About Us

 

More than 378 Eagle Scouts since 1933
65+ active scouts and growing
55 years of 40-mile hikes


About Troop 35

We build leaders. Through progressive leadership opportunities and mentoring by older Scouts and trained mom and dad Troop leaders, we strive to develop self-reliant, authentic, resourceful leaders who are ready to embrace any challenge.

We’ve been doing just that since 1933, with 378 (and counting) Eagle Scouts- the most of any BSA Troop in Maryland.


We know and value your son. We cultivate high expectations and self-esteem. We create an environment where they can discover their sense of self and their values, to go beyond the comfort zones of school or home and discover their full potential.

If your son wants to work hard and be an Eagle Scout, we will work just as hard to help him attain that rank. Our unique peer and adult mentoring enables us to know and celebrate each boy’s gifts.


We’re a community. More than 50+ mom and dad volunteers, at every level of Troop leadership, collaborate to make this a great experience for every Scout. We are a welcoming community that works together to help each boy achieve.


We’re active. From September through June, we offer diverse, fun activities to develop good citizens, team members and leaders.

Patrols – Alpha, Beta, Delta and Gamma – to foster friendship, collaboration and leadership

Camp E-Star on the Chesapeake Bay, our summer camp for nearly three decades

6 campouts fall through spring

High Adventures with biking, hiking, swimming, boating, sports

Exciting Friday Night Scout meetings with badge activities, field trips and more

15+ annual, Scout-created community service projects at Star, Life AND Eagle ranks

BSA High Adventures

Field trips locally and regionally

The 40-Miler, a one-day, 40-mile walk in the region – no other BSA Troop in the country has ever attempted this (and we’ve been doing it since 1963)

Join the adventure today and discover how far you can go with Scouting!


Troop History

Troop 35 was charted to the Church of the Redeemer and began with 17 boys in November 1933. Since then, there has been many active leaders whose involvement with the Troop spanned 50 years. We are a registered troop of Boy Scouts of America and have earned the Journey to Excellence Gold Level distinction, the highest level, for our service hours, trained leaders and other criteria that underscore a quality troop.

The Church of the Redeemer is committed to founding a girls’ Troop and is looking for enthusiastic families. Troop 35 is equally committed to partnering with the parent leadership of a girls’ Troop for activities across the Scouting calendar.


Parent Involvement

Parent involvement is what makes our Scout-led Troop tick! Moms and dads are involved in many capacities, from Troop leaders and Assistant Scoutmasters to behind-the-scenes roles and attending meetings to lend a hand or word of encouragement.

Whatever your interest, talent and time, we will find a volunteer role for you! Many of our Friday night, Merit-Badge-focused activities are developed around parents’ careers and hobbies with parents guiding the activity.