History of The Troop
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. Our original Scoutmaster, Mike Grenier, is an avid scout enthusiast. He was very eager to as he says, "put the outing in scouting" and hit the trails!
In 2017 Mike's brother, RJ Grenier took the reigns as Scoutmaster and brought a new flare to the Troop while maintaining the great traditions that developed over the years.
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 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.
Our Troop in 2011
Our Troop in 2017
Our Troop in 2018