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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.




Burke Centre Conservancy

Mr. Glen Sears - Scoutmaster

for questions email


Scoutmaster's Note

Posted on Jul 22 2014 - 8:26am

45 years ago yesterday, a man first set foot on the moon.  That man, Neil Armstrong, was an Eagle Scout.  On his momentous trip to the Moon, Armstrong took time to recognize Scouts at the National Jamboree.  One of the few personal items he carried was the World Scout Badge.  Not an Eagle Scout patch, a merit badge, or rank insignia, but an emblem signifying the higher ideals of the Brotherhood of Scouting.  Sometimes we need to remind ourselves to look up to the stars and remember to aim high and work together to accomplish great things.

Swimming Merit Badge

Posted on Jul 20 2014 - 8:50pm

Please email Mr Sears if you need to finish up the Swimming Merit Badge.


1. Do the following: a. Explain to your counselor how Scouting’s Safe Swim Defense plan anticipates, helps prevent and mitigate, and provides responses to likely hazards you may encounter during swimming activities. b. Discuss the prevention and treatment of health concerns that could occur while swimming, including hypothermia, dehydration, sunburn, heat exhaustion, heatstroke, muscle cramps, hyperventilation, spinal injury, stings and bites, and cuts and scrapes.

Scouting Heritage Merit Badge

Posted on Jul 15 2014 - 6:05am

Here's a merit badge to work on over the Summer break.

I would like to see every Scout in the Troop earn this merit badge.  My goal is to remind our Scouts that they are part of an organization that has a proud history, and that they are part of the current and future heritage of Scouting.


Posted on May 20 2014 - 12:02am

It is time to focus on healthy habits.  Check out the website at the bottom.  This works with the President's Physical Fitness Program and is fun for the entire family.  This isn't just for Scouts.  You can take credit for the things you are doing anyway, and adding a few new good habits.  In 2011, the Boy Scouts of America aligned with the PCFSN with the shared goal of together promoting good health for America’s youth. The SCOUTStrong™ PALA Challenge, a Scout-specific PALA challenge, is one of the results of this alliance.

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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