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Boy Scout Troop 1345 Appreciation Day


June 11, 2014 marks the 9th anniversary of Boy Scout Troop 1345 Appreciation Day, as designated by proclamation of the Burke Centre Board of Trustees, June 11, 2005, and henceforth, shall be recognized annually.

Over the years, Burke Centre’s own Troop 1345 has donated countless hours of hands on service to Burke Centre to include volunteering during the Festival, conducting


Earth Day Clean-Ups, performing open space projects, participating in numerous flag-raising ceremonies and more. Troop 1345 can always be counted on to assist the community when needed.  One of the Troop’s most visible contributions to the community is the management and oversight of the Adopt-A-Flag program where American flags are flown along Burke Centre Parkway on major holidays and during the annual Festival.  A huge debt of thanks is extended to all past and present scouts from Troop 1345, their parents and leaders for all they have done and continue to do for Burke Centre.


Boy Scout Troop 1345 is a Burke Centre Conservancy chartered organization.




Catoctin National Park Objectives

Posted on Sep 15 2014 - 10:36pm

There are only three openings left to attend the the Catoctin campout. Based upon current sign ups to date here are the objectives for the campout

Tenderfoot requirements 4

Troop Meeting (17 Sep) at the Woods

Posted on Sep 15 2014 - 10:33pm

We will host the sixth scout meeting of the year at the Woods Community Center, Wednesday September 17th starting at 7 pm

All Scouts attending the Troop meeting should bring their Scout Handbook so we can update the data base.  

Troop Schedule, Cliffs Notes

Posted on Sep 14 2014 - 5:33pm

Please use the sign up function in the calendar for the following.

17 Sept -- Troop Meeting at Woods Community Center finalize Catoctin Campout plans

Campout Plan: Catoctin National Park

Posted on Sep 9 2014 - 9:05pm
We will plan on two departure times from Burke Center Library.  For those wanting to maximize overnight days for 1st Class Trail and Camping Merit Badge there will be a 5 pm departure on Friday from Burke Center Library.  For those with other obligations on Friday night there will be Saturday morning 7:30 am departure from Burke Center Library.
The hike will start at the Visitor's Center. So those coming up on Saturday morning we will meet in the Park’s Visitors Center Parking lot.     There is a section of the trail which has some nice rock formations to allow the Scouts to scramble around and burn some energy.
We will focus on 1st Class Trail items of meal planning, cooking and clean up.  In addition, to campsite seleciton by patrol.
Camspite Overview
Poplar Grove offers youth groups and organizations enjoyable year-round primitive tent camping. Located just five miles from the Catoctin Mountain Park portion of the Appalachian Trail in the rolling hills of Thurmont, Maryland, Poplar Grove allows youth groups to experience traditional wilderness camping.

Natural Features:

Poplar Grove offers flat tent areas to accommodate group activities. The campground is surrounded by a rolling landscape, perfect for light hikes.

Whether blanketed in snow in winter months or blooming with wildflowers in the spring, Poplar Grove offers beautiful scenery all year. Since the site is located in a remote area, it is accessed by a gravel road during summer months, and is a hike-in only facility during winter months.

The Ten Essentials

Posted on Apr 21 2014 - 11:00pm

This is a friendly reminder of the things every Scout should bring for every outing, like the ones coming up soon!

Merit Badge Update

Posted on May 20 2013 - 10:31pm
 1)  Scouts - please sign up on the website under "Event Registration" if you need to request a new blue card/merit badge counselor.

BSA Troop # 1345

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