Troop 1083 is youth led in which troop functions are planned and carried out by scouts. We are sponsored by the Randolph Civic Foundation and we have been serving the youth of Montgomery County for over 50 years! Since 2001, more than 80 Eagle scouts have emerged from our troop and more than half of scouts who have stayed with the Troop 1083 program have received the Eagle Award. Troop 1083 actively works towards inclusion so that its youth led program can produce empathetic young adults who value and respect our world's diverse population.
Pack meetings are held most Monday's September to June from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Shrine of Saint Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, located at 12701 Veirs Mill Rd, Rockville, MD 20853. During the summer months, the troop gets together for recreational events such as hiking, movie nights, mini golf, and more!
Adult family member leaders are required to engage in Youth Protection Training to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our scouts. Youth Protection training must be taken every two years. If a volunteer’s Youth Protection training record is not current at the time of recharter, the volunteer will not be re-registered.
Scouting prepares scouts for a more successful future while combining fun, values, knowledge, service, and leadership. Scouts advance through a combination of practical demonstrations of knowledge and service. These get progressively more advanced, and leadership elements are added as the Scouts get further along in the program.
The ranks are: Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life and Eagle. Requirements are found in the Scouts BSA Handbook and online. Advancement has four steps: Learn, Test, Review and Recognize.
Scouts are encouraged to progress to Eagle, and the over 60% of Scouts in the Troop have advanced to that rank in recent years, but doing so is their choice. Scouts that do not go all the way to that rank still learn invaluable life skills such as: