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Welcome to Troop 410
Troop 410 is a troop whose
goal is to help young men learn leadership skills while
participating in and enjoying outdoor activities and community
projects. Scouts camp, hike, canoe, bike, ski and enjoy many other
challenging adventures in the outdoors. More importantly the boys
are taught character, citizenship and leadership. Troop 410 is
comprised of many adults with diverse backgrounds. You are welcome
to visit any troop meeting and most camp outs. We are in Charles
County, Maryland in the Zekiah District of the National Area Capital
Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Troop 410 was first chartered
as Troop 415 in 1970. In 1998 the Troop changed sponsorship and
became Troop 410 sponsored by the White Plains Baptist Church. With
over 30 years of Scouting in Charles County, Maryland, Troop 410
currently has over 70 youth and 35 adult members chartered, making
troop 410 the largest Troop in the Zekiah District.
Troop410 was first chartered as Troop
415 at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Pomfret, Maryland. The troop
was chartered in 1969 under Father Brady, now Monsignor Brady.
Troop 415's first Scoutmaster was Ron Hilliard and the first scout
in Troop 415 was James Hilliard.
From 1969 until 1988 the Scoutmasters were Ron Hilliard, Claude
Manley, Bob Gignilliat, Robert Wood and Joe Hebb. (Still researching
to ensure that all Scoutmasters were listed as well as to determine
dates of service). Bob Gignilliat was Scoutmaster from 1980 - 1988.
Robert Wood was Scoutmaster for about 3-4 months in 1987 before he
was killed in a car accident. Bob Gignilliat came back to the troop
after Robert was killed until Joe Hebb took over in 1988. Bob was
affiliated with the troop for 18 years as Scoutmaster and then as
Chaplin and Institutional Representative until 1998. During Bob's
stint as Scoutmaster Troop 415 grew from 8 Scouts to a high of about
In 1989 Joe Hebb stepped down and Richard Hanson became the
Scoutmaster until a permanent Scoutmaster was found. Shortly
thereafter, Charlie Keefer became the next Scoutmaster of Troop 415.
In 1991 Charlie Keefer stepped down and Lee Bramell became the
Scoutmaster of Troop 415 until 1998 when Troop 415 changed sponsors
and became Troop 410, sponsored by the White Plains Baptist Church.
Lee Bramell became the first Scoutmaster of Troop 410 and remained
the Scoutmaster until 2002 when he resigned after almost 12 years of
service to Troop 415/410 as the Scoutmaster, graduating over 30
Michael Hunt, an
Eagle Scout of Troop 415 served as Scoutmaster for the troop from
2002 until 2010, graduating 16 Eagle Scouts. In 2005, Troop 410's
Charter renewal saw over 90 boys and 40 adult leaders. Mitch Mills
was Scoutmaster from 2010 - 2011. John Groat became Scoutmaster in 2012
and is our current Scoutmaster.
Several scouts of
Troop 415 have came back as leaders of the Troop. Mr. Brian Moore
was a member of Troop 415 in the late 70's. Mr. Ken Ashby a member
of Troop 415 in the late 80's.
Meeting Place: White Plains Baptist Church,
Meeting Time: Tuesday Night, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Sponsoring Organization: White Plains Baptist Church
Age to join 11 Years or older - or - 10 1/2 and completed
5th Grade or earned Arrow of Light
Scoutmasters Conference Each boy wishing to join the troop
will participate in a conference with the Scoutmaster. At
least one parent or guardian must attend this conference.
A JOIN BOY SCOUTS application form must be filled out
and signed by the boy and parent.