Visit Troop 281!

Bored with Cub Scout meetings? – Find out how Boy Scouts is a whole new experience.

Come and meet the Scouts of Troop 281 at a regular Troop meeting and learn about the Guns, Knives and Fire award!!

Upcoming dates when Troop 281 is holding regular meetings that you can visit:

  • Tues. February 3rd
  • Tues. March 3rd
  • Tues. March 10th

Gold River Discovery Center MP room
2200 Roaring Camp Dr. Gold River

We've planned a New Scout Campout for March 28-29, two different summer camps in June and July with monthly outings in between. Join Us!

Questions? Fill out the Contact Us page.

RSVP for Scouting for Food - March 8

Posted on Feb 1 2015 - 8:49am

Troop 281, we will be collecting food this year in conjunction with Pack 281, Crew 808 and Pack 28. Looking for 100% Troop participation! Sign up here

Show up at GRDC between 10am and 3pm and receive an area to cover. Expect to collect food for a couple of hours but collect as long as you'd like. When you sign up, in the notes field state approximate time you will arrive. 

A message from the Scoutmaster –

Posted on Jan 31 2015 - 10:03pm

Wow, can you believe it’s already February.   We’ve had a great start to 2015 with a successful Christmas tree recycling fundraiser, a great day trip up to the snow for some fun, a well-attended Open House, and community service for our chartering organization, Gold River Discovery Center, at their crab feed last weekend.  Great job, Scouts! 

YOU Should be a Merit Badge Counselor - Take this training Feb 12th 7:30pm

Posted on Jan 28 2015 - 10:36am
A Merit Badge Counselor Workshop will be offerred on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 7:30pm, as part of our Capital City district Roundtable. 
Location: LDS Church at 3001 Wissemann Drive, off of Folsom Blvd.   

Gold River’s Boy Scout Troop 281 Thanks Gold River Community

Posted on Jan 26 2015 - 9:34pm

A BIG thanks to the Gold River Community for their support of the Christmas Tree Recycling fundraiser.

The Scouts were able to recycle over 300 trees from our neighbors in Gold River! Funds raised by this effort will be used for equipment, badges, camping fees and so many other things that help the troop go. The scouts appreciate your support!

Thanks to the businesses in the area that supported the fundraiser, including: Leisure Time Pool Service & Repair, Republic Services, Gold River Pet Hospital, Viking Construction and the UPS Store!

By the way, the boys’ next adventure will be to compete in the annual Klondike Derby (snow camping competition) – Gold River’s Troop 281 took top honors in 2014!

Thanks Gold River!

Troop 281 earns JTE Gold Level

Posted on Jan 17 2015 - 6:18pm

Troop 281's adult leaders and the River City District Commissioner have certified that the Troop has earned the GOLD level in the Journey to Excellence program for its 2014 program. The Troop has earned the highest (gold) level in each of the last five years. Congratulations to all on this outstanding achievement!  

BSA Troop # 281

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