The troop is currently in its 35th year of continuous service to the Church of St. Mark, and the Fallston community. The Troop was originally established in the late 1960s, but due to the lack of participation, the troop disbanded
In 1981, Troop 801 was re-chartered at the Church of St. Mark and has grown to its current size of approximately 120 Scouts and 30 registered adult leaders, which makes the troop one of the largest active troops in the Baltimore Area Council. The troop maintains an active presence within the district and in the council by attending camporees and other events, The troop also boasts almost 100 members that have attained the rank of Eagle Scout.
On average the troop goes camping ten weekends per year and attends a week-long summer camp, usually the last week in June. Troop 801 also has crews going to one of the BSA High Adventure bases each year, or they go one other extended camping events.