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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: Raul Gutierrez, (916)719-3444 , 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
 
 

Eagle Scout astronaut delivers powerful conservation message … from space!

Posted on Jan 9 2023 - 4:47pm

Kjell Lindgren, Eagle Scout, assistant Scoutmaster, outdoor ethics advisor, and NASA astronaut, has a unique view — literally — of Earth.  In November, Lindgren took some time from his work on the International Space Station to sending a video message to the volunteers at the BSA’s National Outdoor Ethics and Conservation Conference.  Watch this great message recorded on the International Space Station via youtube. This is the link to the video: https://youtu.be/lnU8bX6ZpmY

Folsom Lake Hike on Christmas Eve - CANCELED DUE TO RAIN

Posted on Dec 29 2022 - 2:16pm

Come join us for a 10-mile hike from Auburn Dam to Rattlesnake Bar on New Year's Eve.  This is one of the Folsom Lake Patch hikes.  Register if you would like to attend

Christmas Tree Recycling Drive Saturday, January 7th 2023 (One Day Only)

Posted on Dec 20 2022 - 4:39pm

 If your home falls within the 3 areas on the maps below, then Scouts BSA Troop 1855 will be collecting trees in your neighborhood for recycling. Put your Christmas Tree in the street by the curb by 8 a.m. Saturday, January 7th. Scouts will take it to be recycled into wood chips for the City’s parks and landscaping.

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!

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