Developing Self Reliance, Confidence and Leadership

Welcome to the Scouting BSA Troop 1855 website!  Troop 1855's Troop of Boys and Troop of Girls are chartered by Journey Church in Folsom, California, and part of the American River District of the Golden Empire Council.  We serve 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.

Both our Troop of Boys and Troop of Girls meet on Mondays at Journey Church, Folsom. PLC meets on the 1st Monday of the month. Troop Committee meets 1st Thursday of the month.

Troop 1855 is grateful for any donations.  Your donation will go directly to assist our scouts to have an exciting and educational year-round program. Please note the purpose of the donation in the comment section of your payment, i.e., Christmas tree recycling, John Doe scout account, etc.  You can make a donation at http://paypal.me/boyscouttroop1855

If you have any questions, please call or email:
Christmas Tree Recycling: Andrew Tweet, (916) 216-8705, xmastreerecycling@troop1855.org  
Treasurer:  Tracey Paine, (916)712-0397, treasurer@troop1855.org 
Committee Chair:  Dawn Leckie, (530) 310-2828, committeechair@troop1855.org 
Scoutmaster - Boys Troop: Laurel Raleigh-Klimowicz, (714) 809-4451, scoutmaster@troop1855.org
Scoutmaster - Girls Troop: Marcus Grindstaff (916)548-3013, smgirls@troop1855.org

Gam Saan and Monroe Ridge hike summary

Posted on Nov 17 2022 - 7:53am

The Gam Saan Monroe Ridge hike on October 29th, 2022 was a success. When we started at 8:30 am it was a little brisk but it felt good hiking. It was a nice five mile hike through the James Marshall State Historic Park. We went to the Marshall monument and it was fun to learn the history behind it.  When we moved on we walked through the historic mining town and we got to see what a mine shaft looked like. When we got to the museum, we got to hold a gold coin thanks to Mr. Ed Allen, a great park docent.When we finished the hike at 11:30  it was nice to get to the bottom of the hill.

Bull Run Backpacking Summary

Posted on Nov 9 2022 - 9:22pm
I would say all participants had an amazing time. It was a very exhilarating journey for all of us facing the withering elements. I cannot lie about the fact that the fashion police didn't come to arrest us for looking like how we did.We met one singular group on the second day and met 2 groups on the third day.Everyone we met was incredibly friendly and improved our moods.I would recommend this backpacking trek for those inclined of searching for trails until your eyes go cross and if you're running from the fashion police.It was really cool seeing frozen ponds and streams.We hiked around 18 miles with over 3,000 feet of elevation gain.

Scout Olympics

Posted on Oct 26 2022 - 10:33am

It’s time to register if you want to join in the fun at Scout Olympics. On Saturday, November 5th from 7 pm to midnight the Folsom Sports Complex will be open exclusively for our event. It’s a recruiting event so we have invited other Packs to check out 1855 and if you have any friends who are interested in Scouting now is the time to invite them. We want to grow our Troop! 
There will be free movies, pizza, ping pong, basketball, soccer, batting cages, etc. Parents can just drop and go, or if they would prefer, they can stay and learn more about Scouting from our adult leader’s QA session. Please RSVP by October 31st and if you are bringing guests/siblings please write a note in the registration so I order plenty of pizza and cookies!

Summer Camp Survey results are being tallied...

Posted on Oct 18 2022 - 8:10pm

Summer Camp 2023 will be announced soon! Keep an eye out for the location.

Time to vote for Summer Camp 2023

Posted on Oct 12 2022 - 3:45pm

Please be sure to vote for your Summer Camp choices.  See Email sent on 10/7/2022 subject 2023 Summer Camp Survey to vote for Summer Camp - Survey closes 10/18/2022

Camp Choices: Chawanakee (Shaver Lake, CA), Emerald Bay (Catalina Island, CA), Lassen (Butte Meadows, CA), Makualla (Crescent Lake, OR), Marin Sierra (Nevada City, CA), Royaneh ( Cazadero, CA), Wente (Willits, CA), Winton (Pioneer, CA), Wolfeboro (Arnold, CA)

Northern Tier High Adventure Base Event Summary (June)

Posted on Oct 10 2022 - 4:17pm

Our Northern Tier trip was one of the most interesting trips I have had in recent memory and is, in my opinion, as someone who has been to all of them, the strangest of all 3 BSA High Adventure Bases.

The journey effectively began with a long drive from Minneapolis to the base. Minnesota is very green and filled with trees.  On our drive, we saw evidence of some past small tornadoes in sections of trees.  As we arrived at the base, we prepared the necessary food and gear we would need and also did the important task of planning our journey. As our journey in the canoe began, we were greeted by the exhilarating sensation of wet shoes and socks, which was a necessary evil.  When we crossed land, we practiced the art of portaging, a delicate craft of balancing canoes and heavy backpacks against the lurking threats of relentless mosquitoes, shoelaces, and rocks that seemed meticulously placed to send you sprawling headfirst into mud or water. On some days, we went up against the weather, and we were at the mercy of waves I had never expected to find on a lake. Slamming headfirst into waves and nearly tipping over is a far cry from slamming into paddleboarders on Lake Natoma.  

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