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Troop 281

Calling all Webelos!

Come check out Troop 281 - we typically meet the first 3 Tuesdays of the month at Gold River Discovery Center, 7:00-8:30 pm during the school year. 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 May 19 2019 - 9:22pm

Scouts and Parents - Eight scouts and three adults from Troop 281 camped at Fallen Leaf Lake Camp Ground this weekend.  Scouts identified a number of trees and animals as we hiked to Fallen Leaf Lake and Lake Tahoe.  Scouts also practiced their camping skills: we chopped wood, built a fire, and constructed a shelter out of wood, rope, and tarps.  Weather was fairly nice.  It was dry until Saturday evening.  We had a bit of drizzle Saturday evening, but our Scouts had erected a number of shelters to keep us dry and comfortable.  Sunday morning we awoke to a beautiful light blanket of snow.

Our next Troop meeting is this Tuesday, 5/21/19, at 7:00pm at Gold River Discovery Center.  I look forward to seeing you there.  The troop has another service opportunity on 5/25/19, when Troop 281 has the privilege of putting flags on graves of veterans at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in preparation for Memorial Day. 

Our June camping adventure is at Indian Grinding Rock State Park, June 14 through the 16th.  If you have not yet signed up for summer camp in July, there is still time.  As always, please sign up at the Troop 281 website to let us know who is coming.  Remember to let the Scout Oath and Law be your guide ~ Scoutmaster Block

Upcoming Events

Posted on May 12 2019 - 5:37pm

Troop 281 has been invited to help set up flags on 5/25/2019 at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, CA, in preparation for Memorial Day.  Scouts should be in full uniform and look sharp.  Families are welcome to attend.  

Yours in Scouting,
Carl Block
Scoutmaster, Troop 281

Get Your Camp Cards!

Posted on Apr 26 2019 - 12:28pm

UPDATE:  SALE EXTENDED TO MAY 21, 2019!

We still have a few sets of Camp Cards available for check out - get your cards now!

Be a Merit Badge Counselor!

Posted on Apr 1 2019 - 9:25pm


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.

Boy Scouts to serve the whole Family

Posted on Feb 2 2019 - 8:04am

On February 1, 2019, Scouts BSA was launched.  Scouts BSA is a year-round program for youth in fifth grade through high school that provides fun, adventure, learning, challenge, and responsibility to help them become the best version of themselves.  In Scouts BSA, young men and women go places, test themselves, and have one-of-a-kind adventures that can’t be found anywhere else.  For the first time in its 100+ year history, the iconic program of the Boy Scouts of America is open to young women as well as young men, all of whom will have the chance to earn Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout.  Click here to learn more.  

Boards of Review

Posted on Sep 30 2018 - 6:55pm
  • A Scout officially earns his rank when he successfully completes his Board of Review (“BOR”).
  • BOR’s are arranged by the Advancement Chair, typically the night of the 1st monthly Troop meeting
  • Scouts, PLEASE request your BOR 5 days or more before it's scheduled!
  • Troop BOR’s are comprised of 3-6 Troop Committee members. Members of the Scout’s family, the SM and ASM’s may not serve on a Scout’s BOR.

“Scout” is the only rank for which there is NO Board of Review. Eagle palms also do not require a BOR.

BSA Troop 281

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