Friday, December 9th, 2016

Home of a New Scout Troop

Diyanet Center of America, Home of a New Scout Troop
December 9th, 2016


At the Diyanet Center of America in Lanham Maryland, located outside of Washington D.C, Troop 1453 a newly chartered group of over forty Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts received their first official Charter from the Boy Scouts of America. The Charter was presented to the Diyanet Center of America’s Charter Organization Representative Omer Aslim who kicked started the program back in August of this year with the help of Abdul Rashid Abdullah the Executive Director of the National Association of Muslim Americans on Scouting as well as with the help of Stephen Allen and Joe Vlcek from the Boy Scouts of America.

​The Diyanet Center of America receives its Charter from the Boy Scouts of America
David Sheets (L) Carlos Salazar (L) Omer Aslim (C) Joe Vlcek (R) Ameenah Davids (R)

With the help of parent volunteers such as Ammenah Cappers and David Sheets the Scouts of Troop 1453 were able to quickly organize themselves and begin working towards achieving badges some of which were awarded to the young scouts on the day of the charter presentation ceremony.

​Cubs Scouts of Troop 1453 of the Diyanet Center of America

The new troop will likely aide in strengthening the relationship between American faith communities by acting as cultural bridge between civilizations. The ethnically and culturally diverse troop serves as a model for troops around the US and the world.

​Boy Scouts from Troop 1453 of the Diyanet Center of America

2 thoughts on "Home of a New Scout Troop"

  1. Katherine Diezcanseco says:

    My name is Katherine and I have a son that’s 13 year we just moved to Lanham , Maryland and I would love to put him in the boys scout.. how would I be able to find something in the area please help me.
    Thank you

    1. DiyanetAmerica says:

      Hey Katherine;

      Please email to our troop leader via;


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