Troop 281

Troop 281 is a Boy Scout Troop located in Gold River, California. Our troop is a small, close-knit group of Scouts. Parents and Scouts choose their level of participation, though most Boy Scouts attend the weekly meetings. We are chartered by GRDC in Gold River. We welcome new members and suggest attending one of our Tuesday meetings to get to know us. Join us, there's always something fun to do!  Interested? Send us an email or mail us at: 

Troop 281
11230 Gold Express Drive, 310-190
Gold River, CA  95670

A message from the Scoutmaster

Posted on Mar 18 2018 - 6:41pm

Hello Troop 281 Scouts and families,

Thank you to the Scouts and Scouters who attends this year's China Camp Mountain-Biking-in-the-rain extravaganza!  Not only did we have FUN but also we got wet doing it!


Posted on Mar 13 2018 - 7:14pm

Summer camp update.

We are going to Camp Winton 6/17-6/23.

Summer camp cost is $400. Troop will subsidize $100 per Scout making final cost per Scout $300. Cost for adult attending is $200. For adults, one per Scout, Troop will also subsidize $100 making adult cost $100. 

Boy Scouts to serve the whole Family

Posted on Nov 1 2017 - 2:02pm

The Boy Scouts of America's volunteer-led board of directors unanimously approved a plan to welcome girls and young women into all Scouting programs thus serving the entire family. 

Cub Scouting will be available to girls beginning in 2018. A program for girls ages 11 to 17 will be announced in the coming year for projected introduction in 2019 and will enable young women to work toward the rank of Eagle.

Read more to find out what this means for your pack or troop. (more) 

Boards of Review

Posted on Aug 22 2017 - 1:03pm
  • 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.

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.

On the Path to Eagle - Organization

Posted on Jan 23 2016 - 5:02pm

When being organized just doesn’t come naturally…

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