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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 El Dorado 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 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 have an exciting and educational year-round program. Please note the purpose of the donation in the comment section of your payment, ie: 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 Coordinator:  Andrew Tweet, (916) 216-8705, xmastreerecycling@troop1855.org
     Treasurer:  Mike Damico, (916) 716-4616, treasurer@troop1855.org 
     Committee Chair:  Dawn Leckie, (530) 310-2828, committeechair@troop1855.org 

2019 first class trail campout

Posted on Mar 3 2019 - 10:26am

All info is in the attatchment

Helping out victims of the Camp Fire in Paradise, CA

Posted on Dec 9 2018 - 4:14pm
Troop 1855 is actively involved in helping those impacted by the Camp Fire in the Paradise area.  Because of this fire, nearly the entire town of Paradise, CA was burned down.  The majority of the residents’ possessions were consumed by the fire.  As Scouts, we promise to help other people at all times.  A Scout is helpful.  
Please drop off your gift cards or monetary donations to the Leckies' home or the Deschlers' home.  Please text or email beforehand to make sure either the Leckies or Deschlers are home.
 
You can also donate through the Troop’s PayPal account at:  https://www.paypal.me/boyscouttroop1855

The people in the Paradise area are going to have to go without many essentials and comforts of life for a long time, so this will be an ongoing effort.  Thank you for your help in providing for these people.

2018 Carlsen Ranch Camping and Shooting Weekend

Posted on Dec 6 2018 - 6:32pm

On 180 acres of land outside of Placerville was Carlsen Ranch. Mr. Carlsen invited troop 1855 and 645 to his ranch for the shooting sports event. Here, we had multiple shooting stations. There were 12 and 20 gauge shotguns on top of the hill. The rifles were 22 caliber - there was one distance to shoot from. There was also an archery/tomahawk range where you could bring your own bows and arrows or use the ones provided. The adults stayed in and around the cabin. On Saturday night we played a game. At the campfire later that night, we had many funny skits from both troops. After, we had amazing dutch oven desserts. In the morning it was very cold. After we packed up we went on a hike to a cliff by the Lollipop Tree.

Scout Expo Summary

Posted on Oct 28 2018 - 2:44pm

We caravanned from Folsom Middle School to Beale Air Force Base on October 19.  Our camp was located in Tombstone, an open field with lots of weeds.  We had to work as a team and knock down weeds to get our camp set up.  We set up tents on the edge of camp with our tables and popups in the center. Friday Night we attended a talent show at the stage. It was a lot of fun because there were many acts, as well as talented scouts.  My most memorable act was the scout that built his own bullwhip.  It reminded me of Indiana Jones.

2018 Webelos Campout – Scout Summary

Posted on Oct 24 2018 - 7:09am

We arrived on Friday and some of us did the Indian Lore merit badge and set up our tents. Then on Saturday the rest of the Troop showed up and we started setting up the Webelos tents and their activities. After lunch the Webelos started arriving and we got them checked in, after that the Webelos did their first two activities. We then went on a geocaching hike and everybody had a great time. After the hike we did two more activities and then ate dinner. After we had dinner the scouts cooked dutch ovens while the Webelos did one more activity. When it got dark we went up to the amphitheater for a campfire and flag retirement ceremony. After campfire we came back and had dutch ovens then went to bed. In the morning we had breakfast and the Webelos had two more activities while some of our scouts brought the canoes down to the lake and packed up all of the tents and camp. After the camp was packed up the Webelos headed down to the lake to go in the canoes. We had a great time, and the Webelos parents picked them up from the lake. I would like to give a special thanks to Ms. Fitzgerald for being the adult lead, to Aidan, Logan, Landon, Jacob, and Evan for being the Webelos patrol leaders, to Mrs. Liden for preparing all of our meals, to the Wyants for helping out with the geocaching hike, and to everyone else who helped with an activity.

GEC Shooting Sports Weekend, Aug 17-19, 2018 – Scout Summary BSA Camp Lassen

Posted on Sep 21 2018 - 9:04pm

Before the weekend there was a 3 hour training that we had to do - 30 minutes for each sport. After the training, we got a white card for all GEC Shooting Sports and free gear. At Camp Lassen, during the weekend, there were 10 stations including: black powder, rifles, shotguns, Airsoft rifles and pistols, shotguns, LaPorte Archery, 3D archery, standard archery, tomahawks, BB guns, and pellet guns. I think the shotgun station was my favorite. They had a 12 and a 20 gauge shotguns. The black powder rifles were very nice and had extremely expensive scopes. At the rifle station, during the day and night, we shot at spinning metal targets. The pistol station was a part of the rifle station, but only Venturing scouts and adults could use the 40 caliber handguns. At the 3D archery we went around a course and shot at these fictional creatures that were made out of foam. I felt like it was like golf. The chalk ball station was just like paintball, but instead of paint in the ball there was chalk. We shot at pots and pans and cowbells as targets. Then, there was night time shooting events which were glow archery, black powder, and rifles. During the night shoot, the shotguns and black powder were at the same station, instead of shooting a flying clay we put them on a hill and shot at them. The food was amazing, too. This weekend was great and I wish more scouts would come next year.

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