| 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