Boy Scout Troop 804
Baltimore Area Council
The Capitol District
Millersville, Maryland
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Troop 804 History

Older History

Troop 804 was started by 8 young Scouts in 2004 and were supported by a group of dedicated adults. The group quickly made an association with the Severn Crossroads Foundation (SCRF), a community group that maintains and promotes Historic Baldwin Hall in Millersville. SCRF very generously agreed to become the Chartered Organization for the new Troop and has allowed the Troop to use Baldwin Hall for meetings, storage, and other activities.

The Troop roughly doubled in size for each of its first three years, and has remained stable in size since about 2008, with between 60 and 80 Scouts during that period. It has sent Scouts to Philmont three times: one crew in 2009, three crews in 2012, and two crews in 2016. We sent crews to Seabase in the Florida Keys in 2011, 2013, and 2018. We sent a contingent to the 2007 Canadian National Jamboree, and sent 36 Scouts - the biggest Troop commitment in the entire Baltimore region - to the 2010 US National Jamboree (where our Troop Scoutmaster was also one of the Jamboroee Scoutmasters). We also sent a contingent to the 2013 and 2017 Jamborees.

The Troop has camped monthly since its founding, and has attended a different Summer Camp each summer since 2005:
  • 2005: Broad Creek Scout Reservation (Camp Spencer), Whiteford, MD
  • 2006: Camp Barton, Trumansburg, NY
  • 2007: Camp Tuckahoe, Dillsburg, PA
  • 2008: Camp Sinoquipe, Fort Littleton, PA
  • 2009: Camp Bashore, Jonestown, PA
  • 2010: Broad Creek Scout Reservation (Camp Saffran), Whiteford, MD
  • 2011: Goshen Scout Camp, Goshen, VA,
  • 2012: Henson Scout Reservation, Rhodesdale, MD
  • 2013: Heritage Scout Reservation (Camp Freedom), Farmington, PA
  • 2014: Rodney Scout Reservation, North East, MD
  • 2015: Camp Mountaineer, Fairmont, WV
  • 2016: Camp Horseshoe, Rising Sun, MD
  • 2017: Camp Sinoquipe, Fort Littleton, PA
  • 2018: Camp Minsi, Pocono Summit, PA
  • 2019: Camp Bashore, Jonestown, PA

Even though the Troop has only been in existence since 2004, we are very proud that, starting in 2009, we have watched 51 young men attain the rank of Eagle Scout (as of Oct. 2019), despite holding to very rigorous standards for advancement. We believe strongly that every Scout learns best what he is capable of doing by striving to achieve things that are not always easy. Our Scouts expect a lot of themselves because they have learned to combine resilience and performance in ways that always impress.

The Troop makes two awards each quarter at a Court of Honor:
  • The Steve Judson Scout of the Quarter is named for our founding Scoutmaster and is awarded to the Scout that has set a superb example of great Scouting
  • The Jay Wilen Scouter of the Quarter is named for our first Advancement Chairman and general "doer of all things needing to be done" and is awarded to the adult Scouter that has gone above and beyond on behalf of the Scouts during that quarter

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