About Troop 628



BSA Troop 628 was founded in November of 2009. The 628 TrailBlazers began with 7 founding members--3 Life Scouts, 3 Second Class Scouts, and a Scout. In the spring of 2010 we doubled our members after bridging ceremonies in March. We doubled again in the spring of 2011 to have 31 Scouts, 15 Asssistant Scoutmasters, and 12 Committee members.

Our original Scoutmaster, Mike Grenier, is an avid scout enthusiast. As a former Cubmaster of Pack 628, he is very eager to as he says, "put the outing in scouting" and hit the trails! Mr. Grenier brings a wealth of experience and leadership to our troop. Several of our Assistant Scoutmasters are Eagle scouts and bring a wide range of unique skills, experiences, and leadership to our troop as well. Parents in our troop are actively involved and supportive.

We call ourselves the TrailBlazers because that is what we plan to do--lots of backpacking, hiking, and camping! We are a High Adventure Troop. Several of our members went to Northern Tier in 2009. We also attended Sea Base in 2011 and have done a dive trip to Belize in 2010 with Sea Scouts Ship 59. We are a boy-led scout troop. Several of our scouts and adult leadership members belong to the Order of the Arrow.

Our Charter Organization is the New Market Lions' Club, a proud member of The International Association of Lions Clubs, the world’s largest service organization. Lions are men and women dedicated to serving those in need, whether in their community or around the world. We are proud to have them as our chartering organization.

We are also sponsored by the New Market United Methodist Church, where we hold our weekly meetings. The building we use, the "Schoolhouse," is rich in history. Built in the 1930s, it was once the New Market Colored School and served southern Frederick County's African-American students in grades one through seven. For a news article on the history of the Schoolhouse, click here.

View our Troop 628 Org Chart in the attachments below...