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Established 1953

Boy Scouts of America, Troop 279, founded in 1953, is chartered by the Point of Rocks Ruritan Club and has been in continuous charter since 1954. We are a member of the Francis Scott Key District within Frederick County and are also part of the overall National Capital Area Regional District.

History of Accomplishment

Scouts from Troop 279 have about a 75% rate of attaining the rank of Eagle Scout, as opposed to about a 4 to 5% national rate overall.  This is a direct result of many of our boys staying in the troop, despite the numerous other different activities associated with high school.  Boys who stay in the troop beyond three years are much more likely to attain Eagle Scout rank.

Leadership Counts
There are many opportunities for leadership for boys in the troop, including Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, Assistant Patrol Leader, and Quartermaster.

What is the Scouts Program?

The traditional Scouting program, Scouts BSA is where youth develop outdoor survival skills, self-confidence, and ethics through youth-planned activities with increased attention to service, community engagement, and leadership. 

What Will I Do in Scouts?

Scouts BSA is where youth explore their interests and develop skills by participating in outdoor activities like hiking, camping, and canoeing. Scouts earn merit badges along the journey and work towards achieving Scouting’s highest rank—Eagle Scout. 

How Often Does 279 Meet? 

Scouts typically meet once a week on Wednesdays at the Point of Rocks Community Center. Troops may hold special activities, like service projects or outdoor experiences, in place of or in addition to one of the weekly meetings. 

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