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Developing Self Reliance, Confidence and Leadership

Welcome to the BSA Troop 1855 website!  We are chartered by Journey Church in Folsom, California and part of the El Dorado District of the Golden Empire Council.  Troop 1855 serves youth in Folsom and the surrounding communities to further the Mission of the Boy Scouts of America:  To prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Troop 1855 meets on Mondays at Journey Church, Folsom. PLC meets 1st Monday of the month. Troop Committee meets 1st Wednesday of the month.

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Scout Olympics – Saturday, Nov. 5

Posted on Oct 3 2016 - 1:42pm

Our annual Scout Olympics event is coming up on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 7:30 pm until midnight at the Folsom Sports Complex.  Our special guest this year is "Tombstone," the winning robot from the BattleBots TV show. Tombstone's creator Ray Billings will do a special show and tell with Tombstone and another robot!  This free evening will also include basketball, indoor soccer, batting cages, ping pong, snacks, late night pizza, drinks, music, movies, Karaoke, etc. The event is for Troop 1855, as well as all Folsom Cub Scouts and families, and parents may drop their scouts at the Sports Complex for the evening.  Note that we change the clocks back that night, so we pick up an extra hour of sleep which makes it easier to stay up late. For Troop 1855 scouts and parents, please register online on our website.  For Folsom cub scouts, they need to register by sending an email to scoutolympics@troop1855.org with Pack #, Scout Name, Scout’s Rank, and Parent’s name, e-mail and cell phone number. Deadline for registration is Nov. 3, 2016. Come join us!

Webelos Campout - 10/1 12:00 pm - 10/2 12:00 pm Negro Bar Campsite

Posted on Oct 3 2016 - 1:41pm
Is your Webelos scout planning to pursue boy scouting in the area?  Come to our Webelos campout this coming weekend and check out our troop while getting in some cub scout achievements!  It's not too late to register.

Mendocino Bike Campout 2016

Posted on Jul 20 2016 - 5:54pm

Announcing the 2016 Mendocino Bike Campout on September 2-5 @ Mackerricher State Park - Sign-up on the Webpage now!  Mendocino Bike Campout is a great time to bond as a patrol by participating in hiking to Fern Canyon, biking the Coastal Trail, and Kayaking ocean caves.  Saturday is free-fishing day so bring your poles.  Weekend nights are full of fun, skits and song by a roaring camp fire....The Venture Crew will be there to enjoy the festivities and will possibly bring their Zodiac boat.  The weekend will kick-off Friday after school lets out and will end at 10am on Monday (Labor Day).  Each Patrol (including Adult Patrol) will do its own meal planning, shopping and cooking so there will be an additional $10-15 cost for food (depending upon your menu). Space is Limited! The Troop has reserved 4 camp spots for 32 scouts and adults.  First come, First Served. So don’t hesitate!!

Dardanelles Backpacking Trip Summary

Posted on Jun 14 2016 - 3:38pm

The hike was sort of rocky but the lake view was really worth it. The group went fishing and learned how to cast. The weather was good with just a few light rain sprinkles. The group saw lots of animals: two marmots, two chipmunks, two frogs, two bald eagles, two other birds of prey, and even had a few big spider encounters. There were four water crossings - three with rocks and one with a log, and we hiked through a lot of snow to get to Round Lake. Seven Scouts plus five adults attended the trip. It was about 4 miles to the lake and we started at about 7200’ at Big Meadow trailhead and hiked up to about 7800’.

Pt. Reyes Hiking Trip Summary

Posted on Mar 30 2016 - 10:31am

On Saturday we met at the church and carpooled to Pt Reyes.  When we arrived we had lunch and then set off hiking.  We made it the 5 miles to the camp and had time to eat dinner, have s'mores, play wiffleball, and to complete the 1000 foot elevation climb for the camping merit badge.  The next rainy morning,we started our day hike to the waterfall.  The conditions were too treacherous to get to the waterfall, but it was still a fun hike to the beach.  When we got back, it stopped raining, so we could play wiffleball again.  The next morning, we got out before it started pouring rain and headed for home.

Llewellyn Scout Camp Summary

Posted on Mar 13 2016 - 8:02am
At Llewyellyn Scout camp, a group of 19 scouts and 11 adults camped out in the snow for an entire weekend. These scouts prepared their own shelters, cooked meals, ventured through the snow and sled until their gloves wore out. throughout the weekend. Some scouts even dared to snow shoe around the campsite. Our head chef Ari prepared a delicious dutch oven pineapple upside down cake for desert along with spaghetti and chili dogs for dinner and lunch respectively. Furthermore, those who came on Friday had an oppertune time to ski at Boreal for half a day before setting up camp.  Those who skied and snow shoed were able to start their Snow Sports merit badges.

 

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