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Webelos invited to visit Troop 281

Calling all Webelos!

Many fun activities at Troop 281!

Come visit us at a Tuesday night Troop meeting the first 3 Tuesdays of the month.

7-8:30pm at Gold River Discovery Center. 2200 Roaring Camp Drive, Gold River.

A Message from the Scoutmaster

Posted on Apr 24 2016 - 5:30pm

Hello Troop 281 Scouts and families,

The Patrol Leaders’ Council meeting will be this Tuesday night, April 26th, at GRDC.  PLC members, in Class A uniform, should arrive by 6:45 pm to prepare for the meeting.  Our next Troop meeting will be on May 3rd.

Camp Cards (due back May 3)

Posted on Apr 24 2016 - 10:26am

Do you need more Camp Cards?  Check more out soon – the sales ends May 3. 

Remember to turn in all remaining cards and monies to Tracy Schneid no later than May 3. 

Say What?

Posted on Apr 13 2016 - 4:22pm

Merit Badge Pamphlets are now online

Desolation Wilderness - Here We Come!

Posted on Apr 11 2016 - 8:50am

One youth (Scout) opening is available as of 4/7/2016.

Make your reservation and $50 non-refundable deposit NOW to secure a spot on the 2016 T281 Backpack Trek. Spots will be awarded in the order they are reserved (including paid deposit).

We have secured our Desolation Wilderness Permit for a group of 12! We depart Saturday, 7/9/16 for the Bayview trailhead and hike in to Lower Velma lake for our first night's camp. We will travel from camp to camp, eventually reaching Echo Lakes, former home of GEC's Camp Harvey West summer camp, to return Friday, 7/15/16. The trek will be strenuous, covering 5-7 miles per day and considerable altitude gain.

Scouts going on the trip must:

  • be at least 14 years old on the first day of the trip (07/9/2016),
  • hold First Class or higher rank on the first day of the trip,
  • attend training outings or approved substitute activities, and
  • have Scoutmaster and trek leader approval.

NYLT Training Available

Posted on Apr 10 2016 - 6:20pm

The Golden Empire Council is holding three NYLT sessions in 2016.  While it's too late the sign up for the first session, there's still time to sign up for one of the other sessions.  If you've taken ILST, I encourage to attend one of the NYLT sessions.  The attached flyer contains more information.  You can also visit the Golden Empire Council website to get more infomation and sign up. 

Merit Badge Opportunities

Posted on Apr 10 2016 - 5:43pm

Here are a couple of opportunities to have some fun, learn something, and earn a merit badge.  Check these out.

Canoeing Merit Badge - http://www.gec-bsa.org/event/1900403

BSA Troop # 281

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