ESSEX — The day was partly cloudy and 80 degrees. Traditionally, August was amusement park month after a week long Summer Camp for Boy Scout Troop 745. The troop would normally camp at Hersheypark Campground, take the shuttle and spend the whole day at Hersheypark.
Every five years when the National Scout Jamboree was held at Fort A. P. Hill, Virginia, Troop 745 would leave on a Thursday and spend one day at the National Scout Jamboree and one day either at Kings Dominion or Busch Gardens and camp for an extended weekend. The scouts enjoyed all of the rides and even took the tour of Hershey’s Chocolate World to learn the history of Hershey’s Chocolate and how it is made.
On September 11, Boy Scout Troop 745 will be attending and participating in the Flag Ceremony at Defender’s Day at Veterans Park in Dundalk to earn The BSA National Historic Trails Award for the Battle of North Point.
Boy Scout Troop 745 has a long and proud history with 90 Eagle Scouts with many awards, plaques, and trophies from Chesapeake District Camporees, Klondike Derbies, and Polar Bear Competitions which are on display in the Fellowship Hall. All adult leaders undergo background checks with safety protocols in place. Parents are invited to Scout Meetings which are held on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. in the church basement at 524 Maryland Avenue in Essex. For more information on how you can join on the fun, please call Josie at 410-790-2587.