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Boy Scout Troop 729
(Towson, Maryland)
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Meet our Scoutmaster

                   Welcome to Troop 729!

I have been involved in Scouting for several decades and feel that it is one of the most worthwhile programs in which young people can participate.  I owe a great deal of my success in life to the training and experiences in that I received as a Boy Scout.     

I started my Scouting “career” as a Cub Scout, advancing through Webelos and bridging to Boy Scouts.  As a Boy Scout, I enjoyed camping, backpacking, canoeing, white water rafting, orienteering, and pioneering.  During this time I served my troop as quartermaster, patrol leader, senior patrol leader, and bugler.  I attained the rank of Eagle Scout at Troop 174 in Newville, PA.

                        SM Doug Williams hiking in Eagle River, AK
After high school, I attended Penn State University, graduating with a B.S. Degree in Business Management. I then joined the Air Force to pursue my passion for flying.  I served for over 30 years flying C-130 aircraft, traveling all over the globe.  During this time I commanded a flying squadron and an air operations squadron, retiring at the rank of colonel.  Along the way I earned my M.S. degree from Shippensburg University in Information Systems and my Ph.D. in Adult Education through Capella University. 

I am currently the Aviation Program Director for the Community College of Baltimore County, where I enjoy mentoring young people to become aviation professionals as pilots, air traffic controllers, aircraft dispatchers, flight attendants or airport and airline managers.

I proudly assumed the role of Troop 729’s Scoutmaster in November, 2017 after serving as a Den Leader for 4 years and Assistant Scoutmaster for 3 years as my son Evan advanced through Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.  

Troop 729 is a boy-led troop where the Scouts operate autonomously in patrols.  They are expected to plan, prepare, and lead themselves with adult guidance and oversight.  As Scoutmaster, I am extremely lucky to be working with an experienced and dedicated group of adult leaders, committee members, and parents.     

If you are considering joining a Boy Scout troop, I invite you to check us out!

Yours in Scouting,

Doug Williams, SM, T-729