Francis Scott Key Post 11
Support for the Boy Scout movement came at the American Legion’s first National Convention in 1919. Today, there are more than 2,500 Boy Scout units sponsored by Legion posts throughout the country. Supporting Boy Scout activities is natural for Legionnaires, who bring their service-learned skills and experiences as veterans to bear to help build character and positive traits in “Young America.”
Post 11’s first involvement was 14 November 1922 when a committee to establish a Boy Scout Troop was formed. On 12 April 1932 members voted to sponsor a Ship of Sea Scout. The local newspaper listed an article about BSA Troop 280 in 1948, but the first indication in Post 11 minutes was that a Boy Scout Charter was issued to the Post in April 1957. BSA Troop/Explorer Post 280 ran for a number of years, and then was taken over by several local churches. Post records indicate that there were several attempts to revive a Scout Program, and in 1995 Cub Scout Pack 1055 was chartered to the post with Post 11 Member James Sundergill as the Chartered Organization Representative. The program has remained strong and Boy Scout Troop 799, which was originally chartered to Ft. Detrick in 1955, was transferred to Post 11 in 2014, after being chartered by Brook Hill United Methodist Church from 2004 to 2014. However, due to dwindling numbers, the charter was suspended in 2017, but rights to the charter remain with Post 11 for future activation. The Cub Pack remains active.