Sexton Woodrow Collins Honored

Woody was honored at the 14th Annual Gathering of Eagles of the Baltimore Area Council Eagle Scout Alumni Association on Thursday, October 21, 2021. The following bio was shared at the event:

Woodrow “Woody” Collins began his Scouting adventure in 1964, earning Bobcat in Pack 874 at Glen Mar Methodist Church. He achieved the rank of Eagle in 1974 in Ellicott City. After graduating from Howard High in 1976, he went to Salisbury State College, where he played lacrosse.

Upon graduation, he became Vice President for Collins Paint and Wallcoverings.

In 1983 he married Carol A. Werner, and together they welcomed the births of two children – Bridget in 1986 and Blake in 1989. With a young family at home, Woody changed careers and became the owner of Central Maryland Decorating in 1988.

He was active in Optimist Clubs, and in 1992 was the Distinguished President of the Ellicott City Optimist Club and in 1994 became the Lieutenant Governor of Zone 7 Clubs Optimist International.

Woody returned to his Scouting roots in 1997 when he became Cubmaster of a Pack at Swansfield Elementary. In 1998 he became the Church Sexton of The First Presbyterian Church of Howard County and the Charter Organization Representative of Troop 361.

Most recently, the Collins family was blessed with their first grandchild, Adrianna Montgomery, in 2020.

Woody is the force behind one of the first female Troops in Maryland. Troop 361 G promoted 6 of the 16 Inaugural Female Eagle Scouts in Maryland, and one of the largest groups of Female Eagle Scouts to come from one unit.