Troop 281

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About Troop 281
We are a close-knit group of Scouts and their families who enjoy many fun activities and community service projects throughout the year. Our focus is on fostering teamwork, leadership, responsibility, and life skills while working together in a fun and inclusive environment.

For more information on our Troop, please email GoldRiverTroop281@gmail.com or call 916.668.9281

Getting ready for Mt. Diablo hiking

Posted on Mar 19 2023 - 8:38am

This week we will be preparing for our trip to Mt. Diablo. The Scouts will fill out the camping plan. We will meet at GRDC at 8 am on Saturday and look to leave by 8:30. We should return by 1pm on Sunday. Everyone should look at the weather for the weekend and start to think about what they should wear. The hike will be moderately difficult, but accomplishable by all scouts. Food shopping is on Wednesday. 
Please don't forget to give SM Rubio your Form A/Bs. 

Reminder to sign up!

Posted on Mar 12 2023 - 11:01am

A couple of reminders! Please make sure you have let SM Rubio about Camp Winton and, just as important, Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge. Please bring your compass to the meeting on Tuesday.
Also, we are starting to collect A/B forms. Everyone, please fill out a new A/B form for this year. Some have a little time left on their current form, but due we are trying to only have to do paperwork once. Also make sure you schedule a checkup for yourself or your scout to get the C form completed.

Signups and meetings

Posted on Mar 5 2023 - 12:56pm

Meeting Tuesday at GRDC. Parent meeting Tuesday at Jacks Eats by Bel Air. Please signup (by letting us know) that you will attend the following:

  • camp winton July 9-15
  • citizenship in the community merit badge with Mr Block
  • mt diablo camping trip in march


PLC Planning this week and note on parent meeting

Posted on Feb 25 2023 - 9:34pm

For Tuesday, all are welcome as we will be planning next month's activities and working to coordinate camping over the next few months (reservations are getting tight in some places). Also, please note there will be a parent meeting on Thursday 3/9 at 7 pm at the Jack's Urban Eats in Gold River. 

Tuesday - open house planning at Mountain Mikes Pizza

Posted on Feb 19 2023 - 12:30pm

We will be planning the activity for the troop and pack for our open house. The open house date hasn’t been set, but we will need supples, so we are planning early. Also, please bring your hiking backpack and 10 essentials so we can talk about what you will need for next month.

Citizenship In Society merit badge day

Posted on Feb 12 2023 - 9:08am

On Tuesday, we are going to go through the Citizenship in Society Merit badge. This is different than other merit badges because it is mostly discussion between scouts. But THERE IS HOMEWORK. Please read the requirements and complete the ones to do at home. For those scouts that are First Class and above, this is an important one to finish because it is Eagle Required. 

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