. Two patrols from Boy Scout Troop 270 participated and took fourth place and seventh place, respectively, out of twenty-three competing groups.