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U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program is 75 years old this year, and Cub Scout Pack 270 and Venturing Crew 270 are proud to continue their partnership with them in collecting new unwrapped toys for kids in Frederick County.  

You will find collection boxes for drop-off at Ace Hardware, Mountain Gate Restaurant, and Thurmont American Legion Post 168. Members of the U.S. Marine Corps will pick up the boxes of toys on December 5 at 7:00 p.m. at the Thurmont American Legion Post 168 during Cub Scout Pack 270’s annual Holiday pack meeting. All are welcome to attend.

November 12 is the BSA Scouts National Annual Scouting for Food program, and Cub Scout Pack 270, BSA Scouts Troop 270B & G, and Venturing Crew 270 will be participating.

On November 5, the Scouts will be putting bags on household doors. These bags make it easier for community members to donate needed items for the local food bank. 

Please take time to fill the bags and leave them on your porch on November 12, and the Scouts will come by and pick them up. 

All donated items will be delivered to the Thurmont Food Bank.

The American Legion Post 168 held its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on May 30, featuring special music, speakers, and the laying of the wreaths to remember the conflicts/wars where so many men and women gave their lives to ensure the freedoms we live with every day. 

The ceremony featured local BSA Scouts T270B & G, Venturing Crew 270, Cub Scout Pack 270, and Girl Scouts with the opening flag ceremony; the American Legion Post 168 and AMVETS Post 7 honor guard with 21-gun salute and taps; while Chewy from 40/8 Voiture Locale 155 sounded the cannon to honor our Veterans.

On May 25, BSA Scouts T270B & G, Venturing Crew 270, Cub Scout Pack 270, and Girl Scouts placed flags on Veterans’ graves in honor of Memorial Day. 

Volunteers placed flags in 14 cemeteries in our local area. The American Legion Post 168 is not notified when a Veteran is placed in one of the cemeteries. Please contact veteranrecognitionpost168md@gmail.com to let them know about your family Veteran.

Kayla, president of Venturing Crew 270, honors Veterans during flag placement for Memorial Day.

Cub Scout Pack 270 held their annual Pinewood Derby on February 26 at the American Legion Post 168 in Thurmont. Cub Scouts are given a derby kit, and they are encouraged to build and design their own derby car any way they would like, within the established guidelines. Scouts raced and competed to be the winners in their prospective age brackets. The top three in each age bracket will move on to the Super Derby on April 9 in Frederick.

Windsor Racing participated this year, bringing one of their full-size race cars, which was parked out front of the legion during the Pinewood Derby.  Cub Scouts were able to ask questions and get pictures taken with a genuine 1999 Mazda MRX race car. It was one of the highlights of the day.

Congratulations and best of luck to the 18 boys and girls of Cub Scout Pack 270 who will move onto the Super Derby on April 9.  Thank you to Windsor Racing and all the adults who volunteered their time to ensure an exciting and safe Pinewood Derby.

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Cub Scout Pack 270 hosted its bridging ceremony at annual pack campout and Blue and Gold ceremony at the Thurmont American Legion Post 168, June 4-6, 2021. 

This campout is when the Cub Scouts move up/bridge to the next rank in their Cub Scouting program and earn any additional awards. 

Due to COVID restrictions, their annual Blue and Gold celebration (Cub Scout Birthday) usually held in February was postponed and also celebrated at this campout.

Congratulations Cub Scouts on your achievements and bridging to your next rank! Go to www.thurmontscouting.org to find out more.

Scouting troops in Thurmont honored our fallen military this past Memorial Day by placing flags on their gravesites and participating in The American Legion Post 168 annual wreath-laying ceremony on Memorial Day.

Thank you to Scouts BSA Troop 270B & G, Cub Scout Pack 270, Venturing Crew 270, and Girl Scout Troop 81178 for honoring our military so that they are not forgotten.

On June 8, 2019, Cub Scout Pack 270 (shown below) had its annual spring campout to end the Scout year.

Boy Scout Troop 270 hosted a variety of activities throughout the afternoon, including water rockets, a huge water balloon catapult, and a bicycle safety course. Scoutmaster Sean Young, Boy Scout Troop 270, cooked his famous fried chicken and potato chips he made right in the camp.

The spring campout is the year-end Pack meeting and Bridging Ceremony to celebrate the Cub Scouts’ achievements, followed by a campfire, along with skits, songs, and jokes before retiring to the tents for the night.

Sunday morning brought breakfast; a “Scout’s Own” interfaith service, led by Mr. Bosche; then to pack up and clean up the camp. Everyone enjoyed a great weekend.

All of Cub Scout Pack 270 extend their gratitude to Boy Scout Troop 270 for showing them what being a good Scout is all about, as well as to the American Legion Post 168 for letting them use their field and pavilion.

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.

Acknowledging Appreciation

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.

Acknowledging Appreciation

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.

 

Boy Scout Troop 168, Venturing Crew 270, Boy Scout Troop 270, Cub Scout Pack 270, Girl Scout Troop 81200, and the Gettysburg Young Marines received the Post Commander’s distinguished service certificate from AMVETS Post 7 and a certificate of appreciation from the American legion Post 168 for their participation in CPL Ferrell’s memorial service. Not only did the Scouts perform an outstanding flag ceremony, they were a key component in setting up, serving food, and cleaning up after the ceremony.

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Pictured from left are Cub Scout Pack 270, Boy Scout Troop 168, Girl Scout Troop 81200, Venturing Crew 270, Boy Scout Troop 270, and the Gettysburg Young Marines.