Join us at a Troop meeting, 1st-3rd Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm


Come check out Troop 281 - we typically meet the first 3 Tuesdays of the month at Gold River Discovery Center (school), 7:00-8:30 pm. Contact us to confirm the location and meeting as they sometimes change.

Cub Scouts, Webelos, boys interested in Boy Scouts and their families are invited.

Contact Teri Peterson: terson62@gmail.com or 916-204-9053 for more information.


A message from the Scoutmaster

Posted on Jan 15 2017 - 3:45pm

Hello Troop 281 Scouts and families,  

Looks like our Snow Day at Adventure Mountain was a success!  Much thanks to the Scouts and ASM Nathan for working together to plan the event!

Christmas Trees Are Being Recycled!

Posted on Jan 10 2017 - 8:29pm

The 2016/17 Christmas Tree Recycling Fundraiser is just about complete.  All that's left is some accounting and clean up.  

Thanks to everyone who helped out including:  HQ Central, Republic Services, Buzz Oates, Gold River Pet Hospital, Master Printing and Crew 808!  We did have some inclement (e.g. rain & wind!) weather, but we managed to collect 281 trees.  Most of the trees were stripped of their branches before being placed in the dumpster for recycling - so many of us have developed either sore muscles or stronger upper body strength!  

Sign up TODAY for SUMMER CAMP 2017!!!

Posted on Dec 30 2016 - 10:17am

A full week at an AWESOME Summer Camp: Scouts: $400. Adults: $200. Memories: PRICELESS!

Sign up today as to whether you will attend or not. We want to be sure that all Scouts are aware of this opportunity.

Feb 25, 2017 Merit Badge Super Saturday!

Posted on Dec 21 2016 - 4:03pm


SIGN UP through the GEC-BSA website to take advantage of a day long Merit Badge event in Elk Grove.  You could earn 2 Merit Badges if you review the requirements and do any pre-requisites that might need to be researched or o\done before the Merit Badge Day.  Some badges that are not Eagle Required may not require any pre-work but remember... a Scout is prepared!

Be a Merit Badge Counselor!

Posted on Oct 2 2016 - 6:52pm

The Merit Badge Counselor is a key player in the Boy Scout advancement program. Whatever your area of expertise or interest—whether it is a special craft or hobby (basketry, leatherwork, coin collecting), a profession (veterinary medicine, aviation, engineering), or perhaps a life skill (cooking, personal management, communications)—as a Merit Badge Counselor, you can play a vital role in stirring a young man's curiosity about that particular topic. By serving as a Merit Badge Counselor, you offer your time, knowledge, and other resources so that Scouts can explore a topic of interest.

Say What?

Posted on Apr 13 2016 - 4:22pm

Merit Badge Pamphlets are now online

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