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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.


Upcoming Events

Posted on Jun 23 2019 - 10:45pm

WOW  . . . as of the date I am writing this, we have 14 scouts attending Camp!  If you have not yet signed up for summer camp in July, there is still time.  The last day to sign up is 6/30/2019.  Turn in your activity consent form, special dietary needs form, and money by 6/30/2019.  If you have questions, contact Scoutmaster Block.

A message from the Scoutmaster

Posted on Jun 23 2019 - 10:41pm

Scouts and Parents — On Tuesday 6/25/2019, we will hold a Patrol Leader’s Council (PLC) Meeting.  This will be our first meeting of the summer at our summer location.  The meeting is on Tuesday at 7:00pm at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Orangevale.  The address is 5822 Walnut Ave, Orangevale, CA.  Scouts who attend the PLC meeting will be planning details of our July adventures. 

For those who are new to the troop, you might be asking, why does the Troop have a summer location?  Unfortunately, Gold River Discovery Center is closed during the summer, so, we need to go elsewhere.  The church in Orangevale graciously allows us to use their facilities in the Summer.  Our former membership chair is the pastor at the church.

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.

On the Path to Eagle - Organization

Posted on Jan 23 2016 - 5:02pm

When being organized just doesn’t come naturally…

BSA Troop 281

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