Our Meetings Are Held Thursday Nights at 7:00PM at the Thurmont Scouting, Inc. Building, 26 Elm Street

Donations and sponsorship’s pay for Troop 270’s website space and domain name registration. If you would like to help with the website and/or make a donation for its upkeep, please see the Troop’s Webmaster or Committee Chair. The form and content of the website was developed to serve the purposes of both the Troop newsletter and as a description of the Troop, its members and its activities.  Some material may not be understood except by troop members, and other material is intended to recognize the accomplishments of the Scouts and promote the activities of the Troop.

Website Policy

The Troop's policy is to allow, with parental permission, a Scout's first name and last initial (where needed), inclusion in a group photograph or a link to email if a Scout has authored a page or is the point of contact for an activity on the Troop Event Calendar.  Without parental permission, this information will not be included on the website. If a parent grants permission but later wishes to revoke it, he or she must contact the Scoutmaster in writing.

Email Policy

Electronic mail is a very effective way to communicate the news and events of the Troop. It should not be relied on, however, to reach every member of the Troop. When sending email to a large group within the Troop, the sender should remember that many of the adult recipients receive this email on their home computers, where Scouts might have access to read whatever is written. For this reason, for any topic other than news or announcements, the use of email is strongly discouraged. The proper forum for such issues is the Troop committee meeting, which is open to all parents of Scouts in Troop 270.

Furthermore, for as long as they remain a leader, all adults may have a @troop270.com email address provided they use it only for scouting business and with the scouting principals in mind. Scouts, on obtaining the rank of Star, may petition the Webmaster for an email address for use with communication for scouting projects, leadership duties, Order of the Arrow, and other projects relating to Scouts, including their eagle project.

Google Groups (mailing list) Policy
Troop 270 maintains a Google Groups email list to facilitate communications between members involved with Troop 270. This mailing list allows you to simply email the address "This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." and it will be automatically forwarded to all members which are signed up. You must be an approved member of the groups to send email to the troop in this manner.

To prevent SPAM, this mailing list is to be used for only scouting purposes with a subject directly relating to all members of Troop 270. Persons using it for emailing items that do not directly relate to scouting in Troop 270 will be removed from the mailing list, no questions asked.

To sign up for this list, simply press the "Troop 270's Mailing List" button on the left menu of the Website and fill out the form. You must have a Google login to join the list.

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