Recycle Your Christmas Tree with Troop 281!


  • Saturday, December 30
  • Monday, January 1
  • Saturday, January 6
  • Sunday, January 7

Pick up begins at 9:00 am.

Each year Gold River's Troop 281 runs an event to collect the community's Christmas Trees for recycling.

Please let us know what day you want your tree picked up by scheduling here on the website.

You can also call us and leave a message on (916) 668-9281 or send an email to trees@troop281.net.

Trees of all sizes will be accepted.  The suggested tax deductible donation of $15 -$40 per tree will help the Troop pay for the cost of this service.  Funds raised above the cost will support the Scouting program locally as Troop 281 Scouts learn and grow.  In addition to Troop 281 this Tree Recycling program is supported by Gold River Pet Hospital, Viking Construction, The Pool Doctor, Providence Technology Group, Republic Services, Gold River Discovery Center and The UPS Store, Gold River.


Court of Honor and Potluck - Tues, 12/12 @ 7:00 PM

Posted on Dec 10 2017 - 9:28pm

2017's final Court of Honor will be held Tuesday, 12/12/17 starting at 7:00 PM in the GRDC Library.

Bring your favorite holiday dish to share.

Help us recognize rank advancements and awards earned by our Scouts.

Camping MB session - Wed, 12/13 @ 6 PM

Posted on Dec 10 2017 - 9:27pm

Camping MB session on Wednesday, 12/13 at 6:00 PM at the Peterson home.

Bring Scout Handbook and Camping MB card (“blue card”). A workbook for documenting completion of the MB is attached. Complete any section not already signed off on your blue card.

Let me know if you're coming. Thanks!

Burt Peterson 416-8071

A message from the Scoutmaster

Posted on Dec 3 2017 - 7:01pm

Hello Troop 281 Scouts and Families, 

Congratulations to those Scouts that took advantage of this weekends Yolo Merit Badge day!  I am sure those that attended not only had fun but also took positive steps forward to advance their scoutong careers!  Those of you that weren't there... where were you?

Christmas in Cordova (Service!) - 12/16

Posted on Nov 27 2017 - 1:59pm

The 7th annual Christmas in Cordova returns December 16. This event supports local families by providing a shopping mall full of new toys for parents to select and wrap for their children, at no cost to them. Four hundred families will participate in this year’s program.

Help make dreams come true for local families by signing up to volunteer or donating a toy! Two volunteer shifts are available: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM or 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (unless you want to work the whole day).

To volunteer, fill out the Volunteer Questionnaire and return it to Alexsis Yeager at the Rancho Cordova Police Department by Monday, December 4, 2017 at 2897 Kilgore Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670, Email: ayeager@sacsheriff.com, OR fax: 916-875-9673.

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.

BSA Troop 281

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